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  • This ropeways article has a little more information, including "state of the art" base lodge. I think it will have high speed lunch trays! ropeways.net | Home | 2018-08-14 Peak Resorts’ Expansion Projects Transforming Two of the Company’s Northeast…
  • It appears that they have disabled the remote controls of the cam Ok
  • For about 2 weeks the lone web-cam showing the ski area doesn't show the work area. There has a base lodge mounted cam (and restaurant) that can be controlled. I've not found controls on the current one via their main web-site. Am I missing somethin…
  • I find it most interesting that Peaks NH resorts were barely mentioned at all while the two big resorts got the real coverage. I know there is less going on, but still. My guess is, Forbes magazine and the author are in NYC. He didn't venture far …
  • Black Mt. Maine: I've skied all but one glade accessed from the chair. They are nice.
  • ">It detached and from what I have seen the attendants would actually move the cabins around manually!< I recall that Mt. Snow and Wildcat were "manual" in the terminals. I rode the Sugarbush gondi and original Loon (never rode Sugarloaf) but…
  • Part of Magic staff's posting on AlpineZone 8/2, Green yes, Black quad may not be ready this season: On the large project front, Pfister Mountain Services is making good progress on the new Green Lift with upper bullwheel installation slated for th…
  • Vail Reassures Locals Regarding Sunapee Takeover 26 July 2018 | 29 Views SAM Magazine—Newbury, N. H., July 26, 2018—Vail Resorts representative Pat Campbell spoke to an audience of around 100 people at an information session last night regarding…
  • A Cabriolet at Stowe is still being listed in the summary. There is no Cabriolet there. What type of lift is the transfer lift between Mansfield and Spruce? It is a regular gondola. It might have tall cabins like the old Stratton gondi.
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 25
  • Only one detachable Poma still exists in New England, the Upper Snowdon Poma at Killington. The one at Burke was replaced last year and North Lynx at Sugarbush used to be one. Wasn't there one at Pico or Okemo? There is also one at Stratton. Str…
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 25
  • Oh, and Onset (what later became Bobcat, then Crotched West, then just Crotched) had at least one bubble chair, maybe two; they had the bubbles removed at some point. Now Mt. Snow has one. Is there a difference between a bubble chair and a skis-on g…
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 25
  • Wildcat's gondola was 2-passenger. Yes, I rode it.
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 24
  • Hide Away Hills, Ohio had a 3 stage rope tow. I rode it in the early 60's. Tell me about the 3-stage rope tow. Did you have to dismount the lift between segments? I just went on Hide-A-Way Hills web-site. It doesn’t appear that they have skiing …
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 24
  • Mt. Whittier, gondola with a mid-loading station. The original Killington gondi had two such stations but they were separate stages/drives, which was also unique. Also, that was the longest ski lift in the world, then in North America after a long…
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 24
  • Vail to Face Tough Questions Over Mount Sunapee Resort Deal By ASSOCIATED PRESS • JUL 22, 2018 Vail announced early last month it planned to buy Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Mount Sunapee Resort and two other properties in Vermont and…
  • > @joshua_segal said: > The single chair at Ascutney was very unique, I’ve never seen another like it. > > http://newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=102 > > Never seen that before. Looks more like the Cranmore …
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 24
  • Ahhh, I see. In that case how many double bubbles were in the east? 3 at Mount Snow, 1 at one of the Crotcheds. I think there were a couple others, but can't recall where they were. Maybe Tremblant. Mt. Snow's double bubbles were fixed gripe, a…
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 24
  • I would add the three-man gondolas built by Carlevaro Savio at Wildcat, Sugarbush, and Sugarloaf. I think Wildcat's was 2 passenger. Wildcat was 2, first gondi in the US, 1958; Sugarbush was 3 (I rode both); Sugarloaf was 4, not unique.
    in Unique Lifts Comment by TomWhite July 24
  • Goods points, especially that a lumber company doing the clearing can't sell the diseased trees/wood.
  • Posted June 22 Arrest of Saddleback’s prospective buyer spurs nonprofit to try again to put the ski area back in business Sebastian Monsour, who said a year ago that he planned to make Saddleback the premier ski resort in North America, was jailed …
  • Several of us discussed increasing lift capacity out of the main base (Loon Chondola p.3). Sully had a good alternative to upgrading the gondi. Replace Seven Brothers with a HSQ and slightly lengthen it. With easy access to East Basin and North Peak…
  • On Liftblog.com Collin June 26, 2018 / 7:40 pm http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com/viewstory.php?storyid=699 They’re going to replace the cabins this fall. My take is that this is a crazy bad investment. The one big problem in Loon’s lift system i…
  • WGAN radio, Portland Maine is reporting this story. Perhaps this will free the Berry's come up with an agreement with the non-profit foundation or find another buyer.
  • Plans in pdf: http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20033559.pdf
  • Balsams Development Team Requests Delay In BFA Process June 13th, 2018 DIXVILLE, NH – “The Balsams redevelopment team on Tuesday announced they are asking the N.H. Business Finance Authority, which is reviewing the team’s application to determine …
  • I went back 3 pgs. and didn't find it. That was far enough for me.
  • Ok, I didn't understand, the article was simply talking about keeping consistent flow by preventing wear, not adjusting the mixture.
  • Here's comments from Liftblog.com. Solitude is what Sunapee calls the expansion on the back of North Peak. Collin June 4, 2018 / 3:33 pm Now let’s talk lifts. I’ll focus on the east since that’s where I live and ski. Okemo is sitting pretty relati…
  • Thanks, it could be a both-and. Of course cables stretch. I remember within a year of building the Challenger Triple, Mt. Snow had to cut off about 20’ off the haul rope. There was a photo of a bulldozer being used. I think it was in the Spring of t…
  • Posted Yesterday at 4:00 AM Updated June 4 Possible Saddleback sale needed federal tax benefit The decision not to designate Rangeley an 'opportunity zone' dims the possibility that a Boston investment firm will buy and reopen the popular ski are…