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  • I'd love to see a lift addition or upgrade at Wildcat that would serve as a good alternative for the quad. With the current configuration it's essentially a one-lift mountain which goes from all to nothing when weather shuts the quad down. Yes, I…
  • You sure he wasn't thinking about Stowe?
  • For a long time I considered Killington my favorite ski area in the Northeast. Some of that is sentimental. It was the first ski area I ever skied outside the mid-Atlantic. Outer Limits and Great Eastern impressed the heck out of me in their own …
  • Definitely had some brutally cold days, and some pouring rain days. But I think the weather that has driven me off the mountain the worst is good 'ol 30 degrees and rain/wet snow.
  • It's a $500 book on Amazon??? https://www.amazon.com/Where-Snowboard-2016-Chris-Gill/dp/0955866375
  • You guys all make a really good point. Good concept but not so great in reality.
  • This is also being discussed in other circles and other ski forums. Would the SJ crowd be cool with crossing over on a private rental with "outsiders" from other forums? Might help make it a cost-effective reality!
  • I hate this thread concept. I can't even think that way. But just to play along....I guess if I listed all these places in terms of "best" something would land at the bottom of the list and therefore be considered "worst". Okemo would land that s…
  • Surprised I'm the first to mention it, but the Schwendi Hutte at Waterville around roughly 3,800' is amazing. Great views in an awesome old school structure with surprisingly good food I did mention it. But to be fair, I didn't call it "amazing".…
  • I would also say: Loon-South Peak Cannon Mtn-Mittersill Bretton Woods-Rosebrook & Stickney Gore- North Creek Snow Bowl SMH Huntah Agree. Those top to added whole new mountains.
  • > @jaytrem said: > The summit lodge at Kicking Horse is really nice too! Yeah, amazing place!
  • You had me at 'on-mountain'. I always prefer to take a mid-day break, or beer, up on the mountain instead of at the base. The facilities have to be pretty terrible to change my mind on that. I can't think of any that bad. Places like Waterville'…
  • > @JimK said: > "To keep the playing field a bit more level I mean gladed runs that are maintained as glades during the off-season, not off-piste runs a la MRG. " > > Can you guys tell me the difference between glades, tree skiing…
  • I agree with rivercoil and Joshua about all the negatives of Kinsman. Those are some real and significant problems. They add up to something I wouldn't call "good" but I might call "interesting".
  • The question was "interesting" glades. All of the responses have been about who has "good" glades, and I agree that all of the suggestions are good. "Interesting" is a more difficult question. Glades are almost inherently interesting to me, so it…
  • If we're looking for "interesting" and true "beginner" then Cranmore is worth a mention. A few years back they introduced "Terrain Based Learning". It's a pretty cool concept where features and micro-contouring allow absolute beginners to get star…
  • This new technology has to get paid for somehow. There are basically 2 scenarios: 1) It's paid for by the resort. That in-turn means that it gets paid for by the consumer/skier through increased ticket prices. 2) It get paid for through advertisi…
  • Tuckerbrook at Cannon is one of the best beginner lifts/pods anywhere and one of the best improvements Cannon ever made. It does such a good job of giving beginners their own space and terrain. There is almost no reason for a non-beginner to ski th…
  • I'd think no worse than indoor ice rinks there and south of the Mason-Dixon line, energy-wise. True. And those always seem like a terrible waste to me.
  • Transfer lifts at ski areas not used for skiing: Loon from North area to South Area Sugarbush from South to North (Mt. Ellen) Stowe from Mt. Mansfield to Spruce Peak I don't agree that the Loon and Sugarbush transfer lifts aren't used for skiing…
  • Serious question. Which is a bigger use (waste?) of energy: making snow year-round indoors in NJ or making snow on the outdoor slopes of NE Mtns? At first the NJ thing seemed like a terrible waste of energy to me. But maybe the ability to prop…
  • > @joshua_segal said: > Note: I'm dropping chondolas because they are just a hybrid. > > > And a pretty unique hybrid at that! With a whole host of non-traditional operational specifics. I'd argue that the Chondola is mor…
  • Note: I'm dropping chondolas because they are just a hybrid. And a pretty unique hybrid at that! With a whole host of non-traditional operational specifics. I'd argue that the Chondola is more unique than the difference between keeping your ski…
  • Chondola: Sunday River, ME
  • I usually ski Monteau a couple of times each winter. I didn't get there this past season. I curious if it grew in too much.
  • > @Cannonball said: > Tenney is also top of my list. When the time comes an SJ Tenney meet up might be great! Agree!
  • Tenney is also top of my list.
  • Increasing the uphill capacity at Loon should not be a consideration. Loon's slopes are dangerously overcrowded as it is already. Lift lines are the only thing keeping the slopes even remotely bearable and safe
  • Here's the rest of the info. Worth it? What would I do with one?? Loon Mountain Gondola Auction This is your chance to own a piece of Loon's history! We're replacing our Gondola cabins this summer, and need to find good homes for the cabins that …
  • Loon Mountain will be replacing its gondola cabins this off season, according to a message sent to season passholders. I'm a Loon season pass holder. I didn't get that message. What the heck!?! Edit: Oops, yes I did, I just trashed it withou…