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  • Help with hiking goal!!!

    Hello everybody! I am brand new to this group and fairly new to hiking. I have always been a casual hiker but last year I completed some summits and really got the bug! I turn 40 this October (ouch) and a goal I have is to climb Mt. Washington in my 40th year! So my question is this... I am…

  • Best Discounts for Family Skiing (passes and/or lessons) near Boston?

    My kids are getting more and more into skiing, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep the activity going, without breaking the bank. We live very close to Nashoba Valley, so my daughter has taken lessons there for the last three years. Last year it included an adult half-day lift ticket, so it meant that before…

  • Best Discounts for Family Skiing (passes and/or lessons) near Boston?

    My kids are getting more and more into skiing, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep the activity going, without breaking the bank. We live very close to Nashoba Valley, so my daughter has taken lessons there for the last three years. Last year it included an adult half-day lift ticket, so it meant that before…

  • EPR Properties – the Owner/Operator tangled web

    With all the resort purchasing fervor, I became interested in who owns or operates what and found this interesting. So .... I thought Peak Resorts owned Hunter, Mt Snow, Jack Frost etc. but it turns out they are just the operators of the resorts apparently. There is a REIT EPR Properties that actually owns the CNL Properties that were sold…

  • KSL Capital Partners Buys Deer Valley

    Looks like KSL is opening up shop at just a rope line away from one of Vail's biggest resorts: Quote: As a valued guest, I want to be the first to let you know the latest news. The newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”) and Henry Crown and Company (“HCC”) that in July joined…

  • le Massif, Q city advice

    Hello, hope everyone's having a great summer. I'm looking for a rental during President's week in that area (that sleeps 14). I'm unfamiliar with the skiing, and the area in general. I'm seeking advice on what area to stay in, to centrally located ourselves. Thanks in advance for any advice. Rich Sent from my XT1254 using AlpineZone mobile app

  • Volkl Mantra 2014 188cm new/never drilled

    I'm not sure whether I actually want to sell these but just thought I'd post to see if there's interest. 2014 Volkl Mantra 184cm new/never drilled. Link. This was the last year (and best graphic IMO) of the previous version of the Mantra, which sold from 2011/12 to 2013/14 IIRC. This ski has subtle tip rocker and was the first…

  • Eveready

    Has anyone tried any of the battery heated clothing?

  • Please help Black Mountain of Maine Community Ski Resort

    I have an open letter to the board of directors on the FB page as a way to pressure the board to consider not holding the race. Problem is the board does not meet until September so the pressure is going to need to be strong to push them into going against the mountain manager https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMOMbeavers/ Please like it. Comment.…

  • How a detachable works

    I had the opportunity to tour the inside of an upper lift station of a detachable lift. I think we have all seen the "plier" arrangement the and springs that are used to attach the chair to the cable, but once it gets in the wheel house, we can't really see much of how it all works. What I saw…