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  1. Nice find. That article’s from my local paper, but I missed it. Saw the photo here first though!
  2. JimK

    Cover photo submissions

    Besides being an amazingly beautiful image, its amazing how snowy it is for first of Dec!
  3. JimK

    Cover photo submissions

    Who took this amazing shot?!?
  4. A friend an I tried to tackle the task of identifying Indie ski areas around the US, particularly ones worth visiting from afar. His West summary: https://www.pugski.com/threads/indie-resorts-who’s-left-part-1-west.11823/ My East summary: https://www.pugski.com/threads/indie-resorts-who’s-left-part-2-east.11954/ Defining what constitutes an independent ski area these days is pretty tricky!
  5. extra photo snowbasin, ut
  6. JimK

    Opening Day 2018

    Thanks for sharing. Photos of Killington and A-Basin are both amazing. I may get to ski A-Basin in Feb. Curious about the new chair on the far side.
  7. Best post of the season...so far:-) Way to get after it!
  8. JimK

    Marmot Basin

    Well, I was going to go off topic and talk about Mt. Norquay instead and decided to stop myself, but now you've encouraged me to misbehave:-) I haven't been to Marmot, but last March I skied the areas around Banff and enjoyed another under the radar place up that way, Mt. Norquay. Loved Sunshine and Lake louise, but the surprisingly neat place little place was Mt. Norquay, the oldest of the three. The first ski runs there date back to 1926, with the opening of the ski lodge in 1929. Rope tows were installed in 1942 and the mountain was the second in Canada to install a chairlift in 1948. If you go up there with a MCP pass you get two free days each at SS and LL and one free day at Mt Norquay (vertical 1650'). A lot of folks don't know about the Norquay freebie and it's definitely worth checking out if you like to visit a variety of ski areas including smaller, historic ones. View of North American pulse-double chair with Mt Rundle in background (elev 9672'), this ancient lift serves nothing but black diamonds. Them early skiers were bad a$$es! Cliff House at the top of Mt. Norquay's North American lift was built in 1952. The architecture is a mash-up of Fred Flintstone and George Jetson:-) BTW, Is there a way to totally delete a post?
  9. I guess you could say it adds value by strengthening the overall Peak Resorts business model. But what would you consider a move that would benefit you, purchasing a good, available New England mtn like Smuggs, and/or a decent destination resort or two in the West like Mt. Bachelor, Sun Valley or Snowbasin?
  10. JimK

    2018 new car thread

    I am toying with the idea of getting a small 4wd, 4 door pick-up to replace my old minivan. I am tech-adverse and cheap, so looking at Nissan Frontier which goes for about $22k new with no options. I have a 2014 Outback that works well in snow. Can I expect a small 4wd pick-up to perform similarly in snow? I don't run my Outback with snow tires since it only sees snowy conditions about two weeks per year. Not sure whether I'd put snow tires on a 4wd pick-up, but would consider it if I increase my time in the mountains. PS: Weatherman went to Sweden to pick up car!?!
  11. JimK

    F'ing Millennials

    Thank God for the millenials. We need them to pay their taxes so we get all our old age benefits. I hear in Japan they sell more adult diapers than infant diapers.

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