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If they are just blowing the mice out temp doesnโ€™t matter.
Agree, if they're doing a promo test they'll usually wait for the foliage to be popping a bit so the marketing department has some extra wow fcator in their social media upload to promote the upcoming season
 

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A few years ago theyโ€˜d have multiple types of guns ready to go on north ridge: K3000s for the really marginal conditions, Ratnik stands when it dipped colder, and something else (I canโ€™t remember) if it got real cold. Snow Logics maybe? Tending to lean far heavier on the K3000s now. I suspect (but have no first hand knowledge) that itโ€™s a training issue: fewer experienced snow makers. Teach them one gun.
 

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A few years ago theyโ€˜d have multiple types of guns ready to go on north ridge: K3000s for the really marginal conditions, Ratnik stands when it dipped colder, and something else (I canโ€™t remember) if it got real cold. Snow Logics maybe? Tending to lean far heavier on the K3000s now. I suspect (but have no first hand knowledge) that itโ€™s a training issue: fewer experienced snow makers. Teach them one gun.
What?

I still think Killington should add Chillers at the bottom of the mountain. This would all but assure something...

Most skiers don't realize how dangerous working with High Pressure water / air hoses is. In the cold it's worse. Much, much worse.
 

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I suspect they want to get Rime/Reason open as fast as possible when it's go time.

For promo snow, fire a handful of compressors and run a few K3000 in marginal by the webcam.

If they're trying to open, throw firepower at the trail - the K3000 moves more absolute water per hydrant than anything else they have. Get the early season base down and get off the trail - they have the compressors to do it.

The only time I see a reason to drag a second set of guns out to Rime/Reason is if they need to come back mid season and need the air somewhere else - otherwise why waste the effort? The NoLogic sleds are absolute ass to run, portable Rat or HKD towers are more hassle than K guns and all three really like water pressure. None of those are really happy above ~24 wet bulb and a K gun can push to 30 or above if you're desperate.

I know Killington sold off like 50 portable HKD Rangers a few years ago.
 

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What?

I still think Killington should add Chillers at the bottom of the mountain. This would all but assure something...

Most skiers don't realize how dangerous working with High Pressure water / air hoses is. In the cold it's worse. Much, much worse.

They already have air coolers, but not water because the water is already cold enough at the source.
 

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Agree, if they're doing a promo test they'll usually wait for the foliage to be popping a bit so the marketing department has some extra wow fcator in their social media upload to promote the upcoming season
Two seasons in the 1990s featured Oct. 1 skiing. Given climate change, I don't expect that this year (or anytime soon), but I have expectations for October skiing.
 

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If the lodge is taking this long the Village will take decades! There is a very limited construction workforce in VT, no housing in the area to add to it. The states policies limit growth, so no need for construction workers.
 

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I saw some pictures from a buddy over there, despite looks the inside is actually pretty far along. I give it a pretty good chance of some services for the Cup.

One of the coolest new lodges I've seen in a long time and I don't spend much time in them.
 
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