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  1. #5511
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    Great day today, Lincoln skied nice but Mount Ellen was my pick of the day. Woods off NorthRidge were fantastic.

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    I’d be interested to know the Ikon % this weekend. There were a lot of them with their passes out and a lot of people I didn’t recognize. Started to hear the Ikon crowding grumbling during the day and at apres.


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    I'm sure there were quite a few Ikons, I was one of them. But from what I'm hearing on the news, everywhere was very busy this weekend. Even stuff not on Epic or Ikon in New England due to the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    I'm sure there were quite a few Ikons, I was one of them. But from what I'm hearing on the news, everywhere was very busy this weekend. Even stuff not on Epic or Ikon in New England due to the snow.

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    Burke with 31+ and Cannon with over 20, typical weekend crowds.........so no not everywhere !

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinS View Post
    No they were not. While we have on occasion allowed that when it is not that busy or we had a lift issue like the one we had with Northridge a few years ago, we did not yesterday. The Values Pass and ME college pass are sold a a large discount to the All-Mountain. As you know, yesterday, we started with VH and CR as the only lifts and gradually got all but North Lynx open by noon. Given the lines that were forming which were longer than normal, we decided it would not be fair to those who chose to buy an All-Mountain as a premium for the Value or ME College Pass. It is hard to say how many more would have been added but another 15-20% would have added quite a bit more volume.

    Our lift mechanics tried everything they could to see if we could get more open than Sunny-Q but determined it was not safe. Interestingly we had about 1,000 scan on Sunny-Q.
    Not my call but I would have let them over as a good will gesture. Would not have bothered me even as a a “premium” passholder. I get the wind holds, things were swinging pretty good all day on the lifts that were open. Also begs the question, what happens when the parking lot at north fills up? Never seen the parking like that ever at North, crazy. The amazing part was the short lift lines after the early rush. Even the lodge is was not that crowded all things considered. Guess everyone was at the race? All in all, an amazing weekend for late March.

  6. #5516
    Yeah the photos and posts on r/icecoast were a lot about lift lines. Massive everywhere
    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    I'm sure there were quite a few Ikons, I was one of them. But from what I'm hearing on the news, everywhere was very busy this weekend. Even stuff not on Epic or Ikon in New England due to the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDMRoma View Post
    Burke with 31+ and Cannon with over 20, typical weekend crowds.........so no not everywhere !
    Interesting your view since it was WMUR and they were at Cannon and Cannon said it was super busy for them. Guess it's just your typical media spin then. Thought lines were normal for a weekend yesterday at SB. Bit longer at South than North but not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Interesting your view since it was WMUR and they were at Cannon and Cannon said it was super busy for them. Guess it's just your typical media spin then. Thought lines were normal for a weekend yesterday at SB. Bit longer at South than North but not too bad.

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    Yeah I was at Burke Saturday and it was busy for Burke but seriously nothing longer than 10 and for Cannon Sunday I dont remember any lines anywhere on the mountain !
    Last edited by JDMRoma; Oct 8, 2019 at 6:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Interesting your view since it was WMUR and they were at Cannon and Cannon said it was super busy for them. Guess it's just your typical media spin then. Thought lines were normal for a weekend yesterday at SB. Bit longer at South than North but not too bad.

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    Saturday we had about 7000 visits. About 800 of those skied Sunny-Q at ME, the only lift open. Had we allowed Value Passholders at LP we would have added 1,000-2,000 more we estimated and would be out of parking there and crested very long lift lines and lodge crowding. These is a reason the Value Pass costs less and is limited to ME on weekends and holidays.

    Sunday had about 8,500 and there really were long lines with exception of CR and everyone was spread out. That’s what happens when all trails, the woods and all 16 lifts are open that transport over 25,000 people per hour. Ikon passholders have been running 6% of total visits this year (perhaps up a bit this weekend) and Mountain Collective far less and down from last year as we think many bought the Ikon instead. The largest group of skiers are our still own passholders and they came out in force on both days.

    These numbers are what we see in February but last year and this March we have seen these numbers for the first time in a long time.

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    I have no issues with Epic or Icon people at all. What that means to me is that many more of my friends that have never come to ski here at Sugarbush now come. It has been awesome to show them around and rip it up. I also did not have any issues at après as usual. If you are a regular and you tip well you get the service. Being loyal to a bartender at the pub pays dividends.
    I never understand the philosophy of giving someone that took a specific discount to save money, the added benefits that someone paid full price for. This comes up every year with some of the ME only people, not all thought. These people paid far less then the full pass people so sorry but that is down side. Why do they need a good gesture? Are they being slighted by mother nature with the wind?
    Also Machski, no heads up on the Sugarbush trip? Geeze.

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