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  • They should really make a proper glade run on the trail next to Superstar. Bet that would last most of May as well!
  • Labor of love. Website is a French non-profit and is totally driven by volunteers. The modest amount of money made by advertising and donations goes right back into the website.
  • Crotched on Sunday works for me, with a deal sounds even better!
  • Suicide Six! Great variety of trails and overall a very "skiable" ski area.
  • Finally, we've published the Hemlock photograph compilation! One of the original Sun Valley chairlifts moved to Boyne Mountain in 1948, it still incorporates much of the original American Steel & Wire equipment while being modernized by Riblet! …
  • List of 205 lifts used for tourism purposes: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/liste-13-3.html List of 84 lifts used for public transportation: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/liste-13-2.html
  • Published the Ramshead report. Built in 1969, it's tied with two other other chairlifts as the world's oldest quad still in its original location! Link: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf4-ramshead-riblet-6585.html
  • 2 more photographic articles: Boynelands and Mountain Express. Boynelands is a Borvig triple, originally the Superbowl double. It was relocated to its current location in 1995 and was given Riblet triple chairs. The chair grips have been converted …
  • More center-pole quad action with the Superbowl chairlift published: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf4-superbowl-riblet-6558.html
  • Conrad, how soon to the next edition/ lift? New photographic article published today of the Meadows chairlift! Further cameo appearances if you know where to look https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf4-meadows-doppelmayr-6551.h…
  • Added the Victor chairlift. I found an article written in February 1992 describing the "new four passenger Victor chairlift" so I'm pegging it as a 1991 install. I'm inferring that it was originally located on the McLough slope before the Mountain E…
  • The series continues with Disciples II and more cameo appearances:Photographic article: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf3-disciples-ii-riblet-6511.html
  • Next we present the Alpine chairlift at Boyne Mountain. Definitely an uncommon lift. Seems to be a relocated Doppelmayr originating in the 1970's. I've confirmed it was built on this site in 2002 and opened February 2003. If anyone has more informat…
  • Last bunch of Alpine Valley photographic articles have been published on Remontees-Mecaniques:Chair #4: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf3-n4-riblet-6486.html Chair #7: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-t…
  • One lift ( disciples 1) and 9 to go!?( or did I miss link to other 9?) Just Disciples I so far. Should be able to go forward at a rate of one chairlift per week.
  • Next up is Chair 8, a surprisingly modern center pole quad!Pictures: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf4-n8-riblet-6479.html I've submitted my first Boyne Mountain report, should be published in the coming days!
  • Complete Remontees-Mecaniques photographic articles about both lifts. Make sure to use the translate button in the upper right corner.Village Quad: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf4-village-doppelmayr-6470.html Sunshine Quad: …
  • Thank you very much for the information newpylong! I missed your post originally, but will seek to update the report soon. Interesting that the equipment is so recent: 1981. It must have flown under the radar when it was originally installed and did…
  • Thanks Conrad! Any timeframe to look forward to the Numerous Boyne's pics on RM? Just watched our 2 day "adventure" @ the Boyne's Just got to get through a couple of brand new Sugarbush reports first. The moderators on R-M have been very busy (s…
  • Nice, I was at Sugarbush today as well with my cousin. We found Castlerock to be the one section of the mountain where the snow on the firm side, for some reason. Otherwise, great skiing off of Heaven's Gate, Gadd Peak, and one run in Slidebrook Bas…
  • Need a road trip to get pics....from the road of course. I too can maybe try to stop by after work and get a couple pictures one of these days. I didn't have my camera with me the first time..
  • Nice, UMF is my alma mater and I had a few good days there back during my old school days! Great little hill and love the old diesel powered lifts. This one certainly has some Hall parts incorporated too, but a classic old lift!
  • Here's the list of manufacturers which have at least one report on Remontees-Mecaniques:https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/liste-6.html Many international manufacturers that haven't built in the United States.
    in Lift Brands Comment by conrad March 23
  • Some low chairlifts that come to mind would be Outpost and Summit at Pico, VT and Summit at Whaleback. All three have sections where someone could catch a ski to the head if two people weren't paying attention. A tall person could bang their head at…
  • Are grips still woven into the haul rope on Riblets? Looks like it Yes, this is an almost universal thing. It seems to work well, as you see many old Riblet chairs around still in business.
  • Chair 5: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf3-n5-riblet-skytrac-6420.htmlChair 1: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf3-n1-doppelmayr-ctec-6419.html No report on Chair 4 unfortunately.
  • Great pictures! Sounds like a good day!
  • Few more Pine Knob reports: Chair 3: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf3-n3-skytrac-6416.htmlTows 1&2: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-telecorde-rope-tow-autres-constructeurs-6417.html Still a little wa…
  • Suicide Six, Vermont! Less than 10 minutes from where I live.
  • Yes, this visitor came all the way from Paris, France, but he's a flight attendant so it's part of the job. He took 1735 photos at all four ski areas. This person, who goes by Rodo_Af, is by far the most prolific user on Remontees-Mecaniques and has…