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  1. #5531
    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird View Post
    Biggest line that I saw this season was yesterday at the GH hydration station.

    Conditions yesterday (once the jitney was done with the midday exodus) were splendid.
    That rock hard base is gonna hold up very well this year.

    Congrats Win on the 8500. Big Time !


    Ha! It was a long line. Was at a meeting with all the other Vermont ski area GMs today. Everyone had a fabulous weekend. The Northern ones had the wind on Saturday and everyone had a huge Sunday with overflowing parking lots. This is great for Vermont.
    Last edited by WinS; Mar 25, 2019 at 4:28 PM.

  2. #5532
    Quote Originally Posted by djd66 View Post
    Glad to hear business was so good for the mountain this weekend! Just curious- why would you close the food service and even the water fountain in the Valley House Lodge? Given how crowded GH lodge is, seems like it would make sense to keep VH open through the end of March on weekends.

    Staffing is the issue. We have lost almost all the J-1’s who have returned to school. Their Visa also only allows them to work 90 days. Next year we will be looking for more and adding to our inventory of employee housing. I did notice quite a number of brown baggers using the Blazer Room which helped take some pressure off of the GH.

  3. #5533
    Quote Originally Posted by WinS View Post
    Ha! It was a long line. Was at a meeting with all the other Vermont ski area GMs today. Everyone had a fabulous weekend. The Northern ones had the wind on Saturday and everyone had a huge Sunday with overflowing parking lots. This is great for Vermont.
    i had to park down between k1 and ramshead at killington, but i arrived a bit late, and they had a good chunk of the k-1 lot occupied by the beer fest break-down. parking was crowded but on mountain was a breeze. never waited more than a couple chairs. great weekend. mrg on saturday was gorgeous so i'm sure sb was skiing great.

  4. #5534
    Quote Originally Posted by WinS View Post
    Staffing is the issue. We have lost almost all the J-1’s who have returned to school. Their Visa also only allows them to work 90 days. Next year we will be looking for more and adding to our inventory of employee housing. I did notice quite a number of brown baggers using the Blazer Room which helped take some pressure off of the GH.
    Does the resort provide housing for those kids on the work visas? That’s a great deal. Too bad that visa is only 90 days.

    Fwiw-i didn’t think gatehouse lodge was crowded at all on Saturday. Everyone must have been out skiing. A late season storm like that is really a blessing.

  5. #5535
    Quote Originally Posted by HowieT2 View Post
    Fwiw-i didn’t think gatehouse lodge was crowded at all on Saturday. Everyone must have been out skiing. A late season storm like that is really a blessing.
    Maybe it depended on what time you went in. I didn't go in GH lodge, but my dad went in for a break mid-morning and said it was nuts.

  6. #5536
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Maybe it depended on what time you went in. I didn't go in GH lodge, but my dad went in for a break mid-morning and said it was nuts.
    11:45-12:15.


  7. #5537
    Quote Originally Posted by HowieT2 View Post
    11:45-12:15.
    I want to say it was around 10 or 10:30 that he went in for a break.

  8. #5538
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    I want to say it was around 10 or 10:30 that he went in for a break.
    Figured out why taking 73 makes more sense for you then me. You come up 87 right? So taking 73 allows you to bypass Rutland on the way to/from 4. I come up the taconic/22/7 and so I have to go through Rutland.

  9. #5539
    Quote Originally Posted by HowieT2 View Post
    Figured out why taking 73 makes more sense for you then me. You come up 87 right? So taking 73 allows you to bypass Rutland on the way to/from 4. I come up the taconic/22/7 and so I have to go through Rutland.
    Yup...although oddly enough we actually decided to take 4 to 100 this time. VTrans webcam showed Rt 4 in Mendon clear meanwhile the radar showed possibly more precip further north so thought at the time we were going through that Mendon pass would be the better option to cross to the eastern side of the greens. No idea how Brandon gap actually was at the time, but Rt 4 and 100 all the way up to SB were in great shape when we drove through.

  10. #5540
    All I can manage to say is; I'm gonna have a mile long smile from this last snow show for a while.
    Last edited by Julius; Mar 25, 2019 at 8:38 PM.

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