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  • West Mountain, NY is widening and restoring a rarely skied expert trail called "The Cure". Lots of photos on Facebook where Jeremy spotted it.
  • ADK, is that the one where you take a flying leap and just before your feet are going to hit the ground, you pick them up and keep going? I have that one on skis occasionally.
  • Two nights ago I found myself at a big new British Columbia ski resort. The scenery was mediocre but there was lots of snow. I got right on a fast lift that took me up 2,000 feet. Then I farted around for half an hour trying to find a bathroom, then…
  • Which entity would be developing the west side lifts, trails and condos if that ever happens?
    in Sunapee Comment by mapnut August 28
  • Well, maybe latitude. Mt Snow Elevation 1900-3600. Barker Mt. at Sunday River (midstation), Elevation 2000-2594.
  • Oh, so it must have been a recent purchase. But it is old; I rode it in 1977.
    in Saddleback Comment by mapnut August 18
  • Did I hear years ago that they had in mind that T-bar for a trail expansion into the West Basin? Maybe they can make a Frankenlift. But the Camden T-bar must have been short.Must have been "A", the Little T-bar", 1100 feet.…
    in Saddleback Comment by mapnut August 17
  • Disappearing Act - what a great name for a Magic glade!
  • Berkshire East is cutting a new novice trail east of the Mohawk trail:
  • Here's an older map that looks like what you see on Google Earth: the former connecting lift:…
  • To continue the hijack, who decided that the word "famous" is no longer to be used and that one has to say "iconic"? Iconic scoreboards at the British Open, come on. The latest is that you can't say "appearances", you have to say "optics". Now optic…
    in Blue Knob Sold Comment by mapnut July 27
  • Beware, I remember a story posted here a few years ago about one popular spot (in northern Vermont, I think) that is extremely dangerous; several people have died there. Anyone recall?
  • (Still on Mt. Peter) Go to the topo. Base elevation 800, summit elevation 1100. One of the sites gives the summit elevation as 1250. The crest of the ridge well above the lifts isn't even that high.
  • Montebedi and I skied Mt. Peter a few years ago. The vertical is only 300 feet, but there's one wide slope with steep pitch where you can make some turns. I'd guess the quad chair is replacing the side-by-side doubles on that slope, which has the ma…
  • According to a link in the Blandford thread, the selling price was only $1.3 million.
    in Blue Knob Sold Comment by mapnut July 21
  • Here are some construction photos of the Belleayre gondola.'m not keen on it but will probably ride it once or twice. It will take a 3,000-foot trail dropping only 400 vertical f…
  • Well, maybe Middletown, CT could use more things to do. The reason Powder Ridge is looking into it is because they are co-owned, if I'm not mistaken, with the Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park, 7 miles away in Portland, CT. They advertise "A…
  • You mean Box as in an anti-gridlock box? That's in keeping with the City street names.
  • I see on the current map that none of the Nordic or biking trails cross the old ski slopes. However on aerial photos the trails look completely overgrown. But this would be an ideal project for another Surface Lift! The old ski area T-bar was fast a…
  • My father's skis which I used my first season pre-dated 1958. At least there were metal toe-plates that held the hard-toed boots firmly. A more advanced skier than I was could definitely have a great day at Mt. Snow, Bromley or Stowe on those skis.
  • Stratton, at least, wasn't begun in 1959.
  • Some new trails and glades!  Good to hear no lift/building damage Seriously, on their Facebook page, Shawnee says they may get a new glade, and call it "Twister"! Sort of the opposite of the Unexpected Trail Names topic.
  • Those would hardly be unexpected.
  • At Belleayre, "Lift Line Glade" under the Tomahawk quad chair isn't a glade - it's an unimproved, rocky and cliffy, seldom-skied liftline with no trees at all, but a lot of brush. Similarly, Big T Glade is an old T-bar line, no trees. Sorry if that'…
  • Has there been a tornado in New England that didn't  hit a ski area?
  • I wonder if setting the capacity at 1500/hour is intended to accommodate a faster line speed, or a conveyor loader.
    in Saddleback Comment by mapnut June 29
  • I think that video fell short of its claim. Sledhaulingmedic could clearly be seen getting off the T-bar with an entire intact éclair; therefore he did not actually eat it while riding! (Maybe it was frozen.) So we still have a challenge for the new…
  • Looking at aerial photos, it appears that a lot of timber has been harvested from the lower slopes east of the ski area. Also note that the Berries were originally selling the 745 (?) acres of the ski area proper, but wound up selling all 6,337 acre…
    in Saddleback Comment by mapnut June 29
  • The trails served by the T-bar are super-nice. At least that's how I remember them.
    in Saddleback Comment by mapnut June 28
  • are the specifics, thanks to Xwhaler at Alpinezone. Plenty of info to chew on.
    in Saddleback Comment by mapnut June 28