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Old 03-04-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Mega Ski Resort?

Seems like Les Otten of American Ski Co. fame wants to build a resort that will rival Killington in VT. It will be built next to the Balsam's. According to this report the Balsam's was already reduced to half its size and the original double chair was auctioned off.

http://www.berlindailysun.com/index....ews&Itemid=442
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Default Yeah, right

I don't see how they will be successful. The old Wilderness mountain was nice, but way to far to get to. The more mega, the more crowds required to pay for the investment. Destination tourism in cold-cold-really-cold northern NH just doesn't make sense and day trippers will be few and far between.
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Default The Canyons

People said the same thing about the Canyons. Way too remote for the crowd. They built it and the crowd did come.

http://www.canyonsresort.com/#&panel...d=PPC301708904

The original developers did go bankrupt, but that did not stop further development.
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I don't see how they will be successful. The old Wilderness mountain was nice, but way to far to get to. The more mega, the more crowds required to pay for the investment. Destination tourism in cold-cold-really-cold northern NH just doesn't make sense and day trippers will be few and far between.
Jay Peak was able to do it successfully. The key is to have something few, if any, of your competitors have. In the case of Jay Peak, they have the most amazing indoor water park I have ever seen. That in combination with a spectacular mountain draw folks from far and wide.
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