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"Jonathan S. Shefftz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:35:52 -0500
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Evan, I thought your original formulation was part of the humor!

Scott, at this time of year, uphill-friendly resorts (thank you Stratton, and 
many others too:  http://www.ussma.org/resort-uphill-policies) are perfect for 
staying fit while also skiing.  (No, I don't want to waste most of my ski outing 
by sitting on a sofa suspended in the air.)  Although I have to admit, at over 
105k earned vert so far this season, but the last natural snow skied on 
November 10, these groomers are starting to get old...

Plus for ski resort that send inconsistent messages, we can enjoy these kinds 
of precious moments:

Wachusett Head Patroller Mike Halloran [looking past me at my ski partner]: “I 
told you not to be here.  If I see you here again, I’m calling the police!”
Me [since I was closer to Halloran, and thought my friend’s voice might not be 
heard over the noise of Halloran’s snowmobile]: “He has a season pass.”
Halloran: [look of utter incomprehensible shock]
My Ski Partner: “I have a season pass.”
Halloran: [look of utter incomprehensible shock, then recovers enough to drive 
off on snowmobile]

We concluded that the current season pass holder database needs to be 
better integrated with the no-tresspassing-notification database from prior 
seasons.

On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:55:42 -0500, Get Skied <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:

>On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Get Skied <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Scott Danis <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:
>>
>>> with regards to all the uphill traffic on open ski trails, when has going
>>> uphill on snow become more important than going downhill?
>>>
>>> I always thought the goal was to be a better skier, not skinner.
>>
>> Not for Sheffy. Rumor has it he's putting together an investment team to
>> buy Ascutney and run all remaining chairlifts in reverse just to avoid the
>> nuisance of having to ski down the hill.
>>
>
>Err, meant to say, the chairlifts will run normally - the loading process
>will be reversed!

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