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Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

Industry professionals are held at a higher standard than the general public. To ignore this, ignores the responsibilities you take on when you accept things like pro deals. This clown needs to re-think his relationship to the industry if he wants to be taken seriously.

Posted by Colin Mitchell on 01/18/2019 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

Pottymouth!! There are kids around- he needs to go to Anger Management , if he has that problem. If he just enjoys yelling at staff because they do not get to yell back, lifetime ban is appropriate.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by motherbear on 01/18/2019 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

Most of the town knows Georges is a huge jerk. Buried in the the last few paragraphs of this article, your "white washing" hardly describes the language or multiple incidents this guy instigated and perpetuated. What is your angle Walsh? Smearing Stowe Mountain Resort? Nice job backing the town fool.

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Veritas432 on 01/17/2019 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

Flipper, if you think the ski area is setting ridiculous regulations, just don't give them your money. You don't need any oversight, just take away enough profit and they'll listen.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Scuba on 01/17/2019 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

I know of Georges and ride with him at Jay Peak. He is pleasant and polite and does not seem to me to be an "irritant". But then again the atmosphere at Jay is a bit different than Stowe.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Donna Young on 01/17/2019 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

I think he got a raw deal. Just because someone has odd jobs and swore when he was angry shouldnt be a reason to constitute a full ban like this! They have acted very overzealous and airline like here and I think what this really should remind us of is that ski areas may need some regulations set upon them! They are getting too big and powerful and can just make up their own rules on a whim, passing judgement how ever they wish. That cannot be right.

7 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Flipper on 01/17/2019 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

Yikes. Sounds like he was unprepared for the conditions & didn't learn his lesson from the initial frostbite experience. When it's windy, chairlift speed is impacted; it's not all about you, Dionne. As a longtime Stowe local (20+ years), I get why folks have been leery about the recent transition in ownership. But this guy needs to understand that you get a lot further with respectful communication as opposed to setting the tone with f-bombs right off the bat. You are an adult (at least chronologically)- act like one.

Funny how he doesn't go into depth regarding his past history as an "irritant" in Stowe... or bring up the fact that the core shop, nor the mainstream ones, in Stowe do not carry the product he reps. He's only telling part of the story here.

You made your bed, Dionne. Quit yer bitchin'...

29 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by weshredstowe on 01/17/2019 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

I love how a guy in his fifties with a part-time job and long history of no employment manages to ski all the time, travel to Australia, and own a home. Maybe he can educate the rest of us on his magical moneyless lifestyle? That may be a clue into why he is so strongly despised by so many.

24 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 01/17/2019 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

You're lucky you still have a job. Must be a libtard company. A company run by normal people would have a liability like you long gone!

10 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by Mike Ortiz on 01/17/2019 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

Moral of the story...there are real world consequences for being an uber-douche. They should really issue a refund for his pass, but they're well within their right to tell him that they don't want him on any of their properties worldwide.

Instead of crying to the local newspapers about being told he's not wanted, maybe Dionne ought to take a little bit of time to reflect on what it was that he did that got him banned for life, and try to avoid acting like that in the future. There's probably a lot more to the story than Dionne is telling Seven Days, but frankly, lashing out at the staff in the manner he did is grounds enough to revoke his pass anyway. Act like an adult, instead of a spoiled 15-year old. Or at the very least, quit crying about it.

73 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Scuba on 01/16/2019 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Subaru's Champion Team Races Under the Radar — in Vermont

Nicely done who knew? I would think that Vermont would be a natural for many different levels of auto rally racing

Posted by Charles N Sandra Russell on 01/14/2019 at 10:44 AM

Re: “The Ausable Club Is a High Peaks Haven

I worked at the Ausable Club years ago (1966 &1967), one year as a waitress in the Officer's Dining Room and the next year in the Main Dining Room. It was absolutely the 2 most memorable summers of my college years, even though we were required to work three meals a day, seven days a week. Indeed, the only reason I was not there my third summer of college was the fact that I was in a best friend's wedding and could not have the day off. It was magical waking up everyday with the view and the power of the mountains rising so closely and majestically in front of you. Every day was awe inspiring if only for that reason even though there were many more treasured memories woven in.

Posted by Ann Hisert Rompre on 10/19/2018 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Canoeing to Canada with the "Lost Boys" of Camp Keewaydin

Wonderfully written article

Posted by Josh Gottsegen on 08/20/2018 at 10:53 PM

Re: “What a Waste: Human Poop Plagues the Adirondack High Peaks

Maybe when new hikers get confused on the message not to go off a trail to avoid trampling sensitive vegetation they forget it's ok to go off to fertilize it. I imagine some are afraid of sitting on poison ivy or sitting too close to someone else's poop or have heard a rumor that bears only poop in the woods. But honestly I cannot imagine anyone thinking it's ok to stop on the trail and squat there. They belong indoors with porcelain and stay away from the adks.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tagasokekathy on 05/16/2018 at 9:24 PM

Re: “What a Waste: Human Poop Plagues the Adirondack High Peaks

Ah say, Son, Ah dee-clare, what is that peh-cue-liah an' paw-ful oh-duh?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Lubic on 05/13/2018 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Hard-core Skiers Take to Uphilling the Slopes

"uphilling the slopes"? 'Uphilling'? What else is in the Seven Days dictionary: 'upflooring"? 'uprooming'? 'upparking'? Like, I have no like idea like what to make of like a word like 'uphilling'. SMH.

Posted by ccb10vt on 11/19/2017 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Hard-core Skiers Take to Uphilling the Slopes

I believe the statement "anyone can become a backcountry skier" is dangerous.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Harvey on 11/17/2017 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Rock Star: The Sky's the Limit for This Teen Climber

Keep going bud

Posted by Pixelvt on 10/07/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Exploring Vermont's New State Park: Taconic Mountains Ramble

The zen gardens were always a favorite spot to go during my time at Castleton. Even got to watch it snowing on mother's day from Zion Major one year. It's a gorgeous spot, I'm so glad it's be preserved as a state park!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Scg12050 on 05/22/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Exploring Vermont's New State Park: Taconic Mountains Ramble

Have been wanting to visit this new park for months. Dan's description might get me off my duff, finally.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dean Pierce on 05/18/2017 at 7:12 AM

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