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Best Answer GrilledSteezeSandwich , 02 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

Tombstones are a dying business


It sure is with the death rate on the decline and the cremation rate rising. Another 10-12 years and I'm done Go to the full post


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#1 rummy

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

Got my SP Letter....

700 Trees
15 NEW snow guns
64 Rebuilt snow guns
New kitchen equipment
New cafeteria carpet
350 pr New Boots

Last sentence in letter...Elk-Mountain-ILSIVWTD.


RATES by 10/9/17. by 12/1/17. after 12/1

Adults 21+ $795. 855. 925

Student. 695. 755. 825
13 - 20.
Senior
65 - 74. 695 755 825

Child. 625. 690. 760
6 - 12.

Super Senior. 625. 690. 760
75+

Nights 330. 350. 370

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#2 JFskiDan

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:42 AM

For a minute i got excited when i saw 700 trees, but its just 700 trees to stare at, not ski in.  

 

So, they did maintenance.  I guess they need something to justify the price of the SP.  Not hating on the place, just hating on the price of the SP.  


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

Good price on season passes for 75+ people. Has elk added any new lifts since 1994?

New carpet in the cafeteria wow just wow.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:20 PM

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I guess they need something to justify the price of the SP.  Not hating on the place, just hating on the price of the SP.
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Not arguing with you...

But it's how you look at it...

We say the first run costs us $695 (senior rate) and All the Rest are FREE....
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:26 PM

Not arguing with you...

But it's how you look at it...

We say the first run costs us $695 (senior rate) and All the Rest are FREE....

 

Its all location based in PA.  If i lived close to Elk, i would be handing them too much money for a season pass and enjoying myself.  It does kill me though, that they probably have the best terrain for trees that are off limits.  


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:09 PM

I feel like for the last 100 years they claim they've added hundreds of trees.....unless it looked like the moon before it should be the god damn amazon rain forest by now


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:51 AM

I think I called it out last year, or the year before. Elk may be the only ski area where re-painting the stripes in a parking lot is considered an annual improvement.

 

That's why you gotta like the place, it stays the same year after year.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:39 PM

I think they are creating density to discourage tree skiing.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:07 PM

elk is the only mountain ive been to in the past 10 years where more people were not wearing helmets than those that are.  however, most of them were 60+ and I know old people are stubborn when it comes to helmets, seatbelts, etc.  some of the old guys in my ice hockey league refuse to wear face masks


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 06:28 AM

I don't know about you but that new kitchen equipment really gets me stoked.

I think they are creating density to discourage tree skiing.

You're probably right. Do they not see the irony in comparing it to Vermont then? And why people should rip them for doing so? I say this all the time. Cool place but their marketing is terrible.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 06:48 AM

Maybe they got a new BizHub machine in their business office. Fax and copy from the same machine and you can even print from your computer on it..oh Lordy.

Look at trees, fresh oil in the new deep fryer and making copies.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:25 AM

They do provide a real nice wind break. I'm just going to try to grow my business as much as possible so I can buy the place when it goes up for sale in 10 years and make it what it should be...
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:45 AM

They do provide a real nice wind break. I'm just going to try to grow my business as much as possible so I can buy the place when it goes up for sale in 10 years and make it what it should be...


Would you really want to own a PA ski area??

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:51 AM

Would you really want to own a PA ski area??

If my options were owning a PA ski area the size of Elk, or no ski area, then I would definitely take Elk...

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:55 AM

If my options were owning a PA ski area the size of Elk, or no ski area, then I would definitely take Elk...


If I had the money to buy a ski area I wouldn't work.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:57 AM

If I had the money to buy a ski area I wouldn't work.

Each to their own. I enjoy working. It would be something I love, and an awesome experience...

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

Each to their own. I enjoy working. It would be something I love, and an awesome experience...


I'm only at work to make money. I've already had three families in the office so far today and only sold to one of them. When I have enough money to retire I'm done.
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:52 AM

I'm only at work to make money. I've already had three families in the office so far today and only sold to one of them. When I have enough money to retire I'm done.

 

Maybe if I did something like worthwhile to society I'd feel differently but I'm right there with you. I don't mind my job but I wouldn't spend one more second here if I didn't have to.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

Hey rummy, how is this going to go over with the locals?  An unfortunate upgrade to the parking lot at the bottom of the Lenape. 

 

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

I'm only at work to make money. I've already had three families in the office so far today and only sold to one of them. When I have enough money to retire I'm done.


Tombstones are a dying business




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