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    in skier days Comment by DrJeff April 15
  • 51. Hoping for 52 a week from today when I get back from Florida later this week, then maybe 53 memorial day weekend hiking Mount Snow's peace pipe jam
    in skier days Comment by DrJeff April 15
  • Even with 212 inches the only trail open on Lookout Mt at Whiteface was Wilmington. Unacceptable. The ropes didn't drop much, or at all, on the Slides either. Why? Gotta remember how the snow fell this year... A decent amount in December... Not much…
  • Big news in there is a couple paragraphs down. Barnes' attorney representing him and the club in the defamation lawsuit has asked the courts for the okay to no longer represent Jim. Is it possible that his personal financial picture is as bad as the…
  • As a member friend on FB pointed out to another FB friend of mine, who is a year round (short of Spring mud season before Golf Course pre opening prep starts) employee, pointed out, *if* Jim Barnes chooses to decline all offers for a buyout and ful…
  • Sweet!! Fools gold is a hidden Paradise on a powder day for my wife and I!!
  • Going to be back home in CT on Monday... And as an FYI, just shoveled 6" of fairly light to medium density powder off my walkway and car up here..... Temps may not get above freezing between now and Monday.... Should be quite good!!
  • The snowmaking pond over at Mount Snow's Carinthia area (next to Mineshaft and Prospector), is quite large. Unsure if it was man-made or not. This isn't generally "large" compared to the size of the resort as Mount Snow isn't small. Their West Lake …
  • Regardless of one's feeling on word validity and origin, I think we can all agree that this thread has undergone a hijacking in the last day!! :D
  • Many of the local eating and drinking establishments liked having the cast and CREW in town for the duration of the onsite shoot (some of the crew were in the area for close to 2 weeks between pre shoot set up work and post shoot break down) - a few…
  • Capacity is capacity. Ride time is ride time. 2 completely different things. Looking at their trail map, both existing lifts end up at the summit and start near their base lodge. So an old double and an old high speed quad will be replaced with 2 fi…
  • Their biggest mistakes cash flow wise, was being way to impatient with the entire permitting process (that's an entirely different discussion on its own) and then getting in trouble with a slew of local, state, and even I believe at one point federa…
  • Betsy makes a good point-- there are a lot of areas that close early because their customer base stops coming-- spring is going on back home and the thoughts of skiing fade in the face of lawn chores, cleaning up, baseball, etc, etc. The crowds at S…
  • Are you stupid or trying to be funny? I don't know much about Hermitage and, confession time, had not read the thread. My comment was based only on the thread title. So I just read the whole thread. It does seem like paying for snowmaking could be …
  • The problem I saw from day 1 was that no matter the facilities that were built, you were still skiing the 'stack. Aparently, you don't get it. I've seen this type of proclamation from others also. There is no mountain in southern vt, that is outst…
  • It's amazing to me how many wealthy (and presumably intelligent) people were taken advantage of by the Hermitage mgt team. Up until recently, Jim Barnes delivered to the members what he told them he would. First rate facilities. Little, if any lift…
  • Mount Snow is currently accepting daily online sales reservations through April 15th (that's a Thursday, so one would presume weather permitting they're open daily through Sunday, April 18th) and then have said they will assess operations plans from…
  • Mt. Snow provides the vast majority of revenue for Peak. Mount Snow used to be by far and away the biggest revenue source of any of Peak's staple of resorts (roughly 40%), since they acquired Hunter, it's not quite that same level, as Hunter is a so…
  • Were there permit related issues that prevented the Ski-LTD/ASC merger of Snow and Haystack or was it strictly budgetary?   The geographical location of Mt Snow attracts endless throngs of skiers with tons of money.  I wonder if Mt Snow's contributi…
  • Is the original Hermitage inn still in business? It has been operating. They usually close down for much of April and May because frankly there's just not a lot of people in the Valley to justify it's operations once the end of ski season nears and …
  • There has been rumors here in the valley of a Mt Snow take over.....however I callbjhhjl on that ever happening again.  Sadly Hermitage is worth more dead than alive as far as mechanical assets are concerned.   The actual Peak folks I've talked to,…
  • So is the Hermitage currently closed?http://digital.vpr.net/post/tax-department-shuts-down-hermitage-ski-resort#stream/3 Today, yes.... Will they come through with some cash by the weekend and open up like they did last week/weekend?? To be determi…
  • Yawgoo, and powder day are a big oxymoron on the enjoyment side of things!!!  Been there, did that once,on about a 12" day back in the early 90's when it was dry snow that fell..... Just not enough pitch, to be able to really be able to ski more tha…
  • Just had my 14yr old daughter watch it. Her reaction was a mixture of "OMG!!" and "I guess Dad, I should jump off the lift if I was on it and this ever happens,,". She most definitely wasn't freaked out by it.... The fact that she's averaged over 5…
  • Is that a new or an old video? Brand new! Happened earlier today I believe!!!!  :-O
  • The sad thing is that within 2 weeks, the flatland kids weekend sports commitments ramp up big time, and much of the weekend drive up potential customers can't go... This could end up being the year where closings happen with the greatest percentag…
  • Bromley is easy to see, Magic you get a small glimpse of, same with Okemo and Killington. Personally I've never been able to see Mount Snow from the trails at Stratton, likewise you can't see any Stratton trails from Mount Snow...
  • Yawgoo has this in their snow report right now: "Tentative reopening scheduled for Wednesday March 14 10am-6pm (Weather/snowfall permitting)" Report as of maybe 30 minutes ago, from my Mother who is at my parents condo in RI less than 5 miles from…
  • If you read the comments on the Stratton FB page about the announcement, there are tons of people complaining, which I just don't get. Stratton is a luxury type mountain. Improving that lift to a high speed fits with their business model and client…
  • I heard they ran out of parking space.  I think the New England ski industry had a good weekend. Having left my place at Mount Snow on Saturtday, drove through Stratton on the way to Bromley for a race my kids had there, then back through Stratton t…