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There's also Mt. Baldy in So. Calif. Small--2 or 3 chairs--but good fun if there's snow.

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A million dollars significantly improves the lives of 2 million people for one year.  Hookworm, trachoma, elephantiasis, snail fever, roundworm, river blindness, and whip worm can be treated for 50 cents a year through mass drug administration program.  Full disclosure: a prior brief stint working on neglected tropical diseases.  

 

I'd give away the million.  I am satisfied with what I have ; )

post #93 of 99
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A million dollars significantly improves the lives of 2 million people for one year.  Hookworm, trachoma, elephantiasis, snail fever, roundworm, river blindness, and whip worm can be treated for 50 cents a year through mass drug administration program.  Full disclosure: a prior brief stint working on neglected tropical diseases.  

 

I'd give away the million.  I am satisfied with what I have ; )

Your Kikus are a little short :cool

post #94 of 99
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Here you go....Mt Baldy 

So far, no purchase price has been shared. 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/07/who-wants-to-buy-a-ski-resort-mount-baldy-up-for-sale

 

 

There's a link in this article that talks about the auction of Whaleback in New Hampshire, where I skied, abortively, for the first time, in 1988.  I have no interest in buying it, though I wouldn't mind skiing it one more time -- to exorcise some ghosts.

 

A million bucks, huh?  Not enough for NetJets.  Can't say I need anything, since the home life is all a person could want (luv & contentment + dog)

 

An MA in French and a season in Cham, with daily coaching & guide?  Some skis?  A septic system at the lake?  A Buzzard's Bay 12.5 by Artisan Boatworks?  Those are things I could want, sure.

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Your Kikus are a little short :cool

Kikus were fine '12-13 but a little short 13-14...better start looking for hand-me-downs so I can keep up with @near nyquist!!!

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Kikus were fine '12-13 but a little short 13-14...better start looking for hand-me-downs so I can keep up with @near nyquist!!!

More like @KingGrump  :D

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Kikus were fine '12-13 but a little short 13-14...better start looking for hand-me-downs so I can keep up with @near nyquist!!!

More like @KingGrump  :D

 

If you are looking for a longer pair of Volkl, My 186 Goat is being put out to pasture next season.

post #98 of 99
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Here you go....Mt Baldy 

So far, no purchase price has been shared. 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/07/who-wants-to-buy-a-ski-resort-mount-baldy-up-for-sale

 

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Here you go....Mt Baldy 

So far, no purchase price has been shared. 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/07/who-wants-to-buy-a-ski-resort-mount-baldy-up-for-sale

 

 

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There's also Mt. Baldy in So. Calif. Small--2 or 3 chairs--but good fun if there's snow.

Two Baldy's eh? 

Maybe get two for the price of one? 

 

@Rainbow Jenny  I have a pair of K2 MissedBehaveds in 169 I could let go PM if you're interested. 

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There's also Mt. Baldy in So. Calif. Small--2 or 3 chairs--but good fun if there's snow.

If I had an unexpected windfall, I'd be sorely tempted to use it to "fix" SoCal's Mt. Baldy, where I first learned to ski and have had a few memorable powder days.   There's a lengthy thread on the topic from the end of the last good SoCal ski season in 2010.  http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=8923

 

It think it would pass Phil's "not an investment" criterion due to Baldy barely opening at all for the past 3 seasons.  Any new infrastructure is likely to be a sunk cost which would improve the ski experience when it's good but have little impact on seasons like the past 3.  The terrain is too steep and there's only enough water to cover about 10% of it with snowmaking. 

 

Phil's proposal of $1 million is unfortunately not even close to what's needed to raise Baldy to its max potential. 

That expansion map, dated 1991, is still on the outside wall of Baldy's Notch restaurant.  Terrain is amazing back there; I got to ski it once in late May 1998 with a truck shuttle back to the ski area.   A more detailed description is here: http://www.sierradescents.com/skiing/harwood/2006/stockton-flats.html  Many $millions would be needed to refile environmental reports and build even one of those lifts.

 

2010 was a promising era at Baldy.  A new investor Tom Treaccar upgraded grooming, snowmaking and some deteriorating chairs.  Sadly the long-time family that controls the area forced him out soon afterwards.

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