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  • SMI has come out with a similar concept for it's Polecats, ceramic lined nozzles. They cost more than conventional nozzles of course.
  • I wouldn't count out Hermitage/Haystack, too much money sunk into it and too much potential in the right hands. A receiver would be expected to review the potential and come up with a plan. In this case he could try to protect the value of the asset…
  • The weight of the cabins & their size/exposure to the wind would accelerate stretching. At Crotched they took 20 feet out of the valley quad a year after replacing the rope a few years back. On the other hand the (1959?) Hall double is still rep…
  • You forgot to mention the gourmet delight of having one of the bugs inhaled into your throat... where's my water bottle?
  • I'll have to get a picture of Joshua dressed for his glade work, he looks like a bee keeper on steroids. Fortunately there are very few kids in the woods this time of year to report  "the wild man of the mountain". The different crews seem to be…
  • Hmmm.    Wonder if Peak might be interested at the right price?  They are in the neighborhood and looking to grow, think of the possibilities, maybe a win-win for the valley, the real estate owners and skiers: * The Hermitage base lodg…
  • Joshua, you omitted the third spring item Yellow Snow, no not that kind.. the pollen. .. but there is that growingly popular spring sport of Black Fly Zapping. There is unending satisfaction in swinging electric tennis rackets at the things and …
  • ..so wear a helmet and pull the safety bar down only on your last run, cuz everyone knows that is when all the accidents happen. ... and Joshua, you need to visit the bar more often the draft taps are virtually all craft & good beers.
  • Being a patroller I do a lot of loads in a year & get lots of practice with the bar.  I've settled on getting my hands on the bar first and slowly lowering it while asking "Everyone Clear?". By maintaining control of the bar I (& everyon…
  • A lot of lights have been fixed and enough snow was laid down last week to open everything that mattered except Comet Drop. Jupiter Storm was finally groomed out TtoB but was suitable for advanced skiers due to the freshness of the snow when it was …
  • Crotched did gat a late start this year but has been making snow pretty regularly since they opened.  Today may be a separate dynamic. With Midnight Madness definitely on tonight and a Block Party they have a lot more hours requiring descent cov…
  • They eventually blew enough to pretty much empty the pond by Monday morning. Milky Way - Super Nova - Comet to West Side are all done and open. They were skiing nicely yesterday (Monday) with fresh snow falling, thin spots today with warmer temps. S…
  • As of 10 pm groomers were still working. Lower Meteor has much wider coverage than usual. Guns were still being moved. There is still time to get a bit mode open for the weekend if they fire up guns tonight with these temps.
  • There is very solid dry stuff deeper in the whales, micro spikes were required before the Saturday snow. Hopefully they will get all the pods of whales spread out to dry once the dampness is past - giving it time to dry while they pour dry freshies …
  • AT LAST A DATE! OPENING DAY FRIDAY! We've got our opening date set for Friday, Dec 15 with lifts spinning 9:00 am-9:00 pm. Terrain will likely be advanced only from the Summit, but we're going to make snow and ride out tomorrow's weather before…
  • Still on your trusty somewhat bullet proof Elan Magfires... Saving the new ones?
  • No snowmaking this morning. Walked to summit with my dogs today, would not have made it without good micro-spikes. Probably not a great place to earn turns unless you really like side slipping down very frozen surfaces. There is still a lot of snow …
  • There is a good start on the carpet area, it should be ready but watch the website for details. If the website isn't updating try the social media links on the home page. Hopefully the server update will finish up and all return to better than norma…
  • Crotched was largely silent due to the Computer Server upgrade mentioned above. I get the impression that bigger Peak areas get their needs filled first, Crotched is the tail of the puppy on this type of stuff (E.G. lawn mowing...). There is actuall…
  • It looks like they are not going to make it for the weekend barring some really cold miracle. 
  • As of Wednesday they haven't made a definitive call, they want to open but won't do so with sub-standard conditions. Everyone at the hill is working against a 'might open' deadline. I even saw a groomer go up the backway towards the summit & saw…
  • Turning the corner and seeing Cannons Front Five for the first time. My friend looked at me and muttered holly s#!+. Even better is a nighttime approach up the parkway...  You are aware of looming hills and an airplane overhead... then you realize …
  • Guess the snowmakers haven't been following this thread. The guns went on at 9 PM Wednesday night and were still running when I left the hill at 2:30 PM thanksgiving day. This appears to be a mass 'whalehousing' of snow not a drive to open for the w…
  • More grass cutting evident today, hopefully that task should be complete by tomorrow. Spotted a crew on the hill working on the Polecat's needing attention after the snowmaking test earlier in the week. There is still a fair amount of snow remaining…
  • Peak is paying interest to EPR under Net/Net/Net terms (EPR gets paid first/always)... that means Peak must get as much money out of the property as it can to stay ahead of the game & make some profit.  Part of doing this is getting a healthy re…
  • Its up to the smart folks like SJ'ers to figure out that you can work minimal hours, maybe a couple of night shifts or a weekend day for zilch pay and in return get benefits like a season pass, for more than yourself, in the right departments and a …
  • "Mike at Tenney" aka Sir Michael has been pursuing this as a low key project, learning as he has been going. He can apparently afford to do what he has been attempting, unlike other entrepreneurs in the area he has not touted EB-5 and grand hotels i…
  • A hike up the hill with the dogs disclosed that they ran guns across the entire normal early season route. Summit >Moonwalk> Galaxy> Lower Meteor plus Summit> Satellite Summit> Galaxy. This was a system test for pole guns and re-built…
  • Peak Resorts today issued a press release with a number of interesting details. * Their request for a company specific EB-5 center has been approved. This allows them to proceed with the planned rollout of the Mount Snow Master plan with less r…
  • Tyroline at Stratton, 1961. One of 3 HERON doubles built for the opening season. Ran through 2001 or thereabouts I think. Probably retired after 40 years.  Looking up the hill this was the beginners lift, a short way to the left of the ski schoo…