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Everything posted by Cannonballer

  1. 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 getting a pass for next season." Then Cannon (and lots of others) came out with their assurance plan for next season, which says: "100% Credit Option. Prior to our projected opening day, if you request a credit on your pass purchase, regardless of the reason, we will issue a credit for any reason, for the full amount you paid, to be used towards a 2021 - 2022 season pass." They must have been hearing people thinking the same way I have, because that assurance offer is a complete game changer. I can buy now and get all the early-purchase benefits BUT still have the option to bail come November. That probably seals the deal for me and changes my mind from buying zero passes to buying 4 passes (me, wife, and 2 nephews). I can't imagine how hard it is for the all of the mountains right now. They don't know what's going to happen any more than the rest of us do. Yet, they still have to find a way to market their product. I give a lot of credit for the creativity and flexibility that businesses are showing.
  2. 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 for a pass.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.)
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  8. 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 "
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 definitely still buy the Cannon pass. But since the early-buy incentives have been pushed out to June 30 I will be waiting until then. This allows another 3 months to evaluate just how bad things get and how long they might continue. It's not inconceivable that I don't buy a pass at all. I consider this every year anyway as way to force myself into more backcountry. This whole situation might be the perfect opportunity. 2) I will probably skip the Ikon, Epic , Loon pass. I've already lost ~$3k in work just in the past few weeks due to the shutdowns. I expect to lose a lot more. My wife is the breadwinner in our family and she's likely to end up with ~50% pay reduction compared to last year (if she's lucky enough to keep her job). So even in a best-case scenario we will be reducing spending. The Ikon and Epic passes really only pay off for us if we do a trip out west. So in addition to the pass price we'd be looking at added lodging, flights, etc. 3) Uncertainty. I've heard people talking about the potential that there won't be a 20-21 ski season. I don't believe that. But I wouldn't be surprised if there were some negative impacts. Who knows, maybe delayed openings if staff can't do neccessary summer preparations. Or potential short-term closures of a week or 2 here and there if there are concerns about flare ups. Or travel restrictions. Or just generally bad juju in the recreation and travel sectors and in the economy overall. Bottom line is that there's a lot of uncertainty about the next 6-12 months that is making me hedge my bets on expenditures and plans. Right now my best dream for next season is kick-ass New England snowfall and epic days locally.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. How to keep track of your liver in the apocalypse... Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  16. "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/12-Vermont-resorts-banning-uphill-traffic-569342171.html
  17. I expect that it will be across the board pretty soon. The problem is that everytime one more place bans it that concentrates more people at the places still allowing it. Ends up defeating the purpose. Same was happening on the Florida beaches. One county would close its beaches and the next day there were 2x as many people on the next beach over. Pretty much the same with the Colorado ski areas. As soon as Vail and Alterra closed the lifts at the the big resorts the Governor had to step in to close all the other resorts statewide. Otherwise everyone from Vail, Copper, Keystone etc would have been flocking to Ski Cooper and Wolf Creek.
  18. Added one to see what you were going for. It doesn't look like it loaded quite the same as yours. Edit: Tried again. Also didn't work
  19. Spectral 1 - Cannon Mountain Mission
  20. Cutler River Drainage closed. " Pinkham Notch parking lot will be closed to the public, with both the closure orders enforced with fines and even possible jail time. Please do your part and stay near home, hike in the woods, run a new route, or take up that project you’ve been putting off. The mountains have been around for a long time and will be here when life returns to normal. Thanks again for your cooperation as we navigate these rough waters." https://mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/end-of-the-season-and-closures/
  21. Yeah, I just read that earlier. It's funny though, it's one of the only apps I actually pay a subscription for and I just cancelled it about 2 weeks ago because I wasn't loving it as much lately. Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
  22. From my "look back at this day" reminders on my phone. 3 years ago today. Kicking Horse
  23. The full podcast is worth a listen. I had a little bit of issue with Andrew and others doing the podcast from up at Hojos while telling other people they shouldn't be there. But they did seem to have some self-awareness about that. The info from the MWAC snow ranger was the real value. Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk

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