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VTKilarney

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Oh, I definitely don't think they are very bright. I think they are wishfully hoping that someone is reading the news and think the mountain is going to reopen and wants to buy while the price is "low." I say low as a comparison to Sugarloaf real estate like this as an example.

https://www.beangroup.com/homes/267...-Valley/ME/04947/2261413998/index.html?cnt=14

Similar property for sale at $235K.
Did condos at Saddleback ever sell for as much as condos at Sugarloaf?
 
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Did condos at Saddleback ever sell for as much as condos at Sugarloaf?
I doubt it. Anyone who bought at Saddleback knew the chances it went under were materially higher than Sugarloaf. You'd have to pick some real estate at Saddleback, find what you deem a comparably nice/sized/located place at Sugarloaf, dig through pricing history and compare. It's doable on Zillow, but probably not worth the effort.

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Saw this on jay peaks pass site


SADDLEBACK PARTNERSHIP

New this season, we are partnering with Saddleback in Maine who will be reopening next season. All 2020+21 Jay Peak Season Passholders (Jay Only and Combo) will receive 2 unrestricted lift tickets to ski Saddleback anytime through the 2020+21 Ski/Ride Season.


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Saw this on jay peaks pass site


SADDLEBACK PARTNERSHIP

New this season, we are partnering with Saddleback in Maine who will be reopening next season. All 2020+21 Jay Peak Season Passholders (Jay Only and Combo) will receive 2 unrestricted lift tickets to ski Saddleback anytime through the 2020+21 Ski/Ride Season.


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Someone mentioned that recently. Cool.
 

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This shit continues to be the best news on skiing. This could be the only lift tickets I buy next year.
 

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The Test Drive Pass
Saddleback is pleased to offer a new way to try the improved mountain experience this winter, The Test Drive Pass.
For only $135.00 (Adults) or $120.00 (Senior, Casablanca, College, Junior) enjoy three, unrestricted, days of skiing or riding and this great price is just half of the deal.

From the date you purchase the Test Drive Pass, until the end of the 14th day Saddleback is open, you can upgrade to a full pass by simply paying the difference. Yes, you receive full credit for the amount already spent. Pass is good all season, not just the first 14 days they're open

The Test Drive Pass will ONLY be available for two months (July & August), so if you’re looking for a new option, big enough to provide you the full, re-invigorated Saddleback experience, this is for you.

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Here is their COVID policy about opening....
Pass Buyer’s COVID-19 Assurance Guarantee
In response to questions some of you have asked, we would like to post our simple assurance plan for all of our pass holders. This assurance guarantee applies specifically to the risks associated with COVID-19. Operating dates limited by weather will not be guaranteed.
If, due to COVID-19, the resort opening is delayed beyond January 1st, all passholders will receive a pro-rated credit for the time lost, to be automatically applied to their ’21 – ’22 season pass purchase.
If, due to COVID-19, the resort closes before March 21st, all pass holders will receive a pro-rated credit to be automatically applied to the ’21 – ’22 season pass purchase.
Based on what we know now, we do not believe COVID-19 will prevent the resort from opening this winter. In the event things change and we are not able to open at all this winter due to the pandemic, passholders will receive a 100% credit to be automatically applied to the ’21 – ’22 season
 

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I’m surprised at how much work is going into the base lodge, as I’ve said before. Looks like a new roof and replacing floors??

This is one of the nicer and newer lodges in New England. I wonder if there were some build quality problems.


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Happy to see Saddleback progressing amid this Covid crap. I've had my sights on skiing this area for far too long, will pull the trigger on the Test Drive Pass before the month ends for sure.
 

uphillklimber

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I like that Saddleback will be up and running again and all they are doing.

Now, as to the Berry Family, I think we should acknowledge and/or thank them for holding out on just selling the resort and that they sold it to a group that would actually revitalize the resort. I mean, in our wildest dreams, did any of us ever really believe anyone would come in, add a detachable quad, rebuild a fairly recently renovated lodge, add COVID inspired HVAC, beef up the snowmaking (which every resort seems to do every year), and more.

Every now and then I read an article on their hiring and rehiring, and some of the work going on. I'd love to read a report on the glades being thinned out and opened up, they surely must have grown in over the past 5 years.

I am just looking forward to skiing there this season and seeing what Arctaris is doing there. And I gotta say that I really appreciate the Berry's not just selling off the land for condos or whatever. Kudos.
 

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As for the Berry family - did they really hold out? Seems to me they didn’t have any offers before except for the swindling Australian guy and the nonprofit type group.


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