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  1. So weird, same here. You would think they would...

    So weird, same here. You would think they would have run a skeleton crew to pick up ropes but they totally abandoned all the ropes and signs and toboggans.
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    I hate to be pessimistic but Rodney King was 30...

    I hate to be pessimistic but Rodney King was 30 years ago. Has much changed? Will anything change in another 30?
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    Yep. Meanwhile, the virus is like "Hey, street...

    Yep. Meanwhile, the virus is like "Hey, street riots, hold my beer"
  4. There are already a lot of people here, perhaps...

    There are already a lot of people here, perhaps surprisingly so. If your kid will ride uphill, you'll still have trails to ride, you could even just ride up Prospect road to get to the CBMR trails. ...
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    Same. I heard there's a bunch of flowers in...

    Same. I heard there's a bunch of flowers in every color of the rainbow except brown. I hope I don't sneeze.
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    I like Gunnison/ Crested Butte's new campaign. ...

    I like Gunnison/ Crested Butte's new campaign.

    https://youtu.be/d2EpOKcQ5OE
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    It's going to be interesting if reservations are...

    It's going to be interesting if reservations are required everywhere next season.
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    I'll put money on that. It'll be worth another...

    I'll put money on that. It'll be worth another $15-20K in 12 months.
  9. Fair point perhaps. But NIMBY's hate high...

    Fair point perhaps. But NIMBY's hate high density, so there you have it.
  10. It's a little secret that those two things are...

    It's a little secret that those two things are mutually exclusive. Lots of open space means constricting supply and Econ 101 will tell you that prices will go up. I'm not saying everything should...
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    Yeah, just a really good, consistent season but...

    Yeah, just a really good, consistent season but the heat wave that started in late April was crazy. Might be a tough year for agriculture and fires. I think the lack of big spring storms was the...
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    Same guy (Jay) and some others talk about their...

    Same guy (Jay) and some others talk about their recovery here: http://crestedbuttenews.com/2020/05/locals-deal-with-extended-impacts-of-covid-19/
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    Always fascinating to see how things stack up. ...

    Always fascinating to see how things stack up. This year seemed particularly windy, plus springtime was pretty dry as you point out.
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    The other funny (but not funny) thing about the...

    The other funny (but not funny) thing about the "economy" crowd is that they don't think about the economic cost of a death. That 45 year old with underlying issues that would have otherwise lived...
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    Even the evil empire, Vail, put all the money...

    Even the evil empire, Vail, put all the money from last year's sale of Twister and Teocalli chairs at CB to non-profits. Again, Pali is an iconic lift, but still...

    In other news, skiing on high...
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    And the world is flat and 9/11 was a hoax and...

    And the world is flat and 9/11 was a hoax and planes spray chemtrails. Got it.
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    They don't even know that much about the disease...

    They don't even know that much about the disease yet, either. It seems like the heart, kidneys, and other organs may also suffer damage with unknown long term effects.
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    Remote work has been a big deal in resort towns...

    Remote work has been a big deal in resort towns for a while. I have so many clients that pick up and move the whole family because they can work remote. And I definitely think Covid just added some...
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    Pretty good find at the end of a recent ski tour:...

    Pretty good find at the end of a recent ski tour:

    -Edit: zero idea why this image rotated, looks fine on my end of things. whatever.
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    Had to have been hard for Ben to write in...

    Had to have been hard for Ben to write in particular, as I am sure he knew Dan well.
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    Final report is up....

    Final report is up. https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=758&accfm=inv&view=public
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    It's funny, almost everyone I've known in Durango...

    It's funny, almost everyone I've known in Durango seems to have a "real job". Compared to CB/Gunny, it seems like there's a lot going on, just like any "city". Which Durango feels like in...
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    There's no way any business doesn't look at that...

    There's no way any business doesn't look at that and think "hmnnn..."
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    ...So I should sell my Jordan rookie card right...

    ...So I should sell my Jordan rookie card right now while "The Last Dance" is popular? :)
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    That was the theory, but they never seemed to do...

    That was the theory, but they never seemed to do it right. They'd throw a splash of antifreeze in the toilets but that was no match for a -25 degree night. Would have been a whole lot cheaper to...
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    I was still in construction after the '08...

    I was still in construction after the '08 recession and one of the saddest things was that all these foreclosed houses would have all the utilities turned off and these companies from TX would come...
  27. Lots of truth bombs from Oftpiste but this one...

    Lots of truth bombs from Oftpiste but this one bears repeating. Some of the most needlessly difficult transactions I've had were with a "big dog" on the other side. Conversely, some of the best...
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    That was my grandfather's role in WW2, enforcing...

    That was my grandfather's role in WW2, enforcing the blackouts along the Connecticut shore. I'm sure today there would be a Facebook group formed in opposition to the tyranny of blackouts during a...
  29. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Years ago, we were touring on Thompson Pass (the...

    Years ago, we were touring on Thompson Pass (the same trip that my heli crashed for those who saw my post in the heli trip refunds thread). Anyway, we were making our way up when a few rollerballs...
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    (Also replying to Galibier)- Back in the day, I...

    (Also replying to Galibier)- Back in the day, I used to ski Climax a lot. We could run shuttle and park at the top of a subdivision and be at the top of that line in 30-40 minutes until they gated...
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    Looks like it stayed around 35 degrees most of...

    Looks like it stayed around 35 degrees most of the night at a nearby station at 11K. The farthest left thick grey line is midnight the night before. ~42 degrees at the time of the accident. In any...
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    And he's back, this time hitting the park at...

    And he's back, this time hitting the park at Keystone on his sled. https://www.summitdaily.com/news/part-time-breckenridge-resident-posts-photos-snowmobiling-at-keystone-resort-which-is-closed/
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    45 the first time I looked at my thermometer at...

    45 the first time I looked at my thermometer at 7:30 yesterday (9400'). What they were on was pretty low and a thinner snowpack as well.
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    And yeah, now I know who. Nice dude with super...

    And yeah, now I know who. Nice dude with super strong community ties and a ton of experience. So tough with all the COVID deaths and chaos on top of it. :( RIP
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    Well shit. Don't know who it is yet, but...

    Well shit. Don't know who it is yet, but certainly a good chance that I know him. From CB News:

    Avalanche kills skier near Crested Butte Tuesday morning
    By Mark Reaman

    A skier caught in an...
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    Not really, sounds pretty similar to the program...

    Not really, sounds pretty similar to the program here.
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    ^^^ The government has a $ number of what each...

    ^^^ The government has a $ number of what each life is worth, and they do a cost/benefit analysis on lots of things, like car safety features. There was a really good Planet Money podcast on the...
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    I only clicked the link to see if some idiots...

    I only clicked the link to see if some idiots actually injected themselves with Lysol or a flashlight.
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    I'm sure Bmills will post both the drive and the...

    I'm sure Bmills will post both the drive and the fumble, but the Broncos counterpoint:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmRYZOuXHrA
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    It's all perspective. For me, coming from a town...

    It's all perspective. For me, coming from a town with less than 2k, Bozeman feels huge. Hell, Steamboat feels huge. I mean, they even have stoplights. How do those work again?
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    Sadly, they'll be picking up bits and pieces of...

    Sadly, they'll be picking up bits and pieces of failed small businesses that can't survive this- so, when does it become an antitrust thing and they try to break it up?
  42. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I've always found it humorous that skiing the...

    I've always found it humorous that skiing the East face of Castle Peak along with a few other mags was sort of my wife and I's "first date". Bummed you couldn't ski a few more this spring, but most...
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    I know this will be tl;dr for most, but a friend...

    I know this will be tl;dr for most, but a friend posted this on FB today, 4/20, and I thought it was worth sharing and I wasn't sure where else to share it, so here it is. FWIW, this guy is under 50...
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    You guys are so off track and there is already an...

    You guys are so off track and there is already an Ogdens thread. :fmicon: Back to the topic at hand. What's the new normal once this shit is over?
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    And Trump's inflammatory tweets about liberation...

    And Trump's inflammatory tweets about liberation or whatever. In a lot of places, it's about to get a lot worse, not better.
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    mic drop on your whole post, well done.

    mic drop on your whole post, well done.
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    Straight out of college I moved to where I wanted...

    Straight out of college I moved to where I wanted to live and figured out the work and money part second. Skiing involves putting on my ski boots in my mud room and then walking 20' to click in. ...
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    It's crazy how different people's experiences...

    It's crazy how different people's experiences with this are depending on where they live. In my little old town of Crested Butte, I know dozens upon dozens of people that were/are sick, plus 3...
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    Hate? That's easy, the Detroit Red Wings and...

    Hate? That's easy, the Detroit Red Wings and their fans. So fun to watch them suck this year.

    I wish Lance Armstrong was homeless and living under a bridge.
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