- Apr 1, 2009
I wonder when Stowe, Smuggs, Sugarbush, Jay, Burke and Sugarloaf will start taking grossly-overpriced reservations for the weekend of April 8, 2024.
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Yup, and a week before JH airport announced it was sold out of parking spots for aircraft for the Eclipse. I saw Alaska Airlines had an Eclipse party flight that left SEA and flew out over the Pacific to be in the path of totality then back to SEA. There stands a good chance of resorts cleaning up that weekend. I would bet that year you will see Burke open for that weekend/Monday.Well, a couple friends of mine were at an astronomy conference for this eclipse, that had booked into Jackson Hole six years ago. (Because astronomers.) Then a year or so ago, JH figured out they were sitting on a gold mine, or at least a big mountain right under the path of totality with an aerial tramway on it, and bought them out of their contract so they could rebook the space at a much higher rate. The conference was able to rebook into Sun Valley, also on the path, at a not quite as exorbitant rate (my friends stayed in Hailey, about 15 miles south, because the conference hotel was still kind of spendy).
Given that time and date I would bet I would be sitting on the observation deck at the top of Lincoln Peak drinking a beer.
My biggest fear is that it will be cloudy. Early April isn't know for being the sunniest time in Northern New England.
I have the choice of being up there, good skiing but clouds obscuring the eclipse. Or down in Taxes at my cousin's place, wild flowers blooming and clear weather to watch the eclipse.
I predict this eclipse will be a turning point for spring skiing with all the publicity eclipse viewing got this time around.
Mine too. The other worry is that even with clear skies predicted for that day, the sudden temp drop during the eclipse causes clouds to form anyway. That is what happened during the annular eclipse back in the early '90s. However, the clouds that formed were mostly low level. Perhaps the mtn tops will be clearer in that case.My biggest fear is that it will be cloudy. Early April isn't know for being the sunniest time in Northern New England.
God willing I would love to be up at Jay for that.