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  • Snow on the summit cams of Mount Snow this morning!
  • I wish we could get someone to go there and take some pictures. Would be nice to get a report from a poster, and not the mountain itself. See the above post with the link in it from ski_it for some pictures. From having seen it first hand most r…
  • The pictures Big Sky put on their social media pages of the Blackhawk Copter doing the lifts yesterday were impressive.There's one in particular that I was in awe of where after flying the tower cross arms and sheave assemblies into place, you see 4…
  • Since it's listed right at 1000 vertical, if that disqualifies it, my bad. Middlebury Snow Bowl I was impressed with how big it skied when I was there for my 1st time last March to watch my daughter race in the VT U14 State Championships. And t…
  • I wish West nothing but the best. It's where I rode my 1st chairlift in 1980 (the lift they finally took down this Summer and are replacing with their new quad this Summer) and also learned to race. Back in my highschool racing days in the late 80's…
  • I just don’t understand how any company, Oz Realty or whomever, could ever recoup that kind of money if Haystack has to stay private. Sounds like another shell game. Real estate plain and simple. There's a bunch of developable land and if they ca…
  • On Bromley's Instagram page today was a picture of the spool of new haul rope for the Sun Chair
  • Based on what I saw with my own eyes yesterday, either Bromley is replacing the haul rope on the Sun Double or have decided to quietly take it out of service. All of it's chairs were on the ground over by their beginner area magic carpet out pa…
  • The funniest T-bar incident that I have witnessed in the last few years, was last winter at Bromley. My kids had a skills test day, which happens once a season for racers. The folks at the Bromley outing club who were running the event, scheduled th…
  • I'm thinking a hard wired link to a weather sensor on the top of the tower
  • Crosstown and Valley trails run concurrently through that section, kind of like how Route's 9 and 100 run concurrently from the light in Wilmington a mile or so East to where 100 breaks off South towards Jacksonville and 9 starts the climb up toward…
  • > @ski_it said: > No you have to name the trail next to the hole as well. I can say that I have witnessed on multiple occasions when playing in the annual Bartenders Open (you don't have to be a local bartender to play in it, but someon…
  • Can I get added bonus points if I name the golf hole as well?
  • Forgot this one! Killington Brewery's K-Won IPA. I gave it a a 3.75 on Untapp'd https://goo.gl/images/HnUsjw
  • Are we talking general distribution beers or brewed specifically for a ski area by a brewery beers? If it's specific for a ski area, Mount Snow has had specific by Northshire, Harpoon and Foolproof the last few seasons, with Northshire brewing Moun…
  • I drove by the golf course a few times last week. Sad to see no one on it. It is still being maintained but no pins are up. I heard that some locals use the course anyway with a spare club for a flag. I only saw one car in the adjoining Haystack Con…
  • I have seen it running on multiple occasions over the last few seasons. Most anytime there's a weekend mogul comp on Worldcup, the poma was spinning. With the new HSQ there now, and a much shorter ride time than the old Snowbowl Quad, my guess is th…
  • After the big announcement, the Globe says Super G, Downhill and Alpine Combined will be held at another venue to be determined. That is odd, the site of half of the downhill events not set. Cannon seems to be the likely local location. I do like pa…
  • The inference I took from the US Ski and Snowboarding Associations announcement, is that the Downhill, Super G and Super Combined may very well be held at a resort in a different geographic region of the country on a different weekend, while Watervi…
  • Hmmm.    Wonder if Peak might be interested at the right price?  They are in the neighborhood and looking to grow, think of the possibilities, maybe a win-win for the valley, the real estate owners and skiers: * The Hermitage base lodg…
  • Lotsoskiing said: "Con is that it is still a small ski area (cue defenders here)" Really? Small? Bromley 1334' Haystack 1400' Mount Snow 1700' and if you don't count the flat land down to Rte. 4, Killington is only 1700'. That '1400 …
  • Do they need a quad there? Is it going up higher to service the extended racing area? Wouldn't surprise me in this day and age, if a quad is a "standard" order chair and anything else, double or triple is a "special order" West has a sizable nig…
  • Carinthia, where the jumps are, retains snow just on shear depth of base for a while longer than the main face.  Carinthia, where the areas in between the jumps are, that often due to the farming of the snow to make the jumps, at most has as much sn…
  • My son and I drove back through Vermont on the way home from Whiteface and stopped to take a picture of the snow cover still remaining at Mount Snow: 5/5/2018: Looks like Canyon is doing very well still, at least from the top of Canyon Expre…
  • I know from his Facebook page, that Nick, the owner of AZ, has been at Disney with his wife and young kids the last few days.  Might have something to do with the slow response time.... Also, ever since his and his wife's fitness/lifestyle coachin…
  • Considering that the Weather Channel just mentioned that Whiteface recorded a wind gust of over 100mph yesterday as the front went through, no real surprise of the power situation
    in Whiteface 5/5/18 Comment by DrJeff May 5
  • I did 7 times this year, all for multi day races, or special qualification non weekend race events, my kids were at. Usually at races they have some type of "parent ticket" at a discount, but for the couple of multi day weekend races and the mid wee…
  • So now a new company is being duped by Barnes?  When will this crazy sh&*show end? Pretty sure the new company is composed of various members of their finance board, and that it will come out that Jim Barnes is no longer associated with any …
  • Lenko had a decent presence in the US fan gun market in the 80's and 90's, really before SMI came along and started taking over the US market in a much larger way. Demac has been much more of a European company for it's lifetime.  The purchase happe…
  • It's really a no brainer in my book. Load the chair, make sure that everyone on the chair is situated, then I grab the safety bar and say "coming down".... I've never had anyone say "no" when I take the lead like that.... Similarly as the chair ge…