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It's April 15th, not April 17th, and I'm not buying that either, unless it was a very recent change by State of Vermont. As in, just in the last few weeks recent change.
Yeah, I lived in Stowe for the better part of a decade and maintain close ties to the region. I've never heard of the state getting involved in a closing decision.Agreed. Why would the state of VT tell Stowe they need to close by an early date like that, but not tell others like Jay or Killington that are also on state forest land that they need to close at that same time?
I guess the point I'm making is Stowe has had a very tight knit community with it's businesses and townspeople for many decades. The skiing history was so palpable more so than anywhere in the state when I moved there in 95.Vail is trying to turn their newly acquired mountains into ski destinations like...Vail!
Maybe they’ll sell it off again if they lose money on it. How would they lose money? If all your locals (and day trippers) ski your butt off on the cheap season pass but buy nothing else. Not stay on the mountain, brown bag your lunch...? Maybe Vail will get the message that Stowe is just another ski hill full of local cheapskates...like MRG!
We looked at the condos on the mountain but they where not for us. Our place is is town, not secluded on the mountain. We have been visiting local stores, shops. Best place for me was the the iron works shop where we bough a coat rack. Also a local art shop where we got some cool lamps made by a local artist. Hanging out at the VT Cider company was also very cool.
Now that we own a place up there we will be more involved in what is going on up there. Vail, isn't going anywhere. While their investment is a drop in the bucket for them , its just a start. And yes they don't care about the local culture, which is a shame. They don't cater to the brown baggers, they want the 200 buck a bottle wine buyer. We looked at the condos on the mountain but they where not for us. Our place is is town, not secluded on the mountain. We have been visiting local stores, shops. Best place for me was the the iron works shop where we bough a coat rack. Also a local art shop where we got some cool lamps made by a local artist. Hanging out at the VT Cider company was also very cool. I guess we will see what happens over time.
This is, IMO, the only approach to having property in the mountains. Anything else would leave us feeling like visitors, and empty. Good on you king.
Looks like another Southern-VT favored storm with higher elevation totals throughout VT for Thursday-Friday... Highs in the 40s this weekend finally
I saw 3-5 " , then the sun and warmth. I'll be at mt snow closing day Sunday for some real spring skiing. Okemo also closes Sunday, that leaves Killington and sugarbush for VT into May? Is Mt Ellen closed for year yet?
Here is this week's rundown.
[h=2]Eastern Closing 2018: Mixed bag options – Week 4[/h]
After a mixed bag of weekend, this week looks closer to a normal Spring skiing weekend. No more pond skimming competitions in freezing temperatures.