Area Expansions, Reductions and Plans Gone Awry
There is a recent active thread, titled, "Largest cancelled expansions", http://www.snowjournal.com/discussion/1508/largest-cancelled-expansions#latest, that I don't want to hijack, so I'm opening a new thread:
Based purely on that thread's title, a pretty complete answer can be found in:
http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/cancelledskiareas/ and http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/skiareaexpansions/
However, based on the content of the opening: "Are there any other planned expansions that didn't happen that would have added a greater percentage of existing vert to a ski area in NE? Not trail count, just top-to-bottom drop."
So in this thread, I'd like to have 3-categories:
1. Operating areas that added a pod of trails, but have yet to install a lift to service the pod. e.g. BMOM.
2. Operating areas that shut down an upper lift that continued to operate on Lower lifts that served at least 20% less vertical. e.g. Arrowhead (E.g. Squaw, ME - though not Ramshead at Killington or Spruce at Stowe. We've had a thread on pods once served by lifts that were replaced with lifts that served less vertical than the one it replaced.)
3. The 3rd category is close to the original one: planned expansions that didn't happen that would have added at least 30% more vertical to an existing ski area. (e.g. Temple Mtn. from 600 to 1000; but not Dorset or Bigelow that were never built.)
I will summarize your inputs. What do you have?