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  • I'd definitely go with Betsy about Middlebury for this one. Been there twice, had a great time, no crowds, good food, nice views and interesting mountain lay out. There's enough terrain to make it interesting and a lot of hidden areas as well. My …
  • Bill restested for senior status and nailed it. His son was the head aerial judge at the last Olympics.
  • no-- not worth that much for the gift. I was looking for the MK IV Comps-- orange with white writing!
  • Geezum-- a long way from the locally made snow guns I remember from my youth. Should've taken pictures of them back then.
  • Currahee Mountain at Camp Toccoa?
  • I do believe there are many admin types who often scope us out. As I recall, Whaleback checks us out and every now and then I see Win posting. That's always good, because at their hearts, they're skiers, not corporate suits. Dennis Eshbaugh from HV …
  • Gates was not a good commander though Arnold, Stark and Morgan basically saved his bacon. Oh, and his best general was Burgoyne-- who made some incomprehensible decisions given the terrain and difficulties he faced in his drive south.
  • Holy crap! Now all three are part of that pass system? What do people think will happen to "independent" areas like Jay and Sugarbush? I'm not too worried about MRG or Killington as they have a big draw no matter what-- but how much of a game change…
  • https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/05/the-fading-battlefields-of-world-war-i/561353/?utm_source=fbb
  • Hope they do something with it-- always fascinated with how historical places look today. The images of WWI battlefields today are surreal.
  • I read the article and he sounds like he has good ideas. What bothered me was the local residents are not happy campers about it being returned to any use at all: In 2011, MVS Associates, based in Stamford, Conn., and represented by Nicholas Mer…
  • I'm thinking more along the lines of what would attract someone to buy it. Jay has the whole Canadian crowd/waterpark/hockey arena thing going for it to create more revenue. Burke has the Kingdom Trails in the summer and it's quirky, off piste vibe …
  • What are the pros/cons of Haystack versus Burke/Jay? 
  • Many years before Holimont put in Greer Hill, a buddy and I were hiking that area above the town. We came upon the remains of the old lift shack and junk up there and they used the same color scheme that the Valley adopted-- that turquoise and pale …
  • Absolutely! I will try and digitize all of the old super eight film I have from my parents taken when we were growing up that includes the old lifts, and other things we did as well. 
  • The second Cisco is the new Main Lodge--- That's Cindy's Slope Quad in the foreground and Mardi Gras in the background going up skier's left. Buchan Ridge is behind.  Family friend used to own that land--- bought it in the fifties. Sat on it for y…
  • Tannenbaum-- that's the old Upper Area Warming Hut--- Cal, with the battle axe used to be the lift attendant.  The old Middle Chalet was two stories with a deck on the second story and the picnic area-- the Broken Ski Pub on the lower level. The p…
  • It is cool--- much bigger than what I was used to growing up-- lots of good bars and food, E'ville Brewery makes for some nice beers and the Depot had great pizza and wings. Madigans is your typical Irish bar where we used to go underage but well wo…
  • You can only be young once but immature all your life. That's my mantra.  My hero is Dutch Wolf-- another founding member of the HVSP. The Germans couldn't kill him over Germany when he was a gunner in a B-17 with the 100th BG, though, on occasion I…
  • Tentatively thinking mi-late January 2019 Right Ted, ibrake? Woody ? I know it's very early Hey when a Sugarbush patroller is in have no fear⛷ Thank you! My start in patrolling was at Holiday Valley where my dad was one of the original patrollers…
  • I'd be down for a road trip back for a SJ get together at the Valley. I doubt I could get into Madigan's though---I'm too old!
  • I'm in for the mini- golf! Always been bummed since Putt-Putt disappeared from Chautauqua County at Chautauqua and Lakewood. 
  • Agree with you Spk-- now the amount of paperwork, computer work, et al that has to be done for a run of the mill accident is pretty overwhelming and for an AI? It's off the charts. I used to be an AI patroller, sent out to take measurements and phot…
  • Cochran's, Middlebury and Bolton this year but that was because it was an unplanned day of turns. 
  • We can't ban snowboarding! It gives variety to the injuries I treat. Most of my boarding casualties are arms and wrist injuries while skiers nail their legs and knees. Both equally schwack their heads however.  Be a neat idea to redesign a chair t…
  • There was 4" this morning at my house. My dogs last night took one look outside and pretty much said "Are you f**king kidding? I am tired of pooping in a snowbank!
  • As a Montpelier resident (well, East Montpelier) I'd be down with this. I don't go to National Life but I certainly have to deal with the traffic that turns in and out for there. With the new hotel planned for behind the Capitol Plaza, it seems like…
  • If someone has to prove their courage by keeping the bar up, then their standard of bravery have a very low bar (pun intended...) 
  • About twenty years ago patrolling at Holiday Valley, I brought in a teen-aged girl from Tannenbaum. She had fallen 25' off of the chair and narrowly missed the tower footing. She had a compression fracture of T-7. She and her boyfriend had not put d…
  • Wow,--- what's wrong with just a gondola? 8 people per chair?