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There you go.  It must be at Snowshed.
The park crew doesn't maintain it because they work 2nd shift.  It has to
be groomed 3rd shift.

John Bonin
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 On Nov 13, 2014 9:13 AM, "Mark P. Renson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Is that what those “pods” were all about at Snowshed?......or that trail
> that was between the road and the Bloodshed trail itself is more like it.
>
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> Mark P. Renson
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>   On Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:45 AM, Skip King <
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> On 11/13/2014 6:43 AM, Josh A wrote:
> >
> > Makes sense to me.  Anyone have experience with this technique?
> >
> > I remember there being some little features towards the bottom of
> > Spruce... I guess this is what they were used for?
>
> TBL is quite the rage at ski areas right now; a growing number of them
> are using it. It's a good concept.
>
> But I think it's a stretch to call it new. Killington was using the
> basic concept back in the early- to mid-1980s and a fair number of ski
> areas have been sculpting features on beginner terrain at least since
> then. For all I know, Killington copped the idea from somewhere else,
> though it wouldn't surprise me if the idea originated there.
> Learn-to-Ski programs were arguably its core marketing focus in the '70s
> and '80s (the learn-to-ski weeks could bring in as many as a thousand
> new skiers per week, and do the math - 1000 skiers times five days times
> four months is up to 100,000 skier days - plus a good shot at a
> long-term customer relationship) and there was almost nothing Killington
> wouldn't try to make the experience easier and more fun.
>
> Aside from the sophistication of the grooming equipment that makes it
> cost effective to set up TBL, what IS new is the formalization of the
> approach - and the branding of it.  Someone got clever, and I tip my hat
> to 'em.
>
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