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  1. #1
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    Save Saddleback, Maine petition

    This place is worth it - if you've skied it, you know

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/450/7...bbfb=137024680







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    Definitely and Done, but not sure what this will do? Ease regulations... provide public money... free range Rangley?
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    Believe it is designed to encourage "the buyer" that the enthusiasm is there for the resort, but the goal is a bit vague.

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    Well, I'm down with SB opening and operating again. Seems like a great deal considering what's been invested already (new lodge) and what great terrain they have. Why would Otten want to spend so much at Balsams, when you've already got this?!
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    Wow. John Muir just spun in his grave. I think he would be a tad horrified that this quote was used to promote a mechanized ski hill.

    “The mountains are calling and I must go”- John Muir

    Let's do some livin'
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    "The mountains are calling and I most go slay the gnar."

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    One of the better hills in the state and the east. Had no idea it had closed down.

    I know a 16 year old here in southern Maine that would be stoked if his parents bought the place. He wants to get into resort management. Could be a win win.

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    Four eastern mountains listed for sale right now (that I know of). Saddleback, Burke, Jay Peak, and Waterville Valley. Are there enough potential buyers out there that are interested or do one or more of these resorts go the way of Ascutney?
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    Save Saddleback, Maine petition

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Wow. John Muir just spun in his grave. I think he would be a tad horrified that this quote was used to promote a mechanized ski hill.

    “The mountains are calling and I must go”- John Muir
    If you skied, you would understand.


    Maybe.
    Last edited by BigDaddy; 07-22-2016 at 07:36 AM.
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    Add to the list Sunday River and Sugarloaf of resorts for sale. Real tough to turn a buck

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
    If you skied, you would understand.


    Maybe.

    Do you know who John Muir was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Four eastern mountains listed for sale right now (that I know of). Saddleback, Burke, Jay Peak, and Waterville Valley. Are there enough potential buyers out there that are interested or do one or more of these resorts go the way of Ascutney?
    You gotta figure Vail would be interested in some of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Four eastern mountains listed for sale right now (that I know of). Saddleback, Burke, Jay Peak, and Waterville Valley. Are there enough potential buyers out there that are interested or do one or more of these resorts go the way of Ascutney?
    Don't forget all the CNL properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Do you know who John Muir was?
    Avalanche Surfer extraordinaire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Do you know who John Muir was?
    Is that the guy who didn't spend his life on the internet?
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    Good luck! It looks like a very cool ski mountain with a ton of potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Four eastern mountains listed for sale right now (that I know of). Saddleback, Burke, Jay Peak, and Waterville Valley. Are there enough potential buyers out there that are interested or do one or more of these resorts go the way of Ascutney?
    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Add to the list Sunday River and Sugarloaf of resorts for sale. Real tough to turn a buck
    Damn. Four of those (Saddleback, Surgarloaf, Jay, Burke) are places I would want to ski if I lived east. Are they just too far from population centers?

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    Yes.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    No, Vail needs to buy the bush.

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    I hope this place does not close for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    No, Vail needs to buy the bush.
    No, Powdr needs to buy the Bush, so that the best lift ticket in the East is revived, the Killington/Bush combo, with the scenic 100 drive between them. Toss in MRG on that ticket somehow, at least discounted, and that's eastern heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Damn. Four of those (Saddleback, Surgarloaf, Jay, Burke) are places I would want to ski if I lived east. Are they just too far from population centers?
    Burke and Jay were involved in a big corporate fraud case and the ownership is up in the air.

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    Sugarloaf is owned by CNL but operated by Boyne. CNL has all their ski properties for sale (quite a few in both the east & west). All the long term operating contracts associated with CNL properties would still be valid with the sale of the property. So yes Sugarloaf is for sale but it's operator would not change in the event the property is sold. The only ski area property CNL has managed to sell so far is Bretton Woods, NH. The company that operated the resort bought it {National Resort Management Group).

    Here's the list of CNL ski properties for sale:

    Sunday River in Maine (operated by Boyne Resorts)
    Sugarloaf in Maine (operated by Boyne Resorts)
    Loon Mountain in New Hampshire (operated by Boyne Resorts)
    Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire (operated by Triple Peaks)
    Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts (operated by Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort)
    Okemo Mountain in Vermont (operated by Triple Peaks)
    Crested Butte in Colorado (operated by Triple Peaks)
    Brighton in Utah (operated by Boyne Resorts)
    Northstar-at-Tahoe in California (operated by Vail Resorts)
    Sierra-at-Tahoe in California (operated by Booth Creek Resorts)
    Mountain High in California (operated by Mountain High Associates)
    Cypress Mountain in BC, Canada (operated by Boyne Resorts)
    Stevens Pass in Washington (operated by Stevens Pass Mountain Resort)
    Summit-at-Snoqualmie in Washington (operated by Boyne Resorts)
    Last edited by steamboat1; 08-05-2016 at 10:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    No, Powdr needs to buy the Bush, so that the best lift ticket in the East is revived, the Killington/Bush combo, with the scenic 100 drive between them. Toss in MRG on that ticket somehow, at least discounted, and that's eastern heaven.
    I'd love this since our ski house is located between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post
    I'd love this since our ski house is located between the two.
    Me too... Rochester?
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