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  • I will be looking for yourFIVE trips to VVERNON OR MCAFEE Alex, maybe you can poach the pipeline ⛷⛷⛷ No poaching for me Cisco.  Not my style.  I will go in the woods in a heartbeat, but not south of Albany NY or east of Georgetown, Co.  Too risky. I…
  • Nothing for Colorado or Stowe yet but the first shots are fired against the Aspen-KSL group. March is going to be fascinating when the new pass products come out.   Have heard they are probably going to keep Mountain Collective in some form but I'…
  • Well Jeremy, December 6th, good call.  Change in the weather for sure.  Guns are on at Camelback (so I would imagine everywhere else as well), life can start to be good again.  Suddenly opening day does not seem so far away anymore.  Here's hoping t…
  • I'm loving the age of the multi-area passes.  The western resorts are pretty remote in many cases and need traffic driven there and these passes are the perfect vehicle.  Not unlike all inclusive packages you see for island resorts in the Caribbean.…
  • I am so glad Windham jumped on the Max Pass bandwagon and intend on hitting it as many times as i can,   The Pocono's are closer but I am someone who has gone to the Catskill's my fair share over the years. It's a fairly easy ride up 287 to the Thru…
  • Nice, Belleayre ramping up the guns again. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Sorry to hear about Magic's delay.  Those guys are doing a great job and getting a carpet in on the old beginner slope and getting Green up and going are huge steps.  From what I understand Black is good to go so everything is looking up for them.  …
  • Always love your pics JimK.  You always manage to raise the stoke meter. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • 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…
  • Tenney can't be sustained by the 47 locals who pledge their support. No revenue from ski school, rentals or day care combined with discounted tickets , limited daily operation , very marginal snow making and no season pass income spells DISASTER in …
  • 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 …
  • I'm all for what Vail has done and I hope Aspen is taking notes.  I was clamoring for multi-mountain passes when they came out with the Epic products and hope they remain available.  I'm currently on Max (2nd year) but we are trying to plan an Aspen…
  • Tyroline at Stratton, 1961. One of 3 HERON doubles built for the opening season. Ran through 2001 or thereabouts I think. Probably retired after 40 years.  Looking up the hill this was the beginners lift, a short way to the left of the ski school sh…
  • 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…
  • Interesting.  Belleayre still blowing today, but it dosen't look like for an early opening, say like next week.  Heard that Blue and Big Boulder were at in the Poconos but Camelback blew no snow as of today and they are usually pretty aggressive. Al…
  • Nice to see Bell blowing snow. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • A nice dusting visible on both Belleayre webcams - one of which is at the base, Elevation 2100, where you can see the gondola nearing completion. http://www.belleayre.com/the-mountain/webcam-feed Guess the Cats aren't in on the snowmaking party yet,…
  • To see this many go at it pretty good says to me that they must see good things down the pipeline for Thanksgiving/December.  10 years ago in the fall of 2007 we had a great cold snap in November and even the Pocono's were able to open Turkey day we…
  • It's a mountain worth saving. Sweet to think that you can now once again ski the original Ski 93.   Get Tenney on this Freedom Pass thing too. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Nice seeing NJskibabe and Rickbolger at show last night.  Couldn't stay real long but did try to pry some info on Aspen's plans for next season and beyond with the passes from both the Aspen/Snowmass rep and Steamboat Rep (yes, they each had a table…
  • Tenny, which looks on track for an opening this winter, definitely has a early 70's feel about it. The lodge is on a small to moderate scale. The kitchen, main room, bar & deck are intimate sized. The double & triple lifts have a 'period' lo…
  • Well the Gondi makes a whole lot more sense when looking at the master plan and the West lift and Highmount. The implication is they have high confidence that expansion occurs. I agree.  Puts one up in the middle of the complex.  I still wonder how …
  • I'm sorry but Alta and Brighton are not old school anymore, (either is Pow Mow for that matter).  All have high speed lifts and modern facilities.  Sunlight, Cooper ok.  I'm not one who pines for the past as I think things are much better today then…
  • I'll be there.   Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • The Camelback/Mountain Creek thing would certainly be a weekday thing.   I can take CBK on the weekend with 1st tracks and quitting when necessary but I know where your coming from.  I hope to get there for afternoon sessions as I'm not a huge fan o…
  • Max Pass and Camelback Super Pass.  Can't travel every weekend hence the Camelback Pass but it includes 1st tracks from 7:30 - 8:30 every weekend morning so a whole days worth of skiing can be done by 11:30 just as the true silliness commences. (nev…
  • There is nothing wrong with the "the feeder or community hill" and hopefully some can keep the cost's down and get people into the sport again.  The list is cool, however, Gore and Mittersill are state run (not that its necessarily bad, but that fun…
  • Run, bike, ski on the water when its warm.  The thought of trying to be in the best shape possible and the fear of those huge rock piles called the Rocky Mountains kicking my ass is motivation enough.  Finishing up a month of self imposed alcohol ab…
  • While these are fun to take, they need more categories.  For me, I have favorites in the west and favorites in the east.  I favor those in the west, so my favorites in the east get overlooked.  While I do go for a healthy dose of the west each year …
  • Wonder if they’ll run the High Country Chair at all this season even with the new t-bar in place. Gotta say it’s an unusual thing to see a surface lift replace an aerial lift. Wonder if this has happened elsewhere in the East. IBRAKE I think t…