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The New Owners of Widcat. More info needed.

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The new Owners of  Wildcat Mt  may have made a grave mistake. 

 

Afternoon Sunday from 12:30  for 20 dollars is no longer available.  

 

 

Various ski clubs in Conway get together to buy a book of pre season tickets of ten per person at 40.00 dollars each.

 

 

One Ski club presented a check for 20,000.00 and Wildcat declined under new ownership.

 

 

More Info is needed. 

 

This is not a resort type place. It's only a skiers mountain and Condos will never be built over hell and high water. 

 

What are the New  Owners Thinking?  They can convince the BLM  and State Parks to a makeover  like South Mountain at Loon?

 

 

 

Good luck for the new Owners it will never happen.

 

 

More info needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 8

They'll either figure it out or they won't.

post #3 of 8

 

I'd say give them a season or two, if they do well, good for them. If not, your Ski Club can give running a Skier's Mountain a chance after they buy it. I'm guessing the new owners decides not to run a 'Not For Profit' ski area... shocking.

post #4 of 8

Peak Resorts must have a plan - not their first dance.

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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post

Peak Resorts must have a plan - not their first dance.



Indeed.  They own several day-ski areas already.  Bottom line is that they don't think it necessary to give-away "product" to clubs.  They have no interest in one-shot wonders.  They want allegiance and are willing for reward such.

 

http://www.peakresorts.com/resorts

 

While significantly smaller, I'm expecting an up-tick in business at Black to the "price sensitive" crowd (include me here.)

 

For pass holders, the multi-mountain passes are a tremendous deal.

 

If you need more info, call the Marketing Manager at the mountain.


Edited by billskis - 12/1/10 at 8:19am
post #6 of 8

I agree that more info would be nice. However, I have been SO disappointed over the last 5 - 10 years with how the mountain has been run that I'm willing to be open minded about any new ownership. Wildcat was my favorite mountain growing up. The terrain is beautiful and they often get decent snow. I only live about two hours away now, but I never go there any more because I've been burned one time too many by horrendous conditions there (apparently as a result of poor grooming practices) when other nearby areas had great skiing. Then there is the way they have just let some things deteriorate, like the really nice summit snack bar with the amazing view, that looked like it should be condemned last time I saw it.

post #7 of 8

For a more complete discussion, check out the thread on the northeast's forum, alpinezone.

 

A lot of people un-happy.  To be expected I guess.

 

I am told, the practice of free birthday pass is gone. 

 

As I never went alone, and 4.5 out of seven years are weekdays, probably not a great business move.  Just about every recreational business, that doesn't deal with sell-outs, loves a 2 for 1...

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Thread Starter 

They own several day-ski areas already.  Bottom line is that they don't think it necessary to give-away "product" to clubs.  They have no interest in one-shot wonders.  They want allegiance and are willing for reward such. Duh?

 

Allegiance of skiing created the ski market from the ski trains to North Conway and the Associations and Clubs that followed past years in 1946.

 

 

Hansi Snider // Not the correct spelling...  I think its a Schider of sorts.. 

 

 

You can have a ski area or a Bowling alley.  Take your investment throw it or ski it.  

 

It was not about corporate money at the time 50 years ago/  It was about afforability and a family Day trip to ski.

 

 

The ski clubs are not one shot wonders/  True skiers  built the ski industry with clubs on consumer response and value and an investor will always think they can hide or make money owning a ski area?  One of the earliest clubs was the Blitzshnells.

 

 

Many of the Original Members owned the Mt Whitter . Ecuses my spelling I went to Gmvs .  

 

You are a fool to think other with your investments.  Snow carnival big top Snow Farming without the clown and the big top tent is sold.

 

Ski areas are a Place to hide money--- few make it.

 

A ski area is a place to hide all kinds of cash if you own 30 other lucrative investments without plant and equipement  depreation -

 

Think of Aig and Stowe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's obvious you sit in a cubicle in a high rise and make stupid decsicions. 

 

If my spelling is bad  and sentence structure I went to GMVS. and skied for the life of recreation and afordable recreation in America!

 

No slave to powder and Ice or jacked ticket sales,

 

Reporting  Live

 

Duff Mister

 

 

 

 

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