Why doesn't Gore?

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Why doesn't Gore?

1. Open a waffle stand like Killington and Okemo?
2. Sell cold drinks and snacks from a cart between 4 and 5 by the bus pickup?
3. Close the pipeline trail at 3:30 instead of 4?
4. Supervise the wild preteens and teens in the basement locker area between 3 and 5 on weekends?
5. Put the ski racers somewhere else than twister?
6. Grill outdoors at the saddle on nice days?

Some of these things would bring in lots of money, others would make a better ski experience.
Darkside Shaman Darkside Shaman
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You do realize you are asking these questions about Gore
Gotta go to know
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Just hoping someone in management is listening.  Another poster reported that the profit from Gore's operations was $450,000 last year.  That's kind of thin and my hope is that they maximize their revenue to keep the skiing healthy.
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As long as we're dreaming, how about a bathroom at the top too?
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Andrew Cuomo, who are you on Harvey Road?...we know you're reading and we're just trying to help you run a ski area
Maybe that's who lingerlonger is?

As long as NYS operates it...you can dream all you want
I'm OK with it as is, because it's just...
Proud to call Gore My Home Mountain
Covid stole what would have been my longest season ever!
I'll be back
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poindexter wrote
As long as we're dreaming, how about a bathroom at the top too?
Maybe even with running water and a water fountain?!
Naw, that's some futuristic stuff.
But really, they probably don't have the plumbing in place for bathrooms yet, that's why they have outhouses.

How about using the waste oils from the base and saddle lodges and making biodiesel? They could run the front loaders, trucks, groomers, or buses on it.

It doesn't take any modifications to the equipment other than changing fuel filters, and that's just because the biodiesel cleans out the stuff in your lines that regular diesel leaves behind..

It ends up costing about $0.11 a gallon (for the Lye and Methanol to titrate it), much less harmful emissions (good press for the greenies out there), and the exhaust would smell like french fries (more food court customers!).

Or if they actually wanted to spend some money (which would be earned back) they could pull a Jiminy Peak and install a wind turbine.
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poindexter wrote
As long as we're dreaming, how about a bathroom at the top too?
if you're at the top in need of bathroom, it'll take you at most 3 minutes to get to saddle.
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5. Put the ski racers somewhere else than twister?
Twister's pitch and layout make it one of the most useful trails for racing:

Topridge is certified for upper level Slalom.

Echo satisfies the standards for Slalom and Giant Slalom.

Twister is certified for Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, and entry level Downhill.

You'd have to widen and modify other trails for them to use them for racing.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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