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  1. Circa early 90s I remember a seeing a map showing a number of additional lifts. This was before bear but showed more terrain than was eventually developed. It was a topo map, not a trail map that I believe was hanging on the wall in the lodge, I was about 10 years old so it is possible my memory is less than perfect. Edit - more info https://www.newenglandskihistory.com/skiareaexpansions/NewHampshire/attitash/stonybrook.php
  2. On the ocean with a cordon bleau chef emptying the trash. The reason people get pissed at attitash is unrealized potential. If they could ever extend to the true summit with an hsdq and build out the bowl between the mountains it would be in discussion for best area in nh but it has never had an owner with deep pockets or been a priority. Compare attitash and bretton woods in the mid 90s. Attitash is effectively the same place, bretton woods has probably doubled their terrain and maintains modern lifts. Further the place is a major draw in summer, I would bet summer/fall revenue is either tops or close to it in northern new england.
  3. The quad gets you to bear no problem. Tim's, idiots and upper pt are the best attitash has to offer but not worth the 20+ min lift ride. The original plan before asc went bust was to develop the terrain between the mountains, would have made attitash a very different place.
  4. I was told by a family friend who owns one of those seven figure mansions between attitash and bear that one of the contingencies of the aquisition was a functional attitash triple with a deadline in novemeber. No idea if it is true, just repeating what I was told. As for why he bought a mansion at attitash, I have no idea.
  5. What was the early price for the epic pass? Could you use it in the spring? Trying to determine whether to upgrade from peaks to epic, only $70 each for my wife and I but over $300 for my older daughter. Basically a $450 family pass to sunapee. We may go to colorado next spring but I am assuming next years pass would cover april. I was mixed on the aquisition earlier today but talked myself into it as day progressed. Living in the lakes region of nh, roughly half way between wildcat and crotched, peaks owned the majority of our ski budget. Only difference now is sunapee adds another local option plus Breckenridge is a viable alternative to killington for april vacation week. Only major concern is that i suspect we have seen the last lift served october turns at wildcat - it will suck but I will hunt for deals at k and sr.
  6. Curious about the logistics of the squaw trip, havent been to Tahoe since my early 20s and things were very different then. Thinking about ikon base next year with the idea of taking the family west for April vacation week. Did you rent a car or take a shuttle. Hotel at squaw or in the casino at the state line? What airline did you fly? Last time my flight went through Chicago and Las Vegas on the way Reno, then through Phoenix on the return - obviously not possible with kids.
  7. Impressive amount of snow remains, the headwall was down to ice by 9:00, may have softened throughout the day but I left early, had to be home at 1:00. Day #75, a personal record. Little doubt they will make next weekend, left thinking I was done but after a few beers thinking I may have 1 - 2 left in me.
  8. Perfect day today, was in line for first chair, got in a dozen runs before responsibility called The reservoir took a hit last week but June lift served is almost a certainty in the east I will be there at least one day per weekend as long as the lift spins, always up for a beer if anyone else makes it Pictures from #74
  9. Good day today, #47 for the daughter, #73 for the old guy
  10. Killington is offering $20 tickets on Saturday to celebrate their 200th day. A good deal for anyone looking to get in one more day.
  11. Yes, closing day - was supposed to rain but only a few sprinkles. Daughter loved the woods behind the sunnyside cabin, lapped them all afternoon. Done well scooping up late season vouchers last couple of years, combined with a kid that is still free, it has allowed us to hit a bunch of different places. She loves the variety, has me rethinking pass combination going forward, especially as she ages out of the $60 peak pass and free k tickets. Always wondered how people get the vouchers?
  12. Thanks, sent you a PM with address. Will be a long drive for a day trip but we have spent a bunch of days at k recently, be good to mix it up one more day.
  13. Seventieth day today was a memorable one. Bagged out Friday due to rain, was awoken by the sound of sleet on the skylight around 6:00 today. By the time I checked outside it had changed to snow. Several inches had accumulated when I got to kbl around 8:00. Early runs on ovation were spectacular, not many pictures - only had a few hours and it was so good I didnt want to stop and get the phone out.
  14. Daughter on the glacier today, superstar is in good shape but the rest is going fast
  15. Been at k since friday, snow loss is nauseating. June was looking definite a couple weeks back, lucky to make second half of may.
  16. It is usually 9:00 late season but Leo will let you load when patrol gives him the thumbs up. Often 10 - 15 mins before official opening. Nothing better than first chair to lynx.
  17. Quad started loading around 2:00 and felt as fast as ever. It was odd to ski frozen corduroy on upper lynx under a mid afternoon april sun.
  18. Quad is down for repair, word is it has been running slow all week but plenty of fun to be had off the triples. Quick refuel break then back at it, from this morning:
  19. How about the roof in the bear lodge? The water pouring through this weekend was comical.
  20. Attitash Saturday, havent been all year and daughter wants to mix it up, pico Sunday for the same reason. After sunday it is the cat or k for us.
  21. Already bought our peak passes but looking at ikon base, may have been a viable option to pair with ragged. Sunday river day trips in Oct and Nov, sugarloaf on vets weekend, sugarbush for april vacation, midweek snow days at loon, k in may and kids race program at ragged for roughly the same price as peaks plus k spring. Ikon also gives the option of steamboat during april vacation.
  22. Do you get any sense of apprehension regarding the longterm viability of peaks among your contacts? Are they waiting for peaks to go under or be solvent?
  23. As someone who once ran afoul of the law and had to hire russman, I would not want him working against me. Dude is a fighter with a serious aversion to losing. In other news, I called the grand yesterday and not a single vacancy this weekend.

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