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ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 7:09am



 sunybuny wrote:


 geoff_morphini wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant
Now that's a sack of rocks! Sorry to hear.
 
It has been so much fun to watch your kids grow up there over the years (not to mention a certain patrol volunteer). Crossing my fingers for all of you.

 


  


We'll be fine. There's another area the same distance in the opposite direction that is just reopened this year after about 15 years out of business. It'll be fine to go patrol there, too, and probably will be welcomed by the family since we rarely go anyplace new. The "big hill" at Red Lodge is another option but I don't want to patrol there. Maybe they'll invite us but they've always been pretty snooty so they'll make us grovel. Actually, the leadership is fine. It's the rank & file who have always had an ego problem. Altho we did some training together this fall at a session that they usually run as a closed course... and our crew were more prepared so maybe they got some humility? Nah. ;-)

Anyway. Our patrol director is thinking some operations funding might magically appear. Maybe he knows something the rest of us don't, yet.
sunybuny

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Posted: Jan 22, 2020 - 5:32am



 geoff_morphini wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant
Now that's a sack of rocks! Sorry to hear.
 
It has been so much fun to watch your kids grow up there over the years (not to mention a certain patrol volunteer). Crossing my fingers for all of you.

 


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 9:04pm



 R_P wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant

 
Why?
 
The population just isn't enough to support it. There's more to do in winter now, and better roads to go do it! A run of below-average snowfall years (at least during skiable months—we get a ton of snow in late April & May, after the areas close) shortens the season (opened Dec. 19 this year) and even though this nonprofit ski hill (bought by a local oilman and donated to a Foundation) was inexpensive, skiing is a spendy sport... and if you're going to spend a couple hundred per year, you might be inclined to spend it at Red Lodge, a bigger, snowier mountain just 50 miles in the other direction.

EDIT
Our patrol director thinks the "that's it, we're done" tone of the press release was deliberate, to shock other donors into stepping up. The oilman has put literally millions into the place and it still always comes up a quarter million in the red each year. About 60% of revenue is sales, the rest is community donations (including the oil money). We need a little more marketing know-how and budget and maybe some cooperation from the weather would help. But anyway our director thinks *something* will happen that gets the area open again next year. There are several people in the area who're richer'n Kanye, plus Kanye. Maybe one or two of them will decide to chip in.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 7:07pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant
Now that's a sack of rocks! Sorry to hear.
 


Antigone

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 2:42pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant

 

Oh, that's just stinky. I'm sorry, FromWyomings!
buddy

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 2:05pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant
 
Absolute bummer, Scott.
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 2:05pm

 jahgirl8 wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 

Damn, you can't get over POTUS, can you?
 
We'll get over him when he's long gone.
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 1:48pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant

 
Why?
jahgirl8

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 1:35pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 

Damn, you can't get over POTUS, can you?
haresfur

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 1:18pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant

 
Oh, bummer. Can't have anything nice.

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08pm

Our ski area just issued a press release, saying they won't open next year.
 
Sleeping Giant

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Posted: May 23, 2019 - 12:59am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Trump sign stating "the crime was on the other side"
 
 
 
I think it was Stephen Colbert who commented that the Mueller investigation was like Watergate for stupid people. Trump with his tantrums and placards certainly is playing his part.
 

ScottFromWyoming

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Manbird

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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 - 2:55pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

Yup, but probably not somewhere you'd like.
 
Time will tell.
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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 - 2:46pm

 ptooey wrote:

Ran into the same sort of situation here at Target this morning.  It has to stop somewhere, doesn't it?

 
Yup, but probably not somewhere you'd like.

ptooey

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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 - 2:41pm

 meower wrote:


Halloween AND Christmas at Kohls.

 
Ran into the same sort of situation here at Target this morning.  It has to stop somewhere, doesn't it?


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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 - 2:25pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

holy crap!
 
Don't worry soon they will be leaving stuff out for all holidays year round...
hobiejoe

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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 - 2:22pm

 meower wrote:


Halloween AND Christmas at Kohls.

 
Yup. Charlie started talking about calenders today. Oh good! Something educational.
 
Wrong. He'd seen advent calenders in M&S this afternoon. FFS.

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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 - 2:22pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

holy crap!
 

unbelievable
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Posted: Sep 18, 2011 - 2:20pm

 meower wrote:


Halloween AND Christmas at Kohls.

 
holy crap!

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