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  • Weather dependent but you're right specifically! :-) I hope they can negotiate for an earlier crank though. Didn't check the pond on 100-- we're in a bit of a drought here in Vermont--- anyone heard of water problems at ski resorts this fall?
  • We're cranking at Sugarbush after the 1st of November for a scheduled opening on the 17th-- I think it will be Snowball to the Fling to avoid downloading on Bravo. 60th anniversary at Sugarbush! 70th at Mad River! Live music every month--starting …
  • We're planning on starting snowmaking operations the 1st of November for a projected opening on the 17th.
  • I emailed Erie County Parks to see what is going to happen to them-- alas-- they are being sold for scrap. I suggested that they at least auction off the T-bars as there is a market for them.
  • Snow at Sugarbush this morning. Refresher next weekend.
  • Wow, that sucks! I lived next to them for years and never had the wherewithal to go. it was on my bucket list to hit on a trip back.
  • Admin-- what happened? It's been dark for a few days here in Vermont.
  • The TImberline website is interesting. One of the only civilian outfits flying Blackhawks with a 4 ton lift capacity. Also have MD-500, Kaman's and Huey's as well.
  • I would say Holiday Valley but I realize that it's kind of a bastard child-- it's big and spread out but under 1000' vertical. There's also a fair amount of run out on the Eastern Complex as well.
  • I wondered what that was! There's some guy here in NW NJ who tools around in one of those. I suppose if you must drive a subaru, that's not a bad way to do it Some of the leadership of NSP also gets one. A friend of mine was a board rep and h…
  • I've pretty much given up on ski magazines. The focus is all on the West and surprise, the biggest advertisers are western areas. The East is a bastard child to the big guys. Ditto for NSP. They have a program through Subaru where they picked nine…
  • What was that? If I were a rep from Cannon, I'd be on the phone asking the editors if they actually had visited the ski resort.
  • Not sure if this is worth a new thread but Morse Farm Ski Touring won't operate this coming winter due to unstable winters and the owners/partners getting old. Does anyone keep track of XC areas or are they too hard to track these days?
  • Betsys BnB in Montpelier is good-- Maplecroft in Barre is also pretty good. Capital Plaza in Montpelier is awesome-- great breakfast. The Inn at Montpelier is also very good-- depends on how much you want to spend. There's also a couple of other …
  • Not sure if this has blended into the NSP literature. You guys are probably carrying a lot more sh*t up the towers! Ski boots, helmet, rope bag, harness, radio, work gloves, p-cord bag with line saver attached. Not fun. Many areas use line shooters…
  • What state is this photo from? I haven't seen that kind of cable guide system at any of the VT areas I've been to. I know we didn't have them at Holiday Valley either. Thanks, Lift Guy for the information. Is it purely for maintenance folks becaus…
  • Not our video but some training:
  • Not fall protection, at least not for this patroller. When climbing a tower, lobster claws are placed on the vertical supports of the ladder so if one rung breaks, the one below it will catch the claw. No claws lower than the knee of a a climber and…
  • Alas, I still mourn for Catamount, which was the free keg of choice during the MRG/Sugarbush Telemark Festivals. On a non-ski related beer note, I'm still bitter about Otter Creek stopping Copper Ale as well. For regular beer drinking, I'd recomme…
  • Whew-- that's where I learned to telemark with Eastern Mountain Sports. Will make the trip this winter.
  • This thread makes me think of the Sunday River lift accident a couple of years ago. What was the age of that lift and has something like that ever happened anywhere else? Is there, or could there ever be some kind of test for that? Even in off seaso…
  • I have to say that the patrollers we got from Bluemont when it closed were some of the best patrollers I've ever met and knew how to "socialize" better than most! :-)
  • Sell Sugarbush-- gawd, I hope not! We've got it pretty good as it is--- and I love the working culture there. Win's got a good plan, the workers are happy and it's rarely I find a member of the skiing public with anything to complain about. Here a…
  • Got some friends that live in the neighborhood. They report absolutely no rumors whatsoever about anything happening there so it could just be the current owner (?) doing some clearing. On to good news though!!!! https://cockaigne.com/
  • It would take a lot for Win and Adam to sell out. He's invested a lot of himself into the mountain and at last year's refresher he was almost looking forward to the competition. Besides, even if he did sell, why would Vail buy it? One of the bigge…
  • Sugar Loaf in Cedar Michigan. As far as i know the owner got in over his head on spending and just locked the doors one day. I saw pics of the ski still in the rental dept., beds still made in the hotel and glasses still hanging in the bar.Then ther…
  • Why? To get motion sick in two different planes? I can't imagine the rationale for this design. Who built it? North Korea?
  • What is a side loading chair? People load by sliding on the bench with the safety bar already down? That's right. Loading Onto a Side-loading Chair will be a new event in the 2022 Olympics, along with Involuntary Under-the-bar Unloading. That…
  • What is a side loading chair? People load by sliding on the bench with the safety bar already down?
  • A classmate of mine and I were skiing at Sugarbush on one of our reunion weekends. We were halfway up Bravo when he commented that if he had known about how beautiful the view was at Sugarbush vs Sunday River, he'd would have built his family ski ho…