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Best Answer KCSKI , 12 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

If I lived in Lackawanna county I'd go all in on this deal...has Sno mountain or montage ever not opened? I remember KCSki was saying about how some workers paychecks were bouncing and what not had me shaking my Herman.

 

Get your story straight.  I never said they had an issue with checks bouncing other than the fact that there was an issue with bank transfers and a monumental screw up on said banks side, not the mountain's.  I never had a bad check in all my years there.

 

Love the comments here about the Doom and Gloom Forecast once again for this place.  Although I am not a part of it anymore I do keep up on what is going on up there.  You all do know between Disco and the Peach Festival pretty much covers the operating expenses of the mountain for the entire year?.  All through the years I was there some jackass always stated it is closing, will close, last year, rain, no snow...slow lifts...bad management....and...it's in better financial shape than it ever was currently.  Live Nation signed a 5 year contract with them for continuation of the Peach Festival, and Disco is re-signing after this show.

 

  It still needs help as the infrastructure needs upgrading in areas, but that is coming... but..it's not going anywhere anytime soon.

 

With that said...I was at Blue a few weeks ago to shoot for the AMA Hare Scramble that was held there...first time there...nice place, Montage can take some lessons from them.  Also was at Tussey Mountain..small resort but all kinds of good things down there for Summer activities and a well kept place.

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#21 Sno Mountain Skier

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:46 PM

They get a couple hundred thousand for each event as a rental fee. Then they get to keep 100% of food and beverage that they sell ok their property.

$16 beers and a $7 hot dog add up quick.
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:25 AM

Free condiments I hope for that hot dog frankfurter sang

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:44 AM

Live Nation is huge. They bring in big acts over there with these events. I can see them making bank. Dan has a point though. Is running the ski area eating into those profits? If so that can't be good for the skiing part of the business. I like Montage and if I lived closer this pass would be a no brainer

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:16 PM

Free condiments I hope for that hot dog frankfurter sang

Hey Sno Mountain Skier..how's married lyfe.

Blissful.


Live Nation is huge. They bring in big acts over there with these events. I can see them making bank. Dan has a point though. Is running the ski area eating into those profits? If so that can't be good for the skiing part of the business. I like Montage and if I lived closer this pass would be a no brainer

The ski area loses money with the waterpark and skiing. They are making money from the LN events and the beer/wine festivals that they are putting on themselves.

 

The actual resort is just a sliver of the owners business. If he is breaking even by allowing LN to host a couple of events, that is all that matters to him.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:27 PM

^^^ because he likes to "play" ski resort owner? It seems to me a concert venue, waterpark, and ski resort are pretty high liability business to be in just to break even. Why bother with it?

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:40 PM

^^^ because he likes to "play" ski resort owner? It seems to me a concert venue, waterpark, and ski resort are pretty high liability business to be in just to break even. Why bother with it?

 

 

Outside of renting the area to LN, he has nothing to do with the concert venue... My take as someone who isn't his biggest fan, I think he's done so well in all of his businesses that he thinks he'll one day be able to make the ski area/water park work.

 

As soon as LN starts losing money on either Peach or Bisco, they'll stop having events there. That is when the ski area will be on the selling block.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:20 PM

And they do warped tour there as well.
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:49 PM

Live Nation puts on the Warped Tour.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:25 AM

tinymoose and I bought these passes. too good a deal to pass up!


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:46 AM

Welcome back guitar

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:54 PM

tinymoose and I bought these passes. too good a deal to pass up!

Very cool. Hasn't it been a while since you guys had passes someplace?
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:41 PM

Very cool. Hasn't it been a while since you guys had passes someplace?

 

kinda. i guess you can't count those multi-ticket products the mtns are doing these days. we technically had a pass to sugarloaf when we went up there last april. but yeah, we used to have passes at bear creek but haven't done that in a few years or so.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:22 AM

kinda. i guess you can't count those multi-ticket products the mtns are doing these days. we technically had a pass to sugarloaf when we went up there last april. but yeah, we used to have passes at bear creek but haven't done that in a few years or so.

Be sure to post up your condition reports regularly. PASR has definitely become BMSR (I'm definitely part of that). A little diversification is nice. Plus we missed your posts last winter.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:31 AM

Guitar is doing anything he can to avoid the PASRs

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:50 AM

Guitar is doing anything he can to avoid the PASRs

 

what? that's silly talk. I ran into a few peeps at the end of last season. anyhow, RR is on point about Blue Mtn being the most popular amongst PASR's. I do need to do a better job about trip reports....smh.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:22 PM

Ok I just remember johnny law saying he saw you the one night and you were avoiding him and then last winter you didn't even log on PASR. It's all good.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:45 PM

Ok I just remember johnny law saying he saw you the one night and you were avoiding him and then last winter you didn't even log on PASR. It's all good.

 

naw.....I just couldn't catch up to him, lol! 


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:46 PM

Gotcha miscommunication lol. Welcome back Guitar
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