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  • The lights are definitely on this season's punch list. They have been replacing some of the electrical cables, hopefully this will get some/all of the chronically problem lights working. The comments have achieved sufficient visibility to make their…
  • Crotched's color is probably about peaking, nice but not a spectacular year. It feels like fall is finally winning out over the summer temperatures (fingers crossed), cold breeze while hiking up today. The batter boards are in the snow making pond d…
  • Mount Snow isn't really making its tentative plans too secret. On August 14th they posted a plan to open in100 days. That would be November 22nd. Obviously weather will enter the equation... the interesting part may be how much they open with. It lo…
  • Dropped by Mount Snow yesterday, Friday the 13th. Carinthia base area had a lot of 'stuff' &  vehicles spread around the parking lots. They should be able to clean it up for parking this winter. The new base lodge is coming along, it looks like …
  • Same article including photo so we can recognize him (-: FullArticle https://www.mountsnow.com/media-room/erik-barnes-named-general-manager/ Erik has been a roving region manager of the Northeast Resorts, seen at Crotched periodically. People respe…
  • Having many HSQ's spread out over a wide base area should help reduce lines everywhere on busy weekends and holidays. Its up to the likes of us to figure out the best parking, boot up spots, loading places and powder/corduroy stashes and then keep t…
  • Maybe someone flipped the circuit breaker that powers the 'base lodge' to kill the coffee maker & took out the server too? It is smaller than our (Crotched Patrol) top shack after all. Come to think of it, do they even have a ski patrol? A casca…
  • Here's a little better picture of the Carinthia development. Looks like there could be a whole row of handicap spots adjacent to the shuttle zone.    Carinthia Peak's description in the news article below shows everything open to change. It does not…
  • The skis in the picture below the question were the clue to who that is active has been there... Maybe someone will loan Gateway a gun or 2 to get open.  It is at best a feeder area or a place to drop a few kids to get them out of the house for a fe…
  • I guess you can use the Porta Potties for boot & clothes changes? Of course a Porta John is still cleaner than some ski area bathrooms I've seen. Macintyre only uses six guns I think... one should do it. With a fan gun they might be able to borr…
  • 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…
  • Check prices on-line for unused skis, some aren't too bad price wise, and you will be experiencing the ski at it's advertised best. Demos usually only get rented out on weekends & holidays, but you never know how many instructors, racers, good c…
  • I was in the Carinthia Parking lot a few weeks back and the lot behind the old lodge looked basically intact, since there is no building going on there until the old lodge comes down (next summer) the parking in proximity to the lodge should still b…
  • On a brighter note the 4 ton electric motor that drives the ROCKET is back from its servicing and reportedly looks like new. Most of the lawn mowing done so far was by the Condo Association on their part of the hill. The AeBe mower shared by Mount S…
  • I used 2 pairs of ELAN Magfires few years back one year Magfire12 and then Magfire82 Ti. Both were heavy, wide and stiff but did whatever I 'told' them to do like they were glued to the hill. I'd get a nice run down a trail weaving and hopping as th…
  • They are also planning on starting the EB-5 process for Phase 2 of Carinthia by year end. This would be the first residential building, about 150 units, not for sale but available as rentable lodging. This may be going through Peak's own EB-5 center…
  • The push is on now to get the new lodge enclosed before winter and the ski season. They hope to be able to work on interiors throughout the winter. The complete closure of the Carinthia complex over the summer was to accommodate the snowmaking chang…
  • Never had any problems with the early heavy stock paper tickets stamped with a unique 3-4 code attached to the lower hem of my parka with real heavy duty staples. No theft, no loss and a good reason for a new parka the next year... :-$
  • It is somewhat a question of lines & runs per hour vs. tradition. I wonder if the technology or implementations are improving for these with experience? I read somewhere that some of the ramps can be raised up to 4" for kid loading, things like …
  • Guess the Bluebird just has the gates & reminded me of carpets, it is well pitched to get you where you need to be when you need to be there without effort. Lean against the gate and let it slide is the best advice providing everything is pitche…
  • Mount Snow has 2 high speed lifts with carpets the Blue Bird (6 pack bubble) and summit quad next to it. Between them the wait times on even the worst weekends @ peak hours are way down.
  • When I was still working in an office I would:Friday night hit Crotched from dusk until I was comfortably tired, have a snack and head home.Saturday morning I would be out for first tracks & ski until 1 or 2 pm, grab some food and a few hours sl…
  • Once Crotched opens for the season the 9 pm closing usually starts the first Saturday. There may be weekdays with late openings & earlier closings following that, but Friday and Saturdays will be 9 til 9. Midnight Madness starts about New Years …
  • Snowmakers, groomers on the hill. If weather cooperates an earlier & busier season is feasible... adding Thanksgiving to peak Xmas, MLK & winter vacations could employ a lot of people for a much longer time. Holding out a carrot like 25-30 t…
  • A majority of the skiers seem to do just fine on MM nights. Crowd size is very dependent on weather. Freezing rain - you can hear both customers skis anywhere on the mountain. Full moon, mid-30's temp, bonfire & good snow the crowd will rival a …
  • You might want to start with a look at the material on the 'Lost Ski Areas' website. They cover the original Crotched/Onset areas and the re-birth of the area under Peak Resorts quite fully. 
  • On the Peak Resorts quarterly investors call today (Thursday Sept. 7) Tim Boyd (chairman) made an off hand comment that they expect to be making snow in less than 60 days at some of the Northeast resorts weather permitting. This looks a little earli…
  • ... bet it could finish turning our 'Risk Manager's' hair grey really quickly.
  • Forgot to mention about WEST, it is sometimes our fastest lift, on those freezy wet icy mornings when everything else is being beaten into operating condition it is usually running on time... reminds me of the Bob Dylan line (apparently stolen by th…
  • Joshua,Having ridden the West & Valley lift many times with you I have grown to think of both as Low Speed when compared to the Rocket. The slower lifts are a nice break once in a while if you want to swallow a snack or have a longer than normal…