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    NH Covid Ski Area Recomendations

    https://www.nhpr.org/post/covid-reop...ilers#stream/0

    I expect those who really want to ski are going to be showing up with campers and vans with heaters to hang out in the parking lots as it sure doesnt look like the lodges will be COVID friendly. No doubt slopeside accommodations will be the ticket for those who can afford them

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    I expect VT resorts will have similar restrictions. It will probably result in fewer skiers on the trails which is not a bad thing.

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    This just reverts back to when I first started skiing. The lodge always looked like a mad house. A game of musical seats. We always just used the car as our lockerroom/cafeteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJoe View Post
    This just reverts back to when I first started skiing. The lodge always looked like a mad house. A game of musical seats. We always just used the car as our lockerroom/cafeteria.
    Deja vu all over again: https://www.killington.com/plan-your...car-base-lodge

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    NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News Article:

    New Hampshire Issues COVID-19 Ski Area Regulations
    The Live Free or Die State will require face masks and will prohibit anyone with a runny nose from going to a ski area.


    According to the guidelines, if you have a runny nose, you can't go skiing. How many people *don't* get a runny nose when exposed to mid-winter temperatures?

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    How do you detect a runny nose on someone wearing a mask

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    It would be interesting to see the impact of Covid on season pass sales. My guess is a significant drop ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    It would be interesting to see the impact of Covid on season pass sales. My guess is a significant drop ?
    We've forgone our season passes to Waterville this year...
    Sure. Why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerbrian View Post
    We've forgone our season passes to Waterville this year...
    Here's a question for season pass holders:

    Is it possible to have a seasons pass and not be able to ski on a given day due to the area being at its max quota?

    If so I would think that puts a damper on pass sales!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    Here's a question for season pass holders:

    Is it possible to have a seasons pass and not be able to ski on a given day due to the area being at its max quota?

    If so I would think that puts a damper on pass sales!
    Yes, at some areas. Check out Mount Snow for an example of how complicated it could be. https://www.epicpass.com/info/reservation-details.aspx
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    Expect more back country skiing and probably more accidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHClimber View Post
    Expect more back country skiing and probably more accidents.
    Do you mean more skiing at established places like Tucks OR more skiers in the further out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Murphy View Post
    Do you mean more skiing at established places like Tucks OR more skiers in the further out?
    A new book was just published about skiing the Presidential range, and a new edition of Goodman's book is coming out. Expect backcountry skiing to increase everywhere, with less experienced skiers exploring new terrain. I'm sure more folks will head to Tucks in mid-winter conditions resulting in more accidents and rescues, but I suspect it will be a problem across the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHClimber View Post
    Expect more back country skiing and probably more accidents.
    Backcountry skiers are still going to do their thing. Are you suggesting more people are going to take up backcountry skiing because they can't use the lodge? I seriously doubt that would happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJoe View Post
    Backcountry skiers are still going to do their thing. Are you suggesting more people are going to take up backcountry skiing because they can't use the lodge? I seriously doubt that would happen.
    That's exactly the discussions happening right now on the ski forums. People are buying new AT setups and skins and are asking about where to ski in the backcountry.
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