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    Does it count if MS only opens the Discovery chair? They've done that a few times with the money going to charity, but didn't call it the official opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Planker View Post
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    As much as I hope wildcat opens asap and I have no use for mt snow you can get an idea of what the mtns are thinking by their early ticket offerings. Snow is offering early buy tickets for the last week of oct, cat for the 2nd week of nov. With that said lynx top to bottom destroys any other early season offering. Wildcats best chance is early season natural while it rains everywhere else.

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  4. #614
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    They also only upgraded their snowmaking system a few years ago (2016 might have been the first year to show it off). So anything before that definitely goes to Wildcat with the geographical advantage. That snowmaking upgrade negated that Wildcat advantage though and leveled the playing field between the two.

    The real question though is what Vail will choose to do once they begin making decisions. This year will be business as usual and I'd expect both to open roughly the same date. Next year will be much more telling. Personally I don't care one way or the other as I don't ski at either resort. Still will be interesting to see what kind of decisions Vail makes once they're calling the shots.
    Actually Peaks upgraded Wildcat Snowmaking the year before Mt Snow...

    https://www.visitwhitemountains.com/...m-opening-soon

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    Keep in mind Wildcat's upgrade was not about capacity, but reliability. When their upper mountain booster failed, they lost the upper mountain pipe. So they had to replace the booster station, and the pipe, and did a lot more pipe while they were at it. Mount Snow's upgrade was all about capacity - per acre, they pretty much have the most powerful system in the Northeast now.

  6. #616
    Well one's things for sure - we'll know the winner in 6-10 weeks assuming no weather disaster (long range hold very little promise for a mid October miracle).

    And for the record, I believe Mt Snow will beat or tie Wildcat.
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    Too bad the terrain at mt snow is not very interesting. Lipstick on a pig


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  8. #618
    Quote Originally Posted by thebigo View Post
    With that said lynx top to bottom destroys any other early season offering.

    True That !!! No one else can offer Top to Bottom on Day #1

    Very interested to see see if Vail lets Wildcat do what they've always done OR if they only go w/ one place early...

    Yes. as usual Temps will be the key !!
    Last edited by 2Planker; Sep 12, 2019 at 9:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Planker View Post
    True That !!! No one else can offer Top to Bottom on Day #1

    Very interested to see see if Vail lets Wildcat do what they've always done OR if they only go w/ one place early...

    Yes. as usual Temps will be the key !!
    Umm, the other resort prominently mentioned in this discussion, Mount Snow, has opened top to bottom for 15+ years now, and not just top to bottom on the Northface
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    Umm, SR has on occasion opened TTB off Locke as well and once in Aurora. Doesn't happen often due to how early they try to open, but they almost always make an attempt if temps allow.

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