Hall Chairlift in Globe Article

In today's Sunday Globe there is a section about various ski areas and ski gear in preparation for the ski show next weekend. First of all, I do not agree with many of the ski areas they list as best for various categories (Most Likely to Succeed: Magic???; Most Fun: Okemo???; Best Views: Gunstock???). But they also have a photo of two kids riding a Hall double with a caption stating that it's at Nashoba. Nashoba does not even have any Hall or Von Roll lifts. Does anyone know where this lift actually is?

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- Sam

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  • Skis are fairly curved; so within the last 15 years.

    Definitely not Nashoba.

    Looks like Ratnik guns.
  • If Smuggs, would have to be Morse or maybe M2. Def. not the top of Madonna or Sterling.
  • not MII. Up line is on right on MII...
  • not MII. Up line is on right on MII...

    Same for Village in Morse...
  • not MII. Up line is on right on MII...

    Same for Village in Morse...
    and for Mogul Mouse, so no to Smuggs...
  • edited November 2017
    Smugglers Notch and Bolton Valley were my first two thoughts, but the lift isn't quite right for either.

    It's hard to see from the photo I took of it, but the chair is number 48 and the tower is number 3.
    - Sam
  • I think it's a stock photo and maybe older. It looks like there's minimal tower padding and nothing on the concrete-- something a risk manager would have a heart attack over given the thin conditions. 
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  • I just read the Globe article on line. This picture is not in the article. It's replaced with a picture of a triple. This looks like Sterling at Smuggs to me, but I'm certainly no lift expert. It lines up nicely with tower 3.
  • Chuckstah said:

    I just read the Globe article on line. This picture is not in the article. It's replaced with a picture of a triple. This looks like Sterling at Smuggs to me, but I'm certainly no lift expert. It lines up nicely with tower 3.


    It looks like you could be right. It would have to be an older photo though, because now there are snowmaking hydrants in front of tower 3.

    http://newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=248
    - Sam
  • Chuckstah said:

    I just read the Globe article on line. This picture is not in the article. It's replaced with a picture of a triple. This looks like Sterling at Smuggs to me, but I'm certainly no lift expert. It lines up nicely with tower 3.


    It looks like you could be right. It would have to be an older photo though, because now there are snowmaking hydrants in front of tower 3.

    http://newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=248
    I stand corrected. The snow guns threw me, as I thought it was a shot from near the top of the line, which tossed Sterling out. Does look like lower down on that line.
  • This doesn't look like Smuggs' to me. Geography is off, even if an old photo.
    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
  • Definitely not Smugg's no footrest on the safety bars (look at the downhill chairs).

    If this is early season, as I'm seeing bare spots, the trail under the lift may not be open yet, so tower pads wouldn't be needed.
  • Could be the Snowflake chair at Bolton....  (guns blazing in the park?) It has no footrests too
  • Remski said:

    Sunapee?


    Sunapee doesn't have any Halls or Von Rolls currently and hasn't in the past either.
    - Sam
  • Could be the Snowflake chair at Bolton....  (guns blazing in the park?) It has no footrests too


    That's it! Everything lines up, from the light pole in the background to the signs on the tower.

    http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=309
    - Sam
  • Good job, All.
    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
  • Northern Vermont, Northern Massachusetts...they were close
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