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    Lots of great points raised about the report. ...

    Lots of great points raised about the report. But not much comment on the fact that very soon (<24hrs) after an avalanche fatality of one of their guides, Powder Addition used social media to blame...
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    "This was a commercial guiding operation that...

    "This was a commercial guiding operation that involved guides intimately familiar with the terrain. They decided that they could manage the very dangerous conditions by sticking to low-angled...
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    Powder Addiction posted the following on FB...

    Powder Addiction posted the following on FB today:

    Powder Addiction Snowcats are greatly saddened to confirm that a employee, Hans Berg, was fatally injured in an avalanche on Jones Pass. The...
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    Seems like Winter Park is getting to Breck levels...

    Seems like Winter Park is getting to Breck levels of #Epic weekend crowds and lift lines....or should I say #Ikonic levels. Seems like that's what Alterra was shooting for. That traffic back up...
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    Exactly

    Exactly
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    Thank you everyone!!!! This thread was a...

    Thank you everyone!!!! This thread was a massively hilarious read on an otherwise boring morning!!! Keep it coming!!
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    This is "literally" awesome! ;-)

    This is "literally" awesome! ;-)
  8. Good Point! We've seen this happen recently with...

    Good Point! We've seen this happen recently with Alterra making some of the expert tree skiing at Winter Park more "family friendly" by doing major logging to open it up. Would not be a surprise...
  9. ^This. Beacon on/power on. Harness goes over...

    ^This. Beacon on/power on. Harness goes over your head with the power on. I was taught the first thing you do when you pick up a beacon should be turning it on. Trailhead/Lot beacon check is the...
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    You can't be wrong if you cover all your bases. ...

    You can't be wrong if you cover all your bases. Gotta expect this from someone whose income predominately comes from the resorts.
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    This is not Vail

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    Grapevine's saying this option was scrapped...

    Grapevine's saying this option was scrapped because it was cost-prohibitive, almost double due to the configuration necessary to angle to top of Jane, so I'm guess not in near future.
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    Not sure the Zephyr has any life left...it has...

    Not sure the Zephyr has any life left...it has been a serious mechanical problem last few years.
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    Phew indeed!!!

    Phew indeed!!!
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    WP announced construction of 10 person gondola to...

    WP announced construction of 10 person gondola to replace Zephyr this summer along with "a complete overhaul of our snowmaking system, increased lift maintenance, snowcats, and 21 acres of logging in...
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    this year has already exceeded 2012 snow totals...

    this year has already exceeded 2012 snow totals at most locales
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    Vibes to those injured. Scary stuff

    Vibes to those injured. Scary stuff
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    Winter Park Resort parts with NASTAR ...

    Winter Park Resort parts with NASTAR

    https://www.skyhinews.com/news/winter-park-resort-parts-with-nastar/

    "Replacing NASTAR is the competition center's skill course.
    The course is maintained...
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    Glad he's really narrowing in on a range...

    Glad he's really narrowing in on a range there....really putting his neck on the line....might be safer to go with 0"-40"
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    This sentiment seems to be on the mind of...

    This sentiment seems to be on the mind of everyone these days. I hear so many people talking about it...even the most positive ones. Seems like its all slip sliding away.
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    you've been Joel'd...purely a coincidence it was...

    you've been Joel'd...purely a coincidence it was a holiday weekend
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    The American Consumer, eagerly trading slightly...

    The American Consumer, eagerly trading slightly lower prices for significantly lower quality since 1946. Follow the Herd!
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    Volume certainly is a big part of it, but lack of...

    Volume certainly is a big part of it, but lack of skill makes things much worse and compounds the problem of volume. With more skilled drivers, i70 could move more smoothly even with higher volume. ...
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    In Canada, the government offers free winter...

    In Canada, the government offers free winter driving courses all over the place even in tiny rural towns.....might be something for Colorado to consider cuz there are lots of folks who are completely...
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    Suck! Suck! Suck!

    The branding douches have been working overtime for 8 months on these really savvy, original names. First Alterra and now Ikon. It only took a few million dollars and several thousand committees...
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    If this is accurate, that is completely messed...

    If this is accurate, that is completely messed up, a complete disregard for backcountry protocol and a total disregard for the safety of other bc users.....arguably criminal.
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    This thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-MbfHFUqs
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    A historic day indeed...I have to wonder if this...

    A historic day indeed...I have to wonder if this change is just a holiday weekend thing or a permanent change....same story with the Bird Fart bitching every single year, yet people never seem to...
  30. The branding folks sure worked hard on this...

    The branding folks sure worked hard on this name...wasn't even ready for ski season ...craftsmanship like that takes time...and lots of committees and focus groups

    I have to wonder, if KSL calling...
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    Telluride is now at 42" YTD...and has received...

    Telluride is now at 42" YTD...and has received more than half of that (23") in the last 7 days. Crazy season!!
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    Can't wait for those phantom road closures and...

    Can't wait for those phantom road closures and another 5 years of f'd up construction:

    Here’s how CDOT plans to spend the first $800 million in new road funding
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    Yeah, planning based on the most clueless common...

    Yeah, planning based on the most clueless common denominator .... sad that skiing is so low on management's priority list, but nothing new. Besides selling over-priced food & drinks, what's the...
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    Eldora charges for uphill access...$159 season...

    Eldora charges for uphill access...$159 season pass ...after not allowing it for years. wonder if that's the way this is headed. can't understand the draw of going to a crowded resort area for this...
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    Foggy, from what I've heard, I think both issues...

    Foggy, from what I've heard, I think both issues were in play. You're certainly right that there has been a big push to manage trees differently, but this logging is much more extensive than other...
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    I know I'm a little late to the party on this...

    I know I'm a little late to the party on this topic (having been off the grid), but since no one has brought it up, I thought I should.... 3 or 4 summers ago, WP did a major logging project in this...
  37. Can't wait to check out that groomer skiing...

    Can't wait to check out that groomer skiing segment
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    While it's sure nice to see all this snow...

    While it's sure nice to see all this snow falling, it is obviously setting up what will be a very difficult snowpack this winter...likely more so than Colorado's typical hairy, faceted snowpack. ...
  39. Q& A: Meet the new President of Winter Park...

    Q& A: Meet the new President of Winter Park
    http://www.skyhinews.com/news/qa-meet-the-new-president-of-winter-park/
    Pretty bland, vanilla, corporate-speak answers. This may interest folks:
    "SHN:...
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    Sounds like the plans for the Westbound Express...

    Sounds like the plans for the Westbound Express Toll Lane and the changes to the US 6 exit/interchange are gonna be another 4 year clusterfuck for a narrow lane that can only be used ~70 days a year....
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    some more details on this:...

    some more details on this:
    http://www.powder.com/stories/news/la-grave-new-lease/?sm_id=organic_fb_social_PWDR_170502_sf75468618#1AGYuRJgc1bs9R9C.97%23sf75468618
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    https://www.alpedhueznet.com/news/la-grave-gets-a-...

    https://www.alpedhueznet.com/news/la-grave-gets-a-new-30-year-lease-of-life-707513

    Great news for La Grave's future, as it's been announced that SATA, the main lift operator in Alpe d'Huez will be...
  43. Should have been a mid station there from day 1...

    Should have been a mid station there from day 1 ... regardless of the plans back in the day to put a village there, it still would make it ski better
  44. and since this would involve some funding by the...

    and since this would involve some funding by the town, it happening is sort of more complicated.
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    VR doesn't own A Basin. There is an agreement...

    VR doesn't own A Basin. There is an agreement that allows them to be part of VR's passes.
  46. I know they've talked about it, but I don't get...

    I know they've talked about it, but I don't get why they'd spend the $$ to replace the looking glass.
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    Props to Caroline for standing up to this...

    Props to Caroline for standing up to this bullshit!! Seriously, bringing up the death of a close friend...how sad and pathetic is this person's existence? Seems like a lot of this is jealously and...
  48. Not saying I like this at all, but the whole idea...

    Not saying I like this at all, but the whole idea of lifts in the Cirque is to have many more skiers utilize the area, access the area easier and quicker, and be able to do laps as they consider it...
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    This kinda thing is extremely common...and a...

    This kinda thing is extremely common...and a reminder that the only person realtors look out for is themselves, so exactly, watch your own ass.
  50. Latest news on this:...

    Latest news on this:
    http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/17/taft-conlin-vail-avalanche-signage-ruling/
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