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  1. abe

    Indy Pass

    Greek peak is conceivably day trippable too
  2. abe

    Indy Pass

    Two days +15% off 3rd day I think. I am definitely getting Indy now, this is pretty rad You also got blue knob and shawnee on it as well as some of the coolest new England hills If I get Indy and then just hit up night skiing like at bear creek or blue that'll be plenty of cheap skiing for me. Get hype
  3. I hope the hotel if built is not visible from the Appalachian Trail or east side summit The pass situation could be interesting. Weren't there rumors of Camelback thinking of joining Ikon? A cheap off-peak pass for Blue like at Camelback would also be exciting
  4. Lancaster park city mall old bon ton is now doing walk ups no appointment necessary. They were doing moderna 2nd dose shots but idk if they still are, they have recently been doing mostly pfizer.
  5. It seems like a pretty cool place. Big but uncrowded and rustic and lots of sidecountry
  6. If the WNEP ski card becomes a thing again this year that could be an assortment of mountains for around here that could be more easily visited than the current Indy Pass lineup
  7. Indy adds Powder Mountain Utah, West Mountain NY, and Mt. Ashland Oregon. 40% price increase to $279. Blackouts added on Cannon and Saddleback weekends in January and March, Magic on MLK and Presidents Sat/Sun (but not Mon), and Waterville Christmas/New Years/MLK/Presidents. More mountains could be added before the season starts. Not quite as exciting for us here in PA as I had hoped.
  8. Haha I have gotten used to watching college online lectures at 1.25-2x speed depending on how fast the people talk and how confusing the subject is. The first few seconds few sound like gibberish still until I get adjusted. Some of these bonehead professors make videos longer than their regular lecture time would be
  9. https://www.stormskiing.com/p/podcast-40-montage-mountain-managing This is a month old now but I just listened to it (on 2x speed). I didn't see it mentioned anywhere here - an interview with Montage's owner Charles Jefferson. There is some pretty interesting stuff discussed: -The guy did not ski until after he bought Montage -Providing good customer and passholder experience, affordable season passes and midweek tickets, and making snow in March -Long Haul is being rehabilitated like the others lifts there but not replaced due to the unique Montage crowd flow -Hotel plans and year round business -Long term possibilities of cutting a blue trail to the bottom and possibilities to expand -Montage asked Indy Pass about what joining would look like last year but apparently Indy said something about only having one mountain per region - which is weird because if you look at the Indy map there is a big hole in PA other than Shawnee - especially how close many are in NH, and New England in general - and Shawnee is not really an expert's ski hill - and Philly area/East PA is probably the worst-served market on the East coast by Indy pass. Which does raise some though about the April 27 Indy Pass announcement, with the price increase and "more value" and "exciting additions" - Will we see Montage or any other PA areas added? Overall I was also struck just how different the philosophy this guy has of running Montage seems to be different from Vail, and how open he was talking about business details and stuff to the podcast.
  10. Got the shot today but vaccine passport talk needs to be shut down. That is none of the government's business. I can see it happening it Europe but I don't think it will be a legit thing here. Things are definitely looking like they will be back to normal by summer imo
  11. Indy pass pricing and additions drop April 27. They are hinting towards adding more mountains "in all regions" and slight price increase, but will "pack more value than expected" I hope the day trip offerings for PA increase. Indy would be a great alternative to Epic if that is the case. Ikon potentially coming to Camelback makes things even more interesting.
  12. dang. webcam looks like there is a good bit of snow still. Currently snow flurries down south in Lancaster here.
  13. abe

    Zee Lights

    I almost didnt go because I couldn't get a ticket and nobody answered the phone. A technically literate middle schooler could probably design a better website than most of these ski areas. Elk has the best website design imo. Nice and simple.
  14. abe

    Zee Lights

    It straight up said there was an error last week and to try again later for like a solid hour, I couldn't buy my night nicket. It would clear the guest name on the ticket every time I entered myself. Tried it in 3 different browsers.
  15. Thought I was done for the year at Blue on Friday but I might go to Camelback Friday evening due to a light work load this weekend. Waiting to see what the snow report looks like on Friday. I was looking into the bridge tolls you mentioned - it looks like all of those including white haven would be incredibly easy for locals to avoid - just get off, cross the river on the parallel local road, and get back on - not more than a couple minutes lost. I actually think this is a decent idea, make the interstate travelers and truckers pay for the interstate bridge replacements rather than using our PA tax $ which otherwise could be used on local projects. People have been saying I-80 needs tolls for years, since more and more truckers and out-of-staters take it instead of the Turnpike and as a result Turnpike tolls have increased disproportionately to pay for untolled I-80, which is not in great shape - now it may be getting 4 in addition to the Delaware River toll.
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