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  1. Sunday---Perfect spring corn at Ragged. Sent from my moto g(6) using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  2. Probably the last major significant snowstorm of the season--where is everyone headed? Sunday: Ragged (too much going on to ski both days this wknd and concerned about winds on Saturday)
  3. I have 4 Middlebury vouchers I'm not going to make use of. Good any day through the rest of the season. Not sure when they are closing but 3/31 for their pond skim would seem to make logical sense. Though maybe they go a bonus wknd if snow allows? Certainly after the Friday storm skiing should be pretty awesome and snowpack is deep up there. Would prefer to give them away as pairs to 2 different people but if only 1 is interested I'll send all 4.
  4. A groomer only wknd and this was the state of the groomers at Magic on Saturday Sent from my moto g(6) using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  5. Let's get this place open again. One of the very best in the East https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/03/15/boston-investment-firm-offers-to-buy-saddleback/?utm_content=buffer1a40a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Sent from my moto g(6) using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  6. Yup, totally agree...the steep groomer mtn in NH is Cannon (along with obviously offering a lot of other awesome terrain) The classic New England mtn is Wildcat---Loon is for the yuppie Ma$$Hole to hang out and be seen. Bretton Woods is and older clientele who appreciates impeccable snowmaking and grooming. Attitash definitely has an image problem in that I'm not sure they are really that great at anything or known for anything---I think of Attitash as very much like Waterville Valley...competition around them renders them somewhat of a niche mtn which is hard to do when you run a 7 day operation spread across 2 peaks. Probably why you saw WV stay stagnant for many yrs until the recent Green Peak expansion (which IMHO was really well done and really changes the way WV skis for the better) Hard to justify big expense if it won't lead to more customers or really detract from your existing customer base. Plus if Peaks is seeing tremendous growth at Hunter/Mt Snow it's only smart business to send resources there.
  7. I'm personally of the opinion that having a HSQ to the summit of Attitash would neither attract nor detract customer demand. I think the primary client of Attitash is there because it is close to N Conway, has slopeside lodging (something not common in the MWV) and is generally a good place to bring a family due to having terrain for all ability levels . Also, it's less crowded than Loon with more amenities than Wildcat while being larger than Cranmore so there is going to naturally be some demand for that. As a standalone mtn I think not having the HSQ would hurt them more than being tied in with Wildcat. I'd guess that most of the Peaks passholders in the area are buying passes primarily to ski Wildcat. The day trip/week long ski and stay patron is keeping Attitash afloat (in addition to their summer operation) Not having a HSQ to one of their peaks I don't think keeps that family from coming to Tash. They can look and say we can get to the top of Bear Peak on a fast lift. I'm not sure the Wildcat skier has many other options as well and Peaks knows this so they wont really lose a significant # of passes just because the summit triple is old and slow at Attitash. I also don't think for the advanced/expert day tripper that having a fast sumitt lift would make folks spend their $ at Attitash over a different mtn (say Cannon) The terrain off the sumitt (wilfred's gawm) and just below (tim's trauma, idiot's option) is a lot of fun but I know I personally wouldn;t go there just for that (HSQ or not) I enjoy Attitash/Bear Peak (my family owned a condo nearby for 8 yrs and I have hundreds of days there) However until/unless they get split up from Wildcat I don;t think peaks has any real incentive to change anything up. Back in the ASC days attitash had to and did try harder. just my $.02
  8. UPDATED 3/14/19 Morning Update: With the planetary gear and drive undergoing testing, we are awaiting new information from the good folks at Artec. In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that the Summit Triple will not be operational this weekend. Stay tuned for further updates.
  9. Someone suggested it to them last yr on FB and they said they would look into it but nothing ever came of it. I've also suggested to Tenney again today on FB it may be something they should look at (no reply yet)
  10. Ski NH with a listing of pass deals for next yr at their member mtns http://skinh.com/deals/season-pass-deals
  11. Tenney is selling their pass for $289---however I still question the value when they openly state on FB they don't plan to begin making snow until Early January When Ragged has been open since Dec 1 and at $279 it's hard to hear Tenney won't make any snow until after the New Yr...that's almost un heard of in the industry and I think speaks to their overall lack of awareness/experience. Most yrs December will be lean in that part of NH for natural snow--hard to bank on them being open many days before they lay a base down I would think. Again though, if they got on the Freedom pass one could ski around a bit in December before 10E opened.
  12. Done! Got the last 2 and they are up to $38 now
  13. Cannon has their Pond skimming scheduled for 4/13 so seems highly likely they will be open Could you do both? Ski at Cannon until early afternoon and then come over to Wildcat when the apres starts ramping up in C Lot (and stay the night at the club?) https://www.cannonmt.com/events/2019/04/13/blizzard-splash-pond

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