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The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

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2 hours ago, powderfreak said:

They bought 17 ski areas today, but Wildcat is really the only one that I'm stoked about.  Can't wait to be able to use my pass there for nor'easters that slip too far east and bury NH/ME and smoke cirrus in VT.

The other thing is in a bad winter, they have now secured some of the best snowmaking mountains in Vermont.  Killington is king for snowmaking, but Epic Pass offerings include Mt Snow, Okemo and Stowe.  All are known in Vermont for having relatively good conditions in those shit winters because of grooming/snowmaking infrastructure.  Good insurance to have access to those 3 ski areas in a down winter.

Who are you kidding?  You never leave Mansfield from October through April :P

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Just now, mreaves said:

Who are you kidding?  You never leave Mansfield from October through April :P

Ha, extremely valid point.  I've been meaning to make a point to travel around more in the winter... I think a big White Mtn snow bomb could do it ;).

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Cleaning out my attic I found my 2 pairs of skis K2 Extremes and Rossi 7s.  God I haven’t strapped those on in 20 years. :stun:

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9 hours ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

Cleaning out my attic I found my 2 pairs of skis K2 Extremes and Rossi 7s.  God I haven’t strapped those on in 20 years. :stun:

Nice. 

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With this purchase, I would guess vail is out of the running for jay (probably didn't make sense with Stowe so close anyway) I wonder if we hear something from Alterra soon; not sure who else would buy them.  

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36 minutes ago, bwt3650 said:

With this purchase, I would guess vail is out of the running for jay (probably didn't make sense with Stowe so close anyway) I wonder if we hear something from Alterra soon; not sure who else would buy them.  

VR certainly has looked long and hard at Jay... also Smuggs.  I don't know this other than knowing that they don't leave any stone unturned and would bet VR has a file on every ski area in North America.

From a contact at Jay, the rumor is that VR was looking at just the mountain operations (similar to Stowe, where they didn't buy any base area lodging) and wasn't interested in the lodging/hotels/waterpark/soccerplex/golf course/etc.  However, the federal receivership wants to sell it all as one package. 

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20 hours ago, powderfreak said:

VR certainly has looked long and hard at Jay... also Smuggs.  I don't know this other than knowing that they don't leave any stone unturned and would bet VR has a file on every ski area in North America.

From a contact at Jay, the rumor is that VR was looking at just the mountain operations (similar to Stowe, where they didn't buy any base area lodging) and wasn't interested in the lodging/hotels/waterpark/soccerplex/golf course/etc.  However, the federal receivership wants to sell it all as one package. 

Makes sense...jay has so many moving parts right now, it’s probably difficult to value, whereas vail is the industry leader at knowing how to run a mountain and extract value, so i’d bet they could sort through that part of the jay mess pretty easily.

on another note, any changes or improvements you know/can share for the upcoming season at Stowe?

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