Ciscokid - Timber Ridge MichWhat molehill did I ride this beautiful Heron '71 Poma double at ?2/3/18

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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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  • newmannewman advanced
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    That looks like a 71 SMI Snowstream 320 next to the 71 Poma. Classic picture.
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    Neat lift, it's the only other one I've seen which is the same design as the Poma double at Whaleback.image
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    That Poma chair is blue, just like the one at Nubs Nob.
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    That Poma chair is blue, just like the one at Nubs Nob.

    That Poma chair is blue, just like the one at Nubs Nob.

    Ibrake4tbars I almost requested that you refrain because you answered this summer visit a couple years ago


    What a dumb ass I am , didn't get pics of the bullwheel

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    Have no fear the GoPro captured itimage
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  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
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    Flying bullwheels are cool...Used to marvel at the ones at Sterling Forest.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Ok anybody solve this so I can do a report on my 42 minute outing , name of a lost area in New England that once was magical.
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    Flying bullwheels are cool...Used to marvel at the ones at Sterling Forest.

    Holiday Mountain, outside of Monticello, NY, has two old skool floating bullwheel Poma chairs.

    IBRAKE
  • newmannewman advanced
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    Timber Ridge MI
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    newman said:

    Timber Ridge MI

    Yup
    Been here twice in the last 12 years, only thing drawing me back was the Poma floater, a nicely pitched short Hemlock run, and " free" being it was on my white gold card. The wife and I went to South Haven ice sculpturing festival and 26 miles east I had to get a few runs in.
    This retro old skool , early sixties start up,Heron Poma floater equipped 200' vert hill was all I needed for 45 minutes.

    As you could see the Hall double wasn't needed and I'm glad I could ride the'71 Heron Poma. Went over to the '77 Hall triple which sounded rickety and needed lubrication.image

    Skooted over to the '82 Hall quad which was not open the couple times I had been here. Same design as the quad at Cannonsburg and Whitecap Wi but this girl not only needed a paint job but new seat covers. All the lifts here are in questionable condition.
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    I went back over to the Heron Poma and hit Hemlock. A brief steep pitch but enough to entertain oneself for a few seconds. The old snowguns Newman eluded to do not give the best snow surface. Had to avoid ice and skidding which negated the brief enjoyment.

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    Went back up HPoma and to the left to look at the rope tows for a second, snapped a couple pics and looked at the wife in the lodge window and said let's roll, I got my Heron Poma floater fix.
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Jim Kenney, how's Robbie Allen doing, loved his little area reports( as well as yours of course)

    http://www.dcski.com/articles/1068
  • newmannewman advanced
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    I love the picture of the chair pad.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited February 5 Posts: 1,994

    That Poma chair is blue, just like the one at Nubs Nob.

    Both were put in the same year '71

    Yea Newman sometimes I think outside the box, maybe a thread, most unusual chairlift seating material and color
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