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  • In replacing the Snowdon Quad with a 6-pack and removing the poma, they are essentially adding only about 15% (Triple + poma + 4 = 8) vs. (Triple + 6 = 9). That's not how lift capacity works. Old: 2,400 1,865 730 =4,995 New: 3,000 1,865 =4,865…
  • Interesting. I guess the consensus is in. I get a kick out the comments of those who couldn't select an area to put on this list, but felt the need to comment. And ceo's comment "K(illington) skis like five Wachusetts next to each other, only eve…
  • ... Need to find out if by adding at Snowdon they mean a capacity increase or actually increasing acreage (to Great Bear?). In replacing the Snowdon Quad with a 6-pack and removing the poma, they are essentially adding only about 15% (Triple + p…
  • With the view, maybe Hogback.
  • There are a number of great areas like Burke, that are so far off the beaten track that they don't get the traffic. Location, location, location. Burke almost went under about a decade ago.
  • AMEN+2 Yeah, but that's not the subject! I like 'em all too - but there are some I like more than others!
  • Killington's not my favorite but I agree with joshua_segal about sticking to pods. I've had my most enjoyable days there lapping one or two pods all day, and my least favorite memories are days when we try to ski the whole mountain. Really, it's j…
  • Tough to summarize the responses. The two areas most mentioned were Waterville and Killington. I think Killington is the "New York Yankees" of skiing. People love it or hate it. My guess is that of the 22 listed areas, more of the SJ community has…
  • I'm trying to figure out how I am going to summarize this thread so I have a few questions: Perhaps it would be best if we divided this into a few sub-categories: 1. Worst for nearby accommodations 2. Worst for trail layout 3. Worst for snow quali…
  • I'm trying to figure out how I am going to summarize this thread so I have a few questions: For Ibrake: Are you saying Gore, Whiteface and Killington are the three worst or that those are the only ones of the 22 you've skied and Killington is the w…
  • I suggest that places like Gateway Hills and McIntyre may have fine teaching terrain, but the ingredients of a great/interesting beginner area needs to include the aspects of skiing that an advanced skier would also appreciate: view, length, uniform…
  • Joshua, has the mountain ops been maintaining any of the glades like debrushing them? See PM.
  • I've enjoyed Bullwinkle's at Sugarloaf and the Octagon at Stowe. I found the warm-up shack at the top of the Rangeley at Saddleback to have a je ne sai quoi.
  • It's great until the idiot derails the lift!
  • The parking lot was at the Lodge/T-Bar area. The east-side of Rte. 16 was only for the summer scenery ride. For skiing, loading was at the midstation. It was slow. I do not recall if it was a detachable or if it was slow enough to load while mov…
  • I guess that is a unique feature of a lift rather than a unique lift. I recall hearing that Le Massif started with a bus driving people to the top. K did that to transfer people uphill for early season. Not sure how many other areas might have use…
  • Black Mountain of Maine, approaching 30 glades zones, all accessed off from 1 lift. What makes them interesting? I think how we (Angry Beavers) are creating features and jump zones keep things fresh and new. Flowing but not overcut. Not so steep tha…
  • Mont Orford has a chondola. We could have a category for lifts that go over roads public roads. That would at least include include Whittier, Killington, and Stowe. Start the thread! We need summer topics!
  • Really? There were never more than 5 areas that had a HS-Triple? From the SAM Survey, there were only 4 built: '83- 3 Detach Doppelmayr at Mt. Bachelor, OR (Removed) '84- 3 Detach Von Roll at Gore Mountain, NY (Removed) '97- 3 Detach POMA at Aspen…
  • I agree with powderstud, I'm at the age (60) where I don't recover from an injury like I did when it was younger. I love glades but one wrong move or caught edge can ruin the rest of my season if not worse. It's just not worth it anymore for me to …
  • I'm not sure if it was mentioned, but the HS Triple Chair at Gore was unique. Really? There were never more than 5 areas that had a HS-Triple?
  • I find powderstud's take on skiing (or not skiing) glades to be interesting. In the 1970s, following the Sunday vs. Stratton decision, glades were for the most part turned into trails. One of the best glades that was lost was Downdraft at Killingto…
  • The only time I have ever been to Cannon when Kinsman was open, it skied like an obstacle course. Glades must be maintained and IMO, Kinsman is not. One important criterion to me is length. For example, at Killington, Low Rider and Patsy's ski s…
  • These days, you'd be hard-pressed to find a major area without excellent glades. The problem is: If your area is not in one of the deep snow belts, how often are they open? Given that, fact and assuming you mean "glades for more than a couple of w…
  • Lots of Ski areas have superb beginner terrain. Hard to beat the Snowshed at Killington or the South Branch at Saddleback. I agree with newpylong's suggestion of Sunapee. The key thing all of these have: 1) A long wide slope of relatively uniform…
  • I agree with Cannonball.
  • FWIW, this thread has nothing to do with how many of a particular kind of lift remain. It's about types of lifts that were installed at less than 5 areas.
  • Too bad it doesn't have a radio harness... then it would be useful for a patroller. But it had a full Stokes carrier!
  • Good topic. I suspect that at Crotched Mtn. and Black Mtn. (NH), the answer is "all of them" since these are two areas at which crowds, except for a few bluebird weekends, are never a problem. It will be interesting if the old Snowden Quad (Killin…
  • "used for skiing": Does this mean: you get off the lift, ski to the other end of the lift, and ride back up? Or, does it mean used while skiing at a ski area? If the former, then transfer lifts (Slide Brook, SR, et al) not included. If latter, then…