News Roundup: Going Virtual

12 thoughts on “News Roundup: Going Virtual

  1. Paul Hothersall October 2, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    Baldy getting a new chair is awesome. That said the COLDEST I have ever been was there with the wind blowing, and the snow cannons going in -40 (c or f) , right through riders on the old chairlift. Photo linked.

    Baldy (and Loch Lomond) will likely see more local traffic from TBay this year as they can’t go day skiing at Lutsen until the border restrictions change

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/gQoFtL7GvHnjH5NG7

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    • reaperskier October 2, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      The “new” lift is replacing a Riblet double chair, IIRC.

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      • Carson October 2, 2020 / 8:36 pm

        Why wouldn’t they replace the tbar or the rope tow instead

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      • Paul Hothersall October 2, 2020 / 8:43 pm

        It wasn’t a ribblet, it was a sketchy copy made by some dockworkers / machine shop guys back in the day (1940’s. ?)

        The “new” owner groups of Baldy and Loch are really making progress since I was last there.

        The boarders liked the chair more than the T bar, and it is needed to get to the main / lookout / lower park wither as much trekking across the flat at the summit.

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  2. jaytrem October 2, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    Hmmmm, Willard is no far from Troy.

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    • RalfW October 14, 2020 / 2:48 pm

      Willard had a complicated legal settlement between the operator and the landowner in 2016 for about $550,000. So, yeah, maybe that’s up in the air again?

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  3. skitheeast October 2, 2020 / 6:48 pm

    It is interesting to hear Mayflower mention they are talking with Vail as an operator. There is no way I see Alterra letting Vail completely surround them in Park City, although the Deer Valley snowboarding ban is likely the biggest obstacle.

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    • Nahms October 6, 2020 / 7:41 am

      So when a military member arrives to this new Mayflower resort with their snowboards in hand, are they going to say ‘sorry can’t snowboard here.’ I think not. I hope this new resort forces Deer Valley’s hand with regards to their outdated, asinine ‘no snowboarding’ policy.

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  4. Martreb October 3, 2020 / 9:03 am

    That agent does a lot of residential and commercial sales in Queensbury. Could indicate West is on the market.

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  5. julestheshiba October 5, 2020 / 9:15 am

    I like how solitude is taking care of their aging express lifts. It’s nice to see how some resorts respect the classic engineering.

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  6. Kaden October 6, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    Does Anyone Know If Snowshoe Has Any Plans?

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