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Old 04-09-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: at the end of a dirt road
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Hey maybe they'll go the way of Ascutney but leave a bigger mess....
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Hey maybe they'll go the way of Ascutney but leave a bigger mess....
Ascutney was totaly diferent. It was actually for the opposite reason. Owners had no money or access to capital. Condos were and are still managed by a subsidery of Holiday Inn. The company is called something like Orange Lake. The condo owners either walked away with a loss or are staying with it. Weekend free bus trips to Okemo is what I was told they were doing. The bus is free, not the skiing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: NEK
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I say DIVERSITY! The same ole doesn't support things just because of the snow. (ie; this year NO snow) Not having a huge debt to make payments on also frees up the creative minds of the owners. Let's corner every available market! Open minds create open bank accounts. Instead of whining about lost revenue due to the economy, they are seeking any means to thrive. Considering there isn't much around I am very proud of the tenacity shown.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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did they really get 250" this year (think I read that somewhere). If so, what's a more normal winter like?
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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300"+. They get the most snow in the NE. People here in Virginia know about Jay Peak and I find that fascinating.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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300"+. They get the most snow in the NE. People here in Virginia know about Jay Peak and I find that fascinating.
Wow, great snowfall amounts at Jay Peak... It makes NH look like a snow desert by comparison.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Jay Peak

But I think the average annual snowfall has increased to 377" or something to that effect.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:23 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Wow, great snowfall amounts at Jay Peak... It makes NH look like a snow desert by comparison.
Not really, have ya ever heard of Mt Washington? Wildcat ski area, Tuckermans Ravine. Jay is on the Vt/Canadian border. Where in NH do you live?
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Not really, have ya ever heard of Mt Washington? Wildcat ski area, Tuckermans Ravine. Jay is on the Vt/Canadian border. Where in NH do you live?
Yes, I do know that Mt. Washington and Wildcat get a mountain of snow, pun intended. I live in south-central NH and the amount this past winter was a pathetic 48" combined Fall & Winter. The best skiing in my backyard is "usually" at Sunapee.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Yes, I do know that Mt. Washington and Wildcat get a mountain of snow, pun intended. I live in south-central NH and the amount this past winter was a pathetic 48" combined Fall & Winter. The best skiing in my backyard is "usually" at Sunapee.
Everyone in the northeast got way below average snow this past winter. Hopefully it's just an anomally, last winter was a big year for snow. It's all reletive. What's a normal snowfall for Sunapee? Comparing apples to apples, the snow in northern NH is hardly a desert by comparison to Jay, that's all I am saying. Just going by location and elevation Sunapee will always have less yearly snowfall than Jay. That's why we all, except MRG, have snowmaking. Even Jay has snowmaking.

When the state leased Sunapee to Triple Peaks(former owners of Okemo) I think some mountain improvements were made despite not being allowed to swap land for condos. I have spent alot of time in the New london/Sunapee area and usually that area gets good snow being in a snow belt. Hopefully next winter will be back to normal, if there is such a thing anymore.
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