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  1. #81
    I used to feel the same about my tax dollars going to Cannon. Then they went way overboard with Mittersill. Now I wish they did nothing over there at all. I mean it's still very fun and much better than most McSkiarea terrain, but it was better when it was strictly side country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    I do find it funny how many NJ skiers fret about NYS spending public funds on ski areas. I pay NYS taxes and frankly feel these ski area expenditures are the best return I'll ever get.
    Hope that wasn't directed at me, because if I was in NY, I'd agree with your stance. I'd much rather see my tax dollars going towards ski areas like the 3 NYS ones than some of the other crap they waste money on. My only "argument" is that a major reason a place like Gore can survive as is, is because it is publicly subsidized. I don't have a problem with it being publicly owned, more-so just pointing out that as is, it wouldn't be viable as a private resort in all likelihood. If they can figure out a way to make it profitable, that would be even better for NYS residents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Hope that wasn't directed at me, because if I was in NY, I'd agree with your stance. I'd much rather see my tax dollars going towards ski areas like the 3 NYS ones than some of the other crap they waste money on. My only "argument" is that a major reason a place like Gore can survive as is, is because it is publicly subsidized. I don't have a problem with it being publicly owned, more-so just pointing out that as is, it wouldn't be viable as a private resort in all likelihood. If they can figure out a way to make it profitable, that would be even better for NYS residents.
    It was not. Just a general observation. Frankly, anyone paying taxes in NY or NJ has a right to complain.

    As to what is better for NYS residents remains open to interpretation and personal preferences.

    I have no issues with cutting more blue terrain but maybe they could try to minimize the tree skiing damage. You know, keep it a win win.

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    X and I go way back I consider him one of my good friends. But we agree to disagree on this topic.

    He's right of course, that the state could spend more to market their ski areas and it would probably drive more visits. From a business POV they probably should.

    I'm just saying what I like.

    Time marches on and I'll take the improvements as they come. But I really enjoy Gore the way it is and feel no strong urge to bitch about how "backward" Gore is.

    FWIW Gore has a ton of blue terrain. The east side is awesome. Putting in the new trail on Burnt will improve the experience for blue skiers further, and bum me out a little bit.

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    After reading the two amendments for the Unit Management Plan submitted in 2018, it sure seems like they are pushing really hard to get the ski bowl development moving forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    So far, the only way I found it works is by hitting Gore on my way north (to either WF or Killington/Pico), without stopping in the area for the night.
    Unless I have you mixed up with someone else, I believe you XC ski as well as Alpine? If so, try skiing, and staying, at Garnet Hill sometime. Ski Garnet one day and then Gore.

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    Garnet Hill rocks.

    55k of piston bully nordic that lies between me and the wilderness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post
    Unless I have you mixed up with someone else, I believe you XC ski as well as Alpine? If so, try skiing, and staying, at Garnet Hill sometime. Ski Garnet one day and then Gore.
    I do xc ski quite a bit. Thanks for the suggestion. I will try to remember that.

    But I have also have pretty good options near home at the Gunks ( when they have snow).

    I’m not knocking Gore as a mountain. It’s just...if I’m doing an overnighter, I tend to go further north to central or northern Vermont.

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