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  1. It looks like Southern VT, Southwest NH and Western Maine could get over 16 inches of snow. Is that enough for them to open? Could magic be the first eastern Ski area to open this year? 2020 is a strange year.
  2. https://unofficialnetworks.com/2020/10/26/trollhaugen-opening-day-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2EuIvnO1GlB9Krg2FjgojgeJ-KLGkuBM6xsSisJ_ycWrEiRvyFDVzWfkI I think we are in for a busy season on the east coast folks
  3. Trying to ask so many people a question as they enter might create the kind of crowds the state is trying to avoid. I still think if Vermont wanted to have any teeth to the requirement they would require Ikon, Epic, and Indy Blackout for 2 weeks after being used out of state.
  4. Machski 2022: 10 new lifts for Belleayre
  5. Could you just say you have been in Vermont for 2 weeks? Are they making any attempts to verify?
  6. Machski will be he first governor to make skiing a top priority.
  7. So Ikon will black you out if you use it in one of the counties Vermont says you should quarantine after visiting?
  8. I saw Axemer Lizum, a ski area near Innsbruck, is fighting the government for the rite to close for the winter. they recieve a subsidy every year and therefore are required to operate. What is clear is the government officials are encouraging them to stay open, since they think getting outside will help fight corona. At Axemer Lizum I think there ticket prices are around $35 a day for a ski area the size of Lincoln peak. Here is an article https://tirol.orf.at/stories/3070011/ This is the second such story I have seen. The Government in Victoria Australia was also disappointed Vail
  9. I saw there sales are way up. I think over 600%. It seams like every outdoor sport is getting a huge bump from the pandemic. We shall see what happens his ski season
  10. I also use this one. The hourly is not the most user friendly thing but the 7 day is a great format. I think The Weather Channel and Accuweather lobbied congress and put the kibosh on finishing the NWS new website. I have 3 of them bookmarked currently in my toolbar. Is there a manual way to adjust the elevation? I usually just play around with the map looking for the closest approximation of where I am going.
  11. Sugarbush is not doing a reservation system, just limiting day tickets. It might be pretty crowded this year
  12. They could be screwed. A lot of Québécois at Jay. I wonder if any of there staff commute across the boarder
  13. The 2 big things here. There will be no downloading this year. They are shooting for a November top to bottom opening instead. They will have a reservation system that prioritizes season pass holders. Killington Opening Plan
  14. I doubt people would huff over. When the lift capacity is limited. But the point would be to stop crowding at the bottom if the lift. It would not be a bad idea to a few chairs to offset singles ridding alone. Sugarbush has always offered discount Mount Ellen only tickets and passes, so its certainly in there wheelhouse.
  15. What do you guys think will happen to Castle rock at Sugar bush? A big line develops there whenever the conditions are good, even if there is little crowding else-ware, so do you think it will need its own reservation? In general I think 50 trails is plenty for one day of skiing so asking people to commit to one side of Killington, Sunday River or Sugarbush would be no big deal.
  16. I doubt it. I think its just to better manage crowds on crowded days, so they both can hit there limits without one passing it.
  17. Does Peak mean every weekend from Christmas to Presidents week? And I think there will be a mad rush to the ski areas due to social distancing rules.
  18. Vail released there plan. Reservation system, mandatory face masks, and mandatory 2 spaces between unrelated groups on 6 packs and gondolas. One group per gondola cabin or 2 singles sitting opposite each other. https://www.tetongravity.com/story/news/vail-announces-reservation-system-for-20-21-season Later opening day than last year at Keystone, November 6th, but I they used to open even later when Vail had a partnership with A-Basin . Also, did they cut the season for Wildcat and Attitash? http://news.vailresorts.com/corporate/vailresorts/fact-sheet/ Several things
  19. I was thinking more because of restrictions on pairing groups together. So some ski areas might make a single ride up alone on a six pick but also let groups stay together, so they can fill the chair with people who are already skiing together. Vail is requiring 2 seats between people they pair up. but is otherwise filling chairs.
  20. Good point. This happened to Vail in Australia. I have no idea what ended up happening to Perisher, when Victoria went into lock down.
  21. I was thinking they would stop pairing groups together to fill lifts, especially 6 packs.
  22. Its sad, but making that post rite before retiring would be a mean move. I guess it could be a power move, to try and force Alterra to open. I am much more worried about Stratton with extreme reliance on 6 packs and a 10 person gondola and heavy reliance on snow making.
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