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Everything posted by fcksummer

  1. 4.5 @Cannonballer's ranking of a 4 is pretty spot on for me. I give it an extra .5 just because we survived the pandemic without getting shut down like last year. I came in to the year mentally prepared for the season to either have periodic pauses or a full cancellation so at least we were able to avoid all that. Overall, it was a pretty meh season. Hardly any tree days and even the days we had, they didn't seem particularly deep. At Cannon, we had quite a few days were we stayed on the Front 5 between the snowmaking fog, winds & log lift lines. Not hitting any ot
  2. Nice. Way to get it. Take some pics for us!
  3. Found this video, haven't had a chance to watch it all but thought you guys might find it interesting. "More Than a Mountain: A Short Film on the Story of Saddleback" https://youtu.be/vB-h9Nrx2Xg
  4. Sorry, forgot to post the link. Here's the full report from them Alterra https://www.alterramtnco.com/news/2021/04/12/alterra-mountain-company-announces-usd207-million-in-transformational.html
  5. Congrats to Loon Mountain for being open the latest in New Hampshire! What the hell happened to Wildcat? Why did they close so early this year? Covid? Vail?
  6. I can't read the article but this came across my phone's news feed. https://www.pressherald.com/2021/04/04/skiers-rave-about-upgrades-atmosphere-in-saddlebacks-first-year-back/ Also saw that its already having a positive impact in the area as far as business, which is great to see. @xwhaleryou were up there last weekend. The pics looked amazing but what did you think about the new management as far as you could tell?
  7. Had a few 70 days at K over the years. Saturday at Cannon was warm too but I didn't get a chance to check the temps in the afternoon.
  8. Squaw Valley is adding a base to base gondola to transport people between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. It'll be a 16 minute ride. Steamboat is adding 650 new acres and says it'll be advanced/expert terrain. The rest of the announcements for Deer Valley & Mammoth are base and lodge upgrades.
  9. Adding another fuck yeah. Also a big thanks to everyone who's donated thus far. Agree with @Cannonballerabout working on the content. If we can start to get some new members the site should be self sustaining in short order so hopefully no more fundraisers.
  10. That's very generous. I've thrown up a donation link at the top of the forum. If we don't hit the annual goal then I'll return the donations. If we're able to get enough to fund the full year then we'll be able to stay online. Thanks
  11. I just stopped the automatic payments on the forum software. The service expires on 4/21. If anyone wants to take over then please let me know so we can get everything transferred. If not, it's been a fun ride and I'll be sorry to see it go. I'm at Cannon (along with @Puck it @ABV& @Cannonballer) basically every weekend so if anyone ever wants to catch up, shoot me a PM and we can exchange contact info.
  12. It's not really a hassle to keep running, it just doesn't seem worth it financially. Like I mentioned earlier, we've only had a total of 25 unique members make a post this year. If everyone donated, which is highly unlikely then it would be $12 each for the year. I'd only expect like 5 or so people to donate so that number quickly jumps up.
  13. Unless we had an outpouring of folks wanting to fundraise and adamant this site survived I wasn't too keen on fundraising and so far that hasn't been the case. Without a plan forward on how to get more members on here there doesn't seem to be much point to keep going. Like you mentioned, forums are a dying breed. I think it would be possible to grow the site but it would require a ton of work. Basically would need to continue what Weatherman started with the Mountain Guides and continue that level of content creation and energy. Also would need to really work the Social Media angle as wel
  14. Some ugly looking graphs... Only 25 members have posted since January of this year.
  15. Covid should have helped to be honest. Mountains have been doing great this year with everyone looking for outdoor activities and to not see that interest corelate here was a warning sign. SEO would probably help. I just don't have a whole lot of interest in doing that. I'm not creative or a good enough writer to constantly turn out content. Also, with the lack of member generated content it would probably stick out as kind of spammy. I haven't been on there in a few years but the niche this site filled was that it was reliable and not down all the time. I thought all along when We
  16. 4/8 Update: We've had several very generous offers to help fund the site. I've put up a Donation link at the top to see if we can raise enough to keep going for another year. If we don't hit the target amount then the Donations will be refunded. Thanks to everyone who's offered to help out. ------------------------------------------------ 4/2 Update: I just stopped the automatic payments on the forum software. The service expires on 4/21. If anyone wants to take over then please let me know so we can get everything transferred. If not, it's been a fun ride and I'll be sorr
  17. Wind was a factor today. Went from 19 to 20
  18. That was a fascinating documentary. I'm glad I've been off Facebook for years and hardly use any of the other networks. They are definitely convenient tools but the addiction to those sites is really something else.
  19. Disappointing week. The next storm is trending south.
  20. Today is a bust. Hopefully the damage is kept to a minimum.
  21. Don't know. I would assume so. You could try running it when you're at home and see if it complains about not having a connection
  22. Only have a single day on this board so far so I figured I'd make a couple of posts as I get to know it better and take it in different conditions. The Lumberjack is a short fat twin and at 152, it's the shortest in my collection. The twin is what sold me on the board. Most of the short fat boards are directional with a small tail. You can ride them switch but it's a little intimidating with those tails. The profile is Rocker in the tips and flat beneath the feet. It's a middle of the road in terms of flex so that combined with the ro
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