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  1. Geoff

    Eastern Closing Thread 2015

    Your tracking isn't valid without putting eyeballs on the actual coverage. For example, Killington is only running one lift. If they cranked up 3 or 4 lifts, 80% of the mountain would still be skiable. The woods are all still fine. The north-facing natural snow trails are still skiable. It...
  2. Geoff

    Other Things to do in Utah

    Meh. Give me a 6-pack of Heineken and a match. I can duplicate that. :)
  3. Geoff

    East on track for an average or better season

    The reason I'm asking is because somebody elsewhere is trying to claim that ski resort snowfall reporting is a total lie because it's 2x or 3x what the NWS reports down in the flats at some airport. I know from decades of experience that a resort that misreported snowfall would be slammed by...
  4. Geoff

    East on track for an average or better season

    Is there a way to see annual snowfall data at the Mount Mansfield snow stake or elsewhere on the spine of the Greens not collected by a ski resort?
  5. Geoff

    California Pass

    My Squaw friends are crying. ....and booking flights. Closed: KT-22, Headwall, Granite Chief, .....
  6. Geoff

    B.C. safety advocate says local ski hills putting skiers at

    Richard Kinar has obviously never skied on the east coast. :mrgreen:
  7. Geoff

    Season 2014-2015 Plans

    We all got a letter or email that PCMR under the Vail empire would honor anybody with a Killington season pass who was eligible for the 3 days. Another thing that was added this year was 3 days at Okemo. Not that I'm all excited about Okemo but it's a good option on a midweek powder day when...
  8. Geoff

    Season 2014-2015 Plans

    Yeah, but then I'd have to ski PCMR. It's my least-favorite ski area in Utah. If I'm burning frequent flyer miles, vacation days, and hotel/car rental/restaurant money to fly to Utah, I'm unlikely to want to bother with PCMR. When my mom lived in Park City, sure. At the time, my season...
  9. Geoff

    Monthly Ski Streaks Living in the East

    I have a godson like that except he went the bumper route because his parents were competitive mogul skiers. He got as far as middle of the pack at the US Nationals by age 18.
  10. Geoff

    Season 2014-2015 Plans

    I have no 2014-2015 plans other than to roll out of bed and try to ski a couple of hours most days. My free cash flow is all tied up for 2015. I'm trying to zero out my mortgage by August. I'm planning to buy a new car with cash next fall. I have to replace two expensive glass doors in my...
  11. Geoff

    Season 2014-2015 Plans

    I hear you on the leaves. I filled 9 bags yesterday and cleaned up a very neglected piece of side yard. I still need to get up on a ladder and apply the leaf blower to my gutters, hack down the two huge clumps of tall ornamental grass, and fill another half dozen bags with leaves. My...
  12. Geoff

    Interesting piece on Lintzen/climate change

    It may be that all the particles in the air, mostly from massive Chinese pollution, are reflecting as much solar energy back out to space as the CO2 blanket is retaining. As China installs pollution controls on coal-burning electric plants, that effect might diminish. The Pacific Ocean is...
  13. Geoff

    Las Lenas 2014

    Treble Cone doesn't look too bad if you like New Zealand spring skiing. They're claiming 100" base depth up on the saddle.
  14. Geoff

    Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Snorkeling, Aug. 18-22, 2014

    My friend Roger writes the software for the Remus underwater probe and flies around the world bird-dogging research and defense-oriented projects. He's recently become a film star on Discovery Channel's Shark Week. ... arkcam.htm
  15. Geoff

    Where would you like to retire????

    Yep. I have several Killington retiree friends who buy the Vail empire Epic Pass and drive out to Beaver Creek for a month or two. When you're doing a longer term rental like that, the cost is manageable. The frugal ones go out in early January and are back east before Presidents week when...
  16. Geoff

    Killington VT – April 29, 14 – Making the Most of Deception

    Killington pulled the plug (literally) on snowmaking because their electricity rate shot through the roof. They made 25% more snow than was in their initial budget but most of that was consumed resurfacing things after the many thaws. It wasn't a very good snow year and every time it got...
  17. Geoff

    Where would you like to retire????

    I'm 56. I've done a ton of financial planning around it over the last half-dozen years. That drove the whole "small house near the ocean" decision five years ago. My goal and financial modeling revolves around being able to be able to retire to my two small homes, own a small boat, and ski...
  18. Geoff

    Where would you like to retire????

    My posts to this thread back in 2008 were food critic hijack posts. My plan is to keep doing what I'm doing. I've already downsized to my retirement home. Salt water and the boat in the summer. Skiing in the winter. My summer house is intentionally very low cost to own. My ski condo...
  19. Geoff

    Interesting piece on Lintzen/climate change

    Here's what The Economist had to say about it a week ago. They present a plausible set of arguments why global warming paused for the last decade and will resume shortly. None of us will live long enough to see who is right and who is wrong in this. What I see continuously is the total...
  20. Geoff

    13-14 Trips or Passes - Who's Locked Themselves In

    Some of us also like to keep our vacation balance maxed out as a 'just-in-case' something catastrophic happens with our job. I'm allowed to carry over 200 hours of paid time off. I had some years I was working a huge amount of hours so my days off were comp time instead of using my vacation...