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  • Oh, Rosebrook not the gondi. Yes, they opened it yesterday. Although there's not much terrain opened from it.
  • Hope the t at BW is spinning 1/9! I hope it's spinning this Saturday. If it is I'll likely go and use my use it or lose it early season voucher. Don’t hold your breathe. I’ve been looking at their web-cam the last few days. There’s no work bei…
  • After a great day at Wildcat last Friday, yesterday was good on groomers but that was it. After the thaw, refreeze cycle, glades and non-groomed trails were very hard but not sheer ice.
  • Most lift have basically a car engine for back up. They run very slow but they do run I remember in the 60's at least one of Seven Springs' double chairs had a VW engine as the backup.
  • I skied Wildcat Friday. There was excellent cover on non-snowmaking trails and the one glade I was in. Packed powder everywhere and no wind!!
  • Thanks, that's good news.
  • Me. Na 28207 Cute... I was TE5-8446 growing up in Pittsburgh.
  • archives.post-gazette.com/clip/4589535/first_groomer_1961/ It is on today's trail map as Doc's Forest Glade. I mostly skied at Hidden Valley during the early 60's. I did ski at Laurel Mt. when they had the beautiful red lodge. I didn't have th…
  • Haystack Mountain chairlift investors sue for $9.8M The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. KRISTOPHER RADDER - BRATTLEBORO REFORMER Posted Monday, November 26, 2018 7:54 pm By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer HARTFORD, CONN. — Some Hermitage …
  • Here's the latest VT Digger article. Not much will happen till the feds give the green light. Burke snowmaking boost hinges on processing investors’ green cards By Alan J. Keays Nov 25 2018 | Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center in East B…
  • I've always wondered why the mogul race on Ripcord was called "Gladiator". (I think it has been changed.) I certainly don't know all of the mountain's history, but I never heard of it being a glade. But one would think that's where the race name cam…
  • null Stratton still has a trail called "Slalom Glade" (although it no longer has trees) that skis into their "World Cup" trail. Yes, my guess is when they "created" World Cup they made the original into two trails. Of course WC is much steepe…
  • In the early 60's my friends and I skied through the trees beside the Rambler trail at Hidden Valley, PA. We did it but we certainly call it glade skiing. At HV and Seven Springs, Bear Rocks and Boyce Park, where I grew-up skiing, I don't recall any…
  • You need crane access to be able to change bullwheel bearings. Yes, but bullwheels are always top and bottom. I'm thinking just about drives.
  • I mostly ski mid-week, non-holiday, so I don’t experience crowded lift lines or trails. However, I remember the first season or two after Vail put in their first batch of HSQs. Their restaurants, especially on-mountain, got crowded! People were gett…
  • Think I'm going to ride the new tbar and say hi to Chris 1/7 I penciled WV in for that day. It would be nice to meet you.
  • When chairs went from double to triple, I thought that was odd. Then to quads, I thought that's too big. Then six packs were overkill. Now I think quads are just right and six packs are ok. Now an 8 seater seems odd overkill. Oh, I did ride Stowe's …
  • Many construction videos and photos: https://bigskyresort.com/ramcharger8
  • Receiver outlines winter plan for Hermitage Club The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. KRISTOPHER RADDER - BRATTLEBORO REFORMER Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:12 pm By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer NEWFANE — Minimal winter maintenance…
  • 38. Telluride, High Camp Warming Hut?
  • 37. Suicide Six in the days before the new quad ?
  • Liftblog on Okemo: Collin Parsons November 3, 2018 / 6:49 pm The gondola is just my idea. I don’t know if it will actually be considered or not. It would several issues. One is access out of Jackson Gore Base. The Jackson Gore Expansion was built i…
  • Liftblog posts: Jack November 1, 2018 / 11:45 am At Stowe, I would upgrade FourRunner to a six, and move the current lift to where lookout double is. Reuse the tower tubes from current fourrunner, just put new crossarms. New lookout quad would get …
  • Single digit lift tickets. Rosemount boots, Yamaha skis. I started skiing two years before that issue came out. Like a walk down memory lane. Thanks. I started skiing in the early 60's. I think my first skis were Northland, with cable bindings…
  • Second Half: Ken and Sandy McDavitt fall into that category. The husband and wife took over ownership of the Alpine Shop in June 2015, only to hear the news of Saddleback’s demise one month later. ‘It’s painful to watch trees grow up in the middle…
  • An uphill battle for a ski town left out in the cold • A vacant chairlift at Saddleback Mountain. By Eric Wilbur GLOBE CORRESPONDENT October 30, 2018 RANGELEY, Maine — Saddleback Mountain isn’t so much a ghost town as it is a place frozen in a…
  • I agree 8. Windham, 10. Seven Springs
  • https://liftblog.com/ Then page down to Oct. 22. There may be another source but this is where I (and ropeways.net) got it.
  • Thanks. Sure if the DD is stuck (likely if not working) then trying to turn the other bullwheel is useless. That makes sense. So what you describe sounds like what Big Sky is setting up. The DD can be disengaged via the coupling. Of course there has…
  • I posted this for the D drive discussion. I removed some of the Big Sky stuff. I included some comments. Liftblog.com has many photos plus Big Sky has a live web cam show work at the base. Meet Big Sky’s Innovative New Lifts October 25, 2018October…