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  • Pretty impressive, especially given, well, he ain't no spring chicken! And his comment on Stowe is spot on. I skied Stowe in early April and quickly and easily bagged 35k which for me me is a lot. I want to ski more, I want ski a lot - certainly …
  • . After they closed, it was off to the top half of Mount Ellen until Memorial Day; Of course I stand by my opinion that best early/late season "pod" on the East Coast is the Summit lift at Mt Ellen. Agree 100% Although I understand thei…
  • I suspect that Carinthia has (had) better cover than the main mountain shown above.  Mt. Snow's low elevation have always knocked them out competition for the late season market. I find this to be an interesting opinion, since there was a time whe…
  • Pond requires all sorts of approvals, and was included in a 250 Act filing last year. The interesting twist is the VT water authority (not sure of exact name) wants/requires the pond to be taken offline from the stream. Because the plans and approva…
  • Definitely doesn't hurt with the transport distance. It's better than say Cherokee NC to Crotched. Saves time and money. The question is can they get Green ready and this new one by late December? And the pond? On a different moving lift note- When…
  • There will not be a loading carpet. Magic confirmed this on social media. I also do not think that Stratton "gave them a deal", although they could have - I am not privy to that. What I am privy too is there was original concern that Stratton and/o…
  • The Red chair will not sit idle. It will run during the week (Thur/Fri) as it is more economical and the Quad capacity not needed. It will also run on busy weekends/holidays. And no matter how good the new Quad is you need a back up. Removimg it wo…
  • Stratton’s Snow Bowl Poma Quad Lift Heading to Magic Mountain Another Major Upgrade by SKI MAGIC LLC Will Replace Magic’s Current Black Chair Summit Lift   Londonderry, VT, May 9, 2018 – Magic Mountain is purchasing and installing Stratton’s curren…
  • Now for some big, unexpected news.....
  • From Sugarbush's Win Smith: "Our pass sales and skier visits were slightly over last season, and given the changes in the industry and the volatile mid-winter weather, we were delighted with those results.  Our day-skier visits were down slightly, …
  • While one could probably throw a rock into Massachusetts, Petersburg Pass was all in NY. Same goes for the Berlin Mountain area in MA - the landing area for the ski jumps was within feet of NY. But if I recall they had plans to expand which woul…
  • Are season passes not counted? Or are they counted as a paid visit each time they are scanned? If they are not counted, then perhaps the proliferation of mega-passes contributed to the lower number? Surely eastern weather whacked their stats... Vi…
  • "The Northeast region held steady at 11.8 million visits, less than 1 percent down from the previous season," Considering what I experienced this winter, I am pleasantly surprised that it wasn't closer to 10%. I agree, and I'll bet reve…
  • Looks like its just the Park, with "maybe" a chair lift running. Impressive nonetheless. Poconos, skiing/ridding, on snow, in May. Yeah, its been a cold spring....
  • What is really sad is that with the Majella deal looking dubious from the beginning and dead for some time now, that no other buyer or even rumor of one has materialized.
  • Video today on Twitter of painting the tower sheaths. Work already underway on Green!
  • Took a look Peak Resorts. They don't report full winter results until July. But in their third quarter ending at the end of January they indicated revenue at the Northeast resorts was up "minimally". They also note a nearly 100 degree swing from the…
  • sick, simply sick. Thanks for the report, even if it made me pissed that I'm not heading North!
  • Wow some big numbers, congrats. 37 here, which is a record for me so pretty happy given the situation (I live on Long Island and have a full time NYC job). We were actually up in VT even more than my ski days show, but missed a number of days due to…
    in skier days Comment by slatham April 15
  • Magic 174" Bromley removed it from their web site but they were running above Magic so 180"-185"? Stratton 174" (this seems low - not sure but I think they may measure at mid-Mountain?) Mt Snow 194"
  • As a member friend on FB pointed out to another FB friend of mine, who is a year round (short of Spring mud season before Golf Course pre opening prep starts) employee, pointed out, *if* Jim Barnes chooses to decline all offers for a buyout and ful…
  • Magic and Bromley are closed after tomorrow. Both got 6-8" going into today with awesome conditions for anytime of the year much less April 7th. In fact better than anything Jan or Feb brought. But thank goodness for March madness! Glad to see so mu…
  • I think it's reasonable to say this was an average decent season.  Snow, ice, rain, freezes, thaws, seems like normal, which is a lot better than the bad years.  I could've done without the bombastic cyclone thing when JCP&L ineptitude left me w…
  • I need to double check my notes (not with me at moment) but I am going with this year being better than last year from my purview in SoVT. Christmas certainly had better snow conditions this year (everyone has a different cold threshold but I did …
  • If the 10 day forecast pans out we have an unmitigated ski area visits disaster of a year, and a Thanksgiving to April ski season that will be in desperate need of a "Stella" like storm or a locked in March storm pattern. So disappointing after what…
  • My rating is improving.....
  • As we reach the end of January, the season is not lving up to the hype that began this thread: This thread is certainly living up to my tongue in cheek jest about starting this thread too early.  ) I think I've only skied about a half dozen tim…
  • The January thaw was well advertised by long range teleconnections, models and forecasters. Those same sources are showing strong consensus for the pattern to start shifting once into February and specifically in the Feb 5-10 zone. The colder patter…
  • The only time this happened to me was being questioned by people in the office (NYC) for driving to Plattekill rather than skiing Hunter or Windham. This particular day had 18" fresh and the other areas didn't even reach a foot. Those "skiers" reall…
  • "Thaw" is a relative term when it's below zero - as a high temp. Devil is in the details. Could be a ton of snow!