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  • I looked up some old Killington brochures. I have them back to the late 70’s. They say (82-83) the Bear Mt. triple had 1980 pph capacity. By 84-85 it was a quad doing 2400 pph. They called that Bear Mt. North. Devil’s Fiddle was the Bear Mt. South Q…
  • Peter makes an excellent point. Liftblog and others may list the original specs that were approved, or simply the manufacturer's specs. What speed the resort runs a lift at, or how many chairs are on a lift, are questions only people like us and oth…
  • With the purchase of Mammoth (other thread) here's a list from Liftblog.com. The new yet-to-be-named entity will operate:Alpine Meadows, CABear Mountain, CABlue Mountain, ONJune Mountain, CAMammoth Mountain, CASnowshoe, WVSnow Summit, CASteamboat, C…
  • Ok.
  • I get the elevated temperature and decreased oxygen. But it seems that filling via stream flow, especially if restricted to high flow periods would be fine. How are ponds discharged without going into streams?   
  • Thanks for those explanations. Certainly the temperature increase makes sense. What I still don’t understand is, while a man-made pond may not have a formal spillway, all ponds will over flow. At some point won’t that over flow reach a stream?
  • If memory serves me, snow making ponds was something Les Otten (ASC) and environmentalists came to agree on. I’m not sure what having the ponds taken “off stream” means. That is the point of having ponds. They get filled during high flow (spring), s…
  • Let's if this displays better than my previous post: In looking toward the future, Ski Magic LLC investors met recently and approved a number of major capital projects to continue our progress​​ 1) Lift Expansion: In order to make Magic even more…
  • Dated April 5, I removed some to fit: In looking toward the future, Ski Magic LLC investors met recently and approved a number of major capital projects to continue our progress​​ 1) Lift Expansion: In order to make Magic even more accessible to yo…
  • Where is "Candyland"? Jay Peak. I believe it is a black diamond. Since they only use single diamond, it's on the lower end of their difficulty, but still worth of such.
  • Sorry Jeremy, I suggest that's it is the opposite with Attitash. I was there Superbowl Sunday. Generally, Bear Peak has less pitch. The lower mountain glades are quite open and modest pitch. They’re not worthy of single diamond rating. Those off Ill…
  • The photo (Green Chair with new green paint) didn't paste from their FaceBook page. But below are a few replies to questions.  Magic Mountain Ski Area Yesterday at 11:21am ·  Ops wanted to showcase one of our next big capital expenditure projects #g…
  • Snow Business: Wachusett's Snowmaking Investment Pays Dividends Wachusett has pulled off a remarkable snowmaking effort. By Chris Dehnel (Patch Staff) - March 11, 2017 1:00 am ET          PRINCETON, MA — Wachusett has pulled off something r…
  • While Hawk calls it Bear Creek, ski__it is correct, they call themselves Plymouth Notch. The web-site is active and they appear to be skiing:http://www.skithenotch.com/index2.php
  • On Hawk's "winter page.":And, new to Hawk country, the Bear Creek Mountain Club at Round Top has introduced a unique skiing experience to the Northeast - that of the private ski mountain. Approximately three miles from Hawk, Bear Creek has become a …
  • It appears that Hawk Mt. bought Bear Creek: Recreation ~ Downhill Skiing ~ Bear Creek Mountain ClubNo more lift lines, no more ticket lines, no more waiting to get up, get down, get in or get out. It's not a completely new concept, the creators simp…
  • From NESI then Magic's Facebook.   Black Chair at Magic Mountain Set to Reopen After Multi-Year Closure The lift is scheduled to open as a double chair on Saturday morning. Friday, February …
  • Black Mountain of Maine. $37 lift tickets and no lift lines.  Enjoy some of the best skiing in years and the 20 glades are amazing.I was at Black Mt. last Friday, $20 non-holiday. It's a fun little mt. The video says 15 glades (most are fair short),…
  • I rode the one at Whittier and will be skiing at Mt. Abram tomorrow. I'll ask them about theirs. I call it more like a mechanical horse not a car. My memory from 35 yrs. ago is that one sat on it like a horse. Your legs were on either side of the ra…
  • Actually I thought the accident was after I was there but the article says before and they changed the name to "remove the curse". As I looked at my atlas I noticed that a ski area was missing. In 1971 I skied at “Peak n Mountain” in Youngsville, PA…
  • Now I’m testing my memory. I skied there (once) while in college in ’70-71. I remember it as a nice mountain. In my 1969 ski atlas, it was Grosstal Ski Center. I recall it as a nice mountain. I don’t remember the murders. But they had a bad chairlif…
  • NEW YORK TO INVEST $28 MILLION AT WHITEFACE AND GORE SAM Magazine—Plattsburgh, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2017—Gov. Andrew Cuomo is committing $28 million for capital enhancements at two of New York’s state-owned facilities—Whiteface and Gore Mountain. Both ski…
  • I don't see this Sunday listed (see below). Where is it listed? Tickets are LIMITED: 50 per trip...don't wait trips sell out fast!Cost: See dates below for prices Ticket Price includes:Luxury Coach Bus Transportation from Ken Jones Ski MartStowe Lif…
  • That site is a tire store, try this:http://www.kenjonesskimart.com/Bus-Trips_ep_61-1.html
  • Below is what Peter Landsman said in his blog after the above article. Hum, 1980's HSQs, Stowe had much trouble with their original Forerunner. I wonder if there are wide spread problems with this vintage. Heavenly’s Comet Express remains closed fol…
    in Six Packs Comment by TomWhite January 19
  • ropeways.net | Home | 2017-01-10NE: Lift Construction Continues into New YearTwo of the three aerial lift installations started in 2016 have yet to be formally opened. Despite being tied for a record low in terms of quantity, the 2016 lift installat…
  • ropeways.net | Home | 2017-01-05New Lift At Vermont’s Suicide SixAs the 2016-2017 ski season kicks-off at Suicide Six Ski Area, the newly installed Chair #1 opened last week. The upgrade doubles the capacity of the previous chair, and provides a mor…
  • Tenney Mountain owner says ski area is close to a ‘limited opening’ By DAVID BROOKS Monitor Staff Sunday, January 01, 2017 EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been edited to add mention of Pinnacle Mountain near Keene, which closed in 1977 and reopened…
  • I found no reference to the existing (if it is) quad on Broadway. Of the three TV station videos (Facebook: Save Laurel Mountain) one crew went to the bottom of the mountain (upside down).http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/3598118-kdka-tv-nightly-…
  • They had a FGQ on the opposite side of the mountain from the new Quad along Wildcat. They don't even show it on their trail map. In addition to the rope tow, there may have been another upper lift. But those are the only two lifts (quad n rope) on t…