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  • Hmmm.    Wonder if Peak might be interested at the right price?  They are in the neighborhood and looking to grow, think of the possibilities, maybe a win-win for the valley, the real estate owners and skiers: * The Hermitage base lodg…
  • Lotsoskiing said: "Con is that it is still a small ski area (cue defenders here)" Really? Small? Bromley 1334' Haystack 1400' Mount Snow 1700' and if you don't count the flat land down to Rte. 4, Killington is only 1700'. That '1400 …
  • Do they need a quad there? Is it going up higher to service the extended racing area? Wouldn't surprise me in this day and age, if a quad is a "standard" order chair and anything else, double or triple is a "special order" West has a sizable nig…
  • Carinthia, where the jumps are, retains snow just on shear depth of base for a while longer than the main face.  Carinthia, where the areas in between the jumps are, that often due to the farming of the snow to make the jumps, at most has as much sn…
  • My son and I drove back through Vermont on the way home from Whiteface and stopped to take a picture of the snow cover still remaining at Mount Snow: 5/5/2018: Looks like Canyon is doing very well still, at least from the top of Canyon Expre…
  • I know from his Facebook page, that Nick, the owner of AZ, has been at Disney with his wife and young kids the last few days.  Might have something to do with the slow response time.... Also, ever since his and his wife's fitness/lifestyle coachin…
  • Considering that the Weather Channel just mentioned that Whiteface recorded a wind gust of over 100mph yesterday as the front went through, no real surprise of the power situation
    in Whiteface 5/5/18 Comment by DrJeff May 5
  • I did 7 times this year, all for multi day races, or special qualification non weekend race events, my kids were at. Usually at races they have some type of "parent ticket" at a discount, but for the couple of multi day weekend races and the mid wee…
  • So now a new company is being duped by Barnes?  When will this crazy sh&*show end? Pretty sure the new company is composed of various members of their finance board, and that it will come out that Jim Barnes is no longer associated with any …
  • Lenko had a decent presence in the US fan gun market in the 80's and 90's, really before SMI came along and started taking over the US market in a much larger way. Demac has been much more of a European company for it's lifetime.  The purchase happe…
  • It's really a no brainer in my book. Load the chair, make sure that everyone on the chair is situated, then I grab the safety bar and say "coming down".... I've never had anyone say "no" when I take the lead like that.... Similarly as the chair ge…
  • At Mt Snow on weekends, about half my rides stop due to morons skiing PAST the end of the load ramp. Ok I’ve never come close to doing it but that’s another thing I don’t care for on those lifts. Do they have to have a 2 ft drop off on the load zon…
  • A gondy usually runs at half the normal capacity. So an 8-pax gondy runs in the ballpark of 2400 pph. The 8 pack is just a marketing ploy like Boyne's six pack was. A 6 pack can easily serve the same as the proposed capacity in the article. That…
  • Spring skiing will be more popular as soon as parents start thinking their kids can get a skiing scholarship. Then that lasts until they do some research and find out that there's only about a dozen D1 programs in the US, total for all of the prog…
  • Jay Peak just announced 7 day per week operations until May 6.  Will Killington follow thier lead and open on May 2 and 3, which are currently listed as closed on the snow report? Will probably wait until it gets a little closer to see what the lo…
  • Marketing is likely not going to have a drastic effect on late March revenue for areas with less established spring skiing venues. There is only so many skiers and riders left to go around. This year is certainly more of an exception with the terrib…
  • Haha ripcord is still looking fabulous. And once it softened up and the rope dropped early afternoon, it skied fabulous too today!!
  • Felt way more like a late March Spring skiing day where you know in the back of your mind that you've still got 2-3 weekends minimum left until closing day than the actual closing day!!
  • Mega corn harvest going on now!! Crazy sone of the coverage on the naturals and in the woods still, let alone most of the Snowmaking terrain...
  • I was looking at that very lift yesterday, wondering if it ever runs... Mid Winter weekends and Holidays when the Ski School's Mountain Camp Alpine program is running - the groups line up along the rope tow and it runs throughout the day....
  • I remember reading something here on SJ about Mount Snow allowing employees to work at both places at the same time. Could of remembered that incorrectly. The missing word in your posting was NOT! Mount Snow would not hire bands (maybe others) who…
  • Places that can operate a good amount of their mountain (or at least a good pod) by running only 1 lift and operating out of 1 lodge have a distinct advantage at operating late season with either minimal daily losses or maybe even a small daily prof…
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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 mu…
  • 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 …