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  • Still curious as to why there is no mention of any updates regarding Saddleback on Sugarloaftoday. There are a lot of locals on that website that ski Saddleback. I think the purchase did not go through yet. You are right.  It has been mentioned befo…
  • Have we ever heard what is wrong with the Rangeley? Pretty much everything from towers to tower footings.  That lift dates to 1963 and these things do wear not last forever.  Even the MRG single cost more to when it was restored about a decade ago …
  • Have we ever heard what is wrong with the Rangeley? Pretty much everything from towers to tower footings.  That lift dates to 1963 and these things do wear not last forever.  Even the MRG single cost more to when it was restored about a decade ago …
  • Have we ever heard what is wrong with the Rangeley? Pretty much everything from towers to tower footings.  That lift dates to 1963 and these things do wear not last forever.  Even the MRG single cost more to when it was restored about a decade ago t…
  • Those Elans look fine to me, what's the issue?   :D Tops always look better than the bottom! That be said, I haven't seen the bottoms, but I am making an assumption!
  • This is why I don't like buying equipment so much. One trip down a trail like this and there goes the resale value.  That's why late and early season skiers need to have a pair of junk skis - and you need them also, if you are going to ski glades o…
  • There was a "condo owner/Magella" meet-and-greet last Sunday". Representatives of SB announced that they had decided that they would have a limited opening that started off with the T-Bar and hopefully transitioning to an operating replacement for t…
  • Great suggestions,...When I met Nelsbeer he looked down and said something like "Oh I had a pair of those once...a decade back". :D (ok maybe that's not exactly right. He's much more diplomatic.)  ... People like nelsbeer who are 100+ day per seaso…
  • There was a "condo owner/Magella" meet-and-greet last Sunday". Representatives of SB announced that they had decided that they would have a limited opening that started off with the T-Bar and hopefully transitioning to an operating replacement for t…
  • Back in the day some friends used to go to Killington without a ticket.  I had the ASC pass, so I didn't need to. If they could make it on one of the lower mtn. lifts then they could ride Canyon or other upper mtn lift all day since they only checke…
  • ... Sorry Joshua. I guess that answer was a lot more long-winded that you expected. I guess the short answer is, no, I wasn't. Take your pick. I couldn't have been more pleased with the response! In 1978, when Wachusett was still a T-Bar area, I go…
  • NELSAP area; you can look it up. Moose Hill in Spencer, Mass., used flatbed trucks to haul skiers from bottom to top. There were no other lifts. It operated on weekends and didn't have quite the vertical Sugarloaf has. Can I assume, Bill, that bac…
  • "Aug. 8 - The Transition to 2017-8" I think I got it:  So you're suggesting that the 2017-8 season starts with the first significant snowfall whereas I stated we were closer to the 2017-8 season than the 2016-7 season.
  • In case you are living under a rock, the first significant(as defined by me) snow fall of the season(as defined by Joshua) is forecasted for this Friday & Saturday in the northern Rockies.... I don't remember defining this (although it sounds li…
  • I think Sonnenberg (Twin Farms), VT has the cat as their only lift.
  • When does CM typically open their night ski ops for the season? Right away upon season opening or wait until later in December? One year, they opened only 3PM to 9PM for the first few weekday evenings; some years they've been daytime only (9 to 5) a…
  • Vernon Valley/Great Gorge (now Mtn Creek) in NJ used to have all night ski parties in the 70's/80's.....ugly drunkenness.....I've had knives pulled on me.....I believe there were some deaths...... I think the difference at CM is that MM is a regular…
  • The percentage of drunk or at least buzzed skiers seems to go up astronomically towards the later part of midnight madness.  Not a fan.  Nothing against drinking overall, but I hate it combined with skiing (and/or driving). While I've never been ou…
  • Surprised that Killington has nothing to advertise.  The morning news on WBZ radio Boston this AM included Mike Solimano talking about the World Cup Race and that Killington was ready to make snow at the first opportunity.
  • This seems like as good a place as any to put out a call for help. I'm looking for some contributions to my guide on Crotched Mountain. I'm building all the ski area guides as a wiki-style resource open for contributions from all registered members.…
  • This seems like as good a place as any to put out a call for help. I'm looking for some contributions to my guide on Crotched Mountain. I'm building all the ski area guides as a wiki-style resource open for contributions from all registered members.…
  • My knee if f'd and will be getting surgery soon.  A sure sign this winter will be a record setting. If you are feeling the need, some of the adaptive programs will at least give you the opportunity to get out.  One of the CM patrollers did in her kn…
  • No recent news regarding Saddleback on SugarloafToday since July 9th. I have a feeling the purchase is not complete yet. My last posting, dated August 21 confirmed exactly what you said on Sept. 5.  As of now, I see zero chance that SB will open thi…
  • SKI Magazine's equipment issue is out. They never met any equipment they didn't like. They weren't hyping equipment: It was "gear".  And what wasn't gear was a 50+ page ad for Deer Valley!
  • Joshua,... Aren't you going on a field trip to Loveland or A-Basin?  Snowmaking in about 28 days, WRD shortly thereafter... I'm pretty much a New-England-only skier in this era of my life.
  • Thanks for the update Nelsbeer. I welcome any improvements. 100 days!! Not sure I can wait that long until they open!!! To nelsbeer:  I had to think long and hard what LSQ meant.  I think the more standard terminology is FGQ :-) Like ski_it and many…
  • By the way: I'm not sure if it qualifies as an omen but with Killington typically having their snowmakers on standby nominally by Oct. 10, we are down to 40 days until snowmaking begins and less than 50 days until we're making turns!
  • I'm in complete agreement with you. Perhaps they help their bottom line because they make us buy cards at $5 each. Also they have to buy & maintain more equipment and cannot get rid of all ticket checkers because people always seem to have probl…
  • Anyone else agree with me that RFIDs are a pain-in-the-butt?  Perhaps they will be improved, but for now, I wouldn't categorize "installing an RFID system" as an improvement!