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  • Now if they did a Monopoly version with properties being bars and watering holes around ski areas, that'd be easy to do. I'd nominate Madigan's or the Ginmill for E'ville and the Bluetooth (snif-- how we miss you...) for Sugarbush. Any other suggest…
  • I've skied a few of them--- in looking at a map, Camp Hale isn't that far away from Vail and Copper. Wondered where it was when i was there in the 90's pre-Google maps era!!
  • When I patrolled there the night skiing aspect was a big, if not huge part of their market. Each night around forty-- that's 40+ buses would show up with students from high schools and colleges to night ski. They pay their money up front and used to…
  • Tom-- you are totally correct. They eventually went to specific made ponchos for Mardi Gras and we used to have a couple in the car for cold rides. I also have one of the original Mardi Gras chairs as a bench. The doubles were Mardi Gras and Chute. …
  • I'll pass on it. Every area is good in it's own way and I don't want to see some small but decent area in the cheap rent areas just so Vail can be next to "Go".
  • Great article and I love the title of the magazine as well.
  • There could be another issue. Mount Mansfield was the first ski patrol in the nation but famously, they split from NSP and went "independent" decades ago. Not sure the reason why but there it was. They operated happily for years on their own and m…
  • Heard two rumors about Vail Resorts in the East--- they made their Mt Mansfield Patrol join NSP--- according to my source, 80% of the volunteer patrol then quit. Heard from a guest the weekend before last who normally skis Okemo that they eliminat…
  • I don't think Lower Jester has the power lines as that crosses back and forth on Lower Organgrinder. Lower Downspout has them from the pump house on skier's right that then cross over the trail to skier's left just before Castlerock.
  • Had a black dial phone-- TA2 was the first three numbers. Cottage on Chautauqua was on a party line until the late eighties. First ski car-- family car was this: My first snow car was this in dark blue:
  • To my sadness I lived in Brattleboro for two years and never got a chance (getting engaged, married, settling down, yada, yada, yada) to hit Living Memorial. Maple Valley closed the year I moved there. I do have my brother's patch, NSP membership ca…
  • Awesome, thank you! Any advice on what to ski there or any other area? I made a trip to Stowe years ago by myself and later found out about the "front four" after I been there and gone. Want to make sure I hit the "legendary" terrain at each place o…
  • Wrote Lyndon for information-- got nothing back. I will add them to the tour as well. Even sent a snail mail letter to them. I'm trying to do a ski poster/display in my classroom. Wrote every area in Vermont. Heard back only from Sugarbush, Bromley…
  • So, Jonni-- if I am extrapolating here--- in order to take tension off of the haul rope, you install a plate around the cable at two different locations attached to independent anchors-- one on the upline and one on the downline. Then, tension is ta…
  • The clouds at Sugarbush are hovering below Heaven's Gate and the O deck is packed.
  • Great info, Patrick! I don't get over to MEllen much these days but once we open it, I will check it out. There must be dozens of options when a new lift is built by any company for configurations and HP, much less alternative drives. I'm sure th…
  • Drjeff-- that is correct-- though the diesel engine doesn't drive a HSQ anywhere near the speed it would take to operate it at usual speeds so it can only be used to get people off of the lift. I'm not sure of the actual hp of such a motor but I am …
  • We lost power at two on Tuesday--- so I went into the boot room to change. After flipping the switches everywhere trying to get the darkened room to light, the dispatcher in the next room asked me "Remind me what you do for a living again..." Um....…
  • There used to be night life in the Mad River Valley 3 decades ago: Gallagher's, Mooselips, Blue Tooth- all regularly had live music. Now you can hear crickets chirp on most nights. Yes, the mountains do bring in music for the apres-ski scene in the…
  • Ellicottville NY is a pretty happing town in the winter. Only problem is it’s about a mile or so from Holiday Valley. They do bill themselves as a drinking town with a skiing problem. Was just there a few weeks ago--hard in the off season. Couldn'…
  • Spinning Gate House and North Lynx this weekend, Rick-- long term looks ok. Small warm up Sunday and Monday but the rest of next week looks cold and good for snowmaking.
  • cannonmt.com/tuckerbook_i.html Well not a detachable and it runs real slow, but spend some time at the top & bottom of the Tuckerbrook Quad at Cannon Mtn on a busy Saturday for some Warren Milleresque perverse amusement. The flying saucer is a …
  • Wow, that's epic! I'll bet the woods were filled with whoops of joy and disbelief!
  • These are not "November" conditions! Look at the trees behind my cheesy smile!
  • I was at Sugarbush yesterday after getting the 5 am "no school" phone call. I've never really had the chance to ski real powder and man-- there it was! The stuff down low was a bit on the heavy side but above Downspout on Heaven's Gate it was incred…
  • Growing up, Holiday Valley always had "Happy Glade" in the Upper Area. It was fairly tight though I imagine it's been thinned out since I've been there. "Shadows" also had numerous trees before they were cut down as well in the 70's. "Devil's Glen" …
  • At Sugarbush right now. Bluebird day. Better than shopping by a long shot.
  • Skied yesterday, today and Tylenol willing, the rest of the weekend. Dropped the ropes on Paradise with fresh shots on everything from there to Cat's Meow! There today with lifts spinning at 9, but having to break out the down puffy because it's w…
  • What was really cool were the packs of roaming kids just having fun. I rode up with several groups and they were hard core skiers and really, really good. I watched a couple of them head down through the trees between the Mall and Steins and they we…
  • I'm not an electrical engineer but I seem to remember that a shorter line for power doesn't lose as much energy as a longer line. Putting a drive up top means that the electricity being sent up loses some of it's power through the transmission lines…