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    In 2006 the Snowbird's 600 foot tunnel only cost $1.4 million. That's not bad at all - and it doesn't look like they used modern boring technology which may be cheaper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    I wish some non-Vail company would just buy Smuggs already so we can end this Stowe/Smuggs connection debate already
    A lift served Stowe - Smuggs connection is never gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    With modern boring technology a tunnel might actually make financial sense.

    Of course you would need a snowmaking system designed for a tunnel, which is a completely separate problem.
    That's actually not that big of a deal providing you have $, and if we're talking about boring a tunnel like this, you probably do

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    The problem I see with having a Smuggs Stowe connection is the contingency planning needed if either the Sterling or Sensation lifts breakdown/close for wind in the middle of the day stranding hundreds possibly thousands of people at the wrong resort with no way to get back. Having to then shuttle everyone back via bus would take hours as the drive between the two resorts is about an hour long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    In 2006 the Snowbird's 600 foot tunnel only cost $1.4 million. That's not bad at all - and it doesn't look like they used modern boring technology which may be cheaper.
    Boring a tunnel underneath a lake is a risky proposition. Proposing such a project in Vermont would be close to tomfoolery.
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    Lake? What lake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Lake? What lake?
    Sterling POND, so yes not a lake but same issue.

    Not sure what people are smoking here to get so deep into fantasy land. Personally I'd wait at least until Vail (or someone) owned BOTH resorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Lake? What lake?
    Sterling Pond. Not a lake. My bad.

    But I am looking at the map and I guess you could stay just west of it.

    It is also state land. So good luck there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Boring a tunnel underneath a lake is a risky proposition. Proposing such a project in Vermont would be close to tomfoolery.
    A) You don't have to go under it.
    B) There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of tunnels that go under bodies of water. It's not a problem, especially for something as insignificant as this pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    A) You don't have to go under it.
    B) There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of tunnels that go under bodies of water. It's not a problem, especially for something as insignificant as this pond.
    Insignificant!!!! How DARE you?!?!?!

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