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where are we going this weekend?

shwilly

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We're heading to SR for one last weekend. Hoping for some spring turns and cooking out in the sun.
 

KustyTheKlown

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Philadelphia for roast pork sandwiches, tired hands beers, casino gambling, and the disco biscuits.

killington next weekend or first weekend of may
 

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Got surgery on Monday so I'm not supposed to ski any more after that. Looks like Killington on Saturday or Sunday.

Jay Peak isn't running anything but the Jet for the rest of the season-- surprising to me since they would be at 95%+ open once they de-ice. I guess it is that time of year. Hopefully if we get more extended winters the ski areas will adapt accordingly.
 

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I would do a late start as it will be in the 20's at night and low to mid 40's during the day (high 42 Sat, 46 Sunday). Give it time to soften a bit.

You know it! Fortunately, sleeping in on the weekend comes easily to me. For once I won't push it to hit the slopes early.
 

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Got surgery on Monday so I'm not supposed to ski any more after that. Looks like Killington on Saturday or Sunday.

Jay Peak isn't running anything but the Jet for the rest of the season-- surprising to me since they would be at 95%+ open once they de-ice. I guess it is that time of year. Hopefully if we get more extended winters the ski areas will adapt accordingly.

yea was surprised that they wouldn't at least run the bonnie on the weekends thru april.
 

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Killington Sunday for us I think.

I hope BOA sends my replacement parts ASAP and it arrives by Saturday... otherwise I might be squeezing into old boots/renting...
 

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Wish it were simply a de-icing issue. We recorded gusts between 112-116mph at Tram Tower 2 at about 2:30a Tuesday a track cable came off the bronze profile (they're still in place on the cable catcher where they should be, but still). Relatively easy fix (all things being equal) but until it is, we aren't comfortable running any lifts that cross underneath (Bonnie, TS Carpet, Metro) nor any lifts that deposit folks through the trail network underneath (Flyer). Disappointing for many reasons-most of which is that were were literally 5 hours away from going out with communications talking about our decision to run daily until May (making us the only resort not named Killington doing it in the eastern US), with all of our lifts and 95% of our trails. Went so far as to secure year round staff to run lifts, baselodges and cut our operating costs drastically to get us comfortable with it. Had packages online ready to go, discounted tickets ready to go, the whole deal. Tried to triage this ourselves and realized by noon that we needed to bring folks in. They'll be here the end of next week. End story.


yea was surprised that they wouldn't at least run the bonnie on the weekends thru april.
 

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Got surgery on Monday so I'm not supposed to ski any more after that. Looks like Killington on Saturday or Sunday.

Jay Peak isn't running anything but the Jet for the rest of the season-- surprising to me since they would be at 95%+ open once they de-ice. I guess it is that time of year. Hopefully if we get more extended winters the ski areas will adapt accordingly.
Well..that sux..want 1 more day there.
 

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Wish it were simply a de-icing issue. We recorded gusts between 112-116mph at Tram Tower 2 at about 2:30a Tuesday a track cable came off the bronze profile (they're still in place on the cable catcher where they should be, but still). Relatively easy fix (all things being equal) but until it is, we aren't comfortable running any lifts that cross underneath (Bonnie, TS Carpet, Metro) nor any lifts that deposit folks through the trail network underneath (Flyer). Disappointing for many reasons-most of which is that were were literally 5 hours away from going out with communications talking about our decision to run daily until May (making us the only resort not named Killington doing it in the eastern US), with all of our lifts and 95% of our trails. Went so far as to secure year round staff to run lifts, baselodges and cut our operating costs drastically to get us comfortable with it. Had packages online ready to go, discounted tickets ready to go, the whole deal. Tried to triage this ourselves and realized by noon that we needed to bring folks in. They'll be here the end of next week. End story.

Well I understand your situation, and thanks for the accurate explanation.

May Jay Peak live long and prosper and continue to be an early and late season destination for prime skiing. Glad I got there last week for a couple sweet days. Stuff happens but I appreciate the role Jay Peak plays in eastern skiing... it's not like other areas can easily fill your shoes.

Next year I'll make plans to get up there during the December dumps and maybe not just rely on Jay for April trees.

Love Jay and love Killington equally for somewhat similar reasons... main difference is Killington is an easy day trip lol
 
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Whelp..... looks like I'm canceling my trip to Jay Peak. :(

Funny thing is if they were an hour closer I'd probably be hitting the Jet this weekend and rip Jet, Haynes, Kitzbuhel and UN and ski Timbuktu and Kitz/Hells Woods

It's a high quality terrain pod with excellent coverage right now. Too bad it's a little far for most of us to drive just to ride the triple.

Jay would have had a clear late season lead if not for this lift issue. Won't hold it against them ;)

Too bad I was kind of hoping for another day or 2 up there just to keep ripping Green Beret and Tuck Chutes
 

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They'll be here the end of next week.

Steve,

What's the prognosis for weekend of April 28 then? Will you expect any repairs to be completed on the Tram or at least minimize possibility of damage in order to open up other lifts?

Thanks for the info in advance!!
 

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Looks like I'll probably head to Mount Snow tomorrow... hope they get a few inches to ski fresh tracks on during the day
 
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