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Where are the customers!

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I am observing a drop off of skiers this March in my home resort. I am wondering if this is just here or are the other western resorts down in skier visits. My home resort is Breckenridge. We have had no lift lines in March with exception of last week. If my memory serves me correctly this place should be full for at least three to five weeks in March/April. Is this at my resort or are skier visits down everywhere. I don’t mind short lift lines but do have to work.
post #2 of 20
March has been empty here in PA too, if it weren't for Jr Ski, I would be *lucky* to get one lesson a day. This weekend is it for us, the rain is wiping out what little is left.
post #3 of 20
Time to break out the golf clubs, eh.
post #4 of 20
I start Monday
post #5 of 20
A week from now Vail will have at least 4 customers. Come on, SNOW!!
post #6 of 20
I will be in Summit County around April 9 for work related stuff. Maybe we'll drop in on Breck! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 20
It's been so hot in Colorado Springs that I'm getting upset the air conditioning in my car doesn't work.

It doesn't seem right to drive up to go skiing with my AC on!
post #8 of 20
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Originally posted by Lisamarie:
I will be in Summit County around April 9 for work related stuff. Maybe we'll drop in on Breck! [img]smile.gif[/img]
Bring your surf board-we've had about 8 straight days with temps reaching into the 50's. Supposed to drop down a bit this weekend then head right back up.

Hope you can find some time for a get together with a few local Bears for dinner or a drink. [img]smile.gif[/img] Maybe Barnes will sponsor .
post #9 of 20
I was in Breck 1st week in March last year and got the early spring breakers, then again April 1st and got the late spring breakers. It was pretty crowded. I would imagine someone in managment would have actual stats.

I was at a-basin last Friday and there were no lines. I was at Winterpark Sat and Sun and there were no lines. It was pretty slushy spring skiing at Winterpark by noon though. Had to stay up on the mountain for any decent snow at all.

I hope you coloradoians get some snow as I'm hoping to come out May 1st for some last season turns at A-basin.

It's probably just the abnormally high temps. The Denver folks are not as desperate as us Indiana addicted folks to ski and just probably switch to spring/summer activities when it's that warm. (and it was warm)
post #10 of 20
Hmmm. Not just at Breck! Where are they all going, does anyone know?
post #11 of 20
Well, my friend's college age daughter, a fine skier, went to Florida for spring break with her skiing friends instead of Colorado like in years before. When I asked her how come she said that a day ticket at the beach was much more affordable.

...Ott
post #12 of 20
Skiing has lost popularity for a few reasons:
1. Too expensive
2. Impressionable youths think the only way to look cool is to risk your life doing cliff jumping,inverted aerials, or skiing "fall you die " terrain.
3. Snowboards(which have saved ski resorts income) screw up the slopes for everyone on two boards.
4. Global warming?
post #13 of 20
NEWSFLASH!

Just so everyone knows, winter has returned to the Colorado high country, at least temporarily. It's finally cooled off to normal, seasonal temperatures, and it's been snowing pretty much all day. Arapahoe Basin reported 7" of new snow this morning, and I'll bet they'll have that much more by tomorrow morning.

So, everyone, put away those summer toys, and join us for a few more great days of skiing. It ain't over yet, by a long shot!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #14 of 20
Had the fats out and skied +12 inches of fresh at Mammoth yesterday...and the weather guy says that there is more comming...
post #15 of 20
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Originally posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado:
NEWSFLASH!

Just so everyone knows, winter has returned to the Colorado high country, at least temporarily. It's finally cooled off to normal, seasonal temperatures, and it's been snowing pretty much all day. Arapahoe Basin reported 7" of new snow this morning, and I'll bet they'll have that much more by tomorrow morning.

So, everyone, put away those summer toys, and join us for a few more great days of skiing. It ain't over yet, by a long shot!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
That's great news, I'm heading out there on Friday with the family for a week.
post #16 of 20
Sound familiar Ant


Quote:
Originally posted by Badgerman:
Skiing has lost popularity for a few reasons:
1. Too expensive
2. Impressionable youths think the only way to look cool is to risk your life doing cliff jumping,inverted aerials, or skiing "fall you die " terrain.
3. Snowboards(which have saved ski resorts income) screw up the slopes for everyone on two boards.
4. Global warming?
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Bob Barnes, want to go fishing next week? Temps will be back above fifty on Monday. Almost no work at brek. River is open for floating! Yet I am still tring to find the correct short preformance turns!!!! LW
post #18 of 20
newsflash part 2. Aspensnowmass has recieved 2ft. in the past 5 days. Today(sun) it was knee deep up high. If you have talent you will have work.
post #19 of 20
buggeration...we are in full blown spring here. After a knee deep powder day on wed, we got monsoonal rain and warmth. Now we have some lifts closed and it's all smelly mud and depression down in the learning area. However, the main mountain is still in excellent condition. And there is something coming at the end of this week, although the weather people reckon it's not much.
post #20 of 20
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newsflash part 2. Aspensnowmass has recieved 2ft. in the past 5 days. Today(sun) it was knee deep up high. If you have talent you will have work.
Sounds great!!! I was hoping you guys got some of that last storm. [img]smile.gif[/img] I'm driving out tomorrow for an afternoon surf. I was sick two weeks ago so I didn't get to come out and play on my off weekend. I'm hoping I can finally do a beginner bumps clinic out there with one of your fine instructors on Wednesday. Maybe I can get some more MA on my cross under turns. They're still kinda shakey.
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