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post #31 of 36

I believe I heard the actual number so far: over 30,000  

I don't know last years, anyone? but this is far more I think.

 

I'm concerned about even mentioning the word KT or KT22 , fearing it will become some kind of internet center of interest for skiers, drawing them to Squaw. that's it, I'll never mention it again. seriously.
 

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Did anyone else notice that KSL mentioned recently they sold WAY more season passes than expected since the merger?  If storm days were a shit-show before, now it's going to be downright ugly.



 

post #32 of 36

I read somewhere they've sold 30% more season passes... and counting.  This is going to get ugly.

post #33 of 36
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I have heard 35,000 passes this year between the two. I know people who bought passes this year, that I didn't even know skied. Kidding, but just barely. 

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

I believe I heard the actual number so far: over 30,000  

I don't know last years, anyone? but this is far more I think.

 

I'm concerned about even mentioning the word KT or KT22 , fearing it will become some kind of internet center of interest for skiers, drawing them to Squaw. that's it, I'll never mention it again. seriously.
 



 



 

post #34 of 36

An early bird season pass is pretty much a no brainer if you are going to ski the one place for more than a week.  The mountain wont necessarily be more crowded, but lift ticket ques should be better.

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(very limited development opportunities at Alpine).


Repetition does not create truth.  Just in the upper valley, off the top of my head, there's the area between upper John Scott and Chalet Road, including possibly the Chalet itself, the meadow above the chalet, and lots of rejiggerable space in the base area, including the parking lots.  

 

Is it limited?  Yes.  But is it saturated?  No.

 

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Question that may help in planning: when you say they, who is that going to be? that is: who will be making operational calls at Alpine. I may have heard that Squaw has no intention to immediately take over the operational functions of the resort. therefore, it is possible that nothing will change at Alpine in terms of lift operations, their inability or unwillingness to run the mountain in adverse conditions may not be improved.


The only useful data point that I have is that, as I understand it, Kent Hoopingarner is staying with JMA and returning to Homewood, after managing both areas for the past two seasons.

post #36 of 36
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Maybe they'll run Alpine Bowl Chair more this year. That's such a great upper mountain option on storm days. We'll see.

 

More important, looks like snow inbound for next weekend.


 

Its blowing like crazy here, and feels like we're going to get hit! yahoo.gif



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Did anyone else notice that KSL mentioned recently they sold WAY more season passes than expected since the merger?  If storm days were a shit-show before, now it's going to be downright ugly.


 

 

Psssst, don't tell anyone how nice the trees and empty lines at N* are on a powder day.  wink.gif

 

To this whole discussion, don't you think that having AM and Squaw together will open up more options on a powder day, not close options?  

 

It still cracks me up when I hear someone say that they couldn't ski on a powder day because of wind hold on "their" mountain.  With all the amazing options in the Tahoe area..........c'mon there's somewhere turning lifts on a powder day. Right?th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

OTOH I'm just a silly girl from Michigan, so I'm sure I'm way off base and have no idea of what I'm speaking. biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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