Recent content by petefungtorres

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    Skiing 19-20

    My 16yo likes to joke that Lost Valley has 1000" of vertical. Anyone going to Mad River on 1/28? They are celebrating their 71st birthday by selling lift tickets for $3.50 (at least, according to Ski The East).
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    Skiing 19-20

    Interesting perspective on the lifts. I would be annoyed by the process too. Well over a foot of fresh snow in the Maine mountains from last night through today. Should finally be getting in the woods this weekend. I think Vermont and New Hampshire also got a good dump so should be good...
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    Skiing 19-20

    Watched Dog Days of Winter Friday night and then saw the new Warren Miller movie on Saturday. Fun to see Glen Plake in both. Dog Days of Winter was better, in my opinion. Notched a couple more days on the hill over the weekend and the conditions were pretty good for this part of the season...
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    Skiing 19-20

    I'm always looking for ski movies - thanks for the suggestion!
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    Skiing 19-20

    I'll echo missing the dolomites pictures from Preacher. I'm sure the WV pics will be a decent substitute. We ski at Sunday River and the snow has been decent for this time of year. Last Thursday passed for a powder day on the east coast and they dropped ropes on some of the glade trails...
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    Skiing 19-20

    Blue Knob looks like plenty to get the kids comfortable on skis, and it's great to get them out there when they are young and fearless. We find that skiing is a great family activity - outside and away from screens. Some of the best conversations with my kids take place on ski lifts.
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    Skiing 19-20

    Jeff that trip looks amazing. Good for you! Last weekend I made a road trip to Burlington with my eldest kid to hit the J Skis sidewalk sale. He destroyed his last pair of skis towards the end of last season - the top sheets, core and base completely separated at the tips from repeated...
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    15 Years

    I circulated this email to my office this morning: Fifteen years ago today the Red Sox found themselves down 0-3 in the ALCS to the MF Yankees. They were about to be swept out of the playoffs, a year after Aaron freaking Boone hit a walkoff homerun to end the Red Sox season in game seven of...
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    Deep Thoughts-Skiing 2018-19

    GoJeff and Preacher - thanks for all the pics and reports this season. It's been really fun to follow what you have both been up to.
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    Deep Thoughts-Skiing 2018-19

    Seems like you have some other pretty decent options! I count on the nostalgia bringing my kids back to Sunday River after they're gone. InstaFace - that sounds like a pretty awesome trip. Seems this storm did materialize for the mountains and brought close to a foot of fresh snow so we will be...
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    Deep Thoughts-Skiing 2018-19

    Hope everyone had a good holiday and I love the pics from @Preacher. I would love to ski in Austria - looks incredible (even though the snow in November might not be great). My family and I ski Sunday River and the season has been pretty great so far. The kids have over 30 days already and my...
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    Skiing/Riding 2016-2017

    The snow will likely be better on Friday if you have some flexibility. Loon is so convenient from the Boston area that it's typically a little more crowded than Waterville. But it's vacation week so likely going to be crowds just about everywhere. We are really looking forward to the likely...
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    Skiing/Riding 2016-2017

    He's 13. Picked up a decent pair at the local ski swap so should be all set. Thanks for the recommendation Doc.
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    Skiing/Riding 2016-2017

    Killington has been working hard to make enough snow for it. The past few days have been good for snowmaking and we've had a little bit of natural snow, but for the most part temperatures have been too warm for much snowmaking. Opening day at Sunday River is tomorrow and my kids are hell bent...
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    Skiing/Riding 2016-2017

    We were up at the ski house this past weekend getting the wood delivered and stacked and generally getting excited for the upcoming season. Did a nice hike that my eldest thinks will make for a good backcountry trip (provided we actually get enough snow). Rode the lift they had running and...