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  • I just wanted to bump this as we enter this thaw period.  Basically 1 year ago.  Hopefully it will offer a little pick me up as March and April delivered last year and will hopefully do so again this year. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • The management of Pico for the last 10 years. Specifics? Since after the merger Pico has been the forgotten step child. The snowmaking has stopped on many trails over the years. Plus they don't like to spin certain lifts. They claim trails open …
  • Well if our home bump is any indication then at least some of the economic pain was muted this weekend.  When we left the ski area yesterday about 2 ish they were lined up all the way out to I-80 trying to get in and they may of had to turn away peo…
  • There's about 6+ inches of snow outside "Stately Price Manor" and probably about the same up at CBK.  Tomorrow could be  totally different day.  Will get there early. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Whew, Not  great day at the home bump today.  Mother nature pretty much zambonie'd (sp?) the trails last night, not much the mountain could do about that.  Some skied ok, some not. but that was only part of the problem.   Didn't get to mountain for …
  • Skipping back to 2015-2016 pretty quickly for me. That was a bad one and can't say it's that dire yet but its certainly been trying on the patience. 2011-2012 was worse. Still several mets that I follow are still somewhat bullish on March so its…
  • Thanks for the report Cannonball. Always interested in whats going on in Lincoln as Loon is one of our favorites and we will be up there the first weekend in March.  I really appreciate the pictures and hope for the  best `as we enter at least a wee…
  • It's raining steadily here in N. Connecticut and its a cold rain. Per webcams, it's raining all the way up to Bolton Valley, but folks are still getting out. The extended outlook calls for snowfall possibly on Friday and into Saturday morning for C…
  • Mount Snow is down to 36 open trails, yikes. Next week looks warm and wet. I'm skiing Catamount tomorrow and somewhere in New England this weekend before the next thaw. Ski areas just can't catch a break this year. That's got to be due to icing. …
  • Just need to think of resorts with a 5-6 minute or less highspeed lift and a relatively straight shot, well maintained run(s) down, so that one can log 7-8 runs an hour and then just have the stamina to keep that pace up until the lifts stop spinnin…
  • if we didn't have that cold weather around Christmas there would not have been as much snowmaking in southern New England and probably not as efficient snowmaking in northern New England.  Although it clearly hurt sales, without the very cold weathe…
  • Cannon today was phenomenal. I've missed some key weeks this year so I'm not going to claim that the woods were in the best shape of the season....but I will claim that they are they best I have seen them this season. Upper mountain glades were DEE…
  • I agree with Cannonball. I am a cherry picker and there have been some abysmal seasons recently. This is not one of them.  I didn't ski a single day in January (both due to weather and work) which is the first time that has happened in over 20 years…
  • I don't think Cannonball "cherry picks" his days.  Following him over the years he's pretty hardcore, but, he has put himself in a good position.  I've been up there when just driving up through the notch puts one in a winter wonderland.  More power…
  • 8-12" across most of ski country in the past 48hrs.  Another few inches forecast for Fri/Sat.  Many resorts at 100% open (or nearly).   Seems pretty good to me.  You have access to Cannon and probably the true north will make out ok (though you may …
  • Season taking a big dive.  Another lost weekend coming up.  (3rd shot weekend already this season)  Projected ski days down from 40 days to below 35 already and probably looking at more with the forecasts I'm seeing.  I can't wait to get out of here…
  • Nice reports coming off of Sno Country this morning.  Woods may start coming back into play real soon.  Max Pass weekend coming up. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Thanks for the update Rick.  Have been thinking Gore for next weekend, may go Okemo instead. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ  
  • I have to say, the more I use this max thing the more I like it.   Deciding factor for me is the NY areas. One other thing the ticket lady at Sugarloaf said that I thought was interesting.  First she said "It's too bad they're doing away with the ma…
  • At Sunapee yesterday I mentioned to the ticket person that I was glad to be there while they were still on the Max Pass.  She said well it's going to become the Ikon pass, and I said, but Sunapee isn't on it.  She said "they're still working on it."…
  • Bang.   Epic responds - Telluride. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Some more thoughts on this. From what I understand Mountain Collective was the brain child of Aspen and Max was the brain child of Powdr/Boyne.  They will have all the data into what was working and what was not working with those products.  Going t…
  • And the Max pass had Gore, Whiteface, Belleayre, and I think Windham on it too. I don't see Pico on the new one either, nor Stratton. That's a loss for people in the Capital District here in NY. Pico is not included.  Killington has announced that…
  • How does Epic respond ?   To put it in sport's terms there are a lot of "free agents" out there.   The trio of Okemo, Mt Sunapee and Crested Butte just  hang there. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • First shots fired.  Do the other Max Pass areas reunite under another banner?   Interesting times ahead.  A little bummed about the loss of the BCC ski areas but Alta/Snowbird and DeerValley  and the Colorado choices are superb. Probably have a buye…
  • When and if Tenney gets up and running again, they should get on board with Magic and Bolton and the Freedom Pass crew. Alex Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • as long as this is not finals Joshua For the east, bad timing with the harsh cold, for the west a bad pattern, which poison do you pick?   December has to be considered a good month (pre holiday week) with cold for snowmaking/basebuilding and natura…
  • As I mentioned and Ted portrayed with his pic here, 4aprice Alex would appreciate the bumps on the side of the Yellow Riblet Please teach this method to my "backyard areas" .  So simple, not intrusive on groomer fans.  I just don't get the resista…
  • We will settle back into a snowier and cooler weather pattern beggining on or around Feb 3-5th January Thaw.  Not sure about the dates but agree with the reloading of cold coming and still think the best is yet to come. In the mean time, did enjoy …
  • We will settle back into a snowier and cooler weather pattern beggining on or around Feb 3-5th January Thaw.  Not sure about the dates but agree with the reloading of cold coming and still think the best is yet to come. In the mean time, did enjoy …