Comments on: Kelly’s Blog: Great Deals on Sunday, Feb 3
Vermont's Closest Big Mountain Ski & Snowboard ResortMon, 14 Apr 2014 19:38:09 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1By: Jason
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:48:20 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-14067I was riding the Bluebird on Saturday. The lift is so warm, it’s awesome! But, there’s room for improvement. When the chair goes over the sheaves (wheels) the bubble lifts up about 4 inches, causing a rush of cold air. Best example I can think of is opening your freezer when you’re right in front of it. Open it once every 20 seconds, and you’ve got the Bluebird’s bubble problem! Any way to fix this by adding more weight to the bubble, or would this cause the chair closing/opening mechanism to not work?
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:17:10 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-14050Kelly-
Thank you for letting me know that. It is very unfortunate that they closed shop. Glad we didnt miss Mardi Gras…we will be wearing our beads. :)
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Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:12:05 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-14038thThe skiing Sunday was great you should consider the 8 am to 12:30 pass on a permanent basis. The Bllue Bird Express and the snow making systems are a great plus for the mountain The elimination of the snow Show and the placement of the sushi bar rather then the coffee shop is in my opinion a negative. The crews did a great job getting the mountain in shape for Sunday as Saturday the conditions were poor at best. great job
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Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:13:23 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-14036Sue – Outside TV hosted the Snow Show and they basically closed shop this summer. It is very unfortunate because everyone loved that show. The good news is that you did not miss Mardi Gras. We are celebrating this weekend and there will be lots of beads and give-aways. So please, wear your beads this weekend.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:25:16 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-14016Hi Kelly-
Can you please tell me what happened to TV 41 and the Snow Show? We have been skiing Mt. Snow for many years and found the Snow Show very informative in the morning before getting on the hill. They would give snow reports, trail reports and also talk about upcoming events. I found that very evident this wknd skiing for Mardi Gras. I can honestely say that I do not think many people were informed. We had on our beads and I saw only one person with beads on. I thought that was kind of sad. On the Snow Show they would dress like gesters and keep everyone well informed of whats going on. Hopefully there would be a way for a show like that again.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:54:41 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-14014Krystof – very interesting idea – thanks for sharing that with us.
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Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:45:20 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-13976It will be on snow. In the general vicinity of Lower Exhibition / Charlie’s Chase / Yardsale.
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Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:46:02 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-13957Hi Kelly,
The Truck vs Machine thing on the 15th. Can you tell me where on the mountain it is going to happen. I hope it is not on the slopes, but if it is I would like to avoid it. thx
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Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:41:07 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-13938Hi Kelly,
I enjoyed Mount Snow during MLK weeekend with my family. i found Mount Snow to be very progressive in new ski resort technologies.
I’m a NY-based visual artist with passion for cartography. Recently I studied (can’t help myself) trail maps from several large ski resorts such as Mount Snow, Gore and Killington. With large acreage and several mounains or several sides of a mountain used for skiing, trail maps become broken up, compressed, artificially streched out at times, and disjointed.
I will try to be brief: to create easier to read and more informative trail map I would place the top of the mountain at the center of the map and have the trails expand from there in more natural direction. To indicate the highest point(s) i would use old and tried method of contour lines and color coded elevations -those would give skiers and riders very clear picture of local trail steepness while keeping the overall image clear and readable. Such map would also give the skiers good picture of those small side trail that sometimes end up going up or flat instead of down.
Thank you for you time.
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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:30:57 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=14503#comment-13930Debbie – I understand what you are describing. Every mountain is different and you have to work with the landscape you are handed. Mount Snow has a relatively small summit. In order to replace the Summit Triple with a high speed lift, we had to deal with the space constraints. Contour unloading (the way you unload on the Bluebird) is no different than unloading straight off the lift. You stand up at the “unload here” sign and ski off the ramp. The problem, as you describe, is when someone cuts you off or skiers are lingering in the unload area. It is very frustrating. Eventually, a new summit lodge will be built and we be able to re-position it so you can unload off the bluebird facing west (following the same path as the lift line.) Moving the grand summit express is not an option due to cost and where would you move it too? Until we can build a new summit lodge we must focus on education. On weekends and holidays we have ambassadors at the summit directing traffic away from the unload area. That area is defined by brushes set in the snow and is a no-stop area. Secondly, we encourage skiers and riders traveling up the lift to make a plan. Discuss what trail you are going to ski. If the guy on the left says he is going to the north face, remind him to go straight and then head to north face once he is out of the no-stop zone. I regret that you were hurt and I will remind Ambassadors how important it is to ask guests to get out of the way of those unloading.