News Roundup: Super Cool


21 thoughts on “News Roundup: Super Cool

  1. skier72 October 11, 2019 / 11:33 am

    So Lake Louise is finally getting rid of the gondola towers. Kinda sad, as it was once such an iconic lift at Lake Louise. But I understand that all old things need to go.


  2. Thomas Jett October 11, 2019 / 11:34 am

    I’m surprised that Rose is considering a Lakeview replacement over a Ponderosa/Galena replacement, but I hope that the fact that both of their projects are detachable says that they’re in a good position.

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  3. Nahms October 11, 2019 / 11:59 am

    The Elk Ridge permit application calls for “the placement of “neveplast” on the existing ski run; this artificial snow material surface would allow for skiing/boarding when there is not sufficient natural snow to operate”


    • Randy October 11, 2019 / 5:55 pm

      Also adding a snow cat to get skiers/boarders up the mountain instead of replacing the broken down poma. Not sure I can see a snowcat “operation” be successful for such a small vertical area.


  4. cfglick October 11, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    You forgot to mention that Keystone opens tomorrow


    • Peter Landsman October 11, 2019 / 12:18 pm

      That was announced 17 minutes after this post. There’s still time for A-Basin and/or Loveland to open too!


      • ALT2870 October 11, 2019 / 1:53 pm

        Loveland has said they are hoping for next week so their out. A-Basin hasn’t made anything official yet though they have hinted.

        The going rumor that if A-Basin announces opening tomorrow, then Keystone will put on the lights and open earlier in the morning. I could see that happening and it makes sense given that Keystone hasn’t set a time yet.

        Long story short, Keystone will open first tomorrow.


        • Randy October 11, 2019 / 5:51 pm

          Arapahoe Basin opened today from 330pm- 530pm. They won the first to open race!

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    • ALT2870 October 11, 2019 / 1:59 pm

      My post became outdated while I typed it. lol Let’s see if Keystone responds.


      • powderforever45 October 12, 2019 / 10:28 am

        Looks like River Run and Montezuma will be open. Maybe ruby too.


  5. Donald Reif October 11, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    On the Atoma expansion at Mt. Rose, honestly two separate lifts looks more practical than a two-stage detachable. Have a detachable be the main lift for the pod, with a fixed grip lift for ingress (or egress? I can’t tell). The “two stage detachable” proposal kinda reminds me a bit of Breck’s initial master plans for Peak 6 (since the lifts had to be built around existing private property lines), which at one point planned for a two-stage high speed six pack from the junction of Monte Cristo and Angel’s Rest to the Horizon Warming Hut, with a turn and mid-load station before going to the top of Peak 6. Instead of that, we got the current configuration of two separate lifts, with a fixed grip quad (Zendo) shuttling guests over to Horizon Warming Hut, and the high speed six pack (Kensho SuperChair) being used for lapping the trails.

    I sorta see the same thing happening with the idea of a two-stage detachable for Mt. Rose’s expansion instead of two separate lifts.


    • Donald Reif October 12, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Okay, the lift crossing the ski bridge in the map would be an egress lift.


      • Che Guevara October 11, 2019 / 7:42 pm



        • Ryan October 12, 2019 / 11:13 am

          It is 11 years old… And is a heavy duty tram with year round use so not so surprising..


  6. Ryan October 12, 2019 / 1:44 am

    Bah. ABasin didn’t win, They only opened for a few hours. Keystone wins the race if they have a decent ski day in my book.


    • Kaden K October 12, 2019 / 6:44 pm

      Technically, they did. I don’t really care about early season skiing, but I do care about end of season skiing, and a basin does a really good job of staying open!


  7. Donald Reif October 12, 2019 / 11:27 am

    Just from the trail map, I’d say that a high speed quad is most likely what Mt. Rose is seeking for replacing Lakeview.


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