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You people blessed enough to be midweek skiers will have to inform me how well my prediction that midweek skiing will be more "crowded" than ever before, goes.
There will be more people maybe but I doubt it will be all that bad. At least in northern nh.
I read that ridership on our subway system is down 90% from before.
Despite this, when I go out for frequent bike rides the local bike trails are mobbed on weekends and fairly empty on weekdays...
Overall, I think skier traffic will be lighter than past winters. Hopefully, not way lighter or our ski areas will suffer.
I disagree with ski traffic being lighter. It's an outdoor activity. No direct comparison to winter BUT this summer...
The RV/camper market is the hottest its ever been.
Biking is off-the-hook (my local Walmart is still completely wiped out of bikes).
Beaches were packed like business-as-usual.
I think overall visits will be flat. For every person who's been barricaded inside their house and hasn't seen the light of day in a public place since March there's someone who will see booting up in the car and skiing as probably the safest thing you could possibly be doing right now.
Gunstock’s ski shop had a Labor Day sale. Word is very long line out the door and they sold a ton. I agree about heavier crowds this year. COVID is going to make this winter suck I expect. I feel lucky to have skiing at my disposal.
Almost feel like I have to add on the Indy pass this year at this point. Getting to the point where I'm not holding my breath on VT and ME allowing MA residents to come to those states unquarantined. Will hang onto the Ikon but that only gets you Loon in NH which isn't great. Figure Indy would get me days at Cannon, Black, and Berkshire East. Plus could use it at Snow King during a Jackson trip. I feel like I'm going to be getting on a plane more often than I'm going to be driving northward this winter.
Does anyone golf? Has there been a shift to midweek?
I work at a club. It really has been business as usual. Overall its maybe a little busier but the usual slow periods and evenings have been similar to any year.
Then again the local mtb trails have been super busy
And honestly when I played at the Mount Snow course this past weekend, while the course was in very good shape, with the greens rolling as fast and true as I have ever seen them in the 15 or so years I have been playing there a few times a year, Vail in its operations plan for it this Summer had the most "restricted" feel to operations of any course that I have played this Summer.
Not exactly following the quarantine rules eh? Didn't look like many other people were either.