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Everything posted by Weatherman

  1. Attitash does not yet have a mug club, but they will be adding one next year. If you ask the Crotched management, they will tell you that they are talking about Peaks multi-mountain mug club. But if you have that same discussion at Wildcat they will laugh you away from the bar. That probably results from the open availability of mugs at Crotched vs their scarcity at Wildcat. The vast major of Wildcat mugs renewed this year. It's going to be even more difficult to get a mug in the future, and they have no expansion plans.
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    Cannon Lover's Thread

    Nicely done. When I drive by last weekend the hill still looked well covered. Comparing it to Wildcat, you can really see the benefit of Cannon's renewed snowmaking prowess. Just typing that sentence seems wrong.
  3. Do we know if they have any plans for the the 2017-18 season? I gather than this past year was one of the best they ever had. Business was great. I heard that for now there is no plan to change the mug club. I still don't know if I'll be rejoining.
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    Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    Ah yes, off season improvements... I asked and was told that everything was just at the request to corporate stage. Some things, like new rental skis and some more snow guns, are barely worth noting. As @deadheadskier already mentioned, new air pipe and hydrants on Cheetah is the big request. They had a bad accident with the snowmaking crew on Cheetah this year. One of the air hydrants popped off and struck a crew member in the face. He was seriously injured, and after that they walked away from Cheetah and left it to mother nature. Wildcat management now considers it a safety issue and won't touch that trail without new infrastructure. That is the main reason they ended up blowing on both Black Cat and Starr Line this year. The other big item they asked for is a new deck on the lodge. They've been routinely replacing a lot of those boards every year, and they think the time has come for a complete replacement.
  5. http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/ski-season-recap-2016-2017-a-bounce-back-year-for-vermont/698526073 Business was up this year in Vermont. No surprise there considering the previous season. Ski Vermont implies that it could be record revenue for the season. This is good news for sure. I'd be interested to hear how to rest of the Northeast did. I expect it will be very much the same.
  6. I'd believe that. I certainly had a period of frequent base repairs this year. It's true that after the prior season I was not going to miss an opportunity to get off the groomers.
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    EpicSki closing

    Oh, I am a sucker for base structure. That is the fundamental reason why they go into the shop. Everything else can be DIY. I'll have to try them next year too.
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    Crotched Mtn ARL

    Not to mention that on Thursday night everyone should be headed north to prepare for the Friday race clinics at Wildcat. Hopefully I can make some sort of special arrangements with them.
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    Where are you skiing? April 29-30

    They have removed any mention of May from their snow report. Given that they are facing free skiing competition, Sunday River will inherit the faithful. I look forward to enjoying this boat without having to suffer through missed skiing. Keep up the good work!
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    Drought of 2016 is over

    I had no idea there was a drought task force. How did you get involved? And what does it do and who else participates?
  11. Weatherman

    Introduce yourself

    And hopefully the maintainer of our Cannon guide? We should take a lot at it in another week after all the EpicSki links have a chance to break.
  12. Weatherman

    What's coming -- plan for our rollout

    Nothing about the mobile design of the site should change with the mobile app. It may remind you that you can download the app, but even that can be configured. See @fcksummer comment on going to the first unread post. At least for me I think it already behaves that way. If this continues to be a problem, let me know and I can look into it. The mobile apps from Tapatalk should look like the AZ app, but with a modern design and functionality. I am hoping to keep it up to date with regular releases.
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    EpicSki closing

    I added mine to the list. They must have expected this.
  14. Weatherman

    What's coming -- plan for our rollout

    Paging @lsrocket26 for graphics. Pretty please?
  15. Weatherman

    What's coming -- plan for our rollout

    I don't have a strong opinion. NMS seems more logical. Anyone else have an opinion?
  16. Weatherman

    What's coming -- plan for our rollout

    Have a link for everyone?
  17. Weatherman

    Crotched Mtn ARL

    If this whole endeavor is successful and financial self-sustaining then I'd really like to sponsor the team. Our success here will dictate what that entails.
  18. Weatherman

    Crotched Mtn ARL

    Yes, for our team. There is also a Thursday night group which seems to be more hardcore. A lot of the Wednesday night racers work at BAE in Nashua.
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    16/17 mid fat reviews

    Sporthaus next to Shawnee Peak has Liberty skis available for sure. Other than that, try calling the dealers: http://libertyskis.com/dealers/
  20. Weatherman

    The true cost of gnar

    At least on the Bear Peak side their glades acreage is actually pretty good. And very few people go in them. I think it's one of the more underrated glade areas.
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    The true cost of gnar

    The whole industry recognizes this phenomenon. That is why Attitash will blow mountains of snow in the park before opening up half of their trails. Management knows securing the teenage boy market brings whole families. And the opinions of teenage boys can also influence the remainder of the family.
  22. http://www.atimes.com/article/another-side-north-korea-luxury-hotel-skiing-empty-slopes/ An article on skiing in North Korea that is worth a read. It's amazing that such a place exists. Who wants to go? Would make a great gathering! At $100 per day for a ticket it's not cheap, but would totally be worth it for the experience. Getting there is the only problem.
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    The true cost of gnar

    I think the masses buy gear largely based on brand perceptions. And ski movies are an obvious source of these perceptions. What else influences your opinions of a ski brand?
  24. The one day I went to Stowe the crowds were craaaazy. And the weather was junk. I can't believe Magic sold out. Those guys should really be on this forum. They should appreciate a modern site being born.
  25. Weatherman

    16/17 mid fat reviews

    I get what you're saying. I consider that to be a frontside oriented ski for sure.

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