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Mt Snow 21-22 Season

JimG.

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I’ve been renting cars at Hertz Local Edition for day trips. I found a $29 rate for a “full size” car. Friday was an Altima so full size is poetic license. From West Portugal, Mount Snow is 350+ miles round trip so I’d rather use rental cars than pile up miles on mine. I think it’s unlikely that Mount Snow would chase Hertz to find out who rented some Altima and neglected to pay a parking lot fee.
Brilliant strategy I like it.
 

Geoff

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That's fairly average for the places I ski. I'm known to daytrip K which is about 350 round trip.
Killington is 440 miles round trip for me. I did that a number of times to turn the heat on or attend the annual condo meeting in June. 3 hours 40 minutes including a gas stop is the light traffic drive time at 75 mph.
 

skimagic

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I have a VT 4pass to use and was going to head to mount snow Tuesday although it looks a bit windy. I haven't been there during big wind in quite a while, how wind prone is the canyon lift?
 

drjeff

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I have a VT 4pass to use and was going to head to mount snow Tuesday although it looks a bit windy. I haven't been there during big wind in quite a while, how wind prone is the canyon lift?
If the winds are out of the NW, that is the direction most often responsible for wind holds on Canyon.

As an aside, the Ego Alley lift was shut down around noon today due to an issue with a couple of sheaves on one of the towers at the top of Yardsale.

Mechanics were up on the tower soon after they got the lift cleared. It didn't operate the rest of the day, and not sure of its status for tomorrow. Given that that lift is often one of the few base area lifts that is able to run on big wind days, the combo of the remaining MLK Weekend crowds, a good snow storm, and likely wind holds could make tomorrow challenging crowd wise.

On the plus, there were more cars heading South on the roads and highways this evening than I would of expected as I drove back to CT. And I know that many of my friends who typically would of stayed up through MLK Day, but have work obligations they HAVE to be home for 1st thing Tuesday AM chose to leave before the storm arrives, as travel tomorrow sure seems like it will be tough for a good chunk of the day
 

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A great day all around. Nitro, HMatal and Ego were running from the start. I think Outpost came on around 10 followed by Canyon around 11 (which caused a crazy bottleneck in TNF until Challenger started) and then the BlueBird soon after. Much quicker than i expected from folks comments. We hammered all the woods we could find, all the front side natural trails (Ledge, Uncles, Hop, Shootout, skier left BearTrap) and maybe poached Iron Run to the pipe headwall a few times:) We went wire to wire and the crowds were FAR smaller than Id have ever had expected but I agree, we were leaving the bar last night and the outbound travel was crazy heavy like Id never seen. It did get a little sticky later in day but still great. Interesting that they spent end of the day setting up the corrals for the GS lift and ran it for awhile...maybe its get the nod tomorrow while the clean the bubble? Have fun. Your going to have a great day Tuesday. Still plenty of snow in the woods. Never should have picked Friday to play hookie....tomorrows is the day but Mom says we cant miss anymore school.. ..
 

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I think Outpost came on around 10 followed by Canyon around 11 (which caused a crazy bottleneck in TNF until Challenger started) and then the BlueBird soon after.

Outpost was open from the start, just had to trek over from Ego. Went right over to it first thing. Was super quiet over there for our first 4 runs, then crowds slowly built up.
 
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