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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    Ooops.
    Well, I wish Mount Snow the best of luck getting open some time this decade. 2010 is right around the corner....
    Oops is right. 2010 will be the last year of the decade. I don't have a graph for this, but there is no calendar or similar measure of time that starts with 0.

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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by jerryg View Post
    Oops is right. 2010 will be the last year of the decade. I don't have a graph for this, but there is no calendar or similar measure of time that starts with 0.
    Seems unclear.

    The first section about counting years.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by skiingsnow View Post
    It's interesting that you say, "a big part of the snowmaking answer" cus the question had nothing to do with the fanguns or the process of snowmaking, just simply a question about drawing water from a few locations for snowmaking. Other than talking about that, which was never even asked, it was a lot of: I don't know, we got plans, we're thinking over our plans, we can't talk about our plans, our plan is not to leave these people behind or these areas behind, thats a great question and we might consider that in our plans.


    Regarding the snowmaking - All I know is that Killington was blowing snow all day long today in temps at the mid to upper 30's, meanwhile Mount Snow was reporting that they wanted to make snow early this morning, but it just wasn't cold enough. I also know that Killington has fanguns, right next to running air/water guns, that are sitting idle because it is too warm for them to operate.
    Umm, last time I checked, Mount Snow was located about 45-50 Miles South of K, and in these MARGINAL temps, latitude matters, and K has that.

    The big part about Tim Boyd's answer that is really cool, is when's the last time a senior member of the k staff, let alone the OWNER of the entire company gave an answer (let alone multiple answers) in detail like that, and then mentioned how he (the owner of the whole company) looks to and values the direct customer input from online forums?????
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  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by skiingsnow View Post
    Seems unclear.

    The first section about counting years.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium
    The most widely and traditionally used measure is the Gregorian calendar. I'll buy another argument when there is a citation of a financial or governmental entity, which uses something else, like the Cardinal calendar. In the US>New England>Vermont, the Gregorian calendar is used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytrem View Post
    I'm a bit disappointed with Mt Snow. I think they could have easily opened if tried to get the North Face going and maybe throw in Cascade(Canyon)-River Run. I think they get about 10 minutes of sun a day over there this time of year. Of course downloading would have been required, but they did that under ASC a couple years. The place is set up quite well for that. They seem to insist on this terrain for everybody opening though, not very flexable about it I guess. Not sure I'll get my pass worth this year without the early season stuff. To many mid-season trip elsewhere. I'll definitely give it some serious thought before I plunk down my $$$ next year.
    Jay,

    It is simply not their fault. Do you think they enjoy watching empty slopes? The weather was not there for snowmaking, even on the North Face. It has nothing to do with trying for a top to bottom product. If you're thinking about where to plunk your $$$ next year it would come down to either the North Pole, Killington, or Sunday River - because no one else has been able to really make snow in these temps.

  6. #26

    Mount Snow Opening Monday

    While we have good temps we are continuously making snow on the lower mountain. Right now 145+ fans are running on Cascade, Canyon, Launch Pad, Nitro, Titanium, the Gulch and Long John.

    http://mountsnow.com/camfull.html?sid=1208

    We will be pushing to open on Monday at 9am with skiing and riding for all abilities including a park on Nitro/Titanium.

    More updates to come.
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    Oops, you're clueless again. They did pack down what they had been able to make up top... it couldn't have been the fog, rain, and 45 degree weather every day, even at the summit right?
    nahhhhh

    We will be at Killington! Have to follow the snow...


    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    Ooops. Looks like they blew (relatively) low density snow and didn't get a chance to pack it down or have it set up before the rain came in.

    From what I have heard, Killington packed Lower Bunny Buster very hard before the storm and it held up pretty well.

    Well, I wish Mount Snow the best of luck getting open some time this decade. 2010 is right around the corner....

    You guys should come take a day trip to Killington, they should have 17 or more trails open with 3 lifts and some nice fresh snowmaking packed powder.


  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Jay,

    It is simply not their fault. Do you think they enjoy watching empty slopes? The weather was not there for snowmaking, even on the North Face. It has nothing to do with trying for a top to bottom product. If you're thinking about where to plunk your $$$ next year it would come down to either the North Pole, Killington, or Sunday River - because no one else has been able to really make snow in these temps.
    That's the truth. We have had bad luck. We have made snow only to watch it melt or go get drentched by inches of rain the other day. No one wants to sit and watch weekends go by without anyone on the slopes, in the base lodge, or on the lifts. K-ton and the River are further up the northern ladder than us and good for them for being open. No one is knocking their snow or conditions I wish I had the time to get up there and ski it but we're busy enough down in Dover.

    I have friends at both places and wish them nothing but the best in early opening. We'll open with the product Mount Snow is proud of..
    Life, Liberty, and Powder. :snow::flag:

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Jay,

    It is simply not their fault. Do you think they enjoy watching empty slopes? The weather was not there for snowmaking, even on the North Face. It has nothing to do with trying for a top to bottom product. If you're thinking about where to plunk your $$$ next year it would come down to either the North Pole, Killington, or Sunday River - because no one else has been able to really make snow in these temps.
    Quote Originally Posted by mtsnowfish View Post
    That's the truth. We have had bad luck. We have made snow only to watch it melt or go get drentched by inches of rain the other day. No one wants to sit and watch weekends go by without anyone on the slopes, in the base lodge, or on the lifts. K-ton and the River are further up the northern ladder than us and good for them for being open. No one is knocking their snow or conditions I wish I had the time to get up there and ski it but we're busy enough down in Dover.

    I have friends at both places and wish them nothing but the best in early opening. We'll open with the product Mount Snow is proud of..

    Okay Rob, I'll ask you a simple question. If you had to get 700 vert open by Thanksgiving or you die. What would you do?

    As for it not being cold enough, I disagree. I think if they blew Chute whenever they had the chance it could have opened a while back and withstood a lot of the negative weather. I've seen the front get wiped out a number of time over the years and the North Face held up fine. That doesn't seem to be the product they want to open with though. I can see how that terrain wouldn't appeal to as many folks. That's fine. But if they don't get something going early it doesn't make a lot of sense for me to by a pass. Especially with all the other discounts out there for MS. I like a lot of what they're doing. But if the goal is to really open early I think they need to learn from the past a bit. If the goal is to please everybody on opening day, then opening day will have to wait.

  10. #30
    Guys, been skiing for 52 of my 57 years and I've seen many a early and or late start to the season, just the way it is. What i don't see to often written is how much it cost to make snow .If these resorts make snow just to have it melt away 3 days later they will not be around for long. There has to be a reasonableness that the snow will around for a while.

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