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  • West Lake Project:At the end of the blog on Road Closing is: “These maps will help illustrate the project.   In a future blog I will give you the lowdown on the Carinthia Base Lodge project, which will also begin this summer.  It is going to be a bu…
  • Yes, Jay is spending despite... The article isn't complete, there's no mention of the $5 mill. Jay is spending on updating the tram. The video on Jay's site is impressive. The article is mostly on summer stuff (I omitted that). Perhaps the author ju…
  • Colorado officials propose changes to ski lift systems System could be required at all resorts in state By Associated Press | Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:06 PM   Associated Press file Officials are looking to implement a system that would create a del…
  • Here's the 151 pg. pdf report link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-K5DhxXxJZbQUhTaDJOUzRBNU0/view
  • 5/10/17 p.2 Snowmaking Efficiency: Great strides were made this season in terms of dramatically improving the amount of snow that could be made more quickly utilizing less energy and fossil fuels. Beyond the HKD low-e guns we purchased, the next pha…
  • Project and Season Pass Updates  5/10/17​We are pushing ahead on several fronts to "make better Magic"--all designed to give our customers better and more access to our special mountain. And, as a reminder, there's only a few days left to get your E…
  • I grew-up using pomas. Hidden Valley, Somerset, PA had a rope and four pomas in the 60's. All were detachable. Sometimes you would, or could if you tried, get shot out of the start.
  • Good points about a 3S replacing the Jay tram. I was simply talking about trams vs. 3S in general. For their low capacity, trams require much infrastructure. One can see it and the base of Jay’s or Cannon’s trams. I’m sure the many cabins and long t…
  • I cut the EB-5 stuff (paragraphs here and there) out of the long article to get it to fit 2.0 I’m amazed that they made so much. As suggested, skiers were more interested in terrain than EB-5 woes.   JAY PEAK PROFITS RISE TO OVER $9 MILLION, OFFICIA…
  • Below are selected paragraphs of an article that basically says, “nothing soon”. Isn’t 1A the lift the FIS said needed to be updated to get the World Cup back (for early season). That being 5 yrs. away plus no snowmaking improvements may give Killin…
  • I reproduced the posting above.  If you think it is correct, I will delete the one that is problematic. Yes that looks like Magic's (Geoff) May 1 update. Thanks
    in Magic updates? Comment by TomWhite May 4
  • I tried posting Magic's 5/1/17 update. It is similar to what slatham posted 4/19. I gave up.
    in Magic updates? Comment by TomWhite May 3
  • Here's the line at La Relais ski area in 2012. Note the quad's unique towers. Below is part of a Liftblog.com article.Le Relais to Replace Three Lifts with a Six-Pack January 22, 2016Peter Landsman   I always find this time of year exciting as ski r…
  • They don't indicate whether is replacement of old pipes or expanding trail coverage. They say that they used cats to station pipes at the sides of trails. But since they don't name the trails it's not clear. The first paragraph includes:"We've inves…
  • I skied Sunday River’s last day today. Good for them to make the enough to stretch the season and make it free. They did have to push snow around to make 3 trails with continuous snow. When I stopped at 2 PM, Ecstasy, the trail from the Barker Quad …
  • 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 …