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  • 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…
  • Here's the Liftblog.com article. Coast to Coast: Vail Resorts Buys Okemo, Crested Butte, Mt. Sunapee & Stevens June 4, 2018 Peter Landsman Crested Butte Mountain Resort operates a dozen lifts in central Colorado, mostly built by Poma. T…
  • Here's the Ski Area Management article: VAIL RESORTS TO ACQUIRE OKEMO, CRESTED BUTTE, STEVENS, SUNAPEE SAM Magazine—Broomfield, Colo., June 4, 2018—It’s been about 15 months since Vail Resorts added a new ski area to its portfolio, and today the …
  • So I tried "select category" for Forum for "West Poor Winter" and that posted. When I tried Sunapee again, there was no category request. Perhaps in will stay Forum unless I change it.
    in Problems Comment by TomWhite June 2
  • After a few attempts I finally got back on. But my first attempt at a New Discussion, Sunapee Plans, was rejected as "No category exist".???
    in Problems Comment by TomWhite June 2
  • If we're including Saddleback under "there is also hope [...] will be back", Balsams Wilderness should be there as well.  IMHO the latter is more likely than the former to reopen. If I recall May 15 was the date the NH legislature was to deci…
  •                                                                                                                                                                       As for the old K Double, the smaller amount of terrain accessed above the mid platf…
  • I already posted that on the last page of this discussion. Sorry, I checked p.5-6 before posting. It still took me x2 to see yours, no headline threw me.
  • I missed this on NESI. With all the legal stuff against Majella here and in Australia, I don’t see them having much interest in, or being able to complete the sale and run Saddleback. Do the Berrys have the ability legally to drop the deal Majella? …
  • A stream can fill it naturally with inflatable dams and gravity. What you can't have is a stream flow through it. Why? Ponds are a massive thermal mass. In winters they are warmer than the surrounding river water, meaning less oxygen is available …
  • Pond requires all sorts of approvals, and was included in a 250 Act filing last year. The interesting twist is the VT water authority (not sure of exact name) wants/requires the pond to be taken offline from the stream. Because the plans and approva…
  • Not to burst anyones bubble but Magic hasn't even applied for an VT Act 250 for approval to replace the lift when I checked this week. So they scrambled to buy the lift before anyone else, but now it's we'll see. I don't think the pond expansion …
  • 550 is design max (like most fixed grips put it in the 80s and beyond), it won't run that fast. They will not add more cable, you avoid double splices especially that close together. So what they have for towersand cable length is what they have to…
  • There are two threads covering the new chair. I’m using this one. The following are minor points, but that’s what we do. I’ve seen that Magic’s chairs listed as short as 5100 (5500 on NESH). But let’s say the new Black line is 5200’,  a bit over 300…
  • I haven't followed the Eaton Mt. thread. But if Otten doesn't get the loan, maybe he could buy Saddleback. I'm half joking. But I wonder if he has thought about it during all the drama of the Saddleback situation.
  • Killington's Facebook has videos of tower removal at the Snowdon quad. The copter flies toward the ridge below Killington Peak. I didn't any reference to South Ridge tower pads. I don't know if the single arm towers for the old triple have been remo…
  • The second half of the Liftblog.com article is nothing new. But there is a 4 min. video. Magic staff ride the Red Chair talking about this summer’s work. They say $1.6 mill., the same as the article. I think that includes finishing the Green Chair a…
  • Boyne Resorts Completes Purchase of Leased Ski Areas Loon, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River are now owned and operated by the company. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com After over …
  • Can someone explain the economics behind keeping the red lift, too? I get having a backup, but I doubt it will ever be crowded enough (especially if the green chair comes on line) to really need it. Seems like a lot of maintenance cost for a lift th…
  • As far as the liability itself, the bill will make little difference in consumer protection at least for skiers and riders. Once the precedent was set 20 some odd years ago with the first court case against a ski area despite a waiver, the back of t…
  • Part II James Mawn, president and chief executive of Northern Bank & Trust, did not respond to requests for comment. David Weed, an official at Service Credit Union, did not respond to a request for an interview. The loan guarantee first …
  •   Plan to remake Balsams Resort faces decision on loan Christopher Jensen for the Boston Globe Developer Les Otten wants to build a hotel, a conference center and condos at the Dixville Notch ski area. By Christopher Jensen Globe Correspond…
  • Magic's recent posts has a few new items, below #2 is the same as what I posted yesterday. Spring Projects and Savings Alpine Touring has skiers up the mountain almost every day still enjoying our East Side snowmaking trails (see below from M…