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Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:42 PM

We are up at a popular ski resort- one of the few in the South

The crowds are amazing- NO social distancing in site.

I think Fauci was right; I think we are getting ready to see the worst of it.

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Reply We are up at a popular ski resort- one of the few in the South (Original post)
essme Dec 2020 OP
Botany Dec 2020 #1
essme Dec 2020 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2020 #13
essme Dec 2020 #14
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2020 #15
rzemanfl Dec 2020 #2
Warpy Dec 2020 #3
maxsolomon Dec 2020 #4
essme Dec 2020 #6
maxsolomon Dec 2020 #8
essme Dec 2020 #10
cwydro Dec 2020 #18
essme Dec 2020 #23
ProfessorGAC Dec 2020 #5
essme Dec 2020 #7
ProfessorGAC Dec 2020 #11
essme Dec 2020 #12
moose65 Dec 2020 #16
essme Dec 2020 #17
moose65 Dec 2020 #20
essme Dec 2020 #25
Eko Dec 2020 #26
LanternWaste Dec 2020 #19
Skittles Dec 2020 #21
essme Dec 2020 #24
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2020 #22

Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:43 PM

1. Snowshoe?

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:01 PM

9. No, we are further South

I shouldn't be so weird about putting personal information on the internet, but I am.

Mountains in NC-

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Response to essme (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:12 PM

13. They're a few thousand feet higher than anything in Pennsylvania, and it gets cold

in those NC mountains much earlier than it does in Pennsylvania.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is only a little bit above 3,200 feet. The highest point in NC is over 6,600 feet.

List of U.S. states and territories by elevation

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:15 PM

14. Well, I called a rental company to inquire about

cleaning services, etc- and the whole office is out with.....Covid.

The restaurants are packed.

It's not that cold here today- about 45 degrees.

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Response to essme (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:28 PM

15. What I mean is, the ski areas in North Carolina open before the ski areas in Pennsylvania. NT

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:45 PM

2. Essential travel I'm sure. n/t

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:52 PM

3. Just checked the webcams for ski areas in NM

Angel Fire and Taos are crowded. The rest look pretty sparse. The one outside town here isn't open yet.

I imagine they'll all be open and packed this weekend.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:54 PM

4. You're part of the crowd.

You may want to mitigate your judgment.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:59 PM

6. Nope- we are up here cleaning our condo

and have not stepped foot out the door except to walk the dog.

We carried our groceries in.

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Response to essme (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:00 PM

8. Apologies, then.

Slopes here in the PNW are on a Reservations-only basis; specifically to avoid crowding.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:03 PM

10. No apologies needed- If I didn't know myself

I would have read my post and thought, "oh holy shit, what are YOU complaining about?!"

We are having to come up every few weeks to check on the place- we are not renting to skiers this year because of the possibility of the virus in our little place.

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Response to essme (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:13 PM

18. I gotta ask then, how do you know about the lack of social distancing?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 08:09 PM

23. Our balconey overlooks the ski lodge :)

Seriously, we have never seen it like this-

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 05:55 PM

5. Did You Forget "Irony Alert"?

I hope you mean you live around there.
Otherwise,...

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:00 PM

7. We do. Our second home is up here

We carried our groceries in- have not stepped foot out the door other than to walk Buddy.

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Response to essme (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:03 PM

11. Totally Different

You might have mentioned that in the OP. Otherwise it seems you're part of the problem.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:06 PM

12. You are correct- and I wrote that upthread

It's so awful up here that we are leaving early--- the crowds are so bad, the streets are not driveable. I have never seen a traffic jam on the mountain.

We were going to visit a grocery store in Boone that carries health food- noped right out of that! I doubt we'll be back except to check things and clean until Spring.

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Response to essme (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:57 PM

16. Boone is different, though

Iím guessing you might be in Avery County, which is heavily Republican and full of people who donít believe in masks or vaccines. However, Boone is vastly different. Boone had a strong mask mandate before most other towns in NC. The vast majority of grocery stores in Boone have been great about masks and social distancing.

Good luck! It IS crowded which is why I got out of town for a quiet, socially distanced holiday. This week is the biggest ski week of the year, btw.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:02 PM

17. Yep! Avery! But, we have had this place for years

and have NEVER seen anything like this.

We are normally up right now to clean, and replace the dehumidifier stuff because I am on break from work.

The problem with going to Boone is that we can't get there. The traffic jams on 105, AND on the mountain, are unreal. We simply cannot get out.

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Response to essme (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:44 PM

20. 105 can be a nightmare

Especially when thereís been a little snow, which we had last week.

But 105 is horrible in October and on any Friday afternoon.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 08:13 PM

25. That's the thing- we are USED to 105

This is different-

Hey, we should have a socially distant meetup this summer! I haven't been to a DU meetup in years!

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Response to moose65 (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 08:29 PM

26. Miss Boone big time.

Lived there for about 8 years and loved it!
Eko.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:21 PM

19. I think you're confusing a mere inference with a valid conclusion.

"it seems you're part of the problem."

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:45 PM

21. why are you there

OK I read another response; perhaps you should have put that in your initial post.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 08:11 PM

24. I should have

We are just blown away at the crowds. We have been coming up here for years, and are used to "big holidays." Freaking NOTHING like this-

Then again, as I wrote- we are just here to clean. I am washing the sheets and towels. Putting in new little dehumidifier things in the closets.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:51 PM

22. No one ever thinks of themselves as part of traffic.

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