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  • I thought this is a thread about what on map terrain requires a hike to access not opinions on the terrain You have to absolutely traverse to get to the far sides of Bracket and hike to get to Burnt Mountain.
  • If you're going to replace the terminals on a surface lift you're going to replace the 55 year old towers. You're also going to use new carriers.
    in Saddleback Comment by newpylong July 10
  • Just a new T-Bar running around 600 fps
    in Saddleback Comment by newpylong July 10
  • As long as a Brodie and Jimmy repeat is avoided it's probably a good deal.
  • I would proceed with what Doppelmayr said they feel they can do in time.
    in Saddleback Comment by newpylong June 30
  • Rangley double is what, ~4500 feet? A FGQ moving at a good clip will cover that in a manageable amount of time. It will be cheaper to install, maintain, and operate than a HSQ and be able to run more. Uphill capacity very similar. Seems like a no …
    in Saddleback Comment by newpylong June 29
  • FYI on AlpineZone I said the lifts were designed for close to 700, not that it would run that fast. I don't know what it will run at, assuming over 550 though.
  • Is there another area in operation that large as a non-profit with similar demographics? Do any of the members of the SB Foundation have ski industry management experience? It's one thing to be business savvy, but quite another to successfully oper…
    in Saddleback Comment by newpylong June 28
  • Lecht scotland: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02478/LECHTLIFTS_2478921b.jpg Cathedral triple?!
  • Only take 20% off and those chairs look more like they're in storage. When you take chairs off to perform NDT you leave them outside where you can get around to each one, not clustered in a lift terminal. Isn't that chair 1 at Tupper, in which case …
  • Have been told Bringing it down to the bottom and above to where the Summit tow was. About 400 feet longer and maybe 75 more vertical. The top is about as flat as you can get and still use gravity. My guess is racers will continue to unload where t…
  • The Peak chair ran closer to 400 FPM. The triple will likely run in the 450 range. Obviously selectable.
  • If they HAVE to offer 100% to compete then the future is likely bleak. There is no business case for that much investment for that hill. However, as I mentioned, offering core routes having good coverage on a consistent basis will go a lot further t…
  • The drop in skiers is as much from poor maintance, poor to no snow making, run down lodges, and poor management of the area. Everyone has been taking there money to the cheaper Otis, or butternut which is cleaner, has more trails, and better coverag…
  • Greylock Glen was only ~750 vertical at max build out. Interesting.  I thought the Thunderbolt went 1700' vertical, so I made the incorrect assumption that GG might have had that amount of vertical.  Petersburg Pass, nominally in the Berkshires, ha…
  • Greylock Glen was only ~750 vertical at max build out.
  • Jiminy is most definitely a destination. It does attract from far, though I am unsure how. All that slopeside lodging and amenities do not exist at mountains with only local draw.
  • Bousquet = feeder.
  • Despite the amenities and "big hill feeling" at Dartmouth Skiway I would argue they don't belong in regional ski areas. They exist purely to serve the college, both the alpine teams and PE programs (the college cuts them a $400-600K) check a year to…
  • Despite the amenities and "big hill feeling" at Dartmouth Skiway I would argue they don't belong in regional ski areas. They exist purely to serve the college, both the alpine teams and PE programs (the college cuts them a $400-600K) check a year to…
  • They made 6/1, got the marketing hype, time to call it. I wouldn't burn diesel to repair the hill, or spin the lift any longer either.
  • The area is very cool for 400 feet. I would imagine any new operator will look at lift consolidation. Those 3 old lifts are a lot to maintain for an area like that.
  • The re-installation of a triple vs quad makes no sense. Go with a quad and reduce the chairs if you think downhill capacity is an issue, can always add them on later. The incremental cost going triple to quad is peanuts. All the cross arms and line …
  • Where did you see 32 additional? If true that's over 51,000 CFM just for Superstar. Even split between the Snowshed and Bear pads that is insane. Though the math works out - the K3000s will take 400 cfm if you have it.
  • Very cool. Always was walk down headwall and sometimes other sections when they did June in past.
  • The only reason Superstar lasted so long this year was because the World Cup race was held there on Thanksgiving weekend and they blew a ton of snow on it and injected it. Incorrect
  • Come again?
  • Frederick Bennett Rec is owned and run by SUNY and the TBar that Whaleback will be installing used to be there installed new 1981.
  • The chair is fairly new for them. There used to be a T-bar starting more to lookers right. Steepest surface lift I've ever ridden.