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  • September '20 [Snow farming on Superstar]

    0 0%
  • October '20 [Business as usual]

    11 52.38%
  • November '20 [Ok, we'll take it!]

    3 14.29%
  • December '20 [Just in time for the holidays]

    5 23.81%
  • January '21

    1 4.76%
  • February '21

    0 0%
  • Late '21

    1 4.76%
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  1. #11
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    Things will be different on mountain next year I hate to break it to you. But I expect the season to kick off on time.

  2. #12
    It is hard to imagine what next winter will be like,... limited amount of people allowed in the lodge at one time? Reservations to ski? 14 day quarantine for out of staters?

    I guess the upside is powder preservation. If Any of this stuff is going on next December,.. it will be very tough for the ski areas.

  3. #13
    Lodge capacity is what I'm most curious to see how it's managed. Capacity is limited to 150 people at local grocery stores that have much more square footage than typical base lodges. Having similar density requirements in base lodges is hard to envision. A similar ratio at say the bar area at Cannon would mean maybe 30 people are allowed inside at one point in time.

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  4. #14
    Lots of unknowns. My wife and I have been talking about this lately; what will lift lines be like? Will capacity on chairs be limited? Will the gondola even open? And will they limit overall resort capacity? At this point, we're holding off on buying passes.
    SoVT

  5. #15
    One thing that will be interesting to see is if the snowmobiling industry ends up benefitting from this. If changes to the downhill ski business are really annoying, it's likely people look elsewhere for fun. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, back country skiing etc.

    This summer, boating, home pools, RVs are all seeing a surge in business. I imagine ATVs as well. I spend a fair bit of time in Berlin and Gorham for work. That area has seen great success with their ATV trail network. Stores all over that sell and rent them. Once hotel restrictions open up, I bet they have a very good season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    One thing that will be interesting to see is if the snowmobiling industry ends up benefitting from this. If changes to the downhill ski business are really annoying, it's likely people look elsewhere for fun. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, back country skiing etc.

    This summer, boating, home pools, RVs are all seeing a surge in business. I imagine ATVs as well. I spend a fair bit of time in Berlin and Gorham for work. That area has seen great success with their ATV trail network. Stores all over that sell and rent them. Once hotel restrictions open up, I bet they have a very good season.

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    Tons of 4 wheelers in my town. Trails and roads just opened up for them and they are out in full force. Interesting community those 4 wheelers are.


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  7. #17
    I think that much will have to do about where the societal (and Government) stance on "flatten the curve" vs completely eliminate the disease is.

    In the East especially, you do happen to have a fair number of folks in the Governor's Mansions who seem to be leaning more on the "eliminate" perspective before a return to "normal" is OK in their eyes over a "flatten the curve" approach at this time
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    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)

  8. #18
    I think the better poll question would be: "will the ski season in vermont get interrupted?". I think the ski season will start on time. I think there's a good chance we get shut down for a month or two during the season when VT cases spike.

  9. #19
    I was listening to the news and there is a growing consensus amongst state and federal leaders with respect to a Covid-19 second wave. The consensus is to not shut down the economy - rather manage the disease better! Better testing, protective measures and remedies as well as hoping a vaccination will be in place by the end of the year.




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