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  • I hope it works out like last year. Went on Sunday -- great event.
  • Right now I'm not inclined to drive the extra miles past Belleayre to Platty, but if Belleayre gets more crowded I might. Really? When there's good natural Platty blows Belleayre out of the water IMHO.
  • Screw Hunter and Windham. Both of those are owned by either a major ski resort corporation player or a bumch of hedge fund guys. What about Platty...the sole independent mountain in the Cats. As a NY'er I would rather my tax dollars went elsewhere..…
  • Well if you can't turn a profit during a winter like last winter (for VT, esp north) you will not survive.
  • Sugarbush, Lincoln Peak, skiable terrain above Heavens Gate that was once accessible by the Gondola.
  • Yeah but Stowe, while on VT's tallest mountain, doesn't go to VT's tallest peak! In fact by quick count based on memory the majority of VT Resort/Large ski areas have higher lift served summit elevations than Stowe.
  • Summer has arrived!​This week we're seeing record warmth with temperatures in the 90s before we cool off a bit later. That's going to make for some sweaty ops crew working up high on the Red Chair today as they repair tower assemblies as part of our…
  • Picture worth a thousand words. To mapnuts point, I think we have to look at intentions vs. successes.
  • I think Magic is a Large Ski Area given 1,500' vert, which should probably be the cutoff. On the edge but it breaks the tie by including off map terrain. Pico is obviously a LSA. Burke too is "large". If it has enough lodging to be a resort I'd sa…
  • Should there be more categories? I think both Destination Resorts and Regional Resorts need further breakdown since a "resort" to me has a lot of connotations that are not based on ski areas stats. As example:Destination Resort (Stratton, K, Sugar, …
  • Not much new news to those following closely, but great to see consistent (and good) press on Magic. http://vermontjournal.com/featured-articles/magic-mountain-is-bringing-the-magic-back
    in Magic updates? Comment by slatham May 5
  • Re: Timberline (or is it Ridge?). That has separate ownership.
    in Magic updates? Comment by slatham May 4
  • I'd like to add my 2cents to 2014-15. First off, at Bromley we had 6" of powder on MLK day after a good weekend (save Sunday afternoon as snow started as rain). FROM THE POINT UNTIL EARLY MARCH IT NEVER RAINED OR THAWED!!! 7-8 weeks with nothing but…
  • Thanks Dr Jeff! Impressive amount of working going on at Mt Snow this summer.
  • From the blog today they are widening from the Summit to top of Carinthia. My comment about the need for more down hill capacity was specifically the need to widen Long John, and to add snowmaking capability to existing terrain to offer more open t…
  • On the list above, is Hermatige the Hermitage Club? While technically not a "Big, For-Profit Corporation" it certainly is not in the same spirit as the others. I mean, how can Magic and Hermitage be on any list together? In fact, I would say Bromley…
  • I think Mt. Snow does an incredible job of covering Long John early in the season.  While I don't know what the crowds might be like on a weekend, it seems as though the combination of Long John + Little John +  the Sun Brook Area should be adequate…
  • I've always thought 500 fpm was normal speed and conveyors allowed a faster speed?
  • Widening a section of Long John too. They've made huge investments in uphill capacity- about time they started to expand downhill, snowmaking covered, capacity.
  • Not sure about Geoff, but I use the phrase in its practical sense, with no literary reference. I live on Long Island, work in Manhattan, and ski on weekends and holidays. I literally try to find the road less traveled! Magic satisfies that practical…
  •  "take the road less traveled"Out of curiosity, what is the issue with this slogan?
  • For those of you who might not be following the Magic web site, they've got a busy off-season!The Inaugural SKI MAGIC season has come to a successful close after staying open until April 9th. But skiing was still taking place here this weekend as sk…
  • All snowmaking ponds (probably all man made ponds) in VT cannot be fed by - and therefore themselves feed - a stream. From what I have been told by a reliable source, the issue is one of stream habitat. Ponds get warm and by releasing into a stream …
  • Should we consider narrowing this down to ski areas with ski on/off lodging (or even a hotel) that is available to the public? vs. privately owned condos that may or not be available? An example is Bromley, which has condo's that may or may not be a…
  • Last gasp coming- forecasts calling for a foot+ in S. VT up through Sugarbush/MRG Friday to Saturday. Saturday will be nice, though snow will be heavy. Fat skis and snowboards will work nicely Might not be the last gasp, especially up north. Patter…
    in Storm? Comment by slatham March 30
  • Already progress being made for 2017/18. Yes, resurrecting the Green Chair!
  • The problem with applying a generic rating this year is two fold:1) The good skiing was very "episodic" and more so than usual - there were times it was very good and even exceptional (think Stella), and there were times it was very bad, even except…
  • well if we get a dump next week and longer range forecast of colder than normal pans out then there will be no worries. personally i think we might have some of the best skiing of the year coming......
  • From Win today... I am really pleased to announce that Sugarbush has become part of theMountain Collective. This was created a few years ago by Aspen to respondto Vail's Epic Pass. The members now included 16 of the best owneroperated ski areas not…
  • How many of these places do you think are actually trying to lay down extra base and improve conditions versus a marketing ploy to get more revenue this weekend and next, etc? Personally I think there is a lot of marketing going on, but areas d…