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    Sugarbush, Elk Mountain

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    Bethany Beach, DE, Warren, VT
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    Snowboarding & Bodyboarding

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  1. https://bangordailynews.com/2021/01/20/news/piscataquis/knox-county-developer-proposes-75m-ski-resort-by-moosehead-lake/?fbclid=IwAR0lYkuDAS2mwB6n4XrCl-SfegSKobUPu_5Ht62bRkT5x5G1PNnJ57vK6-4 This is awesome news. I haven’t been back since this TR, but the potential in the area is awesome. It’s a great little town with an amazing view. Going back to the top would give it 1,700’ vertical and make it the 4th largest in Maine. It was sad seeing the main lodge and hotel rotting away. The volunteer group deserves a lot of credit for keeping the trails cleared, reclaiming the upper trails, getti
  2. What was the final snow tally?
  3. I hope you are all able to take advantage of it tomorrow. Great storm, especially for early season.
  4. I guess I could slip through since I don’t have a front plate...
  5. Looks like the Pokes and Catskills are going to get pounded on this one. Technically I think Covid mandates dictate some type of quarantine from Delaware to PA, so I guess I could get to WV. No quarantine there and they are getting two storms this week. It’s enticing...
  6. Egan is a Sugarbush/Warren Miller legend and not a bad narrator. Dude still rips. Unfortunately, he just got let go from the Bush, as did many others during Covid and the Alterra transition. I think this year is going to be a tightening of purse strings for most places just trying to get through this year and then back to normal next year. Jen just so happens to be the wife of a patroller. That whole family can rip and can regularly be found skinning the mountain first thing in the AM. The backcountry movement has really grown in VT, but it sounds like it’s more organized in terms of cl
  7. I haven’t been to Okemo in years (I want to say I went 4-5 years ago, but I know the first time I went was about 15 years ago) and I stayed at Happy Trails in Ludlow both times. It was a terrible start to the year, and right before Christmas (college break), OutCold, a friend, and I got a lift/lodging package there for $60 a night for 5 nights. $300 for 5 days on the snow was a steal, even back then. The hotel was relatively new and the rooms were basic. I’d like to say it was clean, but we were college students looking for a cheap vacation. The second time the rooms were in decent shape.
  8. It’s grown in popularity, but the crowds are nothing like Vail. When I was there last year we opted to go to Beaver Creek on the weekends due to the fact that it is the most remote and doesn’t have nearly the same size village. The only lift line I regularly waited in (peak season) was a 2 minute lift line or two getting out of the base. Everything else was basically ride on, although there was a slight wait at the mid mountain lodge around lunch. I quite liked Beaver Creek, and while Vail does have better all around terrain, including trees, I would rather ride than spend 20 minutes in a
  9. They look kind of funky, but they are doing everything they can to make money and allow for extra capacity. They’ve got to pay off all that money they paid Win to buy the place. They are heated via propane, but no electric. I haven’t read the article, so I don’t know the cost per day. I do know that they weren’t too expensive to build. Sugarbush mostly uses in house staff to do their lift shack builds and routine maintenance.
  10. It happens every year, and since Blue is opening Friday, I have to ask... Is the bridge open yet?
  11. No kids yet, but lots going on. I’ve got a full slate in December and January. I just don’t see getting out before then. I could be pleasantly surprised, but I’m also not making it as much of a priority without extended trips to VT being in play.
  12. I think it was a year like this when I started this thread. This one may be even worse. There have been years in PA on par or worse than this one, but this is a pretty rough start for New England. Looks to turn the corner this week up there. I won’t be going to Sugarbush much this year, if at all (out of state employees not allowed, plus quarantine), but a December 10 date is incredibly late for them. In a normal year they would probably be open and downloading, but with the push to open multiple routes and lifts to spread crowds, it’s very delayed. I’ve got so much going on that I was
  13. That might be the only reasonable option in a year filled with unexpected events and illogical decisions being made...
  14. This could be the short term future for many ski areas, especially those owned by the large companies that want to mitigate bad press. I know that Sugarbush is looking strongly at cracking down on any part time employees or volunteers that are coming from red counties. Unless Covid rates slow down, I might not be able to patrol this year at all. I doubt I’ll be able to quarantine for 2 weeks and then patrol.
  15. Water Gap is a fun little section. It’s a little freaky hiking across I-80 with tractor trailers blowing you around, but the DWG section on the Jersey side is pretty easy for the first couple miles. They’ve made it like a superhighway for all the tourists that are just out for the day. Just a little past that there’s some decent little views and a really nice view off the fire tower. I hope she got to experience that. Jersey is pretty mellow. NY is the fun one. The deli superhighway. Eat like a king every day without needing to go off the trail further than a half mile.
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