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  1. Pretty cool video. Got me thinking, the east seems to be often overlooked in ski media related to tree skiing. I think tree skiing in the east, is some of the funnest and most challenging skiing I've done. The tight lines are pretty unique here and I really like that challenge. On a pow day eastern trees are pretty much at the top of my list of places I'd want to be. What is your opinion, do you prefer our trees or those elsewhere?
  2. It may be small and not steep, but they are snow making and grooming magicians! Starting this in honor of one of my favorite threads on epicski.com. It was started in 2006 and has been going strong through the 16/17 season with 1360 (and counting posts). The mountain closed in April after a fantastic season. They made significant investment in their snowmaking capabilities and it showed. For its proximity to Boston and surrounding suburbs it really can't be beat. I usually hit the WA up one night a week. Looking forward to next season!
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    Went Thurs night and Sun morning. Mountain is 100% and skiing great. Solid base, great soft snow, can't really ask for more from the Wa.
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    How to Ski videos

    I've found the paul lorenz instruction videos to be quite good: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuI6MgYP-AHJ1FJLq38cVuw Elate media has tons of videos (some better than others) across a wide range of topics: https://www.youtube.com/user/elatemedia PSIA and CSIA has a bunch as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSnowPros https://www.youtube.com/user/CSIAAMSC/videos Although nearly a decade old, Chuck Martin's mogul videos have some good core technique overviews: https://www.youtube.com/user/utubecmartin/videos Jf Beaulieu has some good nuggets on his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jfbeaulieu96548276/videos I like this one on short turns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_XuGWW6vcQ Many more out there as well.
  5. yeah, surprisingly soft..much better than i expected. wasnt in NH so cant compare though.
  6. Sugarbush skied surprisingly well yesterday. 1-3" over boilerplate on the groomed trails. everything was open. Castlerock was nice in the morning as the sun hit it and softened things up a bit. Middle Earth was probably in the worst shape, lift line close behind with a few bare spots on both and some blue ice. Pick of the day was paradise and the woods to the skier's left.
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    Roll Call Jan 25-27

    OK biting the bullet: Sat - Sugarbush Sun - maybe wachusett for some family skiing
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    Roll Call Jan 25-27

    Yeah I know there is a risk of this, but I'd rather go than not go. The money isnt really an issue for me and I wont have many more of these opportunities this year, so I'm going to take advantage. Jay Peak a better option? I feel like Mad river valley and north is the best bet for sat.
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    Roll Call Jan 25-27

    I've got a hall pass for Sat and trying to decide where to go. I'd rather not give up this opportunity and bite the bullet on conditions. Thinking Sugarbush might be OK. Would appreciate general forum thoughts on this and if there are any alternatives I should consider.
  10. The forecast in the Sierra's looks nuts! They are getting 10-20% of their annual precipitation this week! An impromptu trip is mighty tempting...
  11. ^, I got that. I was just assuming 100mm as a price paid to drive the discussion around the economics. I remember some numbers around 250-300mm as the amount the investors lost so a 30% recovery from this sale seems within the realm of possibility. My question is, do the resort economics today support such an investment? Is there a cash flow yield of say 20% annually on the 100? Anyone know what that looks like?
  12. https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Receiver-for-Jay-Peak-ready-to-begin-sale-process-504049131.html My question to the forum and for those in the know, is Jay a viable, profitable business at $100million cost? I'm not too familiar with ski resort economics.
  13. https://unofficialnetworks.com/2018/12/30/unofficial-award-funniest-ski-clip-of-2018-goes-to/ This made me laugh... happy new year!
  14. Looking to see if anyone is aware of any discounts for lessons at Cranmore.
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    Was up there on Sat and can confirm 10p starting Fri. 12/21. Mountain, despite the weather, was in pretty great shape. Spring like conditions with soft snow edge to edge. Was with my 3yo on the beginner slope so didn't venture out to much, but did hit conifer and it was great. They've taken advantage of the snowmaking windows and have huge whales available to touch up the open trails should the weather continue to be uncooperative. I'll probably be out there next weekend as well before the holiday madness starts. Starting in 2019 I'll be out there one night a week (likely thursdays) until the mountain closes, and probably sunday afternoons as well.
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    The wa skied great this morning! Arrived around 9 and left at noon, just as it was starting to get busy. Ski to lift all morning. Ralph's and conifer were the picks of the day. Buttery packed pow across the mountain. My son was ripping it up!
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    Great afternoon today at the wa with the family. Good base And they were making a ton across the mountain. Going to head up with my son tomorrow morning likely. If the weather continues to cooperate they should be close to 100% in a week or so
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    Ryan's Beer Thread

    I wouldn't say it was that bad, a mediocre option Imho. Started off much better than it finished.
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    Ryan's Beer Thread

    This just seems appropriate
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    11/17 opening date posted on the website!
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    Wonder if we can click in this weekend...I want to say they opened this weekend last year.
  22. Pretty cool...these drone racers always amaze me with their ability to pilot these things..
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    Anyone have a GPS group for a friend of mine?
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    Wachusett Conditions and get togethers

    Yeeha! Just got an email from Wa with target opening date of 11/23 (or sooner). Whole family with passes this year so looking forward to getting turns in family style.
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    Ryan's Beer Thread

    so much hoppy goodness in this foreign objects brew...nice tropical hop explosion

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