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  • I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and skied Blue Knob in the mid 60's to early 70's. The side by side double chairs didn't seem too new then. Yet there's no reference to replacing them in the article. 
  • 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.
    in Saddleback Comment by TomWhite July 15
  • I watched the video. The mat looks like what I skied on the first time (see above) in England. Wear blue jeans or two layers of shorts to protect your hips when you fall.
  • Right on Mt Snow lodge, wrong on Dartmouth. Is the outdoor pool still there? I have another shot in B & W of the same pool and a similar pool in the family photos when my late brother and I were just  gleam in our dad's eye... The pool and ice …
  • The last, #10, is Mt. Snow...outdoor pool, indoor ice skating. Now the three story lodge is missing. But I'm presuming it's just the angle of the shot, perhaps from the lodge.
  • 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 lived in England ’76 – 78. Both winters I skied the Alps.…
  • I glanced through my ’69 ski atlas. Stratton’s vertical is listed as 1750’. That’s with the Sun Bowl. They now say 2003’. Hum, I wonder how they grew. Their first season was ’61-62. I was specifically looking to see how many T-bars Mt. Snow had then…
  • Pats Peak begins replacement of old double chairlift·         By DAVID BROOKS  Monitor staffThursday, June 29, 2017As the temperature hits 80 degrees, thoughts turn naturally to building a bigger ski chairlift.Maybe your thoughts don’t, but they do …
  • The fact that the Cupsuptic T-bar is not very operable, makes the Berry’s claim that the Rangeley double needed to be replaced makes more sense. Did we ever know what has been so wrong with the Rangeley lift that the resort couldn’t open for two sea…
    in Saddleback Comment by TomWhite July 1
  • From News Conference:“Replacing the Rangeley Chair and T-Bar are at the top of our list, and from Mother Nature’s perspective, we are already up against the clock,” Mr. Monsour said. The Majella Group has engaged Doppelmayr, the world's leading manu…
    in Saddleback Comment by TomWhite June 30
  • Liftblog has a 22 min. video of today's new conference. It will be tomorrow till I get to it, but others... https://liftblog.com/
    in Saddleback Comment by TomWhite June 29
  • It was a single chair lift in the summer. Cow.card or such has a colorized greeting card of it.
  • Of course they're walking toward the Little Pico T-bar, I think the first in the US. My question is, where are they going to ski? They're really "stretching the season".
  • That is the unfortunate side of have trees as wind breaks. Sometimes the wind breaks the trees which fall onto the lift.
  • I thought the GS start was on the plateau above the headwall. Will they build a snow mound (they do anyway) or wasn't last year's start on the plateau? ropeways.net | Home | 2017-06-21Improvements planned for successful Killington World CupOn Thursd…
  • ropeways.net | Home | 2017-06-19Green Peak Construction Continues at Waterville ValleySnowmaking and trail excavation work have resumed this spring. While piles of snow still remain on Exhibition, Waterville Valley construction crews have already be…
  • From their site:Base Lodge at Carinthia GroundbreakingTUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017What an exciting time at Mount Snow!In a moment we’ve all been dreaming about for years, the first shovels went into the ground on Monday, and we’ve officially started const…
  • I rode the single and double in '79-80 season. I don't recall a midstation for the single. That's where the finish of the slalom is on the map. Was it still there then? What was the last season for the single? I think 1986 was the last for the doubl…
  • Their 3 min. video is now running. Other than more snowmaking on Green Peak, still no specifics. Here's what Liftblog.com says:Waterville Valley secures $7.5 million for future projects including multiple unspecified lift upgrades.  “To answer one b…
  • Mt. Whittier is my dream to reopen. So steep and plenty of water for snowmaking plus expansion possibilities and let's not forget the astounding views. +2 I didn't live in New England when it was open. I have hiked to the summit. It does have the …
  • Black Mountain of Maine. New trails, currently list on the trail map as "Backcountry" are being cleared this month. 200 vertical foot hike from the summit lift. The Bagaduce. It is a long hike to get to these trails.
  • ropeways.net | Home | 2017-06-13Stowe Mountain Resort is Now Epic for the 2017-18 Winter SeasonThe Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe, plus the best of North AmericaEpic Local Pass offers the best value at $639, which includes …
  • I was going to guess Ragged but I didn't think there is a large mt. that close to the north.
  • Mt. Sunapee with a view of Mt. Kearsarge?
  • I like Stowe but don’t get there much. I’ve never been there on a crowded day. It seems odd that Mansfield (excluding gondi area), with better terrain, has less lift capacity than Spruce. There’s talk of replacing the Lookout double with a FGQ or ev…
  • There are three paragraphs about the Green Chair in your second post. Oops, thanks.
  • Two Act 250 summaries: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT (Include number and size of buildings/lots, use of buildings, number of lots, length of roads, etc.) Multiple facilities projects contained in Ski Magic, LLC's 5-year capital improvement plan…
  • The new owners also replaced the leaky base lodge roof and undertook critical snow-making repairs. Despite those challenges, Magic Mountain’s tubing park opened in mid-December, with skiing opening by the end of that month. “Given all the obstacles,…
  • The writer is very wordy and I didn't see reference to the Green chair. I had to split the article. I put two Act 250 links in at of p.2. NEW OWNERS PLAN UPGRADES AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN RESORT JUN. 4, 2017, 3:56 PM BY MIKE FAHER 3 COMMENTS Ski Magic LLC…
  • I think it has been too much money for the Portland, Maine group trying to buy it. A closed ski area isn't good for locals or vacationers. The longer it is closed, the more expensive it is to bring it back to life. Hopefully this group of investors …
    in Saddleback Comment by TomWhite June 4