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  • They did go to Air/Water on Wildcat due to the existing systems, the relative narrowness of most trails and the subsidies available. Wildcat has a limited power supply coming into the notch as well. So they went air/water with diesel generators?…
  • They did go to Air/Water on Wildcat due to the existing systems, the relative narrowness of most trails and the subsidies available. Wildcat has a limited power supply coming into the notch as well.
  • I've heard the tax angle, but it doesn't make sense. If they were hospitable to the expansion, it seems as though the town fathers would welcome the new tax receipts to their coffers. If tax receipts was really their angle, aren't they "cutting of…
  • That’s a shame. Curious why Francestown has been hostile to Crotched’s reopening. Last I heard they wanted $250K or more in back taxes owed by the prior owners. Also, if you had to pick one side to develop, Peaks picked the better side. More co…
  • Don’t know about JS and his condo! 😂 I will say this: Crotched sure gets a lotta love on SJ. Folks here must know something I don’t and I probably need to ski this for myself. Ciscokid, a Midwest road trip should be on the docket, don’t you think? …
  • Whaleback doesn't count because both of those villages are part of the town of Enfield. Fair enough, your thread. Not sure why you're counting MRG, SR, and Loon as they are "in" incorporated areas.
  • Whaleback, while listed in Enfield, may be in Montcalm. Montcalm is an unincorporated community inside the town of Enfield according to the google. Of course, it may be in Purmort too. I could not find property maps online. The names for exit…
  • Despite the obvious strong collection of Crotched Mtn. skiers on this forum, the absence of lift lines, even on weekends and holidays, is powerful evidence that most skiers are unaware of what Crotched has to offer. I live less than 30 minutes fro…
  • After 80 years of being in business, why haven't they been able to accrue enough cash on hand to get through the summer?
  • I suspect I owe someone a beer
  • Facebook says 9-5 Saturday and Sunday for a wrap up weekend. I don't see anything in the long range that leads me to believe we'll open on the 7th and 8th.
  • 650 miles.  North Reading, MA to Arlington, MA (to grab a friend that likes to drive) to Whiteface in NY for a long weekend.
  • Tried on Rossi Alltrack 120s which are 102mm wide and the "fitted" 26.5 which were tight in the same spot. Fitter recommended going up to 27.5 and was much better. No calf tightness like before. The fitter should pull out the bladder and have y…
  • I'd definitely second the recommendation for the custom footbed.  I like the vacuum molded Superfeet. They may also have extended bails to help with your calf. When all else fails, Leif at Strands in Worcester MA will get you fit.   Plan to st…
  • Here is the link. It was from Facebook live so I am not sure if everyone will be able to see it. https://www.facebook.com/ted.reilly.9/videos/10211755658463048/ You'd have to mark it Public for most of us to see it. Ok Try it now It works…
  • Here is the link. It was from Facebook live so I am not sure if everyone will be able to see it. https://www.facebook.com/ted.reilly.9/videos/10211755658463048/ You'd have to mark it Public for most of us to see it.
  • I had a pair of Volants from the NSP catalog back in the straight skis day.  They were Volkl expensive but didn't deliver Volkl performance.  The metal cap made them heavy as tanks, which back in the "unweight to turn" days was not a plus.
  • Was the Tenney Glacier the ice making machine for summer skiing? Anyone remember Besser Plate bindings? How about the Alsop Ski poles with the spring loaded handles?  Or the Alsop bindings where you put the pole tip in a hole in the toe-piece …
  • 67 mph is roughly 100 fps.  So each foot saved is a 100th of a second.
  • When in doubt, push them out.
  • 4:30 PM webcam
  • Does anyone know what is going on with the snowmaking at Crotched this year?    I ask because comparable mountains like Pat’s Peak and Mount Wachusett opened a couple weeks earlier than Crotched and they are open today and Crotched is closed.   If y…
  • From Today's snow report: OPERATIONS SUSPENDED-FRIDAY, JAN 12 2018 We’re suspending ski area operations for Friday, January 12 in anticipation of a rain event. Our goal is to preserve our stellar snowpack. As soon as possible, the snowmaking…
  • Not a hijack, but didn't Crotched do a "noon groom" one season? Closed individual trails as they groomed them, reopening when cat moved to another trail Not that I remembered.  I skied the East side from 1976 to close and the west side from 1986 t…
  • Not a hijack, but didn't Crotched do a "noon groom" one season? Closed individual trails as they groomed them, reopening when cat moved to another trail Not that I remembered.  I skied the East side from 1976 to close and the west side from 1986 t…
  • I was at Sunday River on a bus trip about 15 years ago.  Base temp was -20 without the wind chill.   They ended up running the some of the HSQs at half speed due to traction issues in the terminals.  
  • When Wawa sells out they've suggested folks continue up to Crotched.  It's about 75 minutes north according to google. Not sure how long Wawa's lift lines get when they sell out, but for Crotched it's a rare day when we hit 5 minutes.  Most weeken…
  • According to the Snow Report the Launch Pad will be open.  I'd still call ahead.
  • I was up on the hill today making some repairs to the patrol sled shack.  I would not recommend attempting to earn turns at this point, the whales are completely bulletproof on the surface. I have not heard anything to contradict Joshua on the ope…
  •  Arctic Oscillation goes very negative, NAO goes negative, PNA goes positive - all good signs for the NE. LOL, and I thought IT nerds were king of the TLAs.