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They are going to really need to get their nh properties up to par but I know they wont. Attitash needs lifts and wildcat needs better snowmaking. Everyone assumes they will buy up their area and dump money into it but that's not the case. Kirkwood is a good example.The fact that half their northeastern properties are located in NH and those happen to be the only areas not open is absurd. On top of that we get no communication, they actually expect us to sit around for hours in their epic waiting room trying to determine when they will open. I would like to say I am willing to boycott but they simply own too large a piece of NH skiing. The only viable alternative in the MWV is the white mountain super pass but bretton woods sucks. I would put the attitash/wildcat combo, with everything else the valley offers, up against anything in New england if they only had a competent operator.
Vail cannot go out of business fast enough. Peaks was a significantly better operator, orders of magnitude.
What if you don’t have a job or life situation that allows you to stay in front of a computer? Thinking about a carpenter friend of mine.Very easy, worked as advertised.
Got into the virtual queue when it opened at 9AM EST, was let into the "reservation area" at 10 when it opened, at which time I was about 10000 in line in the virtual queue. Took about 25 minutes until I got the email letting me make reservations. Reserved the 7 days for my entire family we wanted in less than 3 minutes, Reservation confirmation received via email less than a minute later.
While the fact we have to have a system is an entirely different topic, how my experience went this morning, given the large volume of Epic passholders out there, was very smooth. Kudos to Vail resorts and their IT crew for making this easy and efficient
Peaks did not build a single new lift in NH their entire ownership and I was okay with that. Attitash needs one lift and that is it. Wildcat needs drinkable water and crotched needs the long debated green trail off the top.They are going to really need to get their nh properties up to par but I know they wont. Attitash needs lifts and wildcat needs better snowmaking. Everyone assumes they will buy up their area and dump money into it but that's not the case. Kirkwood is a good example.
They will build up sunapee as it's easy roi while mwv areas decay. Peaks was guilty of that too.
Maybe they let the weekend pass and open sometime midweek if weather doesnt completely go to shitPeaks did not build a single new lift in NH their entire ownership and I was okay with that. Attitash needs one lift and that is it. Wildcat needs drinkable water and crotched needs the long debated green trail off the top.
I suspect the lynx has ample coverage to open. Best guess is that vail is scared to offer a single trail in NH to their legions of passholders. If correct, this shows a serious lack of understanding. The overall quality of skier at wildcat is second to none in the east, the early season skier even better. We show up for a half dozen hard fast runs and then head home, we distance and as much as we would like to congregate in the bar, we comprehend a pandemic.
This is going to pretty much ruin the experience. But in the grand scope of things..whatever.
Yes we use skiing as an escape from insanity..and now its becoming insanity.
Hopefully the world returns to normal after a year. I just keep thinking about how it must have been in Europe when ww2 was going on..This is pretty tame compared. Yet, still a big cause of anxiety. Usually I'm bouncing up and down this time of year ..waiting for it to begin..not so much now. We shall see
That is cute - hope you had a nice birthday! And yes, my kids saw someone turned away who didn't have reservations. I think they did a great job at Mt Snow this week.Found out when they scan your Epic pass on your birthday that instead of the normal beeping pattern, the scanner plays the first few notes of The Beatles "Today its your birthday" song.
People without reservations, and who can't read the prominently displayed signage, are going to be a bit of an issue at times especially through probably the Christmas Week/MLK weekend time-frame during which the masses of non regular skiers/riders show up for their first turns of the season