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#1 liftmech

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:24 AM

Surprised no-one’s mentioned this. VR bought Stevens Pass, Sunapee, Okemo, and Crested Butte last week. CB is also currently looking for a mechanic and an electrician, for what it’s worth.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:59 AM

Crickets...
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:41 AM

This site has been dwindling.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:19 AM

View Post2milehi, on 12 June 2018 - 06:41 AM, said:

This site has been dwindling.

Yep... some have moved on.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:38 AM

I stop by but haven't been posting too busy getting lifts designed and built.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

Quite a big deal for Vail, strengthening their regional holdings for the Pacific Northwest and the East Coast while also adding a big time resort in the home state of Colorado. Lots more new lifts to come for those places too!

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:37 PM

I think it's interesting how many people I've seem complaining about it. Specifically from the Seattle area.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:33 PM

View Posttowertop, on 12 June 2018 - 09:19 AM, said:

Yep... some have moved on.

Mainly to Liftblog.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:10 AM

View Postcomeagain?, on 13 June 2018 - 09:37 PM, said:

I think it's interesting how many people I've seem complaining about it. Specifically from the Seattle area.

Not sure why they would complain. I get the obvious problem with your hill being bought by Vail, but having access to Whistler Blackcomb on the same pass has got to be a huge benefit.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:46 PM

Yeah but how many folks out there are not into traveling and generally ski only 1 or 2 hills
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

View PostRibStaThiok, on 15 June 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

Yeah but how many folks out there are not into traveling and generally ski only 1 or 2 hills


Maybe this will help them expand their horizons...or they will continue to ski 1 or 2 other hills.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:45 PM

For what it's worth, since Vail bought one of the major Australian resorts (Perisher) in 2015, many Australians heading to North America for a ski fix in our summer (your winter) have gone to Vail resorts because people with a Perisher season pass get discounted or free lift tickets at Vail resorts.

I know a couple of Perisher skiers who used to ski at Silver Star in British Columbia who now ski at Vail resorts instead.
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 05:51 AM

View PostAussierob, on 15 June 2018 - 08:10 AM, said:


Not sure why they would complain. I get the obvious problem with your hill being bought by Vail, but having access to Whistler Blackcomb on the same pass has got to be a huge benefit.

I suspect this is a factor behind the purchase of Stevens. That place is so busy they have to turn people away. Ergo, feeder hill.
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 05:53 AM

View Postcomeagain?, on 13 June 2018 - 09:37 PM, said:

I think it's interesting how many people I've seem complaining about it. Specifically from the Seattle area.

‘Well, there goes the neighbourhood’. I’ve heard this grumbling as well. Doesn’t seem to be founded on anything specific, though.
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 04:13 AM

View Postliftmech, on 17 June 2018 - 05:53 AM, said:

‘Well, there goes the neighbourhood’. I’ve heard this grumbling as well. Doesn’t seem to be founded on anything specific, though.


Bitchin' just to bitch.

Sounds like "one man's junk".
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:55 PM

You heard the same thing in Salt Lake after the PCMR buy, even though it was already a corporate resort. I think it's somewhat unfounded, plenty of corporate resorts have great local culture. Think Big Sky.





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