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tedede said: joshua_segal said:It is a shame that these decisions are made by desk jockeys as opposed to those who are actually skiing.
Just because it's poachable on your rock skis doesn't mean it's safe to open to the general public.I find it somewhat ironic that the ropes that you complain about actually protect the limited natural snow that you enjoy when you duck under them.
joshua_segal said:It is a shame that these decisions are made by desk jockeys as opposed to those who are actually skiing.
It is a shame that these decisions are made by desk jockeys as opposed to those who are actually skiing.
NELSBEER said:Actually we process the beer & return it to the pond before the next cold snap.They pretty much sucked the ponds dry during the last cold snap getting a few more trails open, UFO & Jupiter Storm are among the steeper trails on the hill and the Zero-G park opened with some jumps and other intermediate park fare. Some areas were dusted up with powder when temps were in the lower teens earlier this week. There is still a fair flow of water into the ponds from the rain last weekend, hopefully there will be enough water to get the last few major up/down trails open when the temps drop next week.The mountain crew was out all day today making sure the lights are all ready for MIDNIGHT MADNESS next weekend, 3am on Friday and Saturday. Could be quite the party if forecasts hold true. There is no special party, prices aren't jacked up or anything...
becca_m said: NELSBEER said:The mountain crew was out all day today making sure the lights are all ready for MIDNIGHT MADNESS next weekend....
question aboutes the lights....i noticed the other night (Wednesday) that there were a few random lights out on the trails, but, a bunch out on Supernova - was like a black tunnel - would those be replaced soon?
NELSBEER said:The mountain crew was out all day today making sure the lights are all ready for MIDNIGHT MADNESS next weekend....
Remski said:we could say there are a few black holes on the mt.
we could say there are a few black holes on the mt.
NELSBEER said:Tonight there a lot fewer than last week, nothing really eerily dark. Single lights on Super Nova & Galaxy rather than big black holes. They apparently ran out of bulbs so we may see more improvement when they restock. Definitely enough light to kick off Midnight Madness in style.The lights were still on at 6pm when I left, maybe a little touch up snowmaking is in the works?.
yardsale said:I had not been to Crotched since I was very young, maybe 10-12 years old - mid 1970's. My grandparents lived in Peterborough and I would ski at Temple Mt and occasionally Crotched with my father and siblings. However, I didn't recognize or remember anything about the mountain from those years."
Hmmm, I have the same feelings then I remember that's because it closed in 1989 and what you are skiing on today was Onset\Bobcat\Crotched West which was only part of Crotched East from 1981/82 to 1989/90. And then Peak bought, rebuilt & renamed everything open here today. The West Double is probably what's left of the only original chair. I don't think we really ski on the actual Crotched Mtn anymore, unless its the northern flank of it.
See Bobcat & Crotched here with a lot of info from Chris Bradford:
http://www.nelsap.org/nh/nh.html and https://skimap.org/SkiAreas/view/343 and here too of course from (timberleaf maybe?) : http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/NewHampshire/crotchedmtn.php
Ice Marbles? We call those death cookies. Nice pics. Cisco the last shows the cliffs with the trail.
Ice Marbles? Too negative we don't use ICE anywhere anymore... How about Marbleous conditions?Anyway everything will soften up today, something of a delicious Butter Cream surface while we wait for Thursday's snow.
IBRAKEFORTBARS said:Nice panorama shots! Any other ski areas visible off in the distance?IBRAKE
Nice panorama shots! Any other ski areas visible off in the distance?
joshua_segal said:Except while I was teaching, I spent most of the day checking out the condition of the various glades. becca_m is a terrific boarder and we took a few runs together thru some serious gnarl.
Except while I was teaching, I spent most of the day checking out the condition of the various glades. becca_m is a terrific boarder and we took a few runs together thru some serious gnarl.
ski_it said:I'm afraid to look at our bases. Found a phone on Solstice. Not yours I hope
I'm afraid to look at our bases. Found a phone on Solstice. Not yours I hope
No glades really. Solstice trail glade, which you've pointed out isn't a glade, Might have hit something on Pluto and I crashed and burned on Blastoff. It was either bedrock, ice or a snow snake that popped one ski off spun me around and off came the 2nd. First binding(s) test of the year, so it's good to know they still work. All in all it was still fun skiing on some fairly good conditions. The wind blown-in powder on Pluto was fun. The crowds got progressively smaller Fri-Sun. Great views on Sunday as well.
Yes I brought the phone to the Customer Service desk who asked me to give to the ticket window. I didn't turn it on figuring I'd let it warm up/dry out. I hope they got it back.