News Roundup: Quad For Sale

  • In an op-ed, Vail Mountain Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Beth Howard says the company is evaluating wages for next season.
  • Mike Goar pens a similar letter to the Park City community.
  • New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu says his office is working to address complaints about Vail Resorts operations at state-owned Mt. Sunapee.
  • Indy Pass adds Sunlight, Colorado.
  • A 7 year old is expected to be okay after falling 35 feet from a chairlift at the Florida State Fair.
  • New York State issues an RFP for the North Creek Ski Bowl detachable quad project at Gore Mountain.
  • Here’s a preview of the Lookout Pass Eagle Peak expansion, set for a CTEC quad this summer:

13 thoughts on “News Roundup: Quad For Sale

  1. pbropetech February 18, 2022 / 7:29 am

    The SAM ad mistakenly lists Thunder as a Leitner-Poma.

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  2. skitheeast February 18, 2022 / 9:10 am

    Jackson Hole advertising Thunder as being for sale would indicate that it is being replaced this summer or next, but nothing has been said regarding a replacement yet. I am curious what the timeline is.

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    • ChessnotCheckers February 18, 2022 / 12:11 pm

      Peter any word on the Thunder replacement?
      Are they going to go quad or 6?

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  3. Chris February 18, 2022 / 9:42 am

    Where does the report say that the gondola is a 15 seater pulse gondola? I can’t see that in the article or the linked resources.

    But if it is true, there are just two such lifts in operation in Austria currently:

    https://www.seilbahntechnik.net/en/lifts/searchresult.htm?eLiftID=&eOrt=&eSkigebiet=&eLiftname=&eLand=AT&eArt1=15&eArt2=MGFP&eHersteller=&eBaujahr=&toleranz=AND&sort_by1=Ort&sort_by2=Liftname&sort_dir=ASC&liftstatus0=1&suchoption=erweitert&sprache=en

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  4. The economics guy February 18, 2022 / 10:59 am

    Vail resorts and Boyne are quickly destroying skiing in america.

    They think they are being clever by going up scale on pricing everywhere while cutting back on quality.

    The result is rapidly apparent: no new skiers and the earlier ending of those who currently ski.

    Both corporations already know it is true. the problem is that neither one is willing to accept the profit margins of a mom and pop ski area so they will just shut them down instead.

    there is a right answer. Give the little ones away. make it a tax write off for your big areas and let the little areas build the skiers for your future.

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    • Guy February 18, 2022 / 12:28 pm

      I find it hard to see a parallel between Boyne and Vail. Vail massively cut Epic pass price and as a result, way oversold for the capacity they have, along with not being able to hire staff or have infrastructure to handle that capacity.

      Boyne while having higher prices, uses that cash to re invest in a big way into their mountains and as a result you pay more but get a better product.

      There is always room in an industry for expensive and inexpensive offerings. But when it comes to resorts with a national or international draw, selling cheap passes leads to a complete destruction of the experience, as seen at many Vail mountains this year.

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      • Myles Svec February 18, 2022 / 1:08 pm

        It kind of parallels the theme park chains Cedar fair and Six Flags, six flags being the budget chain that has cheaper passes but invests less into its parks and cedar fair charging more money for passes but building nicer/more expensive rides/attractions than six flags.

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  5. Ryan King February 18, 2022 / 9:51 pm

    I’m not 100% sure but I’m pretty positive that lookout is getting Rays lift from my home mountain here in Utah at Sundance. It was a slow lift but so many memories!

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