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#141 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 04:26 AM


New York-based Extell Development is, according to this recent WSJ article, in the midst of trying to build a $2 billion full-service ski and snowboard resort near Park City, Utah. It would be the first new resort in the United States in about four decades. These things are, clearly, difficult to get approved, and the fundamentals are, arguably, not all that great. In the early 1990s, the US had about 546 ski and snowboard resorts across the country. As of the 2018-2019 season that number had dropped to 476, according to the WSJ. People are skiing less than they used it, it would seem.

#142 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 09:14 AM

is it just me or does the “marketing manager” do a great job here of making a trip to the mountain seem absolutely dismal this year?

https://www.timescol...gton-1.24245032

pit toilets
lots of outdoor lineups
use your car as your dressing room
no tents or any cover whatsoever during bad weather
a lot of areas closed off

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 November 2020 - 09:19 AM.


#143 max.bravo

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 09:24 AM

I’d guess a lot of Marketing Managers have been turned into Covid Compliance Managers and Customer Expectation Managers.

I bet the resort owners are glad just to be able to sell lift tickets. With very little to do this winter season, they could have a good year even with the restrictions.
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#144 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 09:25 AM

yes that’s probably true.

make it seem too fun and you’ll be shut down (butchart gardens).
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#145 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 December 2021 - 04:01 AM

Winter enthusiasts have been enjoying powder days at Mount Washington over the holidays, where more than 60 centimetres of snow has fallen in the past week.

 

“The conditions have been incredible,” said marketing manager Kayla Stockton. “There’s pockets of powder still to be found everywhere in the morning. It’s been perfectly cold for the groomed runs, just incredible. And we’ve had some nice days of some good sunshine as well.”

 

More powder days are on the way for the mountain, with over 100 centimetres of snow forecast for Sunday alone and more than 40 cm expected on Saturday.

 

Like many businesses right now, the mountain is short-staffed, so some food menus have been reduced and visitors might wait a little longer for their meals, Stockton said. The resort is still hiring for the season.

 

Outside, however, things are in full swing, with all ski lifts running, including the Boomerang chair, which allows access to more advanced terrain on the mountain’s backside and opened earlier than usual this year on Christmas Eve. The chair typically opens when there’s enough snow around mid-January.

 

 

https://www.timescol...-island-4912092



#146 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 10:28 AM

A skier has died in an inbounds avalanche at Whistler Blackcomb resort.

The 34-year-old man was swept away in a size 1 inbounds avalanche on Tuesday, April 5. The avalanche occurred in the Westridge area on Whistler mountain, an alpine bowl area accessible via the peak chair.

Avalanche Canada rates size 1 avalanches as ‘relatively harmless’.

https://www.vicnews....he-at-whistler/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 April 2022 - 10:28 AM.


#147 LJ

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 06:46 PM

^Unless you die of course.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

 



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