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Poll Results: Who HATES POWDR more....?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 71% of voters (10)
    Mt. Bachelor Skiers
  • 28% of voters (4)
    Killington Skiers
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
http://www.mtbachelor-insider.com

Now, seriously....how much bad PR can a company take....
post #2 of 16
At least your lifts work.......We've still got 5 feet of base and it's been closed for a month. Grrrrrr.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by slider View Post
At least your lifts work.......We've still got 5 feet of base and it's been closed for a month. Grrrrrr.

five feet? This is two days ago. A D9 could not clear a track without gettig buried. All to get a restaurant open.

post #4 of 16
Meanwhile, California is on fire for lack of winter rain and snow. This is what it looked like in Sacramento today.

Enjoy the clean crisp air?

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by slider View Post
At least your lifts work.......We've still got 5 feet of base and it's been closed for a month. Grrrrrr.
Try shut down Killington on April 20th this year....they could have been open another 3 weeks....
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
five feet? This is two days ago. A D9 could not clear a track without gettig buried. All to get a restaurant open.

I am more impressed everyday with Powdr Corp management...... How can a Corp. aquire millions of dollars and still can't get'r done.:
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
Try shut down Killington on April 20th this year....they could have been open another 3 weeks....
While that may suck isn't that better than having to hike out 1/2 mile UPHILL because a lift is broken (again).

I skied a bunch this season and it seems like dealing with lift stoppages was a frequent issue.
post #8 of 16
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Try shut down Killington on April 20th this year....they could have been open another 3 weeks....
You could have put together a buying group last year and bought it, then you could be running it right now! It's a business and they need to operate it the way they see fit. If you don't like it, vote with you feet/wallet and go elsewhere :
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by davev View Post
You could have put together a buying group last year and bought it, then you could be running it right now! It's a business and they need to operate it the way they see fit. If you don't like it, vote with you feet/wallet and go elsewhere :
That's closer to the truth than you know Dave. At least for Bachy.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by davev View Post
. If you don't like it, vote with you feet/wallet and go elsewhere :
Bachelor is our only local area, it was started by members of our community, and they operate on public land.

I won't be voting with my feet. I'll be meeting with a senators representative this week.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by slider View Post
I am more impressed everyday with Powdr Corp management...... How can a Corp. aquire millions of dollars and still can't get'r done.:
It appears they have plenty O snow.
Have personally fallen in the gorge that thing cuts. A D9 is roughly 12-14’ tall??????? It looks like its top must be below the snowline. Yes, to open a restaurant that makes pennies compared to ticket revenue? Summer operations are not a huge money maker???? Must make enough to keep them happy or just do it for the advertising of the mountain?
You said the Cat got buried? Do you mean it got stuck and cannot continue? If so, not a good start with the new guy in charge.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
Bachelor is our only local area, it was started by members of our community, and they operate on public land.

I won't be voting with my feet. I'll be meeting with a senators representative this week.
I was referring to Killington, there are many other options in the area.. The author has been whining about Killington on the internet long before Powdr bought it..
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
Try shut down Killington on April 20th this year....they could have been open another 3 weeks....
Big deal. We closed in April, and we could have been open another 3 months.
post #14 of 16
Is there a trend towards shortening the season after Powdr takes control of a resort? For example, my understanding is that Bachelor used to be open as late as July 4th when conditions allowed. But it seems that the mountain has been closing earlier and earlier, with May 18th the closing date for the 07/08 season. Killington is reported to have had a similar season shortening. Are there any other data points for resorts that Powdr purchased?
post #15 of 16
i <3 bachelor.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
Is there a trend toward shortening the season after Powdr takes control of a resort? For example, my understanding is that Bachelor used to be open as late as July 4th when conditions allowed...
That was up until POWDR took control. Under the prior management Bachelor ran a couple of ski camps in the late season. I assume POWDR found it to be unprofitable although through early July, conditions tend to be better or as good than Mt. Hood which has a bunch of camps running in late season.

At all events, the lift issue became a growing annoyance and a safety question at least two seasons ago. It may not have mattered to POWDR management until Bachelor saw its attendance drop this season while everywhere else in Oregon experienced increased attendance.

The recently fired mountain manager was clearly a product of POWDR corporate culture having been brought over from its Alpine Meadows operation. I think POWDER very likely knew what they were getting when they put him in charge of Bachelor. It was just fine with them until maintenance issues began to translate into declining visitor counts.

POWDR has a lot of ground to make up. Not only do skiers and industry insiders read forums like this but when the local Bend ski retailers start suggesting alternatives to their customers like Hoodoo, Willamette Pass and Mt. Bailey, as they have, it shows the growing level of worry and concern about Bachelor management and its mountain operations. And Bend is no longer a sleepy agricutural town with a ski resort. A lot of Bend businesses now depend on the success of Mt. Bachelor.

Newfydog said that he will be meeting with relevant public officials regarding the Bachelor lift issues. That's a very good approach. Although I'm not a Oregon resident, I'm a long time Bachelor skier and would be willing to support such efforts. I give those Bachelor employees who have spoken out credit for their courage.
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