Where was I? 5/14

lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
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Located a couple of hundred feet from the top of an operating (though closed for the season) ski area
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    Hard'Ack
    - Sam
  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
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    Bingo! Several Franklin Counties out there that could have qualified, (NY, MA, ME, VT), but Hard'Ack it is, just uphill from St. Albans, VT, overlooking I-89. Nice MTB trail system as well. Lots of white trillium all over the place.

    Bottom of tow. Wild pulley arrangement

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    Looking up tow line

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    Top bullwheel

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    Looking down main slope. Pretty good upper pitch

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    Looking down skier's left slope. A little steeper.

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    Odd structure at top. No idea what it is (was)

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    Old start ramp at top of skier's left trail. Looks pretty abandoned


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    Yummy! Base 'lodge'

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    Thanks for sharing, I don't think I've seen many photos from there. That lodge looks like it's in rough shape.
    - Sam
  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
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    Tell the truth: Did you google 'Lawrence Brainerd'? Leads you right to the same pic I took...

    Yes, the lodge is looking 'tired', as was the groomer and other equipment scattered about. Rope looked in good shape, though. Would be a challenge to unload, kind of like Mad River- have to hike up once you get off the lift. I imagine pretty tough for beginners, but then again, the upper pitch is not beginner terrain anyway.
  • edited May 15 Posts: 1,964

    Tell the truth: Did you google 'Lawrence Brainerd'? Leads you right to the same pic I took...


    Yes, the lodge is looking 'tired', as was the groomer and other equipment scattered about. Rope looked in good shape, though. Would be a challenge to unload, kind of like Mad River- have to hike up once you get off the lift. I imagine pretty tough for beginners, but then again, the upper pitch is not beginner terrain anyway.

    I did

    Do you know if it is still free to ski there (with donations appreciated of course)?
    - Sam
  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
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    No idea, sorry. I have not driven by in the winter to see if it has even operated recently. Don't know if anyone on this board knows. 
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