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I think I covered all of the various points on my FTO post last year.
Heavenly really, really rocks in spots.  Good steeps and a thousand or two
acres of very fine trees with almost NO one in them.

My all around choice for a powder day in Tahoe.

Leigh

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew T. Reagan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Heavenly Boddy [sic] Passes


> Geoff Devine wrote:
> >
> >I take it you never got to the Mott's Canyon area?
>
> Would have loved to see it, but they closed it on such a beautiful
> slush-day.  What was interesting was that of the dozens of people I
> chatted with that day, not one had ever been in there.  The crowd was
> uniformly groomer-oriented, and mainly complained about the "heavy
> snow" (1" of wet corn on a firm base).  I asked about the "Skiways"
> face and was told that "it's full of trees--that's how people get
> killed!"  :)
>
> Anyway, I figure that a cheap (midweek!) pass might not really affect
> the typical Bay-Area weekender.  By tossing a cheapo to the Mott
> Canyon/Ski Daily/College Student/Truckee Local crowd, they might
> simply gain a little respectibility and a few more weekday visits
> without significantly impacting the Amenities market or the Casino
> market or the Family Skiing market (Sierra-At-Tahoe?).  Hell, when ASC
> offered some good deals on All-East passes, nobody I know put their
> MRG share up for sale.
>
> To say something good about Tahoe, though: despite the out-of-control
> amenities, hordes of leisure-tourons, and premium pricing, it's great
> that even the most raging McResorts have sick and stoopid terrain
> available to keep it real.  The bonuses of Big Mountains, I suppose.
>
> -Matt
> http://www.mit.edu/~reagan/outdoor.html
>
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