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    It's like armagedeon times the apocalypse. ...

    It's like armagedeon times the apocalypse.

    http://tinyurl.com/79g2k8m

    Video from this morning. The turns are awesome!
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    I've been skiing the bike trails, but nothing...

    I've been skiing the bike trails, but nothing else is clean enough for my tastes. That said, it is dumping again and we may see another foot + out of this round, which might start to open things up...
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    Radar schmadar ... it has been snowing all day up...

    Radar schmadar ... it has been snowing all day up here.

    John
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    Poll: No official word on the weekend yet, but things...

    No official word on the weekend yet, but things are looking good. The Rail Jam is a go.

    MEllen and LP have separate snowmaking systems. Both draw power from GMP and these loads can be very...
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    Poll: During the last round of snowmaking, Win said we...

    During the last round of snowmaking, Win said we were able to run more guns at once than ever before, due to the new efficiencies. I don't have raw numbers to compare, but the new guns have made a...
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    https://s-hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/3928...

    https://s-hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/392888_10150476948963384_191921863383_10503697_410711603_n.jpg
    Downspout this morning.

    The snow is quite thick, you had to work to hit bottom in most...
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    We have a new portrait photo service moving into...

    We have a new portrait photo service moving into the ticket area. Check it out when you are in town next.

    As for old places in the Valley not already mentioned, check out the Round Barn, Warren...
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    Poll: It has been flurrying on and off for most of the...

    It has been flurrying on and off for most of the afternoon too. I bet there are a few inches up top by now. Tomorrow might be nice turns at MRG for those with lots of energy and a high tolerance for...
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    Wow. Someof the pics from down south are...

    Wow. Someof the pics from down south are impressive! I couldn't travel ths weekend, but still managed some fun in the MRV.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m0_Qks37c4
    First turns!

    John
  10. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-sn...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/316674_10150430803948384_191921863383_10281060_1381384693_n.jpg

    More pics on our Facebook page too. Enjoy!

    John
  11. We are supposed to be cutting flush going forward...

    We are supposed to be cutting flush going forward and ask for help in identifying previously cut spots that need attention. Sorry for the delay in updating.

    Does this help with the concerns?
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    The six year olds will start with warmup sprint...

    The six year olds will start with warmup sprint to the Church, rappel down, then cartwheels on Lower Paradise, followed by a bare-handed bear hunt, a beaver-inspired glade maintenance project (chew...
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    Everything is open. After the early season...

    Everything is open.

    After the early season repairs on Plum Line from the reckless Jeep driver (huge rock work and ditching), we really ended up focusing on reconnecting Old Center Fayston, which...
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    This week has been wet and the leaves are...

    This week has been wet and the leaves are starting to fall, but this is one of my favorite times for trail riding. The weekend might be perfect weather and by then, the trails should be dry.

    Lots...
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    Rainbow Foliage!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/294806_10150398132123384_191921863383_10085918_401777271_n.jpg

    This weekend is going to be the highlight of the fall. Come and see!

    John
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    There are two mandatory hikes/bootpacks, but one...

    There are two mandatory hikes/bootpacks, but one is for Pros only and goes up FIS at Mount Ellen.

    For both amateurs and Pros, the rest of the course, follows Rim Run>Lower FIS>Slide Brook access...
  17. 2011-2012 pass holders ride for free on Community...

    2011-2012 pass holders ride for free on Community Day, as always. We may open it up for the whole weekend to pass holders too. Stay tuned.
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    Tin and Howie got it right. I am pretty sure the...

    Tin and Howie got it right. I am pretty sure the pond was the "correct" depth before Irene. Siltation happens, but I don't think it was a huge factor until the river actually flowed into the pond...
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    Don't quote me, because I am not totally certain,...

    Don't quote me, because I am not totally certain, but I am pretty sure that the pond was dug to the original permit depth years ago. The fix will restore it to the permitted depth and volume. The...
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    The mountain is supposed to be okay, but the...

    The mountain is supposed to be okay, but the snowmaking pond is going to need major repairs before November. The roads are getting worked on, but may be a long before some of them reopen.

    More...
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    Irene romps in the MRV

    Moretown Village is under mandatory evacuation orders, Doctor's Brook is flowing down the Moretown Mountain Road, Bridge St. is flooded and it is still pouring. Check out some late afternoon video...
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    The rain has mellowed considerably and the trails...

    The rain has mellowed considerably and the trails are beginning to dry out nicely. I have been riding every week since the end of April and the best conditions of the season have all been in the last...
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    Thanks Hawk. I am excited for this next stage of...

    Thanks Hawk. I am excited for this next stage of life. One friend welcomed me to bottom rung of humanity. I assume that means I have a lot to learn still.

    Vacation was awesome. The riding scene...
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    The fences are mandated by the Vermont Department...

    The fences are mandated by the Vermont Department of Liquor Control and our strong concerns about entry, wristbands and ID's are also a direct result of the laws we have to follow. Our license is on...
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    We've been busy with the rain....

    We've been busy with the rain.

    John
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