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  • 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 openi…
  •  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.  
  • With the warm weather next week and limited windows at night to make snow I wonder if CM opens next Saturday? Looks iffy at this point Management has not written it off yet.  Unfortunately tonight's window isn't looking as good as predicted earlier.
  • I simply expose the financial realities of a capital intensive , seasonal, weather dependent business model as viewed by an MBA educated financier steeped in ski area management practices. Additionally I carry a certified Professional Skier Union C…
  • They made snow on Upper Meteor (Race Trail) in that test as well, wonder if they will try for it as well to keep everyone happy?  I believe we typically open upper and lower Meteor and Satelite Summit for opening day.  That and Moonwalk/Galaxy are i…
  • They fired up a few guns yesterday afternoon.  Not sure how much they made.  Shooting for a Dec 2 opening.  Pray for cold, or snow, or both.
  • It's been Range View since they installed the SV10s on it. Also since they put a high-speed quad on it. You mean the one they installed 17 years ago :) http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=751
  • Interesting they opened Range View first.  Usually it's all of the Bens under the Bethlehem.
  • 12/9 is the only thing I could find online: https://www.onthesnow.com/northeast/projected-openings.html As most passes are good at Wildcat and Mt Snow (which are open now), I suspect we won't rush to get open by the first weekend in Dec. That being …
  • One million dollars! Bwah ha ha. .... Ok seriously Tedede I bet you a Rocket Fuel.I don't think it'll be ready in 30-35 days, but they are pre-staging/building some of the supports/towers.  I suspect it'll be ready and running in time for Feb vacat…
  • The reason for the Tbar is the unreliability of the HiCo chair. The multiple lift evacuations and eventual season shutdown last season requires the lift change. I agree with Tedehe, the Tbar will run. HiCo is a training for the local team - not unco…
  • Linky https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1547962008604750&id=116289461772019&refsrc=http://www.google.com/&_rdr One million dollars! Bwah I'm not arguing the reason for it. Anyone who has skied WV knows BBTS. And o…
  • I'd bet money the T will not run this season. There's no real need to, unless the HC breaks down. I always liked skiing up there too. It's quiet, nice views, easy skiing and never much of a line. The plan is for the T-bar to replace the chair.  The …
  • Because flying them up would blow the budget? Or they just aren't in any big hurry...? The concrete needs time to cure so you can't set them now even if you flew them up. There are only 5 or 6 towers.  T-bar towers are shorter than chairlift towers…
  • Picked up their vacation planner magazine the other day at a ski shop I stopped by and the map in there (which I was very interested in with the expansion) has High Country remaining a chair.  If the T were going in this year I think it would be tou…
  • 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…