Comments on: WANTED: Sustained cold temps
Vermont's Closest Big Mountain Ski & Snowboard ResortSat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:16 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1By: Jason
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:57:38 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8216Just checked Jiminy’s snow report. They aren’t open Monday, even though they planned to be. So based on Mount Snow being only an hour north, I’d say good call Kelly!
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:42:12 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8186Complaining about a Hurricane charity event John? Classy. Anybody who skies southern New England has no expectation to be on the hill in the first week in November. Jiminy managed to cover the grass on a few trails….great. Mount Snow chooses not to do that, and I cant blame them. Because people like you who complain about them not being open right now are the same people who would complain that the conditions are crappy and be asking for their lift ticket money back if they were open right now. BTW West Dover temps for the next 2 days …41/54 and 43/56 and sunny. Great snow making weather right?
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 19:14:03 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8161Good point Sleepy Bear. I have to agree that I am more than happy to ski some crud from time to time just to get on a natural trail. I will leave the grass to you because that is where my skill set hits the wall!
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Fri, 09 Nov 2012 03:32:01 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8151Kelly, thanks for clarifying. Business is business, and if immediate profit (loss in this case) is more powerful than the benefit of some additional loyalty from always gunning early, I get it. Just a decision that’s a tough pill for die hards to swallow cuz they are jonesing so bad. That was an honest answer and I appreciate it. Its more honest than “everyone wants (and will only take by inference i guess)an exceptional product” because that’s not true. I want to ski every day and will gladly play games trying to skim a 30 yard mud grass patch to get to the next area of snow smiling ear to ear. Just is what it is.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 03:15:51 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8150Kelly – we appreciate your candor and business sense and are looking forward to another wonderful season at Mt Snow. Thank you for your hard work and we know these are tough decisions this time of year.
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Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:40:55 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8147I’d also add that we have targeted 11/17 as our opening, and will do what we can to make that (or as close as we can to it, weather depending). Not sure where you heard “the middle of December”. The terrain park on Launch Pad is just a little fundraiser we’re doing to raise some money for Sandy victims; it’s not part of our official opening plan. It’s something we like to do at the beginning of each season when we can.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:03:41 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8145John – When we made the call on Monday evening to suspend operations, the only reliable temps in the forecast were Monday night and all day Tuesday and Tuesday night. It has been colder than forecasted and the Nor’easter brought us nothing. No snow, no mixed, no rain. So it is safe to say that the forecast is not what we thought it would be. We are only human and we made a decision based on the facts we had in hand. We make decisions based on the best information available. We don’t make decisions based on last year. And we do not make decisions based on what everyone else is doing. This is not a race – it is our business and it is my job to make good business decisions…even when they may be unpopular. If I made the wrong decision I will admit it and take responsibility. Time will tell. For now, the decision is made and we are moving on. When the time is right we will make snow with everything we’ve got. I have explained the Launch Pad event above.
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Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:41:24 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8144Since we didn’t get a single flake of snow, it’s only Launch Pad that will be open this weekend. Thanks!
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Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:40:55 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8143You’re right Jay, there was some inconsistency in Kelly’s blog. Launch Pad rail jam is open friday-sunday as long as the snow holds up.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:52:50 +0000http://mountsnow.com/?p=12880#comment-8140Unbelievable the long range forecast except for two days has nights in the twentys and you still refuse to make snow even after the worst winter ever last year. Jiminy peak in MASS is opening this weekend and what does mount snow have?? A jib park. Is that for all abilities? Why do you refuse to make snow and delay opening until the middle of December