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  • Yes, I find Sugarbush, MRG, as well as Stowe and Smuggs to be more to my taste.
  • IMHO Killington is the worst of the areas on the list that I have skied. I have had good days there, and I am not saying it's bad, but I feel like it doesn't live up to the hype it used to get. The big vertical drop is essentially one trail to the b…
  • I would also say: Loon-South Peak Cannon Mtn-Mittersill Bretton Woods-Rosebrook & Stickney Gore- North Creek Snow Bowl SMH Huntah
  • What is the larger expansion they are referring to 15 years ago? A 25% increase in skiable area? Five medium length trails, one lift, and gladed areas that will be rarely usable. Marketing spin machine. BS
  • I have never stopped at the Gables, but have frequented your other choices, and agree. I loved spring skiing at Mt Ellen, and the Glen House. Perfect set up. Have heard that the Sunshine Corner at Magic can be a great spot, but I have never been the…
  • By the 1990s, glades were back and by 2000, if your area didn't have glades, you weren't a "major area" any more. Part of the problem with skiing glades is that you have to go slower and take much more care in skiing them. In the era before super-…
  • I think one of the best ideas for advertising was putting the ads on the luggage carousels at the airport. You are just standing there waiting anyway, and are forced to look down.
  • Sugarbush, both mountains. All over the place. Steep as well as low angle glades for intermediate to expert. Eden is one of the best intermediate glade areas there is in the east. That's what I have heard as well, but I'll be damned if I can find …
  • Most of the stuff listed above is novice terrain. Low end novice, but novice just the same. You really want beginners negotiating Sunway, Tuckerbrook, Hunter One, etc? I think the j-bar at Burke is an excellent beginner area. Bear Cub at Gore.…
  • The new Valley House Quad at Sugarbush. Good call. Gets the crowd out of the base area on busy days, and provides a good backup for Super Bravo in case of a crippling breakdown.
  • One of the best moves by a ski resort in my home state has been by bellearye installing the gondola. While They could have gone with a high speed quad or even a six pack, I think this lift alleviated a lot of beginner traffic at the base to disperse…
  • "used for skiing": Does this mean: you get off the lift, ski to the other end of the lift, and ride back up? Or, does it mean used while skiing at a ski area? If the former, then transfer lifts (Slide Brook, SR, et al) not included. If latter, then…
  • I believe Lake Compounce was closed last year. It is not that old, so I wonder if someone bought it?
  • A Cabriolet at Stowe is still being listed in the summary. There is no Cabriolet there. What type of lift is the transfer lift between Mansfield and Spruce? Easy Over is a two way Gondola http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?…
    in Unique Lifts Comment by NJSki July 25
  • A Cabriolet at Stowe is still being listed in the summary. There is no Cabriolet there.
    in Unique Lifts Comment by NJSki July 25
  • Stowe cabriolet Summary #1: Types of Ski lifts that ever existed at between 1 and 5 ski areas in the east (bolded means lift still exists): Aerial Tramway: Jay Peak, VT; Cannon, NH, Mt. Snow (Air Car), VT "Chain Drive" Double Chairs: Mt. Snow D…
    in Unique Lifts Comment by NJSki July 23
  • Cabriolet Lifts: Mountain Creek NJ Mt. Tremblant ON Perhaps we need a definition: Is a cabriolet a gondola where one stands rather than sits? Correct! Usually open air as well. https://www.skiresort.info/ski-lifts/lift-types/lift-type/cabri…
    in Unique Lifts Comment by NJSki July 23
  • Cabriolet Lifts: Mountain Creek NJ Mt. Tremblant ON
    in Unique Lifts Comment by NJSki July 23
  • Very tippy top of Mad River Glen's Sunnyside Double and Birdland poke into Buel's Gore. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Buels,+VT/@44.1963366,-72.9786793,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cb575d76ab5b58f:0x1bac44956e6195a1!8m2!3d44.2046372!4d-72.949…
  • Mount Ellen/Sugarbush North: Great mountain smack in the middle of two legendary ski resorts. Some of the longest continuous runs in the Northeast. Great steeps, Underrated tree skiing, Very efficient lift setup, mid mountain lodge, direct access to…
  • Highmount NY?
  • A few to add: Sky Tavern ski area: actually has a Reno address, 10.5 miles from city limits, or 22 miles from downtown. Tannenbaum ski area (lost): also had a Reno address, 9 miles from city limits, 20.2 from downtown Morgan's Farm (lost, Cedar Gro…
  • I was worried for a minute. After reading the headline, I thought you were talking about Mad River Glen!
  • Mt. Holly MI. ? Thanks for the hint
  • > @IBRAKEFORTBARS said: > What ski area is that in the distance from the top of the Mad River Glen single chair? Mt. Ellen? > > IBRAKE Yes, that is Mt. Ellen in the background,, with Rim Run, FIS, and Black Diamond visib…
  • . After they closed, it was off to the top half of Mount Ellen until Memorial Day; Of course I stand by my opinion that best early/late season "pod" on the East Coast is the Summit lift at Mt Ellen. Agree 100% Although I understand thei…
  • ... and Bousquet purchases Haystack/Hermitage. As long as we're discussing purchases and mowing our lawns.
  • I feel blessed that all these politicians and lawyers have our best interest in mind.
  • The article makes a comparison between Vail and Cannon's acreage. You should write an article about a fictional ski resort swap. Take a Vail skier, and drop them in Cannon, then take a Cannon skier and drop them in Vail. Follow them for a few days a…
  • Ballpark, what would a lift like that cost someone to install on their property? What kind of permits would be needed, if any?