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  • They are flying concrete today for the t-bar footings.   WV had a facebook live session this morning.   High Country chairlift comes down next summer.
  • Tedede says HiCo chair lift doesn't come down this winter.  True or false?  Other source(s) say the Tbar is on the Atlantic... Start at the one minute mark.   https://www.facebook.com/wvresort/videos/1530056130395338/ At the 90 second mark they say …
  • And knowing Tim Smith at Waterville pretty well, I would not put them in last place.  
  • High country is not coming down until next spring.  There was no guarantee they'd have all of the approvals in place to ensure they had the t-bar operating for the opening of the ski season.
  • Gotta love these folks (Gateway Hills NH) - real record breakers in many categories ; first new ski area in NH since 1970, the steel container is the base lodge (an entry into the Hideous lodge contest?), its 40' vertical makes Macintyre look massiv…
  • I wouldn't class it as one of the most horrifying architectural monstrosities in the northeast, but the base lodge at Crotched doesn't look like a ski lodge when you first see it. At least it didn't to me. Instead it looked like a state highway depa…
  • While I've never been out after 10PM in my 10+ years at CM, I've been told that traffic on the hill after midnight is very light. Based on beer cans and nips bottles on the hill after a successful MM session, I would infer that drunk or buzzed skiin…
  • When does CM typically open their night ski ops for the season? Right away upon season opening or wait until later in December? Usually within a week or two of opening, which is typically the first weekend of Dec.  Joshua probably has all of the dat…
  • This seems like as good a place as any to put out a call for help. I'm looking for some contributions to my guide on Crotched Mountain. I'm building all the ski area guides as a wiki-style resource open for contributions from all registered members.…
  • The Slides at Whiteface.  Yes, on the map.  Not in New England.
  • Wasn't Tenney's effort completely different? I thought they did an actual snowmaking system in summer (basically an icemaker) as opposed to synthetic fibers. Yes, you are correct.  The last folks I remember offering summer skiing on mats was Boston …
  • Let's hope they put more care into the product than their website and marketing.  Not a single video of anyone skiing doesn't bode well.  
  • Sorry, it seems pretty naive to think a community based organization could open a mountain of that size. Even a community of millionaires couldn't keep the Yellowstone Club out of bankruptcy.  Without any sort of written agreement in place with the …
    in Saddleback Comment by tedede June 28
  • :((  (sniff)   What classic chairs...wish they were airborne I suspect those are the 30% or so that are removed each year for grip testing.   Soon.
  • Sorry, I'm not following.  Are you saying you are OK with that?  Or are you agreeing with me that it's a problem and a concern? I'm perfectly fine with the lease being sold off.   Did Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Okemo and Sunapee fail to operate thi…
  • Paying fines equal to 1% of your holdings is not trivial to any company.  And $412M is not insignificant in any setting. I agree completely the state's lack of oversight is a VERY big concern. And should continue to be a VERY big concern for any …
  • I'd consider that a potential benefit not a risk. A risk would be something like having a leasee wrapped up in a multi-million dollar, international bribery scandal. Wrapped up, really?  412M in fines / 39B in holdings is 1.06%.   You should really…
  • I'm bookmarking this thread for the next time private leasing of Cannon is brought up, and someone asks the question: "What's the risk of leasing?" Turning a profit?
  • Smells bad, however, the failure of notification may not have been intentional and rather a gross oversight.  This article is well written. Perhaps you overlooked the statement:  But the lease does not give the state a say if ownership of the lease …
  • May 27, 2017 - Sun. SJers were represented every day this weekend.  Not bad. Not sure what my plans are for the 27th. Was I there?  ;)
  • Crotched does a quick groom of the easy trails before midnight madness.  I rode along with Tim Smith, who is now running Waterville.  It's fascinating.  Lots of gadgets.  Apparently heavy equipment operators and video game players make the best driv…
  • Wow those are expensive.  What gives? As Nelson mentioned it's a larger, custom sled. It's almost 3 feet longer and 10 inches wider than the stock Legend.   I suspect the demand is limited and small production runs drive up supply cost. Also, if you…
  • http://www.cascade-rescue.com/products/cascade-toboggan-model-100-the-legend.html Actually, they used this one, look at the wider handles:http://www.cascade-rescue.com/products/Trauma-One.html
  • The patient would be far better off with an AED applied in the first 3-5 minutes. In the video they are using 7 patrollers.  I don't think most large resorts have 7 available within 5 minutes.
  • There was a gripe I omitted from the trip report but it needs to be raised...Wildcat and Attitash do not participate in the SkiNH 4th and 5th Grade Snowsports Passport program.  I proudly pulled out the coupon book at the ticket counter to present …
  • Bought a Peaks Ranger pass yesterday...picking up and skiing CM on SaturdayStill trying for 4/2 as a final day? Anyone heard? There has been no change since my last posting. Weather looks like it will cooperate.
  • Who owns the land of the original Crotched Mtn.? Someone with a condo over there told me that the town/state was strongly against redeveloping over there but I didn't have time for a follow up question. Damn Rocket lift...it's too fast to hold a dec…
  • I talked to a lot of people and nobody had any idea what the cause of the outage was.  There were apparently some additional outages Saturday night up around Littleton - also without any known cause.They can always blame the Russians.   ;)) ;)) ;)…
  • any projected closing date for Crotched???  Is it today?   (I hope not  :(  ) They are going to try to make it until April 2nd.
  • You've got to admit: Pulling the guns off the hill would give most sane people reason to believe snowmaking is done for the season, (even if it wasn't the 2nd weekend in March!)   O ye of little faith.  There are season passes good until the end of …