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  • Good posting Alex. One thing people seem to forget about Stowe.  It and Jay Peak are major destinations for the Montreal crowd, certainly a major population center.
  • ... Last I heard they are very close to having the minimum units sold to unlock the non-state financing. I heard they surpassed it.
  • Just a few beginners on the short triple - but there were a few novices on the summit trails too. I did come over from Chimney Hill. As you said Newpylong, definitely faster! Remembering back to the early days of snowmaking, Killington used to op…
  • Reminds me of the racing lodge on Kbase but IDK Agree.
  • To 4aprice:Your posting above got a little mixed up.  I edited it to make it more readable.  I apologize if I screwed it up in any way. You asked  The truth is that ski areas pretty much run at capacity on most weekends that have decent weather.  Ge…
  • Not my thread, but a number of responders are giving their first chairlift ride - NOT the title of the thread which is: What is the first chairlift you rode and is it still around. ride vs. rode, aside from changing tenses, what is the difference b…
  • Definitely - and one of the good things was that they had terrain for all skiers - easy and long Deer Run, park features on Carinthia, ungroomed moguls on the North Face, and cruising on Cascade-Canyon. And a beginner chair too. That was a lot of ac…
  • If you look at the NESI link, the story has a photo of a little house in Brisbane that purports to be Majella's global headquarters. I looked up the address of the headquarters on Majella's own website, found it on ACME Mapper, and it is indeed that…
  • It's the amusement park pricing strategy.  But amusement parks have a lot other lines of income besides entrance fees and are cheaper to operate.  It's worked for Vail for so long. Will it last? What worries me is that the "amusement park" pricing s…
  • While Killington got opening day honors on the 8th and passed snow-control for the World Cup, I think that by Nov. 10, Mt. Snow was way ahead of Killington as far as providing a better product for their skiers.  It would appear that their new snowma…
  • Summary/Corrections #3 ME Sunday River: Agony and Ecstasy. NHRagged: Rags To / RichesRagged: Raggedy Ann & Raggedy AndyWaterville Valley: Tippecanoe; And Tyler too. NYGore: Rumor and Lies (Innuendo was planned but not completed) VTKillington: R…
  • Not surprising.  In NH, finding ski area workers has been a problem for a few years.  The economy is good and unemployment last month was reported as 2.7%.  Low paying seasonal jobs are only attractive when  the economy is in the toilet - or for tha…
  • Not my thread, but a number of responders are giving their first chairlift ride - NOT the title of the thread which is: What is the first chairlift you rode and is it still around.
  • Saddleback Mountain Foundation Receives 501(c)(3) Non Profit Status The organization remains 'alive and well' despite being passed over by Saddleback's owners earlier this year. Tuesday, November 14, 2017, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com In a Faceboo…
  • Gramps Chair Brodie mt. Only towers remain. I suppose if you count that one as "still around", I did that one in '68. Mixing Bowl Chair at Mount Snow.  It was one of the "assembly line" style chairlifts that had a chain drive rather than a haul rope…
  • Have they released a count of guns running at once this year? Last year I think it was like 130-132.  This year they had 5 fan guns on the ground and the tower fan gun as well. Didn't they only use the tower fan gun last year? If that question was d…
  • With respect to pressure, I don't think it has much if any to do with focusing on Superstar WC snowmaking.  Normally Killington has a month or so of marginal snowmaking weather. They have a massive advantage with their close hydrant spacing and uppe…
  • Nov. 13 and 14, 2017 - Mon. & Tues.I think Killington felt pressure to provide a T2B route because their competition was doing so.  The path from the top is Great Northern to either Upper East Fall or Lower Rime.  From the bottom of the North Ri…
  • Confirming that grandstands are fully up and snowmaking has moved to Skyelark.  They seem pretty confident that Superstar will easily pass "Snow Control".
  • Summary/Corrections #2 ME Sunday River: Agony and Ecstasy. NHRagged: Rags To / RichesWaterville Valley: Tippecanoe; And Tyler too. NYGore: Rumor and Lies (Innuendo was planned but not completed) VTKillington: Rime/Reason (Rhyme and Reason) Pairs tha…
  • Summary/Correction #1NHWaterville Valley: Tippecanoe; And Tyler too. NYGore: Rumor and Lies (Did we determine that there is also an "Innuendo"? VTKillington: Rime/Reason (Rhyme and Reason)Sugarbush: In Road/ Out Road MESunday River: Agony and Ecstas…
  • Peak Cam shows them making their way down Snowdon Correct. They started yesterday when they opened Upper East Fall. Thay expect to be T2B by the weekend at the latest; possibly as soon as tomorrow.
  • JS he has written articles using information obtained by walking on private property without owner permission. Pictures taken by others have been lifted and placed in said articles without permission or credit. Not talking about Cannon, but the plac…
  • Those folks can't seem to catch a break.
  • A bunch of areas are blowing that have no intention of opening for a while: Stowe has been blowing for at least a week and isn't opening until next Friday, McIntyre is blowing and they probably won't open until Dec.  I suspect some who could blow to…
  • However he has published articles without primary sources, trespasses for information, and uses photos without credit. Not to mention some articles are laced with politics. First of all, he is entitled to have political views.  Specifically, as a …
  • A bunch of areas are blowing that have no intention of opening for a while: Stowe has been blowing for at least a week and isn't opening until next Friday, McIntyre is blowing and they probably won't open until Dec.  I suspect some who could blow to…
  • Jeremy Clark has fringe political views, yes, and yes it does affect his reporting on Cannon and Sunapee.  But he is a very good source otherwise.I had generally defended him in the past, but I don't really know what happened around here, and I gues…
  • Here is the URL of Jeremy Clark's latest article on the Saddleback situation.  Definitely worth a read:http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com/viewstory.php?storyid=620