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  1. JFskiDan

    PPL Surcharge

    So, JFBB did confirm that vouchers bought before Jan 1, will not have a surcharge. New ticket sales will have the $3 surcharge. They stopped communicating with me when i asked why other mountains serviced by PPL were not issuing a surcharge.
  2. JFskiDan

    Blue Mountain land ownership

    Whats the status on the gas pipeline? i heard from 2 sources that has a play in this whole plan.
  3. JFskiDan

    PPL Surcharge

    i will. if they get back to me i will sort of string them along for a little while.
  4. JFskiDan

    PPL Surcharge

    If i can find an article by doing a quick google search that says commercial rates are going up, i dont see how they can spin this off on PPL. I think thats kind of shitty of them. Just for funsies, i am going to email them.
  5. The Thursday/Friday thing has a big impact on how the weekend thing lines up. I think the most certain thing to say at this time is there might be a little bit of fresh for some nice turns Friday morning. There will be some additional precipitation over the weekend as well. If you want to make yourself crazy, keep looking at weather forecasts. 3 current forecasts as of 11 am 1/15. Wunderground - (same as Weather.com) Accuweather - Thursday PM they have 1.5" snow. NOAA - Take your pick. Or, blend them together, and you probably will get a likely outcome. 3 different forecasts, using 3 different models.
  6. JFskiDan

    PASR Goes Meadow Skipping

    Holy fuck......i probably would have had a really liquid HAFE.
  7. JFskiDan

    PPL Surcharge

    I'm going to lean on the side of JFBB dropping the ball on this one, but i can be way off base here. Electric rates are published, and change maybe twice a year or something. I looked sometime in the fall, and saw the the residential rate was actually going down on Jan 1. Looking at their published price to compare sheets, it appears as though commercial rates were increased. I think they should have known this. It was published in the fall. As we all know, electric is the biggest expense for any ski resort in the area. Its my understanding electric cost for huge users are negotiated ahead of time. I know if i was planning on using a metric shit ton of electric, i would probably keep a close eye on cost. All of the suppliers i work with will always give me a heads up when there is going to be a cost increase. I would be interested to hear PPL''s side. I find it kind of bizarre that this came as a big surprise to JFBB, that their biggest operating expense was going to be increased. The other question is, did they know this, but ignore it, thinking they would be able to produce most of their snow before Jan 1? December kind of sucked for snowmaking. Did season passholders incur a surcharge as well? Did the race team assholes? It looks as though Blue, Montage, and Elk, are also serviced by PPL. So, they are just sucking up the price increase? A quick google search reveals this from November 2nd. The new rates translate into a savings of about $4.10 a month for a typical residential customer, to $129.20, according to PPL spokesman Joe Nixon, while the business customer will see an increase of $4.68 per month, to $117.78. Large commercial and industrial customers shop for their own power, with the generation rate for large industrial customers based on hourly market prices, Nixon said. https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-ppl-price-to-compare-20181102-story.html Ok, so now im really thinking JFBB dropped the fucking ball. Dropped the fucking ball, let it roll down Floyds and into the Lehigh River and was swept away.
  8. JFskiDan

    PASR Goes Meadow Skipping

    Post Utah recap. Knee issues. Limited range of motion, like stairs start to become a big issue. Thursday morning was rough. I found out right away the biggest issue was going to be the lift. Bending that knee to sit on the lift hurt like hell, and with a ski attached to it you dont have much choice but to sit like u are sitting in a chair. I figured out to let the chair push me almost off the platform, then sit down at the last minute, then i didnt have to bend my knee as much. Deer Valley - i have never been, never really on my radar with the posh treatment, but i really like the oppurtunity to check out new places. Sweet groomers. Big time speed runs. I think its true mostly pretty people ski there, and most wont venture off trail. I think the day after a storm, trees might still be good. I was just happy i could actually ski groomers, so nothing off trail for me. “The Bird” (day 2) I have been here a few times, and skied just about every condition possible. Powder day/sun, powder day/zero vis/97 mph winds (same storm that knocked out power to JHMR) and bluebird. So the Bird being the bird, the day starts with real low vis up top, so we made it down to gad valley area to where we could see. Clouds rolled out quicker than anticipated and it lead to a really nice day. Somehow i went from barely being able to walk in ski boots in the am, from the car to the base area, to actually feeling better, which i never would have imagined anyways, the Bird is still just a beast. If you are looking for big vert in one run, this is probably where you do it at. Real good day here, finished off with a nice beer on the deck at the top with the boys. Take time to absorb the view from there sometime. Celebrate the small victories in life Brighton - Bluebird, perfect temp, nice day. i forgot how much i love this place, and i am still in love with it. The whole place has the “blue parking lot vibe” to it. Smaller vert somewhere around 2k, but just super playful. Plenty of off tral stuff when the snow is good to keep those with ADD occupied. We skied this Sat, and it was actually kinda crowded, but we did a decent job of avoiding the longest lines by skiing off the Great Western. This was probably my best day knee wise. We dabbled around a little off trail, Toast found some stuff to jump off of, and i figured out with the knee thing im not super confident making quick turns on steeper, somewhat crudy stuff. I cant lift my leg high enough and bring that ski around, nor can i pressure that ski like i can my right. Brighton has super fun groomers with more character than i think anywhere else i have skied. They run through the trees, go up and down, twist and turn and always keep you looking around. I would say Brightons groomers could be like riding the coolest roller coaster ever. Finished off a great day at the miley lodge for a beer and some tater tots in the sun. Right close to the miley lodge is where the blue crew would set up with apres ski activities. I did not end up skiing into someones driveway this year. Alta (day 4) Cold start to the day. BTW, the collins lift opens at 9:15, so we had a little wait in the corral thinking it opened at 9. Once we got off the collins, we were in the sun, so we just stood there for a few absorbing some heat. Skied off the Supreme since thats where the sun was in the am. Met up with Ryan who was able to guide Toast and Aj to some better skiing being the local. Hiking and sidestepping werent going to bode well with my knee, and i wasnt going to put me or anybody else in a weird way thinking it would be a good idea for me to go with. We met back up at the lift, i stuck to the groomers and they found some other stuff to play in. We called it a day early afternoon. Day 4 and the legs were feeling it. Alta is a cool place, maybe something like a bigger brighton, or smaller snowbird. You always sort of have the feeling its a little agro there, like make sure your pass works or you will be trampled upon. Big shout out to Toast and AJ for letting me tag along. Good people to hang out with. I cant keep up with them at Blue, let alone anywhere else, but they made it work even with my busted wheel. I told them they could ditch me at anytime when they wanted to go explore. I was just happy i could actually ski, and ski something different than the rinse and repeat stuff we have going on at home. We skied the whole time on real snow that God dropped on Utah in great quantities. The only sugar out here went in my coffee. I spent the wait time at the airport this morning setting up Dr’s appointments to hopefully get my knee drained, so hopefully its better for Jackson Hole were we are just gonna get pounded with snow. Oh, and i thought Nmski was the most flatulent Pasr. Toast wears that crown. Dude just farts all the time.
  9. JFskiDan

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    Since i was in utah, i wasnt watching data from the beltsville bouy. The diaper exploded at high alttitude on sunday. Look for some precip, maybe even our favorite kind this weekend. Might wanna be clearing your schedule for pow skiing or getting the arc ready.
  10. JFskiDan

    CB 01/13

    This is pretty funny. Must have been a small survey.......at Camelback.
  11. JFskiDan

    1/12/19....busiest day of the year

    If it makes you feel better, you have been mentioned in Utah. You and the exploding rental car.
  12. JFskiDan

    PASR Goes Meadow Skipping

    For clarification, im actually wearing a compression sleeve.
  13. JFskiDan

    PASR Goes Meadow Skipping

    Wear a knee brace. Its like pretty magical. I could barely walk thursday without one.
  14. JFskiDan

    PASR Goes Meadow Skipping

    Not sure what we were thinking with the pizza. I'm a good eater and i managed to only put down 3 slices of mine. Not sure if Antman has some type of mental telepathy healing powers but my knee felt pretty damn good yesterday, and after skiing for a good portion of the day, i could almost walk like a normal human being. Way better range of motion to where i can actually sit on the lift without making funny faces in pain. First day i was a little worried this wasnt going to pan out. I still probably need to stick to mostly groomed stuff, but i might be able to dabble a little off trail today to see how things shake out. I am thankful for at least two things, Naproxen and a hot tub. We are heading to possibly my favorite place, Brighton. I love that place. Super cool chill vibe to the place. Weather looks like another bluebird day. Great trip so far, minus the knee thing, good friend, good times. .
  15. JFskiDan

    PASR Goes Meadow Skipping

    0 degrees at 3:30 pm? Thats fucking cold. i guess i could complain about the lack of white stuff falling from the sky, but we have had 2 pretty damn nice days here.