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  • There is very solid dry stuff deeper in the whales, micro spikes were required before the Saturday snow. Hopefully they will get all the pods of whales spread out to dry once the dampness is past - giving it time to dry while they pour dry freshies …
  • AT LAST A DATE! OPENING DAY FRIDAY!We've got our opening date set for Friday, Dec 15 with lifts spinning 9:00 am-9:00 pm. Terrain will likely be advanced only from the Summit, but we're going to make snow and ride out tomorrow's weather before we ma…
  • Still on your trusty somewhat bullet proof Elan Magfires... Saving the new ones?
  • No snowmaking this morning. Walked to summit with my dogs today, would not have made it without good micro-spikes. Probably not a great place to earn turns unless you really like side slipping down very frozen surfaces. There is still a lot of snow …
  • There is a good start on the carpet area, it should be ready but watch the website for details. If the website isn't updating try the social media links on the home page. Hopefully the server update will finish up and all return to better than norma…
  • Crotched was largely silent due to the Computer Server upgrade mentioned above. I get the impression that bigger Peak areas get their needs filled first, Crotched is the tail of the puppy on this type of stuff (E.G. lawn mowing...). There is actuall…
  • It looks like they are not going to make it for the weekend barring some really cold miracle. 
  • As of Wednesday they haven't made a definitive call, they want to open but won't do so with sub-standard conditions. Everyone at the hill is working against a 'might open' deadline. I even saw a groomer go up the backway towards the summit & saw…
  • Turning the corner and seeing Cannons Front Five for the first time. My friend looked at me and muttered holly s#!+.Even better is a nighttime approach up the parkway...  You are aware of looming hills and an airplane overhead... then you realize th…
  • Guess the snowmakers haven't been following this thread. The guns went on at 9 PM Wednesday night and were still running when I left the hill at 2:30 PM thanksgiving day. This appears to be a mass 'whalehousing' of snow not a drive to open for the w…
  • More grass cutting evident today, hopefully that task should be complete by tomorrow. Spotted a crew on the hill working on the Polecat's needing attention after the snowmaking test earlier in the week. There is still a fair amount of snow remaining…
  • Peak is paying interest to EPR under Net/Net/Net terms (EPR gets paid first/always)... that means Peak must get as much money out of the property as it can to stay ahead of the game & make some profit.  Part of doing this is getting a healthy re…
  • Its up to the smart folks like SJ'ers to figure out that you can work minimal hours, maybe a couple of night shifts or a weekend day for zilch pay and in return get benefits like a season pass, for more than yourself, in the right departments and a …
  • "Mike at Tenney" aka Sir Michael has been pursuing this as a low key project, learning as he has been going. He can apparently afford to do what he has been attempting, unlike other entrepreneurs in the area he has not touted EB-5 and grand hotels i…
  • A hike up the hill with the dogs disclosed that they ran guns across the entire normal early season route. Summit >Moonwalk> Galaxy> Lower Meteor plus Summit> Satellite Summit> Galaxy. This was a system test for pole guns and re-built…
  • Peak Resorts today issued a press release with a number of interesting details. Their request for a company specific EB-5 center has been approved. This allows them to proceed with the planned rollout of the Mount Snow Master plan with less regulat…
  • 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…
  • Dropped by Crotched today (Wednesday), quite a beehive of activity as they prepare for the new season. There was a dusting of snow on the hill, it stuck so the ground has cooled somewhat. The lower floor inside has been re-arranged extensively. The …
  • Not many bodies on the loaded side. I always wondered if an almost empty lift just kind of idles in rotation without much uphill load on the motor. Commonly the lift will be run at its very lowest/least costly speed; for snowmakers or to avoid icing…
  • On the other hand Long John, Deer Run, Little John, Cascade, Canyon, Freefall, and The Gulch are much more than a WROD, not bad for a 3 day snowmaking window. I like the idea of a few easy warm-up runs and some cruisers to start the season with the …
  • Peak is breaking out of the mold a little with these announcements. The interesting thing will be trail counts displayed at the Boston Ski expo this weekend. Given the number of trails with fan guns at Mount Snow there may be some real surprises her…
  • Looks like the big areas that want to be sure to be open for Thanksgiving and looking for points at the Boston Ski Show are looking the gift cold in the mouth and pulling the trigger... Mount Snow seems to be the first Southern Vermont area to dive …
  • Looks like 'the Vision' got a little ahead of the reality of income, sounds a lot like every business in the ski industry at one time or another. The heated six-pack bubble lift probably cost about the same as their shortfall. Yet it is an importan…
  • 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…
  • Good news Ski_it had my first draft Rocket Fuel of the season last weekend at the Ski sale in the Crotched base lodge... Ummm good. They also had a Baxter selection hooked up.  Bar manager says they are bringing back Henniker Working Man's Porter an…
  • Gee... forgot one ;-}  Aren't we all waiting with baited breath for the Wilderness Renaissance of the Balsams. Guess they are pushing the Real Estate aspects more than the ski area for now. 
  • Attitash was quick out of the box this spring with pipe replacements, guess they needed them done before the summer traffic. Also 50+ new high efficiency snow guns were added to their 'arsenal', they also have a bunch of SMI Polecat Fan Guns that Pe…
  • Bud Light?, Technically a NH brew maybe, they might have a few bottles in the cooler but you are much more likely to find Rocket Fuel on tap. By the way the Crotched Ski Sale event with Rail jam is tomorrow (Saturday October 28) & the bar is ope…
  • That's where REMSKI's "they oughta" comes into play :-} 
  • It would be advantageous for the ski area if they could cut the brush and new growth out of all the GLADES on and off the ski area map within their boundaries.ALL the glades!?...  even FINDING all the GLADES on and off the ski area map would be a ma…