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Old 10-04-2007, 10:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Jay was weird last year though like most of the VT mountains. They didn't get hit hard until like late January. I was up there in the middle of January and it was only OK. Still better than any other place on the east coast but not as nasty as it was in February! Stowe was the same way. The crazy thing is one of the best days I had all season was at Mt. Snow, they had just got dumped on and had an actual powder day and it wasn't that busy because Stratton had a big competition going on so everyone was there. It was sick to out of bounds and get stuck in waist high powder at Mt. Snow, never ever had that happened to me on that mountain
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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killington used to be good, for early and late season. they were bough by powdr corp. this season, the same company that turned park city into "park shitty". previous killington management would open the mountain early as possible, such as october 25th in 05 and a few times in september. they used to stay open until may and even june sometimes. new management has stated the set dates are mid november-mid april, and effectively closed down lodges and a few lifts, all while leaving pico to rot by not opening it all week.

ill take my business to the bush.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Park chitty has always been Park Chitty. It didn't take Powdr corp to do that. But I hear you, lot's of Kmart locals are pretty pissed about how Powdr is running things.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You want to talk about corporations owning mountains and screwing it for the locals, AIG bought Stowe and since they took over they've basically told the locals to F themselves. They used to offer discounts for town residents and things like that but now that AIG owns it, none of that happens. When I was up there last year my friends and I stayed at this B&B owned by a local born and raised she was telling us all about it. Also the clientelle they bring in now has made it a very expensive place to be. We went out to a "pub" to eat and it cost us like $50 each for dinner with no drinks. Now that's not that much considering I'm used to NYC prices but that's still fing ridiculous for people not aquainted to being anally violated by eating establishments!
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That's one of the main reasons I can only go to Stowe 1 -2 times a year. You've gotta be Rockefeller to eat , drink and have a good time. It's too bad too, I really like goin' there.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think we paid $48 for our passes last year, but the regular was over $60 for weekend rates... Stowe definitely has some super nice runs, easy groomers for just cruising and some real difficult technical terrain for those that like to get gnarly! When I was there last year I watched 2 kids blast off of that waterfall they have that runs under the gondola totally sick.
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