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  2. I would tend to agree on Okemo but not Stowe. Forerunner should have been replaced from the old original HSQ to a HSS so I do not believe from a capacity standpoint Stowe's main mountain lift system is all that good. And the lookout double, well that had a nice rope evac this past season that lasted hours. Maybe that is the solution for Attitash and Stowe. Take down the Forerunner and move it to Attitash and put a HSS up at Stowe. Okemo/Sunapee did a similar swap for the Sunburst 6 and Sun Bowl. I still doubt you see anything get done before next year, probably longer if the Summit Triple at Attitash functions reliably this season.
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  4. What was the early price for the epic pass? Could you use it in the spring? Trying to determine whether to upgrade from peaks to epic, only $70 each for my wife and I but over $300 for my older daughter. Basically a $450 family pass to sunapee. We may go to colorado next spring but I am assuming next years pass would cover april. I was mixed on the aquisition earlier today but talked myself into it as day progressed. Living in the lakes region of nh, roughly half way between wildcat and crotched, peaks owned the majority of our ski budget. Only difference now is sunapee adds another local option plus Breckenridge is a viable alternative to killington for april vacation week. Only major concern is that i suspect we have seen the last lift served october turns at wildcat - it will suck but I will hunt for deals at k and sr.
  5. You might be right about the crossover fact. The price? I dunno. Stowe installed the Forerunner 7 years ago now at a cost of $6M. Attitash lift would be of similar length to the Forerunner and more complicated because of the crossover. It might also require some line widening during the stretch immediately above the Yankee. Factor all that, inflation and both major lift companies saying they are short on help and I would not be surprised if that lift costs closer to $8M. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  6. Stowe and Okemo started with much better lifts then Attitash. Mount Snow, is super crowded so there is a lot of utility in more capacity. Attitash has little choice but to install a faster Summit lift. How many days did there summit lift run?
  7. Please, crossovers while not the norm are not as uncommon as you think. Go out to Mammoth, Panorama Gondola and Unbound HSQ share a tower or two. Sunday River's new T-Bar will be sharing a tower with the Locke Triple from what we are hearing. No way will it cost $8 million for a summit HSQ just because of one shared tower. With that said, Vail has yet to invest any $$ in lifts not already ordered by the previous ownership in the East. What makes anyone think they will be quick to do so at the newly acquired ones?
  8. How things changed for the three small mountains in the midwest after being purchases by VR may provide some insight. Very different from a purchase like W-B. https://www.powder.com/stories/vail-bought-hometown-hill-heres-happened/ - 2018 https://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/ct-wilmot-renovations-travel-0327-20160310-story.html - 2016 https://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/genoa-township/2018/12/06/mt-brighton-ski-and-snowboard-area-opens-saturday-genoa-township-vail-resorts/2206469002/ - 2018
  9. I'm having a hard time coming to terms with this. Everything changes. Attitash definitely changes for the better. I'm not so sure about Wildcat. I can't imagine what the Cat is like under Vail administration.
  10. Tash triple replacement with a HSQ would have to be major $$. Probably in the $8M range because of the Yankee. I would think once they had some engineers look at it, they'd likely realign the Yankee. I wonder if you could even pull a permit for the crossing and shared tower anymore. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  11. "Sorry, our east coast resorts are broken. Here's a 20% off voucher for lodging at any of our west coast / Rockies properties. Good this week only."
  12. Reality is they likely won't spend a ton of money in NH, just like Peaks. But I cannot imagine the summit lift sticking around much longer. I hope they realize the infrastructure needs to function to make money Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  13. It was a bit warm, but was a blast. You guys should do it next year.
  14. It's going to take a lot of money to bring up Peak Resorts properties to the Vail Experience. Lodge renovations all around. I'd have to assume a new Attitash Summit Triple.
  15. "Vail Resorts' annual ongoing capital expenditures are expected to increase by $10 million to support the addition of the Peak Resorts ski areas. After closing of the transaction, Vail Resorts plans to invest approximately $15 millionover the next two years in one-time capital spending to elevate the guest experience at these resorts." I hope they have a nest egg for lifts too Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  16. Someone on another forum asked if this means "No more Sacklers". My response:
  17. Out of all of the hem the Summit really needs to be prioritized to #1 Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  18. Wow best of both worlds. I bought Epic passes for the family in April, fully expecting to boycott the lack of investment in Attitash's triple. Guess I can still ski Wildcat and the kids still get to ski Mt Snow. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  19. I am guessing Ikon add Windham to match Hunter. I am surprised Windham is still independent. Maybe Belleayre will join Ikon, they could use the publicity, but would probably drive less traffic to other Ikon resorts. I know Vail is not stingy with the new lifts, so I guess the Attitash Summit Chair and Mount Snow Sun Brook will not last much longer. I also suspect Lift ticket prices will rise faster.
  20. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vail-resorts-acquire-peak-resorts-110000429.html I imagine this will change the dynamics for a lot of people on this board... Your move, Ikon.
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  22. Any of y'all headed up there? Bryan and I will be around. I'll likely be wearing my adventure hat and sipping from the Mug Club mug.
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  24. Not world class, but not far from it. Toppling Goliath! (I’ve heard TG beer is available in Ma.)
  25. We started house renovations when we got back from Stowe, so I've only been out once since then Good news is I went from this $h!t: To this: All the major work should be done tomorrow, so hopefully back to riding this weekend. And I did get to see Phish last weekend!
  26. That is A LOT of mud! Looks like a blast.
  27. I was on shutdwon last week too. I only got 21 miles in with company in town though. I have 15 miles so far this week after work. I hope for another 7-8 tonight.
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