If there was one, my first card would read " Open the North Peak Chair at 8am on weekends and Holidays so that I can leave the South Ridge area at first chair and continue to ski North Peak w/o having to crowd the Chondi as new skiers arrive".  What else ...... ???

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Good to dream but SR has a lot to do within current area boundaries before they worry about additional lifts and terrain.  Fixing Barker should be at the very top of the list followed by fixing the aging snowmaking system and piping as well as the lodges. 

Be nice to add more terrain, but no reason too until SR can actually properly take care of the existing terrain and make more snow.   They also need more people - if everything is open, it still usually isn't crowded enough to need more space.  Automated snowmaking,  lodges,  more activities first.

this coming week hopefully saves a disaster with a much needed storm or 2

Glade Monkey said:

Unless the upcoming school vacation weeks have great conditions and weather, this season isn’t going to be a positive one for the ski business investors. Arctic conditions over Xmas & New Years, then this washed out MLK weekend must be making a big hit in the number of day tickets sold.

$105 for 79 trails anyone?

Not sure where you see that, midweek is iffy right now due to the Arctic push and looks like next weekend is followed by another thaw.

Mike Dann said:

this coming week hopefully saves a disaster with a much needed storm or 2

Glade Monkey said:

Unless the upcoming school vacation weeks have great conditions and weather, this season isn’t going to be a positive one for the ski business investors. Arctic conditions over Xmas & New Years, then this washed out MLK weekend must be making a big hit in the number of day tickets sold.

$105 for 79 trails anyone?

Decent plan, pretty sure the beyond Jordan was on the board back when LBO dreamed up the Jordan village.  The lift going to Aurora, start it at your base but move the line and top to the right and top it out just west and above Witch Way.  Then it could be more than a connector lift, it could serve flying monkey, poppy fields, a new liftline run and if it topped high enough, Oz too.  However, way too much to catch up on inside the current boundaries.  When they can't even cover all the Snowmaking trails they have now, the last thing they need is even more.  Barker needs to be upgraded first for lifts, something should be considered for White Cap (whether that just be a carpet upgrade to Tempest or a whole new lift set-up), and an Aurora upgrade would be welcome.  The west water feed for the Snowmaking system is a must and if adequate Snowmaking staff are forward looking concerns, automating the system over major areas should be considered.

Max Hart said:

New lifts and new terrain as follows:(The slope chart is for the yellow lift).

This plan would include:

  • New Base area at the bottom of Jordan
  • New CLF4 chairlift (blue lift) connecting Jordan base to the Kansas/Cyclone intersection at Aurora, providing access to all 8 peaks and providing tandem lift access to the top of Oz from the Jordan base. On days when Jordan is on wind hold, this set up would be much appreciated. 
  • New CLF4 chairlift connecting the Jordan base to new terrain on the adjacent 2650ft peak (which is actually called Jordan Mtn.). This lift would have a midstation unloading area next to the Jordan Hotel.
  • New CLD4 chairlift on "2650ft Jordan Mtn." providing access to new terrain, consisting of Rogue Angel / Excalibur like cruisers, and extensive gladed terrain in between.
  • [Not on map] Replacement for the aging Barker Mountain Express. As of now this 1987 Yan detachable quad (retrofitted by Poma in 1996 following the infamous Quicksilver Accident) is in its 30th season, and having one of the longest seasons in New England (therefore logging more hours per year than most lifts and experiencing more wear and tear), it is due for replacement. It seems like every few weeks Barker is down due to mechanical failure. Some things, such as tower tubes, sheaves, Omega Quad Chairs, and possibly terminal masts could be reused, but everything else should be replaced. From a marketing standpoint, bubbles wouldn't be a terrible idea, but that would cause wind issues, and the last thing mountain ops needs is wind issues on both workhorse lifts. 
  • Other:
    • Increased snowmaking on Oz to ensure that the terrain is open. Personally, I love it when Oz has enormous whalebacks all over it from snowmaking.
    • Partial grooming (similar to what they have done to Vortex, where they groom about half and let the other half bump up) on less used trails in high traffic areas, such as Downdraft and Top Gun.



MachSki said:

Not sure where you see that, midweek is iffy right now due to the Arctic push and looks like next weekend is followed by another thaw.

Mike Dann said:

this coming week hopefully saves a disaster with a much needed storm or 2

Glade Monkey said:

Unless the upcoming school vacation weeks have great conditions and weather, this season isn’t going to be a positive one for the ski business investors. Arctic conditions over Xmas & New Years, then this washed out MLK weekend must be making a big hit in the number of day tickets sold.

$105 for 79 trails anyone?

Ahh, Tim Kelly's dreams.  Got it.  Tues/Wed is an Alberta Clipper that may reform in the Gulf of Maine.  If it doesn't and just a clipper, 2-4" at best.  The reform is a low probability forecast right now.  Hoping that occurs but I'm not counting on it.

Mike Dann said:



MachSki said:

Not sure where you see that, midweek is iffy right now due to the Arctic push and looks like next weekend is followed by another thaw.

Mike Dann said:

this coming week hopefully saves a disaster with a much needed storm or 2

Glade Monkey said:

Unless the upcoming school vacation weeks have great conditions and weather, this season isn’t going to be a positive one for the ski business investors. Arctic conditions over Xmas & New Years, then this washed out MLK weekend must be making a big hit in the number of day tickets sold.

$105 for 79 trails anyone?

How about learning to start prepping for a busy weekend day a little earlier so things are ready when the guests arrive?  Chondi getting cabins installed - couldn't that have been done already?  Barker and Southridge down for something else?  No smowmaking over night due to power issues.  Preventive maintenance anyone?

I am still thinking this is staffing issues all the way around. 

poe said:

How about learning to start prepping for a busy weekend day a little earlier so things are ready when the guests arrive?  Chondi getting cabins installed - couldn't that have been done already?  Barker and Southridge down for something else?  No smowmaking over night due to power issues.  Preventive maintenance anyone?

MB, I truly hope staffing is the issue.  It is starting to seem eerily familiar to the twilight years of ASC.  Hopefully seems is all it is and not actual.


MonkeyBrook said:

I am still thinking this is staffing issues all the way around. 

poe said:

How about learning to start prepping for a busy weekend day a little earlier so things are ready when the guests arrive?  Chondi getting cabins installed - couldn't that have been done already?  Barker and Southridge down for something else?  No smowmaking over night due to power issues.  Preventive maintenance anyone?

Certainly a staffing issue,  the only real question is whether it's quantity or quality.
 
MachSki said:

MB, I truly hope staffing is the issue.  It is starting to seem eerily familiar to the twilight years of ASC.  Hopefully seems is all it is and not actual.


MonkeyBrook said:

I am still thinking this is staffing issues all the way around. 

poe said:

How about learning to start prepping for a busy weekend day a little earlier so things are ready when the guests arrive?  Chondi getting cabins installed - couldn't that have been done already?  Barker and Southridge down for something else?  No smowmaking over night due to power issues.  Preventive maintenance anyone?

Today was a fumble. Big weekend, bad weatherday yesterday, lots of people around ....and you start the day with multiple lift holds including the chondola “to replace the cabins”. 45 minute line to exit south ridge basin does not breed repeat business

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