Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

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Harvey Harvey
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So it looks like Whiteface and Gore are both hitting full stride at the same moment in February.

Sno, what is the grade?  Do you get marked down a full grade per week beyond Jan 1?  Is there a curve?
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
snoloco snoloco
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At this point, it's pretty much pass fail.  All key lifts open is a pass, and key lifts closed is a fail.  

Key lift is defined as a lift that is the primary or only one serving a terrain section.  For example, the Gondola, Facelift, Summit, Lookout, and Bear Den lifts are what I consider to be the key lifts at Whiteface.  I do not consider Mixing Bowl, Bear, Freeway, LWF, and Mountain Run to be key lifts.  Mixing Bowl and Bear are redundant with the Facelift for the exact terrain they serve, and redundant with Bear Den for learning terrain.  LWF, Mt Run, and Freeway are redundant with the gondola.  Facelift serves the same terrain that the gondola does, but provides access to ability levels that the gondola doesn't and is a major access point, so it's a key lift.
I've lived in New York my entire life.
Face4Me Face4Me
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snoloco wrote
I do not consider Mixing Bowl, Bear, Freeway, LWF, and Mountain Run to be key lifts.
If you don't consider LWF a key lift ... you still have much to learn.
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Ethan Snow Ethan Snow
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Hey Sno, can you remove the link to the Petition site? Its silly, and Lookout is opening tomorrow and guns are running now on Hoyts.

The first part I like. It pertains to a lot of ski areas across the NE. Windham is one of those.
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Management doesn't consider it a key lift, because they don't run it midweek.
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Ethan Snow wrote
Hey Sno, can you remove the link to the Petition site? Its silly, and Lookout is opening tomorrow and guns are running now on Hoyts.
During my first ride up the Lookout chair tomorrow, I will be taking it down.  I just have to see for myself that it's open before it happens.
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Harvey wrote
  Do you get marked down a full grade per week beyond Jan 1?  Is there a curve?
IDK, the report card you refer to Harv was for Christmas open terrain. That's way past. Maybe the next Sno-Report Card will be a midseason grading. Seems fair 'nough.  

Deliver the mid-season goods Sno, (prior to President's week would be great for people).

I suspect you have following with this. Run with it.
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