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    Corona Virus, Mega Passes and crowds this weekend.....

    Going to be curious to see what effects everything going on right now has on crowds this weekend.... I realize that the weather situation, especially Saturday with a freeze up after the liquid tomorrow would likely have effected some of the crowds, but in addition I am wondering if we'll start to see a drastic fall off or a negligible fall off in typical crowd volume for this time of year based on if folks are, or aren't taking the "out of an abundance of caution" line being used very often right now to heart or not??

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    As far as skiing goes for the most part you are outside away from people. Unless in the lodge or riding some shitty bubble lift. I boot up in the parking lot, pee in the woods and tailgate this time of year and don’t ski places with bubble chairs. So I think I’ll be okay from skiing.
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    Not sure how much you've looked at the weather, but that will keep crowds very low this weekend.

    We planned to come up and ski Smuggs and Jay Peak this weekend, but the conditions are going to be absolutely miserable & are cancelling plans. Crowds will be very low. Has nothing to do with coronavirus. In fact, spending the day outside would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Going to be curious to see what effects everything going on right now has on crowds this weekend.... I realize that the weather situation, especially Saturday with a freeze up after the liquid tomorrow would likely have effected some of the crowds, but in addition I am wondering if we'll start to see a drastic fall off or a negligible fall off in typical crowd volume for this time of year based on if folks are, or aren't taking the "out of an abundance of caution" line being used very often right now to heart or not??

    it's going to be 50 and rain friday going into the weekend. That alone will keep the crowds down. There will more than likely be a decrease in visits relating to flying and vacation ski trips but if you're driving and/or doing a day trip it's not that hard to go skiing and avoid the lodge/crowded areas, etc.

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    I think there is a real possibility that some ski areas shut their doors early over the virus risk if things keep progressing the way they are. Not so much because doing so greatly reduces the virus risk, but because the virus risk presents cover for resorts to close early and save $$$ since most are only open at this point as an obligation to pass holders.

    Given the lean winter we have had in the east, I could see the paranoia over the virus being a convenient cover for areas to recoup some of their losses wile being able to conveniently state they are closing early for public safety instead of for monetary reasons. Maybe even out west too, especially at places that close in a couple weeks anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleetus View Post
    I think there is a real possibility that some ski areas shut their doors early over the virus risk if things keep progressing the way they are. Not so much because doing so greatly reduces the virus risk, but because the virus risk presents cover for resorts to close early and save $$$ since most are only open at this point as an obligation to pass holders.

    Given the lean winter we have had in the east, I could see the paranoia over the virus being a convenient cover for areas to recoup some of their losses wile being able to conveniently state they are closing early for public safety instead of for monetary reasons. Maybe even out west too, especially at places that close in a couple weeks anyways.
    Agree!

    Wouldn't surprise me at all if in the next 24 or so hours, we see press releases from numerous, likely smaller and/or more Southern location ski areas that start off with the "out of an abundance of caution" phrase and follow with the announcement of their end of their '19-'20 season
    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days, '17-'18 season 52 days, '18-'19 season 45 days '07-'19 seasons: 612 Days

    '19 - '20 season:

    November: 16.17,23,29,30 (Mount Snow)
    December: 1,7,14,15,21,26,27,28,29,30 (Mount Snow) 16 (Mount Southington) 22 (Okemo) 31 (Berkshire East)
    January: 1,4,5,11,12,18,19,20,25,26 (Mount Snow) 6,13,23,27 (Mount Southington)
    February: 1,2,15,16,22,23 (Mount Snow) 3,5,12 (Mount Southington) 8 (Bromley) 9 (Stratton) 17 (Pico) 29 (Burke)
    March: 1,14 (Mount Snow) 2 (Mount Southington) 5,6,7 (Cannon) 8 (Loon)

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    Early closings may occur but since we are at the traditional next season pass price/early buy pricing time that is going to put a severe hurt on pass sales for 20-21. I think many resorts will be hard pressed to ask folks to sign up early and then shut down for 19-20. And there will be folks who take offense at an early close and not buy a pass for next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Agree!

    Wouldn't surprise me at all if in the next 24 or so hours, we see press releases from numerous, likely smaller and/or more Southern location ski areas that start off with the "out of an abundance of caution" phrase and follow with the announcement of their end of their '19-'20 season
    You mean like B-East and Catamount just did? https://berkshireeast.com/the-resort...nt-on-covid-19

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    You mean like B-East and Catamount just did? https://berkshireeast.com/the-resort...nt-on-covid-19
    Yeah just saw that took 24 min not 24 hrs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Yeah just saw that took 24 min not 24 hrs!
    Can we get a pool going on who will do it next?

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