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    lame gimmick

    lame gimmick
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    This is fucking insane

    This is fucking insane
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    these newer lifts rely on software for spacing...

    these newer lifts rely on software for spacing and when it has glitches, it can difficult to find the cause is what I've heard. In some cases, they simply cannot find what is causing it not to space...
  4. Our typing may not matter at all to Vail Resorts...

    Our typing may not matter at all to Vail Resorts and Alterra, but the purchasing decisions we make absolutely do make a big difference to these corporations. That's my point. We do have some...
  5. Quality skiing may not be important to you, but...

    Quality skiing may not be important to you, but to some it is. I think that's kinda the whole point of this thread.

    But no....It's about a willingness have access to less mountains on the...
  6. Agree completely, but that's not where the $$$ is.

    Agree completely, but that's not where the $$$ is.
  7. We all have a front row seat to watch the...

    We all have a front row seat to watch the excruciating death rattle of quality lift-served skiing. Every season worse than the previous one, year after year. Just when you think it can't become...
  8. Is someone seriously posting these kind of...

    Is someone seriously posting these kind of questions here and not totally expecting this kind of flaming blowback. Are we being trolled? Or are people this clueless? .... Oh wait....nevermind,...
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    15 years ago
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    Agree...I've always thought Eldora could attract...

    Agree...I've always thought Eldora could attract tons more people (esp based on their location) and in the end make more money if it wasn't so freaking expensive for their nordic passes, but that...
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    It's breathtaking and crushing how EXPONENTIALLY...

    It's breathtaking and crushing how EXPONENTIALLY this kind of thing and these kind of people have just become an invasive species. In our neighborhood in the last 5-7 years, we've become surrounded...
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    Good call. Damn, desperation is setting in.

    Good call. Damn, desperation is setting in.
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    359329

    359329
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    I believe its called the Gapez Factor©

    I believe its called the Gapez Factor©
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    Several instances where the YTD number...

    Several instances where the YTD number mysteriously jumped up from the prior day even though there was no new snow on the daily snow report, on the snow stake and it had not snowed in days. It's...
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    Saddened to say it, but Winter Park has been...

    Saddened to say it, but Winter Park has been fluffing their YTD numbers some this season. I've caught it red-handed on several occasions. Sad cuz in the past they had been one of the most honest...
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    Big surprise, this circle jerk continues. Enjoy...

    Big surprise, this circle jerk continues. Enjoy it fellas!
  18. Unfortunately, too few towns/counties and their...

    Unfortunately, too few towns/counties and their elected officials have the balls to take on the $$$$ interests.
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    If you can't post it on Instagroom, did it even...

    If you can't post it on Instagroom, did it even really happen? :the_finge
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    Decades actually at this point. Its the same...

    Decades actually at this point. Its the same shitty design as the Zepher.
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    Talked to a number of Steamboat locals lately...

    Talked to a number of Steamboat locals lately who've felt climate change is coming quick for this lower elevation, unfortunately orientated ski hill, bemoaning that Champagne™ Powder™ is mostly a...
  22. Airbnb is a major driving force of lack of...

    Airbnb is a major driving force of lack of affordable housing in not just ski towns, but many towns. It removes anything decent from the long term rental market that the service industry workers...
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    Thanks for posting this. This article really...

    Thanks for posting this. This article really encapsulates the divide that is happening in so many mountain towns in the West and really what is going everywhere in our country between the "haves"...
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    I hate to say it, but I think this is the new...

    I hate to say it, but I think this is the new normal, especially now that Covid has revealed that many people (esp those with jobs that pay the good $$$$ need to live this lifestyle) can work from...
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    This seems to be a growing demographic on...

    This seems to be a growing demographic on Berthoud the last couple years!
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    Intelligence wins again!

    Intelligence wins again!
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    This is spot on and super scary. This combined...

    This is spot on and super scary. This combined with the most dangerous snowpack in a decade is gonna make for too many similar incidents this season. Gotta hope that this string of 4 avy deaths in...
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    Man dies in snowmobile crash outside Winter Park...

    Man dies in snowmobile crash outside Winter Park
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    ^This! Yes!!!!!

    ^This! Yes!!!!!
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    Its hard to wrap your head around this

    Its hard to wrap your head around this
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    Coroner IDs skier killed in Berthoud Pass...

    Coroner IDs skier killed in Berthoud Pass avalanche
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    Yeesh, Chimney Chute is very serious terrain to...

    Yeesh, Chimney Chute is very serious terrain to solo with no transceiver in normal snowpack conditions, let alone this year's completely fucked snowpack. 4 deaths in 9 days. Not a good start.
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    Hilarious...yes they did

    Hilarious...yes they did
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    Joel upped the gaper quotient easily by 5...

    Joel upped the gaper quotient easily by 5 fold.... but at least he's getting all those folks who didn't have the skills to figure out when it was gonna snow up on the mountains on powder days.
  35. this season, I've already seen 3 very heated lift...

    this season, I've already seen 3 very heated lift line arguments (one that seemed nearing punches being thrown) about chair loading since it seems the ski areas are mostly leaving it up to skiers to...
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    A friend of mine who is a patroller compared the...

    A friend of mine who is a patroller compared the situation at the Resorts to what we are seeing at the Universities: the resorts are hoping to be able to stay open long enough to hang on to season...
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    This seems more problematic on a lift than in...

    This seems more problematic on a lift than in other places cuz you can't simply walk away from the maskless person unless you wanna take a big jump.
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    One of the big concerns that was expressed was...

    One of the big concerns that was expressed was that the anti-mask crowd will remove masks after loading lift to "make a point" as we've seen time and again across the country and that self-policing...
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    I had an interesting conversation with an...

    I had an interesting conversation with an extended family member who works in management for Winter Park about their Covid plans. The long and short is that Winter Park and Alterra's approach to the...
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    Same thing happened day after day, month after...

    Same thing happened day after day, month after month when they did the Eastbound toll lanes a couple years ago. They kept doing it for the whole 2 years of the project even though tons of people...
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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! ;-)
  49. 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...
  50. ^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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