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    When skiing returns

    When skiing returns(hopefully by the end of April) Who will be left, will anyone reopen?
    Killington and Sugarbush come to mind right away. But what about some of the other resorts, ie Loon, Wildcat. Will they open if they still have decent coverage?

    Also I can just imagine what Killington might be like when they open. There are a lot of unused Ikon passes out there


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    Id put money on no. Ski areas need to shore up resources, financially speaking. No screwing around now.


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    I would be shocked if lift-serviced skiing returns before autumn. IMO, even that is iffy, given that most experts say it will be 12-18 months before a vaccine is widely available.

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    Killington is the only one that has a shot but the way this thing is going, that's highly unlikely. We've already seen people can't behave responsibly at ski areas, that place would be a zoo if they were the only ones open

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhskier1969 View Post
    When skiing returns(hopefully by the end of April) Who will be left, will anyone reopen?
    No.

    And even if your timeline of late-April is correct, it would have very little to do with the virus.
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    Massachusetts schools now closed until May 4th.

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    I really have a hard time believing we will see skiing reopen in the east this season. Maybe K has a chance if the situation vastly improves by sometime in May...but I think that is it.

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    No one will reopen.

    If ski areas are smart they will look carefully at their season 20-21 products and extend some price deadlines. Prepare for next season.

    Because even if this ends by summer a lot of people are spooked now that areas are closed. And that is going to adversely affect next season's pass sales.

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    I'm hopeful Killington will re-open in May. We'll have a better idea come Easter if we're going down the other side of this curve. From a logistical standpoint it's almost nothing for them to open...4-5 lifties, a couple bar tenders at the Ubar, and a few ski patrollers. No K1 lodge as that's scheduled to be demoed. Staff should be there for the mountain biking and golf operations which start up mid-May traditionally.

    And as I've said before the skiers will come out in DROVES and the atmosphere will be epic next time they open for skiing (whether that be May or October).
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    Quote Originally Posted by icecoast1 View Post
    Killington is the only one that has a shot but the way this thing is going, that's highly unlikely. We've already seen people can't behave responsibly at ski areas, that place would be a zoo if they were the only ones open
    YES, especially since most people at K are coming from NYC or the metro area... Yikes !

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