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  1. Some amazing footage of Cannon and the rest of NH. Great story as well. (I must have had something in my eye, I'm sure I wasn't crying at the end.).
  2. Looks like Jones is all-in on NOW's Skate Tech system. Looking at you @fcksummer! I'll be scouring for some deals this season. They ain't cheap! https://www.jonessnowboards.com/content/311-introducing-the-2021-bindings-collection?mc_cid=bced98c705&mc_eid=aea4b0d80e
  3. Been doing a ton of great riding lately. Just matched my total mileage from all of 2019 with 3.5 months still to go this year. I've hit a lot of great new(to me) spots in NH and MA, plus really dialed in a lot of trails I ride a lot. I have a 3-4 weeks of work travel and no riding starting tomorrow. So I'm hoping to catch on posting some ride reports here. What a kick-ass year for riding, hoping it carries right into the winter!
  4. This is purely a guess, but it seems likely that it's driven by their resorts being in different states. Boyne probably doesn't want to be at the whim of state policies. For example, if ME were to go into a hard lockdown that could drive an excessive amount of passholders to Loon. Could also result in complaints from passholders, locals, etc about how things play out. Or various other similar scenarios. Keeping their resorts independant allows them to adapt more specifically.
  5. Sounds like that isn't true. This just came from Loon... "Just like years before, we remain optimistic that Mother Nature will deliver deep snow and prime snowmaking temperatures allowing us to ski and ride from mid-November through mid-April, keeping our promise of 150 days of skiing and riding. Collectively, with our sister resorts, we have decided to keep New England Pass off sale. Loon, Sunday River and Sugarloaf will move forward offering pass products that allow each of us to best address the uncertainty and complications that COVID-19 presents. Loon's season pass products wil
  6. "Active American attire"? Do you mean like spandex and bike shorts?
  7. https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/franconia-notch-state-park.aspx Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  8. It's definitely worthwhile to look at the southern hemisphere ski season to see what they are doing. But at the same time we can look at our own local ski areas right now. Loon, Killington, Burke, Stowe, etc are operating lift-served MTB right now. How that works out is going to be the best indicator of what they do come winter. Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  9. Back in March my thinking was: "No way I'm buying next years pass now because who knows what will happen" By April Cannon (and most others) had pushed off their early-purchase incentives until June-ish. At that point my thinking was: "Well that's good, maybe I'll buy in June. We'll see how things develop." At the beginning of June my thinking was: "No way I'm committing to season pass at this point. I'd rather wait until to November to see what shakes out. If things look good I'll buy it then even though I will have lost the early-purchase incentives. But most likely I'm not gett
  10. I doubt that it will be so extreme around here that mountains won't sell season passes. The bigger question is: will the season be so messed up that it's not worth having a season pass? If trams and gondolas aren't running, if lfts are operated at reduced capacity, if lodges and bars are closed, etc. Plus there is bound to be trickle-down impacts. Like if season pass sales are slow and resorts don't know what business is going to look like, are they really going to go all-out with snowmaking? Add that all up and the season may be so whacked that you might not even want to shell out f
  11. Interesting twist from Loon/Boyne. Lots of people are concerned about the extent of operations next season. There's been a lot of grey area in what will count as a "season". Loon has come out with an explicit definition and garuntee.... "We commit to being open for at least 150 days of skiing this winter. If for any reason our season is shortened, you’ll be given a credit toward a season pass for the following winter. Additionally, we’re giving you the option to roll over the value of your 2020/21 pass toward a 2021/22 pass through December 10, 2020." Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  12. Looks like some killer weather, terrain and scenery for a ride!! I'm jealous since we've had a pretty coldm, wet, windy spring here in the Northeast. Bugs are gonna love it when it finally warms up! You got a nice bike there for exploring too. I've never seen a Zesty in person, but they have been pretty well liked, especially the frames.
  13. Tried a low-tide beach ride on the fatty yesterday. Conditions are still too much 'winter beach' with mostly rocks. In summer it's a good 10 mile ride on hardpack sand. Yesterday I struggled to do 2.5.
  14. Good Cannon clips from February. Funny side note to it though. The first ~30sec or so is in Kinsman. @thesnowway and I had to blow past them in there because they were standing around. To be fair, they got much better footage than we did (we got the fresher tracks.)
  15. Those tricks are pretty cool and funny. I feel like the whole thing is a gag on Tom Wallish. Unofficial Networks refers to him as "Tim" Wallish. And the he's tagged in IG as @TWallish which actually brings you to some random person named Tracy Wallish who apparently is a "Mimi to two adorable grand babies "
  16. Somebody posted this on Ikon's FB page. It got taken down pretty quickly. It sums it up pretty accurately for me. Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  17. That article is confusing. It's not that 50% of the population has it and don't realize it. It's that 50% of the people who do have it don't realize it. This article states it a little more clearly. "And it’s already made some important discoveries. Among them: that between 0.3% and 0.8% of Iceland’s population is infected with the coronavirus, while half of those who tested positive were asymptomatic as the time of their tests." https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/A3A0044C-7B45-11EA-A437-4DEB5187126D
  18. I'm terrible at watching TV. I rarely can make it through a single episode of anything without falling asleep. But I can listen to and watch music all night and day. Right now I'm hooked on 'What Makes This Song Great'. This guy breaks down songs piece by piece and blows your mind. He digs into everything from Stevie Wonder, to Metallica, to White Stripes. Watching them is a commitment because any 3min song could be a 30min episode. This breakdown of Boston's More Than a Feeling is one good example. Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  19. I decided to make this separate from the the 20-21 Season Pass pricing thread since it's nice to have that thread clean for comparing options. Has the current crisis impacted your plans for purchasing a pass for next season? It has for me in a several ways. 1) I would have already bought next year's passes. I was planning on buying a Cannon pass and either Ikon, Epic, or one of the Loon passes. I would have already pulled the trigger on both since the early-buy incentives would typically be expiring right around now. Instead I haven't bought anything yet. I will almost definitel
  20. I think most people are pretty much done skiing together at this point. So I figured this would fit better in the 'other sports' section. If you've ever seen someone sneeze into sunlight you probably already understand this. The visuals in this article are gross. Sorry but I'm riding alone for now. https://medium.com/@jurgenthoelen/belgian-dutch-study-why-in-times-of-covid-19-you-can-not-walk-run-bike-close-to-each-other-a5df19c77d08
  21. Nice!! Good to hear that review. I was a hair away from pulling the trigger on this bike about 2 years ago. I had it all spec'd and in the cart when I stumbled on a too-good-to-pass-up used bike. Love the all black. I rode yesterday in SE Mass. Trails are in decent shape, but a little muddy. We've had an influx of riders from all over. Unfortunately a lot of them are not treating the trails well. Between skidding and riding mud sections that should be left alone they caused more damage then I've seen in years.
  22. How to keep track of your liver in the apocalypse... Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  23. "Earlier this week, Stowe said it is not allowing skiers who hike up or use skins and then ski back down. Sugarbush and Mad River Glen on Thursday joined the list. Even though the resorts are already closed, officials say allowing continued skiing was drawing too many people and was not in accordance with Gov. Phil Scott's stay-at-home order. A dozen local ski areas are now following the ban, including Bolton, Bromley, Jay Peak, Killington, Pico, Mad River Glen, Stowe, Sugarbush, Suicide Six, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Mount Snow and Smugglers' Notch." https://www.wcax.com/content/news/
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