Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney break down the injury report from Wednesday's Chiefs practice. Nick Bolton could be in doubt for Sunday Night Football–and Chris Jones was limited with a groin issue. While Nick Bolton's status is up in the air–another Chiefs linebacker got noticed yesterday when his comments were taken out of context ahead of this game against the Jets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Neil and Jeff are back to review a wild week three of the NFL season. Taylor Swift hangs out at Arrowhead to watch Travis Kelce and the Chiefs, the Dolphins score SEVENTY points against the Broncos and the Cardinals shock the Cowboys in Arizona. We assess whether the Jets need to trade for a quarterback, decide exactly who is the best team in the NFL right now and look ahead to the forthcoming London Games.
The guys respond to your calls into the Spot in the Shade line (3:25). Tweet of the week goes to a choice caption describing Taylor Swift celebrating a Travis Kelce touchdown at Arrowhead (12:51). The Eagles moved to 3-0 with a dominating win over the Bucs on Monday Night Football - the performances of Jalen Carter, Brian Johnson and Jalen Hurts are discussed (21:55). An epic Notre Dame collapse headlined a wild College Football Saturday (48:31). Bones to pick of the week are with Ryan Day and Andrew Luck on TNF (1:01:05). Flowers go to Coach Prime in defeat and legendary Phillies PA frontman Dan Baker (1:09:50). The episode closes with football picks of the week as the guys look to stay HOT (1:17:15). Be heard on the next episode of TFTS - leave a voicemail: 215-385-5164 FOLLOW TFTS @TFTSpod: https://instagram.com/tftspod https://twitter.com/TFTSpod https://linktr.ee/thoughtsfromtheshade Sponsored by Menard Premium Detailing: www.menardpremiumdetailing.com
We are back to breakdown a full menu of sports, whether that is the NFL or College Football. We dive into recapping some of the surprises in week three's action in the NFL, including the Dolphins putting it to the Broncos, the Saints epic collapse against the Packers, Taylor Swift pays a visit to Arrowhead to watch the Chiefs destroy the Bears and so much more. The Sports Scramble crew gives their picks of the week heading into the week four slate in the NFL. You will want to listen in as our fantasy football corner rolls on with the weekly starts and sits. We shift gears and talk about Oregon putting it to Colorado, Florida State surviving its test, and Ryan Day clapping back at Lou Holtz. NASCAR Neil joins us to give us the latest insight on what's going down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney discuss the latest news on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Taylor Swift effect is real–as Sunday's 41-10 blowout win was the most-viewed game in the NFL. The Chiefs take the practice field on Wednesday–and we'll get our first injury report ahead of Sunday Night Football against the New York Jets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hour 3 - Happy Tuesday! Here's what Nick Reed covers this hour: Travis Kelce jerseys saw a nearly 400% spike in sales after Taylor Swift was spotted at Arrowhead stadium. Kelce and his Pfizer commercial. Biden is scheduled to be at the UAW picket line in Michigan by 11 a.m. CDT. Charlamagne Tha God called out President Biden on Monday for butchering a famous rapper's name at a public event and referring to him as a "boy."
Alex Stone is on with Tim to talk about the U.S. Space probe that collected samples from an asteroid that came back to Earth on Sunday.// Shirtless and Shoeless, police have a slow chase with a man in a golf cart while holding a dog; Taylor Swift is seen cheering on Travis Kelce at Arrowhead Stadium.4:35 – 9.24.23 Taylor was there; Was Taylor alive when Lucille Ball was alive? // 6 years ago, Tom Petty performed his final show at the Hollywood Bowl.
On this episode, Nick Dais and George Carmona are talking about all the CHAOS of week 3 in the NFL. BIG NFL Favorites lose outright, Patrick Mahomes is a great friend, Kelce and Swift at Arrowhead, the Jets can't be trotting out Wilson anymore and Monday Winners and a PROMO from Kenny Bets Big on Nick for his actions! THANK YOU LEGENDS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT ON THE PATREON THE LAST FEW WEEKS!
For a blowout victory there was quite the commotion surrounding the Chiefs' 41-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Call it the Taylor Swift affect. There was Swift, sitting next to Travis Kelce's mother during the game, and the pop star and tight end walked out of Arrowhead together afterwards. As if the defending Super Bowl champion needs more attention. Ready or not, they're about to get it, and we discuss that and football on this edition of SportsBeat KC, The Star's sports podcast, with beat writer Jesse Newell. There are plenty of Chiefs topics to cover, and we get into the importance of establishing the run, having the makings of an excellence defense and much more. Oh, and are NFL officials picking on Chiefs tackle Jawaan Taylor? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Here are all the segments: Is the best defense the Chiefs have had in the last 20 years? Is the offense back or are the Bears that bad? All of the RBs getting involved Jawaan Taylor drama
Following a total domination at Arrowhead in a 41-10 victory for the Kansas City Chiefs, Joshua Brisco breaks down all the action on the Sports Radio 810 WHB Postgame Show, produced by Dylan Michaels and Covell Hudson. The crew sounds off on the big win, Taylor Swift and Donna Kelce, and both sides of the ball being dominant. Plus, tons of audio from Arrowhead and Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We have a loaded Monday show, as Torres talks the Ohio State-Notre Dame thriller and Ryan Day calling out Lou Holtz in that wild rant. Plus, what Colorado's loss mean and Dan Lanning's comments on Coach Prime, and thoughts on Clemson-FSU and Ole Miss-Bama. Finally, Torres shouts out Tua's big day in the NFL and a Taylor Swift sighting at Arrowhead! Here's the full rundown: Ohio State-Notre Dame thriller and Ryan Day calls out Lou Holtz (2:00): Torres opens the show by discussing the Ohio State-Notre Dame thriller and Ryan Day calling out... Lou Holtz?! Who actually looks bad in the Day/Holtz bruhaha and what the result means for Ohio State and Notre Dame. Colorado loses and Dan Lanning goes in on Coach Prime (23:00): From there, Torres talks about Colorado taking its first loss - and what the Buffaloes can learn. Also, Dan Lanning called out Deion Sanders before the game and at halftime - but he did it for a different reason than you think! The rest of the weekend in football (44:00): Finally, Torres wraps by talking the rest of the weekend in football, including Clemson's crushing loss, Bama rolling and other news and notes from college football. Plus, you know he has thoughts on Tua and the Dolphins' historic day, plus... Taylor Swift was at Arrowhead on Sunday - and Torres has one big piece of advice for Travis Kelce! You can follow Aaron on: Twitter - @Aaron_Torres Instagram - @AaronTorresPod TikTok - @AaronTorresPod YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It was a clean sweep of a weekend college and pro alike. The Chiefs were dominant and with Taylor Swift aroiund not even the biggest story at Arrowhead, and Mizzou, K-State, and KU took similar roads to impressive wins.
Today on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, LaVar calls for Vic Fangio's job after the Dolphins put 70 points on the Broncos. Zach Wilson continues to get heat after the Jets lost to New England for the 15th straight time. And “In Case You Missed It,” Taylor Swift was at Arrowhead rooting on Travis Kelce.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Following a total domination at Arrowhead in a 41-10 victory for the Kansas City Chiefs, Joshua Brisco breaks down all the action on the Sports Radio 810 WHB Postgame Show, produced by Dylan Michaels and Covell Hudson. The crew sounds off on the big win, Taylor Swift and Donna Kelce, and both sides of the ball being dominant. Plus, tons of audio from Arrowhead and Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Chiefs made swift work of the Chicago Bears with the world's most popular singer watching from Travis Kelce's suite. We'll all remember this as the Taylor Swift game as the happy couple rolled out of Arrowhead in a hot rod convertible. But there's a lot of football to digest from this one with a defense that could be dominant and a rookie wide receiver emerging as the top target. We talk Dolphins, Broncos, Cowboys the Steelers plane making an emergency landing at KCI on their way home Sunday night. Then it's all college as Mizzou and KU get wins to crack the top 25 and KSU beats UCF. The Washington Post has released a poll that shows Donald Trump crushing Joe Biden. But it's the way they describe their own poll that's the best part of the story. And did you know a hospital in Germany is treating wounded American soldiers from the battle field in Ukraine? It's true.
Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney recap the Chiefs 41-10 blowout of the Chicago Bears. Kansas City improves to 2-1 with a Sunday Night Football matchup against the Jets on tap for Week 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs football star Travis Kelce have officially made their debut as a couple after weeks of speculation. Taylor has just been captured sitting with Travis' mum supporting her new boyfriend at the Chief's game at Arrowhead stadium. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's episode of the CHGO Bears Podcast, hosts Will DeWitt and Nicholas Moreano dive deep into this week's game despite the dark cloud that looms over Halas Hall. With the Bears off to a brutal 0-2 start to the season, the mood is one of despair and uncertainty. Join Will and Nick as they dissect the uphill battle that awaits Justin Fields and the team at Arrowhead Stadium. They'll share their thoughts on the drama that unfolded during the week and the challenges the Bears face. Can hope be rekindled, or is it truly lost for the Bears in Week 3? Tune in for their expert analysis, bold predictions, x-factors, and more. An ALLCITY Network Production PARTY WITH US: https://bit.ly/3SRS03z SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/CHGOSports ALL THINGS CHGO: https://linktr.ee/chgosports WEBSITE: https://allCHGO.com/ BUY MERCH: https://CHGOLocker.com FOLLOW ON SOCIAL: Twitter: @CHGO_Sports Instagram: @CHGO_Sports GET OUR FREE NEWSLETTER: https://www.allchgo.com/newsletter WIN MONEY THROUGH SPLASH SPORTS: https://splashsports.com/chgo WATCH YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS: https://www.fubotv.com/chgo This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/CHGO and get on your way to being your best self. Head to https://www.sunnyside.shop/ and use code CHGO25 for 25% off your total order at check out for everything you need to elevate your Summer! Must be 21+ or an Illinois med card holder. Head to https://factormeals.com/chgobears50 and use code chgobears50 to get 50% off. Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code CHGO for $20 off your first purchase. Check out FOCO for merch and collectibles here https://foco.vegb.net/CHGO and use promo code “CHGO” for 10% off your order on all non Pre Order items. AG1 is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://drinkAG1.com/CHGOBears https://shadyrays.com: use code ‘CHGO' for 50% OFF 2+ pairs of polarized sunglasses! Visit https://dkng.co/chgo to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “CHGO” Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit w w w do t 1 800 gambler dot net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit c c p g dot org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21 + age varies by jurisdiction. Void in ONT. See sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. When you shop through links in the description, we may earn affiliate commissions. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Covino & Rich are throwin' back your Thursday with sports & fun, on FSR! They talk "on this day..." as it's famously the 21st day of September! Do you remember? The guys have a great Mike Piazza story. They get into the juicy Travis Kelce/Taylor Swift story & start the timer on the Taylor Swift Schedule curse! What must happen for Swizzle to stop traffic at Arrowhead? Dan Beyer tells Rich to be careful with his Niners tonight. The fellas take calls, as they debate if Swift is the #1 most recognizable star in the world right now. Plus, 'OLD-SCHOOL WHEN 50 HITS' celebrates an actor we all love & tried to dance like! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney give their final thoughts ahead of the Chiefs Week 3 contest against the Bears. The offense has to improve against this defense–and we answer your questions before we head into the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We wrap up what we makin, Will Taylor quietly appear at Arrowhead. The problems continue for Bears ahead of Chiefs game, The Weinermoblie is back, Dirty player in Pittsburgh, Strive for Houston or Milwaukee, and Kingdom Kliches
Covino & Rich have fun with the juicy Travis Kelce/Taylor Swift story & start the timer on the Taylor Swift Schedule curse! What must happen for Swizzle to stop traffic at Arrowhead? Dan Beyer tells Rich to be careful with his Niners tonight. 'OLD-SCHOOL WHEN 50 HITS' celebrates an actor we all love & tried to dance like. Alphonso Ribeiro turns 52 today! His Carlton character on Fresh Prince of Bel Air is one of the greatest of all-time! What other supporting actors & athletes stole the show? The guys get into a heated Sean McVay gambling debate & Covino doubles down! Plus, they talk Niners/Giants & a caller asks if Roger Goodell would participate in a game's Vegas outcome.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What in the world is happening with the Bears?! We briefly touch upon all of the news that occurred in the past 24 hours at Halas Hall and more importantly, preview the Bears upcoming matchup with 610 Sports KC and Arrowhead Pride's Kramer Sansone! He talks about all of the major narratives surrounding the Chiefs and what role Matt Nagy will play in his "revenge" game!Follow the Blog Boys and Kramer on Twitter!Tom Kavanaugh: @TommyK_NFLDraftMichael Snyder: @Snyds00Kramer Sanone: @KramerTalks
Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney broke down the Chiefs' lengthy injury report from Wednesday's practice. Isiah Pacheco, Kadarius Toney, Willie Gay, Nick Bolton, and Richie James all missed practice–with Andy Reid adding Richie James could miss some time. On the other side, things couldn't really have gone worse for the Chicago Bears on Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney discuss what they expect out of Wednesday's practice for the Kansas City Chiefs. In Week 3, the Chiefs host the 0-2 Bears–and look to get the offense going in a game where they are the heavy favorite. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hollywood writers and studios are scheduled to return to the bargaining table today. The company that bottles Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water is ordered to cut back on what it draws. Hear about various climate bills awaiting Governor Newsom's signature. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com.Support the show: https://laist.com
Field Yates of ESPN joins The Zone to share his thoughts on the Chiefs' win over the Jaguars and his thoughts on next week's matchup vs. the Bears and concerns for the rest of the season. Then we hear from Andy Reid's press conference today out at Arrowhead.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney recap the highlights from the Chiefs' Week 2 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today Team Heartsbane continues their case at the campus, only this time they set their plan into action to stop the Emotion Vampire. We are an actual play tabletop RPG campy horror podcast using the Chill 3rd edition ruleset! The setting is based in the modern day Chicago world land! If you liked today's episode let us know on Twitter. Even better, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and tell a friend about the show! Join our Patreon to support the show! We added a new $2.50 tier for anyone who just wants to support a little, it also gives you partial access to our Patreon Discord. For $5 a month you get full access to our exclusive Patron Discord, ad-free episodes, and access to a secret monthly podcast called Talking Grim where a couple of the cast members get together and talk about the show, or do drafts, or tier lists, or whatever the Patron's want! For $10 you also get access to a monthly blooper episode! Remember to stay spooped out there! Your cast members are: Nort as the Chill Master & Dr. Morris “Grim” Woodsgate Anna as Mavis Osterling and Arrowhead the Squirrel Dierikx as Raphael “Raph” Haywood Robert as Westly Hung Grim Encounters theme song produced and created by Anna. Music and Ambient tracks created and produced by Tim over at TabletopAudio.com Tim's Twitter: @TabletopAudio Tim's Patreon: Tabletop Audio Sound Effect Sources Google Doc: Here We are partner's with Dubby! Get your delicious jitter less energy in numerous flavors by clicking this link and using code GRIMENCOUNTERS at checkout! We are a part of The Encounter Co. network! Check out all the other awesome shows on the network! Check it out here! Check out the show's Obsidian Portal! Nort has added pictures and bio's for most of the NPCs. Follow us on Twitter @GrimEncounters Follow us on TikTok @grim_encounters Nort's Twitter @NortSauwce Anna's Twitter @AnnaNortSauwce Robert's Twitter @QuietSpider22 Robert's Twitch Quiet Spider Nort and Anna have a new podcast called Reading isn't for Kids! The pair review and discuss children's chapter books as well as graphic novels. Check it out here! Nort has another podcast called So, You Finally Watched with his friend Matthew! They take turns watching & reviewing movies that one of the hosts hasn't seen! Come check it out! Nort has anothernother podcast called Mid-Evil Midwest where magic and monsters begin to invade a small town in West Michigan and our group of monster hunters who have set out to stop them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stephen Serda and Pete Sweeney offer their final thoughts ahead of Sunday's game between the Chiefs and Jags–and answer your questions ahead of Week 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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You can also subscribe for free below:WhoMike Solimano, President and General Manager of Killington and Pico Mountains, VermontRecorded onSept. 5, 2023About KillingtonClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Powdr CorpLocated in: Killington, VermontYear founded: 1958Pass affiliations: Ikon Pass: 5 or 7 combined days with PicoReciprocal partners: Pico access is included on all Killington passesClosest neighboring ski areas: Pico (:12), Saskadena Six (:39), Okemo (:40), Twin Farms (:42), Quechee (:44), Ascutney (:55), Storrs (:59), Harrington Hill (:59), Magic (1:00), Whaleback (1:02), Sugarbush (1:04), Bromley (1:04), Middlebury Snowbowl (1:08), Arrowhead (1:10), Mad River Glen (1:11)Base elevation: 1,156 feet at Skyeship BaseSummit elevation: 4,241 feet at Killington PeakVertical drop: 3,085 feetSkiable Acres: 1,509Average annual snowfall: 250 inchesTrail count: 155 (43% advanced/expert, 40% intermediate, 17% beginner)Lift count: 20 (2 gondolas, 1 six-pack, 5 high-speed quads, 5 fixed-grip quads, 2 triples, 1 double, 1 platter, 3 carpets - view Lift Blog's inventory of Killington's lift fleet)About PicoClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Powdr CorpLocated in: Mendon, VermontYear founded: 1934Pass affiliations: Ikon Pass: 5 or 7 combined days with KillingtonReciprocal partners: Pico access is included on all Killington passes; four days Killington access included on Pico K.A. PassClosest neighboring ski areas: Killington (:12), Saskadena Six (:38), Okemo (:38), Twin Farms (:38), Quechee (:42), Ascutney (:53), Storrs (:57), Harrington Hill (:55), Magic (:58), Whaleback (1:00), Sugarbush (1:01), Bromley (1:00), Middlebury Snowbowl (1:01), Mad River Glen (1:07), Arrowhead (1:09)Base elevation: 2,000 feetSummit elevation: 3,967 feetVertical drop: 1,967 feetSkiable Acres: 468Average annual snowfall: 250 inchesTrail count: 58 (36% advanced/expert, 46% intermediate, 18% beginner)Lift count: 7 (2 high-speed quads, 2 triples, 2 doubles, 1 carpet - view Lift Blog's inventory of Pico's lift fleet)Why I interviewed himImagine if the statistical bureaus of nations operated like ski areas - the countries just threw around numbers with no basis in measurable reality. China could say it was bigger than Russia, U.S. America could claim more territory than Canada, and North Korea could say it was bigger than all of them combined (hell, it probably does).This is the world one steps into when trying to ascertain the size of New England ski areas. Mt. Abram claims 450 acres. Middlebury Snow Bowl brags on “600-plus acres of woods and glades,” which would make it larger than Sugarbush, the Alterra-owned mega-resort that undersells itself with a 581-acre tally. Here's what the aliens would see if they were to match our internet boasts up to measurable reality:Did Middlebury Snowbowl acquire the air rights over its mountain? Is Mt. Abram built like Istanbul, with several ancient ski areas buried beneath the modern foundation, giving us a vast ski labyrinth to explore?This strategy probably worked better when most skiers' mode of resort comparison was “scanning a bunch of brochures at a rest area.” It's harder to maintain when every human carries a device equipped with a map of planet earth in their pocket at all times. But ski areas keep fibbing anyway.Which is probably why, several years ago, Killington started measuring itself like a Western ski area: draw a border around the property – that's your skiable terrain. Oh, and we'll no longer yell at you for skiing in the woods, which is technically “terrain” even if the underbrush is too thick for anything larger than a chipmunk to navigate.Some of you would like me to challenge statistical inconsistency across the ski industry as a main feature of this newsletter. But I prefer to just make fun of it. If Mt. Abram wants to be the Baghdad Bob of New England skiing, well, what else are you going to do for attention when you're across the street from Sunday River, whose annual lift-upgrade budget exceeds the GDP of Australia?But until the North Conway Treaty of 2038, at which the ski areas of North America will collectively agree upon a universal statistical standard based upon actual measurements, I'm just going to take their word for it (sort of). Here's a list of New England ski areas from largest to smallest, by skiable acreage, according to the ski resort's own claims (I excluded Middlebury Snowbowl and Mt. Abram, which more accurately measure out at 110 and 170 acres, respectively):Anyone who's spent any amount of time skiing New England knows that something feels off with this list. Sugarbush, Stowe, and Jay – three of the dozen or so New England ski areas with reliable glades – ski as big as anything in the East. All three feel substantively larger than Stratton or Mount Snow. And neither Bolton Valley nor Black Mountain of Maine ski on the scale of Cannon or Waterville Valley.But no one is disputing that top line. Killington is the largest ski area in New England. You can quibble about the vertical drop – the gut of Killington is the 1,650-ish-foot K-1 face. To scoop up the full 3,000-plus feet requires a rarely-skied meander down to the Skyeship Base at US 4. Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush (2,600 vertical feet), Madonna at Smuggs (2,150), FourRunner at Stowe (2,046), the single chair at Mad River Glen (1,972 feet), and Sugarloaf's spectacular 2,820-foot face all deliver more sustained steep skiing than The Beast.But there's nothing else in the East on Killington's scale, the massive overlapping network of six peaks rolling in all directions from the frantic hub. It's one of the few ski areas, East or West, where I ever truly feel lost. There's something brilliantly scattershot about it, something feral and boundless and enigmatic, as though 16 small ski areas had been stapled together by someone who's never skied. There are insane traverses and endless flats, riotously steep trees and bumps all over, long groomers that you think lead back to the same lift you just exited, but instead seem to deposit you in New Hampshire. There are trails on the far fringe that feel abandoned on even the busiest days, where you suspect without being able to prove it that you've been transported to an alternate dimension of groomed forever-down, or at least back to a time before the Ikon Pass gave every skier on the eastern seaboard an annual allotment of Killington lift tickets.It all works somehow. This great machine, howling like an armor-plated Mad Max rig, a cobbled-together war machine screaming across the winter plains. It feels like it should fall apart, disintegrate by the combined forces of speed and volume. But it carries on, the growling, supercharged id of New England winter, The Beast a gloss well-earned.What we talked aboutWhat's behind Killington's run of June closings; building the Superstar Glacier; why “The Beast” returned; how Killington pulled off the 2022 World Cup with a wildly warm November; what happened to October openings; early- versus late-season energy; whether social media makes the spring skiing party seem bigger than it is; Pico's massive, multi-year snowmaking evolution; “Pico's probably not worth what one detachable lift costs on its own” – the hard math of lift upgrades; Powdr Corp's long-term commitment to Pico; Pico's private mid-week mountain rentals; the new K-1 lodge; falling in love with skiing on a Magic Mountain powder day; when you start as chief financial officer and the parent company informs you that they may not be able to make payroll the following month; Killington's rowdy transition from American Skiing Company to Powdr Corp to present-day calm; why Powdr Corp had such a tough time adapting to New England, and how the company finally did; online absurdities; the evolution of Powdr Corp; a Killington base village, on the way at last; why the village took so long to permit; “to be a successful village, it can't just be a bunch of condos”; putting pedestrians first; what the village will mean for parking at Ramshead, Snowshed, Vale, and K-1; employee housing; how the village will connect to the resort's lift system; whether we could see a lift from the village up to K-1; why Killington hasn't upgraded Snowshed yet; redesigning Killington Road; fixing Killington's water-quality issues; considering mass transit along Killington Road; priorities for lift upgrades at both ski areas; where Killington could install another six-pack; whether future sixers would have bubbles or D-line tech; why eight-pack lifts are unlikely; the potential for upgrades for the Bear Mountain quad and Snowden triple; what could eventually replace Outpost at Pico; current thinking around the Killington-Pico Interconnect; Fast Tracks two years in; Fast Tracks season passes; the Beast 365 and Ikon Base Pass add-on; and whether Beast 365 passholders are complaining about the dilution of the Ikon Base Pass (spoiler alert: they are).Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewStorm Skiing Podcast #1: Killington & Pico President & General Manager Mike Solimano, was not the first episode I ever recorded, but it was the first one I released. Because, as I wrote at the time, “if you're going to start something like a podcast about Northeast skiing, you really ought to lead off with the most punch-you-in-your-face prominent part of Northeast skiing.” Starting this series with the head of the largest and baddest ski resort in New England injected The Storm with an instant patina of legitimacy, a forked road into journalism from the speculating, self-assured masses endlessly debating ski areas on social media.There are hazards, of course, to going first, especially for a rapidly evolving brand like The Storm. A lot has changed in four years. The podcast sounds better. The Storm's scope has expanded nationwide, embedding each subject in a national, rather than a regional, context. The article accompanying each episode is far richer, with maps and stats and charts that the reader once had to source on their own. And I hope – I'll let the listener decide – that I've improved as an interviewer and as a host.It was time to reset Killington and Pico. But with purpose. My mission, at The Storm's outset four years ago, was simply to make connections with ski area leaders. The podcast episodes were more general-information sessions than conversations tuned to the moment. But almost every podcast on the current schedule is pegged to some tangible development: Keystone (scheduled for the week of Sept. 11), is opening the Bergman Bowl expansion after a one-year delay; Snowbird (Sept. 18), is a big player in the controversial Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola project; Attitash (Nov. 6), is at long last replacing the Summit Triple with a high-speed quad. Even Great Bear, South Dakota – scheduled for the week of Sept. 25 – is planning a new lift and expansion.Killington just announced what is potentially the most transformative project in New England skiing for at least a generation: the approval to build, at long last, a (hopefully pedestrian) base village in the vast basin between Snowshed and Ramshead, a space currently occupied by parking lots sizeable enough to house the population of Ecuador. The East does not currently have anything like this – at least not at the foot of a ski area, where such things ought to be. But the region desperately needs this sort of human-scaled infrastructure.I live in New York City, which means I am surrounded by acquaintances who have the means and desire to ski, but who do not necessarily ski that often. They will frequently petition me for recommendations that sound something like: where can I take my family/group of friends/brunch club skiing for a long weekend that is within driving distance of the city, has somewhere to stay on the mountain, and has food/drinking options within a short walk? And my answer to them is: there is nothing like that here. Go to Park City/Breckenridge/Aspen/somewhere else out West. New England is so preoccupied with preserving their natural environment that most meaningful development is done a several-mile drive from the major ski hills, which of course compromises the natural environment with sprawl, excessive traffic, and parking lots the size of the Mendenhall Glacier.There are some minor exceptions to this: small villages at Stratton and Stowe. Ample slopeside accommodations at Smugglers' Notch and Okemo. But none of these give the skier that sense of place they'll find in Steamboat or Crested Butte or even Vail Village, with its pedestrian walkways paved over what had been wilderness until the 1960s. But who says a new village is a “fake” village, as they're so often framed? A place for people to gather is a place for people to gather, and if we could build such places 2,000 years ago, we can build them today.New England deserves this. Because great ski areas are better when the community doesn't end at the bottom of the lift queue. Because once we build one, others will follow. Because it's a fairly stupid fact that the region of the United States most known for its quaint small towns is without a single quaint ski town (meaning, one that backs up to the ski resort). Because Built America has sprawled out enough, and its time to back up and fill in all the blank space with something better. Because there is no better way for a state preoccupied with preserving its natural environment to build than in dense clusters of life and activity. And because it would be fabulous and because it would work and because I'm tired of telling New Yorkers to fly to Aspen when Killington ought to be able to give them everything they need.Questions I wish I'd askedI wanted to talk a bit about the Woodward park that Powdr has been dropping at Killington each of the past several winters. I also had a few questions about passes: the Pico K.A.'s odd name, the creeping price of the Killington spring pass, whether the Mountain Collective was in play for Killington.What I got wrongAbout the size of PicoI said Pico was about “the size of Cannon or the size of Waterville Valley.” This is kind of true but was also an on-the-fly guess. As is clear from the skiable acreage discussion above, gauging the size of New England ski areas is a little bit of a party game. I think Pico and Waterville are about the same size, but Pico, mimicking Killington's border-to-border measurement philosophy, claims 468 acres. Waterville, which, according to general manager Tim Smith, only counts trail acreage, sits at 265 acres. But both hit right around 2,000 feet of vert. Cannon is a bit higher, at 2,180. Still, I think it was a fair comparison. Here are New England's tallest ski areas, organized by vertical drop:About resumesI said in the intro that Solimano had joined Killington in 2002. He actually started in December 2001, as he clarifies in the interview.About the Ikon Base PassWhen discussing the erosion of the Ikon Base Pass over time, I said that “Alterra had taken mountains off” the pass. That wasn't exactly right or fair. Former Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory told me on the podcast last year that Alterra resisted creating the Plus tier for Ikon Base. But Jackson Hole and Aspen, facing locals' revolts over the pass' impact, insisted on doing something. The Ikon Base Plus, then, was a compromise. Other ski areas have followed since the Base Plus debuted in 2020: Alta and Deer Valley (the latter of which Alterra does own) in 2022, and Taos in 2023. Snowbasin and Sun Valley opted for Base Plus over Base when they joined the coalition in 2022.Still, however we got here, the fact is this: the Ikon Base Pass excludes seven of the pass' most attractive destinations. Unfortunately, passholders at partner resorts that offer an Ikon Base Pass with their top-tier season passes (Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Loon, Killington, Windham, Aspen, Big Sky, Taos [sold out], Alta, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Brighton, Jackson Hole [sold out], Sun Valley, Mt. Bachelor, Boyne Mountain), are not able to upgrade to an Ikon Base Plus or full Ikon Pass. Several leaders of the above-mentioned mountains have confirmed to The Storm that their passholders find this annoying, like getting a year of free Domino's but being told that you can only order salad and sandwiches. No pizza for you. Alta is the pizza on the Ikon Pass. Jackson Hole is pizza. Aspen is pizza. Blue Mountain is a Chicken Ceasar salad. It's nice. It tastes fine. But really everyone wants the pizza.Here's that chart again tracking Ikon Pass partners by tier over time:Why you should ski Killington and PicoOne reason to ski Killington is easy: often, it's your only option. The mountain closed June 1 this year, more than a month after every other resort in the region other than Jay and Sugarbush, which both ran to May 7. On the other end, The Beast has somewhat ceded its rush to open. After six October openings in the eight seasons beginning in 2011, Killington hasn't spun the lifts before Halloween since 2018 (warm falls and Covid haven't helped). But they're rarely beaten to go-live in New England, and seasons that push or exceed 200 days make sure the mountain's expensive season pass is worth it.Pico is funny. If it were anywhere else other than exactly next door to the largest ski area in New England, Pico might be a major ski area. Its 468 acres would make it the largest ski area in New Hampshire. A 2,000-foot vertical drop is impressive anywhere. The mountain has two high-speed lifts. And, by the way, knockout terrain. There is only one place in the Killington complex where you can run 2,000 vertical feet of steep terrain: Pico.The American norm is that skier visits move east-to-west. But I'll get an occasional email from a Rocky Mountain dweller who's visiting family out east, and they want to know where to ski. There are 100 ski areas in New England – more than in Colorado (34), California (30), Utah (18), and Montana (16) combined. How do you sort through all that? If you want my recommendations of what to do with a week, I'd tell you to start with Killington, then move north through Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Stowe, Smugglers' Notch, and Jay Peak. Then cross the top of New England to Sugarloaf. That's the best of what we've got. But The Beast, the king of them all, is Killington.Podcast NotesMiscellany on items discussed in the podcast:On Killington's historic opening and closing datesKillington has done a nice job documenting these on its website:On the history of the Women's World Cup at KillingtonSince 2016, Killington has acted as the early-season U.S. stop on the Women's World Cup, drawing enormous, raucous crowds. While I don't cover ski racing or competition, I acknowledge the importance of this event to Killington, as an ancillary business, as a celebration of the sport, as a cultural token, and as a showcase of the resort's singular snowmaking firepower. You can sign up for Killington's World Cup updates here.On North Ridge early-season skiingEarly-season skiing at Killington is a novel, inventive, highly orchestrated event. Typically, only three runs are open, and they are lodged on an area called North Ridge near the top of Killington Peak. Skiers park in the K-1 lot, ride the K-1 gondola over brown slopes to the summit, walk across a catwalk (and its many, many steps), and arrive in winter: typically the Rime, Reasons, and East Fall trails, snowy and frantic with fellow early-season lunatics. The concentration of very good skiers tends to be quite amazing, as the Park Brahs are Parking Out Brah – with whatever little knoll they can turn into a feature (plus, usually, a few built on Reason by Killington's parks crew). You lap North Ridge Quad for as long as you can tolerate, but you can't ski back down – there's no snow below East Fall. So you have to hike back up the catwalk, back to K-1, and ride the gondy back down to the parking lot. Here's a diagram:It's less about the skiing, frankly, than about being a part of something unique and joyful. The skiing, however, is sometimes quite good, especially if it's cold enough to leave the snowguns running, refreshing the surface all day long.On Pico's lift fleetPico has one of the oldest lift fleets in New England – the last new lift install was 35 years ago. Strangely, the mountain also has two high-speed quads, both the (historically) problematic Yan detachables (read more on that in the Podcast Notes section here). But, for reasons Solimano details in the podcast, new lifts are unlikely anytime soon. Pico's current state, per Lift Blog:On Powdr Corp's portfolioKillington is one of 10 North American ski areas owned by Park City-based Powdr Corp:On the lawsuit around lifetime season passesWhen Powdr Corp purchased Killington in 2007, the company inherited the largest ski area in New England – and a gigantic anchor in the form of 1,243 “lifetime” season passes distributed by a former owner. Powdr said, “Yeah we're not doing that,” the passholders sued, and Powdr ultimately won. A 2010 synopsis from Legal Blog Watch:Twenty years ago, Killington, Vt., resident Martin Post and his wife, Jill, paid about $3,500 each for lifetime ski passes at Killington Resort. The Posts are happily still alive but, as of May 17, 2010, their passes are not.The Times Argus reports that in May, U.S. Judge Christina Reiss found that the resort's current owners, SP Land Co. and Powdr Corp., which purchased Killington Resort in 2007, were under no legal obligation to honor the passes that were sold in the early years of the ski area as an incentive to attract investors.The class action litigation before Judge Reiss involved 1,243 pass holders -- 342 yearly transferable passes and 901 passes that could be transferred a single time. The plaintiffs alleged that under the wording of the investor passes, the holder is entitled "to the free use of all ski lifts operated by (Sherburne) Killington Ltd. at (Killington Basin) Killington Ski Area so long as the corporation shall operate in that area under an agreement with the state of Vermont." Plaintiffs claimed that the reference to "the corporation" meant any subsequent operator of the ski area, including the new owners, but the court disagreed.Judge Reiss granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment, finding that "the only reasonable interpretation of that language is that it requires Killington Ltd. to provide the designated passholder free use of all ski lifts operated by Killington Ltd. at the Killington Ski Area so long as it operates in that area ... "The term corporation, she wrote, "clearly refers to the named corporations, Sherburne and Killington Ltd." and "reveals no intention to bind Killington Ltd's successors ... To the contrary, Killington Ltd.'s obligations under the passes clearly terminate with its cessation of operations in the area."The plaintiffs have appealed Reiss' decision to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.I'm assuming the plaintiffs lost the appeal, but I can't find any record of it.On New England's 100 ski areasHere's the inventory - collect them all! (let me know if you have):The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 74/100 in 2023, and number 460 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email email@example.com. Get full access to The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast at www.stormskiing.com/subscribe
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