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  1. #751
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  2. #752
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Jeeezuz

    That's all I got to say this season.
    July 3rd was much better line wise.
    Every man dies. Not every man lives.
    You dont stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing.

  3. #753
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    True, the 3rd was more skiing, but the spectacle factor was So high on the 4th.

  4. #754
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    Ya but you could get an eyeful of spectacle just trolling the lines. Lol

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    7/3/2011. Much better coverage. Top to bottom and I think there was even a Cushing's Crossing that day

  6. #756
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    That line is ridiculous! WTF?! What's their excuse for not opening KT this time?
    I really lack the words to compliment myself today. - Alberto Tomba

  7. #757
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...pow! View Post
    That line is ridiculous! WTF?! What's their excuse for not opening KT this time?
    I'm guessing lack of snow... seems legit. The bottom was burned out a month ago.

  8. #758
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    Anti-trust concerns be damned, the KSL/Intrawest/Mammoth deal just officially closed.

    https://www.pehub.com/?p=3465400&lip...T85gzlg%3D%3D#

    Key points:

    - KSL and Henry Crown & Company (Asspen's owner) launched a joint venture that then went and acquired Intrawest and Mammoth. SVSH also transferred to JV (I'm guessing as equity swap)
    - A senior KSL executive is now interim CEO of the new JV while search for a permanent head gets underway
    - COO of Aspen Ski Co. is now COO of new JV
    - Wirth keeps his job
    - Naming and branding of new company still in progress, but expected before start of ski season
    - Passes stay the same for this season (no mega Mammoth/Squaw/Intrawest pass just yet)
    - A subsidiary of Henry Crown's trust becomes minority holder in new venture. Aspen Ski Co. assets remain untouched.
    - Rusty Gregory (Mammoth CEO) is an investor in new JV, and has seat on the board

    Sorry folks.

  9. #759
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojerry View Post
    Anti-trust concerns be damned, the KSL/Intrawest/Mammoth deal just officially closed.

    https://www.pehub.com/?p=3465400&lip...T85gzlg%3D%3D#

    Key points:

    - KSL and Henry Crown & Company (Asspen's owner) launched a joint venture that then went and acquired Intrawest and Mammoth. SVSH also transferred to JV (I'm guessing as equity swap)
    - A senior KSL executive is now interim CEO of the new JV while search for a permanent head gets underway
    - COO of Aspen Ski Co. is now COO of new JV
    - Wirth keeps his job
    - Naming and branding of new company still in progress, but expected before start of ski season
    - Passes stay the same for this season (no mega Mammoth/Squaw/Intrawest pass just yet)
    - A subsidiary of Henry Crown's trust becomes minority holder in new venture. Aspen Ski Co. assets remain untouched.
    - Rusty Gregory (Mammoth CEO) is an investor in new JV, and has seat on the board

    Sorry folks.
    The one good thing I see is the COO of ASC is now COO of new JV. My hope through this whole dealeo is that ASC becomes the operating brains behind this venture and not KSL. Let KSL be the money partner, but I'm seriously hoping they are not the operators...

    Rusty is sitting mighty pretty up there in the top floor of Main.
    He who has the most fun wins!

  10. #760
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    Quote Originally Posted by comish View Post
    The one good thing I see is the COO of ASC is now COO of new JV. My hope through this whole dealeo is that ASC becomes the operating brains behind this venture and not KSL. Let KSL be the money partner, but I'm seriously hoping they are not the operators...

    Rusty is sitting mighty pretty up there in the top floor of Main.
    Hmm, the Crown's are minority investor in this new venture. That is buried all the way at the bottom.
    He who has the most fun wins!

  11. #761
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    For the Intrawest acquisition, KSL and Crown each put up $351 million cash and the rest was financed by a $1.2 billion loan. Mammoth and SVSH are private deals, but maybe the equity KSL received from transferring SVSH is why Crown is a minority holder?

    Also interesting to note that Aspen/Crown made an initial bid solo (w/out KSL) but were eliminated from bidding b/c they were only interested in Steamboat, Winterpark, and the heli company. Partnership w/ KSL reopened their seat at the table.

    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/d...fm14c.htm#tTPT

    Also, in case anyone cares, the new company is called "Hawk Holding Company, LLC"

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    Dave Perry's a good guy and a very capable. I bet he does a good job.

  13. #763
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Dave Perry's a good guy and a very capable. I bet he does a good job.
    Fingers crossed... I am looking forward to the Uber pass or whatever they are going to call the Squaw/Alpine/Mammoth/etc. pass. I hope its also good at Aspen. For a CA family with ski racers this will be a welcome benefit.
    He who has the most fun wins!

  14. #764
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    I'd say this

    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    captures the spirit of Squaw Valley a lot better than this:

    Quote Originally Posted by clausen View Post

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    Would be great if KSL took a page out of snowbird's book and marketed squaw for what it really is instead of pretending it's some sort of corduroy intermediate paradise.

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  16. #766
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    +1

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  17. #767
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojerry View Post
    Would be great if KSL took a page out of snowbird's book and marketed squaw for what it really is instead of pretending it's some sort of corduroy intermediate paradise.
    You mean marketing this?
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    Or this?
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    I really lack the words to compliment myself today. - Alberto Tomba

  18. #768
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...pow! View Post
    You mean marketing this?
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    Actually yes

  19. #769
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    Squaw shake up?

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    News about the gondola in the Sacramento Bee--mostly old news but this part is interesting:

    "Wirth added that Granite Chief and the Five Lakes Trail is already overused by hikers in the summer. He said he’s pushed for steps to lessen the impact since 2011.

    “We are loving that precious wilderness area to death,” said Wirth, who noted that his father worked for the Forest Service."

    So Andy figures the way to mitigate the environmental impact of the gondola on the Granite Chief Wilderness is to keep people out in the summer. Way to go, Andy.
    http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Oli...A7D3&mode=text

  21. #771
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    Dude gets even more Trump-like with every passing month.

  22. #772
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    And when the hyperloop along the crest connecting to Mammoth opens, we can keep people out of those areas, too. Hey, if we keep people out, no one will see out fugly contraptions and complain about them. Briliant!
    I really lack the words to compliment myself today. - Alberto Tomba

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  24. #774
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Dude gets even more Trump-like with every passing month.
    The way Andy attacked Moonshine Ink for reporting OSHA fining SV for patrol safety violations reminds me of a certain press secretary for the president of an unspecified country attacking a reporter for questioning of a general. (Don't want this to wind up in pollyass do we.) It boggles my mind that the supposedly smart businessmen who run KSL, who need decent relations with the NT-Truckee community, choose to keep such an obvious douche as the public face of SV. More like the public ass. Andy's increasingly desperate defensiveness and over-the-top PR attempts make me think that maybe his job is on the line.
    Last edited by old goat; 10-25-2017 at 06:12 PM.

  25. #775
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    This made me throw up. I wonder if JT is Andy's bottom bitch or just part of the stable.


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