- Dec 13, 2015
Actually we've become a bunch of people who really don't want to rope evac corpses from lifts.
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Have we become a bunch of pussies? I do not EVER remember ski areas closing for cold weather. Here is Mass, city of Boston and city of Worcester closed the schools for the day. WTF? Sure, it’s cold - but I have definitely skied in weather like this.
Tell me the dates and I’ll check.Have we become a bunch of pussies? I do not EVER remember ski areas closing for cold weather. Here is Mass, city of Boston and city of Worcester closed the schools for the day. WTF? Sure, it’s cold - but I have definitely skied in weather like this.
Back in the day there wouldn't have been so many closures.Never seen so many closures due to cold...going to be a doozy...
Back in the day you didn't have the underlying "fear" of what a "bad" incident caught on social media can do to a resort, atleast in the short term spin cycle.Back in the day there wouldn't have been so many closures.
I'd say not pussies, more we've become smarter and more respectful. I certainly don't expect people to work in these dangerous temps just so I can ski.
As for places like Boston and Worcester canceling school, I also think it's the right thing to do. A huge percentage of kids in those cities walk to school. Many of them are low income or recent immigrants and simply lack the resources and clothing to manage such temps safely.
Just because things were different in the past, doesn't mean the right choices were made back then.
You run the risk of getting cancelled. lolBack in the day you didn't have the underlying "fear" of what a "bad" incident caught on social media can do to a resort, atleast in the short term spin cycle.
Also, it seems like the fixed grip lifts, which defintely were much more prevalent in the past than high speed lifts, seem to fair better from an operations perspective (less moving parts and more importantly less parts that require lubricants to operate which often can gum/gel up in extreme cold) than highspeed lifts do.
Add in the increased litigenous nature of society today should something go wrong, and frankly the change to what we see today isn't unexpetced, and on many levels, especially when it comes to employee safety, I agree with it
That didn't take long...
Stowe Snow Reporter’s NotesFriday, February 3
Update at 7:15 AM
Due to high wind and cold temperatures, all summit lifts are closed for the day. We are still assessing lower mountain lifts, including the Sunny Spruce Quad, Meadows Quad, Adventure Triple and the Sunrise lift. The Toll House Double is also closed for the day, with shuttles providing transportation from the Toll House base up to the Mansfield and Spruce base areas. Toll House terrain remains open for ski back. Make sure to stay tuned to Stowe.com/Alerts for the most up-to-date lift status information today.
People are more respectful? I 100% disagree with that.
I live near Worcester- it’s 26 degrees and they shut the schools. I stand by my original premise- we have definitely become a bunch of pussies!
Sugarbush just put all the upper mountain lifts on wind hold instead of closing them. I have no problem closing upper mountain lifts today, no reason to put the lifties and patrol out there in those conditions. Also to save a Jerry in blue jeans from himself.
What are the records?Mount Washington will be making a run at the NH all-time record low this afternoon.
Mount Washington will be making a run at the lower 48 all-time record low windchill this afternoon.
It's safe to say most people have not skied in these conditions and there is a massive difference between -22 in the valley on a cold, calm morning versus 0F on a chairlift in 30-40mph winds.