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  • 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 p…
  • Lots of great inputs.  Thanks.  This is my list of what it takes to make for profitable spring skiing product:1. Location: In the modern world, it’s easy to notify your regulars and season pass holders via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. – and it’s f…
  • riverc0il says, "I would contend that this spring has not been great, it has been abysmal." I found the six weeked between Mar. 6 and mid-April to have been the best skiing of the season - although it sure hasn't been spring conditions. I didn't c…
  • Joshua quoted cannonball: "Ski areas extending their season may just be trying to prevent an existing customer from going over to one of the places Joshua listed and saying to themselves "Gee, maybe I'll just get a pass here next year instead." Jos…
  • Interesting set of replies to date: lotsoskiing said, "Worth getting input from folks who run the areas, if possible. I am sure none would speak on record..."  I think we have at least 3 (possibly more) SJers who are in that category and I was hopin…
  • nelsap.org has a link to lost colorado: http://www.coloradoskihistory.com/lostresorts.html
  • Question. If I go to a ski area and purchase a ticket and the area closes for the season before I click in my skis, does that count as ski day? IMO: Only if you walk up the hill and earn a few turns.
  • Eastern Closing 2018: Mixed bag options – Week 4 https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/eastern-closing-2018-mixed-bag-options-week-4/ After a mixed bag of weekend, this week looks closer to a normal Spring skiing weekend. No more pond skimming…
  • Stratton or Killington pomas? :D One of those would probably win Killington Poma runs a lot
  • That place's old layout amazes me. 21+ lifts took a lot of staff to run ($$). Amazing they pulled in that many people to cover just the operating costs. I can think of major resorts now that shut half their lifts except on weekends and holidays... …
  • As always in New England, it's less about how much snow we get and more about how much snow we lose throughout the season.  Excellent point.  Jay Peak (almost) always gets the most snow, but they don't hold it. Killington, Sugarbush and Stowe seem t…
  • Crotched Mountain's website claimed 95.5".  (Based on what I shoveled at my slopeside condo, I suspect that 95.5 is low.)
  • Riverc0il always razzes me for being too early in rating the ski season.  With Killington aspiring to a June 3 closing, this thread seems premature! I'm at 125  and anticipate another 10 days before I call it a season.
  • hiked up and did velocity tonight.  Still great coverage and soft snow on top. Hopefully more to come.  I hiked yesterday AM (4/11 Weds.).  Everything I skied was wonderful, plus it was pretty easy to see that if management thought it would be profi…
  • Apr. 9-10, 2018 - Mon./Tue. Unusual for Killington to compress its open area when they have this much great snow.  Snowdon west of Chute and all of Ramshead were closed, as was OL.  April 9 and 10 never got warm enough to lose the winter-powder text…
  • Killington until whenever it ends, currently projected for Jun. 3
  • Not sure they still do it but Park City used an old mine train and elevator to access the mountain. Was a another way up on the hill when the gondola line was long. It came up in a conversation yesterday and none of us could remember where it was…
  • We lost power on the Super Bravo side due to wind damage to the power lines. All good now. Trip report later-- Castlerock, and three bears wand'ring around.  Do you know if the wind caused a tree fell on the Super Bravo Haul Rope?
  • thinking about going Tuesday afternoon - any ideas if it will be a bit too crisp around 4-6pm?     I'm  at Killington today and tomorrow (Mon. and Tues. - Apr. 9-10)  I plan to hike CM on Weds. BTW, it was a spectacular day of winter skiing with pow…
  • Moon Walk-Milky Way-Velocity skied very nicely today, I only had time for 1 run today.  I figured that 1 of the 3 sets of tracks down Velocity must have been your's Joshua.  Yes, depending on when you were there, two of the tracks on Velocity might …
  • Still the most memorable run of my 50+ years of skiing: 2-ft of Champagne powder.  It was 1975.  I arrived at the top of Castlerock just as the patrolman dropped the rope on Rumble.  In retrospect, I suspect he was pissed that I beat him to it!
  • To answer the initial question, "Where's spring"? The answer: Jan. 10 to Mar. 2.
  • There was an issue with the gate house quad last week when I was there. Maybe it happened again. Perhaps that was it.  What was the issue?
  • Some of you may erroneously think that all I do is ski!  Although retired, I have a lot of volunteer projects that take up some of my time daily as well as the freelance writing that I do. If I ski at Crotched, I can get everything done.  If I go so…
  • Actually, one of my friends (at Killington) said that she outlasted the rain on 4/4.  It changed to snow and was quite good the last 1.5 hours.  The bad winds were overnight. I lost power twice at CM for a total of about 6 hours.  Many of my Killing…
  • Ok, so this is getting good.  The cold front that bombarded the northeast last night appears to be hell bent on sticking around.  I see freezing temps every night for the next week in here Sterling MA with daytime temps not above 50.  April skiing i…
  • Apr. 5, 2018 - Thurs. Beautiful sunshine but day's high was 19º F. and the wind was vicious.  Surfaces were nicely groomed in the AM but between wind and traffic, they were pretty bullet proof by 3PM.  
  • riverc0il noticed correctly, that I give a significant nod to the economics of a ski season and he is right.  I admit that it is a bias of mine. That being said, with regard to Xmas 2017, it was cold enough that Wiidcat and Killington both closed fo…
  • Re Slatham's comment above: 2016-7: Excellent Xmas Week including snow, wx and crowds; 2017-8: Xmas week lost due to extreme cold 2016-7: MLK Weekend was excellent despite a generally poor January2017-8: MLK weekend lost to epic meltdown 2016-7: Pre…
  • Apr. 4, 2018 - Weds.I hiked up Super Nova to Milky Way to Moon Walk to the summit.  I came down Satellite Summit to Meteor.  Hiked back up Galaxy to Milky Way to Pluto's and skied Pluto's from Milky Way to the bottom.  Cover was good everywhere.  Sn…