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  • One has to remember that it's not just jobs created at Mount Snow proper, but jobs created (or retained) within the general area. So if a new restaurant opens as a result of more people coming to the region, those jobs from that restaurant count.  I…
  • One has to remember that it's not just jobs created at Mount Snow proper, but jobs created (or retained) within the general area. So if a new restaurant opens as a result of more people coming to the region, those jobs from that restaurant count.  I…
  • Sugarbush isn't the first. Smuggs offers sunrise cat skiing. I took the Smuggs sunrise cat a few years back. Pretty cool to ride with the head snow reporter: Hugh. He gives some historical perspective and any insights the groomer have from their pl…
  • Just saw a nice piece on Bolton Valley getting some upgrades. Some improvements to dining and badly needed work on snowmaking: http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/improved-snowmaking-dining-experience-at-bolton-valley-resort/800896827 Great news…
  • The day was 11/10/07 and I was there as well. Here are some pictures. Temps were at the very high end of marginal and they were running the fans to flex some muscle.  Wow those photos bring back some memories! The Summit Local, before the Bluebird E…
  • My hunch is put Mount Snow on the list as well this year as a sleeper choice. I'm guessing, just like when Peak 1st installed all the fan guns now heading on a decade ago and they were the 1st area to open in VT that year as a way to tout their new …
  • Smuggs' is going RFID.  Yes, I just read that. I remember going there for years and being checked only a handful of times. Good for them!
  • Recent news article about the filling of West Lake at Mount Snow/Hermitage: http://www.dvalnews.com/view/full_story/27461407/article-Reservoir-filling-up?instance=secondary_stories_left_column
  • Just saw the webcam. Nice WROD at McCoy station.
  • Warren Falls to be exact. Huntington Gorge is not Route 100. Bolton Potholes and Bristol Falls are also in a similar area of Northern Vermont, not that far from Burlington. I highly recommend Warren Falls as the water is beautiful, cool and the Mad …
  • FWIW I think that year-round skiing in New England is a terrible idea. What makes New England my favorite place to live is that there are soooo many things to do in each season. By the time ski season ends I'm excited to be moving on to the next thi…
  • That is a very steep ride and remote. I guess the NY accident gave them a spook and thought it best to shutter. Maybe ride counts were down as well. This is pure speculation, but one would think the riders on these kinds of chairlifts are not as fam…
  • I'm shocked they did it in the middle of the day. I feel bad when a small place like McIntyre has this happen to them. Those copper wires are very valuable, running three phase electricity to them.
  • Magic Mountain #1? Hmmmm.....
  • thanks for posting that link.  their take on Keystone is deadly accurate, pardon the pun.  It has a sub-culture of reckless skiers and boarders IMHO.  Please post a link to the next installment if you can All three are actually out: Link. Sorry for …
  • Slalom skiing after the lift shut down at Killington: Link. Pretty cool stuff! This is the "Redneck Racing" group.  They produced a similar video at Stowe a few weeks after they closed.  The skier is Robby Kelley. Yes! Saw that one as well. They we…
  • Slalom skiing after the lift shut down at Killington: Link. Pretty cool stuff!
  • The only reason Superstar lasted so long this year was because the World Cup race was held there on Thanksgiving weekend and they blew a ton of snow on it and injected it. That's simply not true. There have been many years I have rode Superstar into…
  • Mount Snow just dropped a new West Lake project video yesterday. Very cool to see the WROD being used for dragging up the new pipes. Link
  • "Mow it if you can..." Been there once. Learned that swinging a scythe left handed is not a good idea. Lost ten pounds in four days. 10 pounds and free pass?
  • Sunday will be operating day number 200! That is a wild number!
  • The lower section has by far the most snow. If they are willing/needing to push snow at the bottom it shouldn't be a problem. From riding up the chairlift on the section where the trail is to the right of you, the base is well over 10 feet in the mi…
  • I was there on Saturday. Showed up around 11 am and left around 3 PM. Upper section has a ice base and very thin in places. I got a core shot on my board on one of the last runs from turning on top of a hidden rock. All in all, coverage was pretty g…
  • Powder day at A basin. The line this morning was huge, longer than opening day weekend.
  • Mount Washington just set all time snowstorm accumulation record for May. Definitely going to help out Tucks. "A record snowfall left the summit of Mt. Washington with over two feet of snow Monday.Officials at the Mount Washington Observatory record…
  • Just finishing Ski Inc by Chris Diamond. Great history of in corporation views. From Killington, Mount Snow, to Steamboat. Very cool to hear the growth of the industry from the 70s from an insider doing the actual business. Link
  • Super cool video!
  • The weather tomorrow is supposed to be as challenging as the terrain!  And regarding the 8 to 10 year old: It's more about the skill level than the age.  If the youngster routinely and comfortably skis Diamonds and Double-diamonds (and enjoys them e…
  • And Bill Stenger is being paid $50/hour to help consult the installation of the new T Bar.
  • From my late season recollection (Memorial Day weekend 2015) at Killington, the bumps are very big in ungroomed areas. The only "groomed" areas are where the running water washes out the snow and they have the snowcats staged in places to quicklly p…