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  • I didn’t see the last two sentences (below) on Saddleback’s Facebook that Peter of Liftblog quotes. It would have been ambitious even if they began replacement of both lifts at the beginning of the summer.   Saddleback begins removal of the Rangel…
  • The 9th of the 15 slide promotion on the Gould site speaks of a new beginners trail from the top of White Cap to the Barker base. This permits keeping novice off the race trail by eliminating Over Easy. That is Bear Claw mentioned above. The new tra…
  • http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=203 Madonna I Lift Smugglers Notch VermontStatusStanding  TypeChairlift - Double - Fixed  BrandHall  Install Season1963-64  New Install?New  AncestorsCost  Install Length6,719 feet  Install …
  • Have we ever heard what is wrong with the Rangeley? Pretty much everything from towers to tower footings.  That lift dates to 1963 and these things do wear not last forever.  Even the MRG single cost more to when it was restored about a decade ago …
  • a new triple -- I'm not one of the lift enthusiasts, so I'm basing this purely on impression, isn't that unusual nowadays? Yes, I asked their blog person (I forget her name), why not a FGQ? She said that's (FGT) what Doppelmayr recommended. But even…
  • Have we ever heard what is wrong with the Rangeley?
  • There was a "condo owner/Magella" meet-and-greet last Sunday". Representatives of SB announced that they had decided that they would have a limited opening that started off with the T-Bar and hopefully transitioning to an operating replacement for t…
  • Hum. I didn't finish my draft. I actually deleted it. When I got back on the page it appeared and was even posted. Whatever, I hope they get the Cupsuptic repaired and running.
  • Per the Saddleback comments on their FB page they clarified they indeed found it best to open on time this year that they only replace the Rangeley chair with a new fixed grip quad and repair the existing Cupsuptic t-bar to be fully operational. I…
  • SADDLEBACK MAINESeptember 17 at 11:13am · Afternoon Saddlebackers! We wanted to check in and let you know the dominoes have fallen into place and we are able to amp up efforts to reopen the mountain. We are pleased to announce physical work is star…
  • That's really cool. Isn't Slidebrook at Sugarbush side country without the cats? Maybe they could add a cat back to the base areas. I've always thought that would be a good idea. I know they do something with cat rides there, but I think it has mo…
  • ropeways.net | Home | 2017-08-30Mountain Creek Welcomes SNOW Operating as New Resort OperatorsVernon, NJ – Mountain Creek Resort, Inc. is proud to announce its long-term partnership with SNOW Operating in the resort’s winter ski, snowboard and snow …
  • I didn't know things like replacing pipe required a filing? Yes, and disk golf!?!
  • Are those total prices for 3 tickets or individual ticket prices? The article is poorly worded. But if I recall I bought a Sunday ticket on Liftopia for under $80. So my guess is 3 tickets for a total of $99.
  • Still scratching my head on the Rangley replacement. I understand the arguments for each distinct style of lift, but without knowing the limitatations or budget... Did we ever learn what the problem is with the Rangeley double, why the Berrys said/…
    in Saddleback Comment by TomWhite August 20
  • For the long term, having new lifts as the replacements is excellent. With limited knowledge of their situation, I sent SB an email. Below is part of it. Their staff person thanked me and he passed it on without further details. Installing an existi…
    in Saddleback Comment by TomWhite August 17
  • Here's dialogue on their blog (the first chair) between their staff (Darcy) and customer (J Alucard). I have yet to ski SR on a crowded day but JA makes a good point about crossing the ridge. On the other hand, not only is SR not building a FGQ (up …
  • 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".