Plymouth Notch, VT Trip Report Sat. 3/18/2017

ski_itski_it expert
edited March 22 in Trip Reports Posts: 1,737
Guess this area. Today at 11amimage
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  • ski_itski_it expert
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    2:30pmimage
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  • ski_itski_it expert
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    Gee and I thought that was two pretty good clues for you ski sleuths
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  • NELSAPNELSAP advanced
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    I'm going to guess Plymouth Notch?
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Northeast slopes
  • bmwskierbmwskier advanced
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    Whaleback? 

    "Making ski films is being irresponsible with other people's money, in a responsible sort of way..." 
    Greg Stump
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited March 19 Posts: 1,737
    NELSAP said:

    I'm going to guess Plymouth Notch?

    NELSAP, I thought we disqualified you from these?? :D :D
    Good job. You are correct and also on two lattice lifts. One running and one without a cable. I'll do report later, but I'll just say on the last run I still hit 150 yards of totally untracked.
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited March 20 Posts: 1,486
    Ok isn't it private? $6k membership

    Sweet pow 4-5 days after storm
    Like the Round top history

    http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/Vermont/bearcreek.php
  • ski_itski_it expert
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    Yes it's private and only runs weekends & holidays. We just called up & asked to come up and they said yes. Actually they recommended we wait a week for better conditions and we are so glad we did! They were gracious hosts and they aren't pushing memberships and they let the place stand on its own merits.
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  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited March 22 Posts: 1,737

    It's a small, small NE ski world. I just saw that a banned SJ1.0er posted a condition report on NE Ski Conditions for the same day I was there. You'd think with only 25-75 people there and one lift we'd might have run into each other.

    Edit: Now a good source tells me Becca was there too! OMG

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  • becca_mbecca_m advanced
    edited March 22 Posts: 115
    it was AMAZING!!!!   :)     Enjoyed SO MUCH POWDER!!!!      We had a GREAT time.....enjoyed seeing our runs recorded in the powder canvas!  
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited March 23 Posts: 1,737
    Full report to follow later


    Plymouth Notch, VT Trip Report Sat. 3/18/2017

    Weather: 14° F base in morning, light or no wind, sunny, & visibility excellent. New snow - not sure at least a foot of powder from Wednesday.
    Conditions: Powder, groomed packed powder & variable base. Fully open 28 trails but two expert cliff glades closed.
    Crowds: Very light - ski on. I think there was about 25 people there but up to 75 were expected.
    Ticket Purchase: I think maybe there was a discount since it was listed as $108 online but we paid $75 ea plus tax includes lunch
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    A late model Subaru snowboarder with a half dozen cars at a private historic ski area
    And a ton of untouched 4-5 days after a blizzard
    What is this? Your dream came true
    Of course that's the famous school teacher

    And you didn't get to meet her?
    Shame on you
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited March 23 Posts: 1,737
    I know. I know. Well I was as nervous & giddy as a little boy on the first day of school. We'd been denied before under the previous incarnation and all we had to go on was a first name to get in. After a 3 1/2 hr ride I wasn't stopping to read license plates with all that POW. Those guys probably got first chair before it officially opened at 9:30 and we prob got 2nd chair at 9:50...because no one was there.
    I would have looked for someone who lost a battle with some ski equipment recently but the Mrs doesn't like me to look longingly into another women's eyes.
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  • ski_itski_it expert
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    Front row at 9:30.  Am I parked next to Becca?!?!
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    All the cars in the lot. And who does that next vehicle belong to....?image
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    Looks like some fun terrain and great snow!
    - Sam
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    Those pics look great! I remember seeing Roundtop from Killington Peak about 30 years ago.

    Looking at the trail map in the frame it shows two chairlifts and a t-bar. Is only the Mueller double still standing?

    IBRAKE
  • pagamonypagamony advanced
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    oh that picture looking down an old lift line (?) was just too much good.  mamkes me want to jump in the car and start driving now....  http://snowjournal.nplas.com/uploads/Uploader/f4/63734fe5db49935aa34cc88bb4024b.jpg

  • ski_itski_it expert
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    Those pics look great! I remember seeing Roundtop from Killington Peak about 30 years ago.

    Looking at the trail map in the frame it shows two chairlifts and a t-bar. Is only the Mueller double still standing?

    IBRAKE

    Observant you are. No, I saw no sign of the T-bar or a handle tow or that barn shaped lodge. There is a base terminal, towers and the upper bull wheel left standing on the other Mueller. No cable, no chairs. Part of that old lift is pretty overgrown. That map looks to be from 1977-78.
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  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited March 24 Posts: 1,737
    pagamony said:

    oh that picture looking down an old lift line (?) was just too much good.  mamkes me want to jump in the car and start driving now....  http://snowjournal.nplas.com/uploads/Uploader/f4/63734fe5db49935aa34cc88bb4024b.jpg

    This is the wide part. Well, I'll admit I skied it like crap. Totally failed to execute. Shoulda just have pointed them straight down, but with islands, fallen trees, snags, small boulders, my first time down it and the sun was in my eyes, I coulda done better. Luckily not one person saw me ski it. Still it was fun. There's a stop sign at the bottom of the upper section just when I really started moving where it crosses a cutover. I just know that rider's track has to be Becca. She beat me to the POW, again!
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  • becca_mbecca_m advanced
    edited March 26 Posts: 115
    hahaha - i got some good pow in the old liftline, BUT, I followed older ski tracks into the glade to bypass a short section of saplings... so I didn't get 1st tracks there   :(   Still, AMAZING!!!!!   Liftline rode a LOT like the Cardigan rope tow liftline.   
  • becca_mbecca_m advanced
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    good picture of our cars  :)
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited March 26 Posts: 1,486
    Wow I missed a lot of pics since I posted.

    May be a record 35 pics! All of glorious sun , powdah, and Mueller lattice towers!
    You scored a jackpot ski_it! All at a private resort. How much did you pay for this experience?

    You and Sam the NewEngland skier have to count your maximum number of pics per individual trip report but this is high volume!

    Nice read here

    http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=232&limit1=20

    Sorry I missed the $75 inc lunch, such a bargain for conditions and privacy.

    Those lattice towers Mueller are from 1965?
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited March 26 Posts: 1,737
    Yeah I may have overdone it but I felt it was picture worthy as I've haven't seen that many online of the place. That plus all the recent talk of lattice lifts made me post more. I know I don't take the best pics and consider yourself lucky...I had more!
    NESH says the Mueller is from 65. The lifty called it a Rolls Royce of lifts. The owner said as a mechanical lift it was more realiable and cheaper to maintain than the newer lifts. 15k vs 50k a year.
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    You have more? The more the merrier, post em
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited March 27 Posts: 1,737
    ciscokid said:

    You have more? The more the merrier, post em



    Ok here you go. 3 seconds of yours truly skiing. Don't blink.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8zkJovJCBE&feature=youtu.be

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