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  1. That's for sure what Attitash is good for. If it's just a cold, icey groomer day at Cat, I'll sometimes opt for Attitash as it's a little warmer and has significantly more groomed trails to choose from. The other times I'll ski Attitash is the spring. The bumps typically soften 2-3 hours before Cat. Grand Stand will be soft by 10AM where up the road it can be 1 or later before it softens at Cat. Not uncommon for it to be 15 degrees warmer at Attitash vs Cat. But overall my days spent at Wildcat are probably 8/9-1 vs Attitash Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  2. All valid concerns and ones I share for Wildcat. Wildcat is very liberal with rope dropping and extremely lenient with rope ducking. That used to be the case at Stowe back in the day. It already started changing long before Vail got involved, but I'm told these days they've gotten really tight with both. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  3. I don't think it makes much sense comparing East vs West. They make snow on like 20% of skiable terrain out west and groom about 50-60% of terrain nightly. In the East those numbers are more like 80 and 70. Almost any other typical Eastern ski area, these major trails at Cat would have snowmaking and grooming Upper Wildcat Lower Wildcat Lift Lion Top Cat Black Cat Catenary Cougar Tomcat Schuss Panther The only major trails that wouldn't are Starr Line Al's Hairball Feline So, the potential is there that Vail drastically can change how the mountain skis. But as mentioned before, I do think Cat will be very low on the totem pole for investment. I will bet dollars to donuts that the entirety of the Wildcat trail gets snowmaking and grooming and becomes a tame cruiser within the next five years. It will join Polecat, Lynx and Catapult as signature top to bottom groomed cruisers. Lift Lion / Black Cat won't be far behind. Hope I'm wrong Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  4. Why I outta.... Geoff McDonald has a price there too Yeti! And Vail might take your beloved Beast too...muuhaha Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  5. Someone mentioned the idea of Forerunner at Stowe going to HS6 and moving the Quad to Attitash. That seems like a win, win to me. Curious what you think might happen with Jay that will turn you off if it gets gobbled up. Jay's kinda already gotten the whole Disneyland treatment already. More snowmaking and grooming? More snowmaking and grooming is definitely my great concern for Wildcat. Shortening the season is also a concern. Cat is probably the most "raw" 2k vert ski area in the East after MRG. Though I suppose Jay probably ties Cat. Both a distant second to MRG. Cat only makes snow and grooms about half the trails. I fear Vail turns trails like Upper Wildcat and all of Gondiline into man made boulevards. End of the day, I'm not too worried. Looking at the Vail portfolio, Wildcat is probably near the very bottom of their list for investment targets that will produce substantial ROI. As long as we keep our roughly 11/10 to 5/1 season with minimal manicuring of the slopes, I'll likely remain happy and not consider change. Where I live, the only reasonable option for change is Cannon. I've considered it many times, but fewer crowds and less grooming keeps me loyal to Cat. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Even if Peak was in financial position to do so, I don't see Burke as a good target for them because of the hotel. Lodging operations are not their area of expertise. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  9. https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-company-and-dogfish-head-agree-to-merge-in-300-million-deal Haven't drank either in years, but recently had a Sam Adams Light that my new neighbor handed me. To think that not long ago Dogfish was winning many awards as one of the best breweries in the country Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  10. I definitely have a bit of a moral conflict now with my spend with Peak. On the one hand, I don't want the Sackashitlers receiving a dime of my money. On the other hand I enjoy so many of the staff at Wildcat and any Boycott of Peak by me would harm those folks more than the Sacklers Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  11. I wonder why that is? Marketing early and late season as having most skiable vertical? I also think running Bobcat out late season would be great, but with Bobcat trail, not Catapult. Maybe set up a temporary bar outside the Ski Team building. I assume it has bathrooms? Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  12. OP is snowmobiling your main interest? If skiing isn't really a big priority, but snowmobiling is, The St John River Valley is pretty sweet. Ft Kent is a pretty charming town. I'm staying in Edmundston, NB tonight which combined with Madawaska is a surprisingly large (by Maine standards) metro area. Towns of Snowmobiling up in this area. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  13. Nice Porter from Deciduous Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  14. This was taken late morning on Sunday Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  15. I forgot my helmet too. Bought a Wildcat hat and took it easy. They ended up taking a picture of me and posting it on their Facebook page. Lol Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app

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