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  • In a world of scams, it was nice to hear that Saddleback Mountain Foundation (the not-for-profit that tried to buy Saddleback) has refunded all funds received that were not specifically a donation.  Three anonymous donors put up $100K each knowing t…
  • The following list was compiled from all posts to date.  Have we missed any? How many of these has the construction actually begun in earnest and will really be ready to go for the 2017-8 season? 1st Summary: NHPat's Peak, Summit LiftWaterville Vall…
  • There's a good thread about this ongoing.... http://www.snowjournal.com/discussion/1320/lift-construction-in-new-england#latest I really thought that thread got hi-jacked into a Pat's Peak thread, so I opened a new one!
  • The Slides at Whiteface.  Yes, on the map.  Not in New England. It's been mentioned a bunch.  I've got no problem if someone wants to do a summary of the mid-Atlantic state ski areas that fit.
  • I went in May ca. 1970, but the Fountain Mtn. was completed surrounded by snow fences with no trespassing signs.  What year did they actually have skiing in June, much less July.
  • A Portland radio station is saying, the feds have committed $530k to improve the Rangeley airport. I have no idea if it is a year round airport but this is nice for the area. The airport is more of a local landing strip.  There are no commercial fli…
  • Cupsuptic was running on closing day, April 18th 2015, I rode on the lift. Yes it was, but it was held together with the most temporary of fixes.  It's like operating a car the last month before it's due for inspection knowing that the car is uninsp…
  • That looks like the view from Stowe, perhaps Nosedive, before the gondola was built, with Spruce Peak on the right.
  • Brackett Basin at SL definitely belongs on this list. Anything east of Cant Dog involves some steep uphill slogging. I disagree. Um, have you been there? The trail leading to the further-east glades has more than one section of steep 10-20'-verti…
  • Interesting how tough our (SJ) criteria are with respect to what constitutes a destination resort. In a recent thread titled, Ski Maine Mountain Pass:http://www.snowjournal.com/discussion/1351/ski-maine-mountain-pass#latest DESTINATION AREAS include…
  • OK.  BTW: That leaves a grand total of 16 destination resorts in the entire Northeast!
  • I think we concluded Cannon shared all the amenities of Lincoln and Loon, but certainly it is a border line call.  It sems that in the context of this thread to date, MRG (with all the access to the Sugarbush/Mad River Valley) and Cannon were both b…
  • So, collectively we've concluded that the following are the northeast's destination resorts:CT: NoneMA: NoneME:- Sugarloaf- Sunday RiverNH:- Attitash- Bretton Woods- Loon - Waterville ValleyNJ: NoneNY:- Hunter- WhitefaceRI: NoneVT:- Jay Peak- Killin…
  • Welcome to SJ Dave. Can I assume you are associated with Saddleback?Thanks, Joshua. But I'm just a customer. (Or was. And/or will be. Or whatever.) And among the last to ever ride that lift, closing weekend 2015. :-( Were you part of SMF or are you …
  • Welcome to SJ Dave. Can I assume you are associated with Saddleback? I may have mis-spoken in not recognizing the difference between terminal and tower.  What you described above is consistent with what I know.  I just used the wrong terminology.  T…
  • I'm curious if it's better to replace the telescoping masts with Doppelmayr springbox t's while leaving the rest of the lift in place. I think it has been made clear that there are severe structural issues with a number of the towers.
  • Joshua, I didn't think that wine and cheese would attract you so much as amuse you. I know you would go to another lift with a shorter line to avoid the wine & cheese (& beer) crowd. Maybe one with eclairs? Eclairs would be good! NELSBEER yo…
  • Nelsbeer asked, "Joshua S. , you ready to go there with these few changes? Perhaps wine & cheese service in the Gondi Cabs would enhance things?" I suspect I've reached the point of "I know what I like."  For next season, I've got my Peak Pass i…
  • I suspect there is something magical about winter scenery - which perhaps accounts for the fact that no matter how close they make turf skiing or artificial surface skiing in the summer feel like snow skiing, it has never caught on. That's why I thi…
  • When Tenney tried it, poor marketing was part of their failure. I think they should advertise "learn in the warmth of the autumn and we'll have you and/or your family on the chairlift by Christmas."
  • I'm used to by-passes being easier ways around a tough trail.  Ever try the Nosedive Bypass at Stowe?
  • The report this AM indicated that long pants will be required as well as helmet and elbow pads.  I think that means that even if it skis like real snow, the falls won't feel like real snow!
  • I have mixed feelings about WV's summit lift.  In past years, they've used the High Country chair for early season skiing and assuring a usable T-Bar track dilutes the effectiveness of the snowmaking on the rest of the High Country pod.  What's more…
  • License to kill gophers from the government of the United Nations.
  • The old T-bar can still be operated if needed Not true.  The Cupsuptic T-Bar is pretty much toast.  One problem Saddleback has is wind and when I was up there about 6 or so years ago, they had to shut down completely due to wind.  One down-side to S…
  • The drug addicts in Southern NH are desperate for anything for which they can get cash.  It's a problem with empty houses, even copper grounding rods on cell phone towers. Sad :-(
  • It appears that Saddleback has been sold to a group of Australian investors.  Details are sketchy, but stakes are in the ground for the Rangeley replacement. I think this is unfortunate for the Saddleback community.  There is every reason to believe…
  • Even though we don't know exactly what Majella is/has, they seem to be a much deeper pocket than any of Saddleback's previous owners, including the Berrys.  They probably have the resources to do an awful lot in Rangeley.  But the question is, how l…
  • I think he might be the last of the living "major forces" involved in the hey-day of New England ski area development.  We are indebted to him (and them).