News Roundup: North Dakota

18 thoughts on “News Roundup: North Dakota

  1. Sam Eichenblatt January 6, 2023 / 4:20 pm

    Had a killer day at Jackson Wednesday, and was keeping my eye out for you!

    Thanks for running the blog— I really enjoy it!



  2. ShangRei Garrett January 6, 2023 / 4:37 pm

    Is the 5-Chair midstation going to be an actual terminal, or is it going to be a setup much more like Payday or Screaming Eagle?


    • SCSkier January 6, 2023 / 9:16 pm

      It will most likely be an actual mid-station to service the alpine slide. The current 5-Chair actually has a mid station for the same purpose.


    • Donald Reif January 6, 2023 / 10:06 pm

      The above document describes the midstation as a “Payday style mid-station”. In other words, something like this:

      The lift will also be moved slightly south, meaning instead of running directly over the slides, it will be running up the skiers’ left side of Park Lane, with the slide midstation being now closer to Slide C than to Slides A and B.

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      • ShangRei Garrett January 6, 2023 / 10:12 pm

        So in the summer they’ll just run it at fixed-grip speed. Thanks


  3. RandyM January 6, 2023 / 5:03 pm

    Curious as to what happens to the now closed Pando ski area that Cannonsburg bought back in 2015 and has closed since. Interesting that the reason Cannonsburg bought the historic ski area was…”the owners had heard that Pando was for sale and they did not want the area to be added to a growing list of closed ski areas in Michigan.” Anyone have any current info on what happened to the Pando area?


  4. Anthony January 6, 2023 / 6:34 pm

    I can’t get over the continuing failures at Mont-Sainte Anne and RCR. Are they allowing passholders to ski at Stoneham or any of the other RCR resorts?


  5. pbropetech January 6, 2023 / 8:20 pm

    Great article/interview about Davey and Wolf Creek. Many of us in the industry think he’s doing it right. It would be sweet if he’d join the Real Deal (a free employee exchange amongst the bulk of Colorado’s ski areas, minus VR’s five resorts) but I’ll buy tickets from him nonetheless.

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  6. Donald Reif January 7, 2023 / 6:10 am

    The new Red Dog crosses over Far East, whereas the old Red Dog crossed under Far East.


  7. Joe Blake January 7, 2023 / 1:51 pm

    Why is Palisades basically a lift-spaghetti? So many crossings.


    • skitheeast January 7, 2023 / 3:50 pm

      It stems from many owners/GMs/stakeholders having different visions for the mountain over the years, with many of them never being fully executed. Even California had at least partial ownership for a period of time IIRC. The same can be seen at other mountains like Killington, although the signs are slowly going away as Powdr continues to build the resort as they see fit.


      • Joe Blake January 8, 2023 / 7:27 pm

        Interesting. Thanks for the insight! As someone who’s never been, it’s hard to visualise the flow. I’ve only skied at three joints (Monarch, Baker and Loveland) that have any crosses at all, and they are all simpler layouts.


  8. Kirk January 9, 2023 / 9:10 am

    What’s the status of the the new Deer Valley Detachable ??
    If it is not tested yet, why??


    • ShangRei Garrett January 9, 2023 / 8:58 pm

      Well, a common theory is that a lift can’t be tested until it’s built. I have no evidence to support that theory, but I hear that’s the word on the street.

      In all seriousness, it’s most likely missing some electronics or other component due to supply chain issues. Also, they got a pretty late start on construction and it’s not a huge priority, so if they’re missing a large part or multiple parts, they might not be digging out the snow to continue construction until this coming summer.


      • pbropetech January 9, 2023 / 9:36 pm

        FYI, Shangrei- I don’t know Kirk personally but from our interactions here I think he has probably run more load tests than you can imagine. I’m sure he’s aware of how they operate.

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        • ShangRei Garrett January 9, 2023 / 10:03 pm

          Well that’s embarrassing. Thanks though


        • Ryan January 10, 2023 / 4:02 am

          no one’s perfect.


  9. RaflW January 12, 2023 / 7:42 pm

    I just transited Denver from the B Concourse to the Terminal today. DEN officials need to be working on a much faster timeline than the currently are to improve passenger flow. It’s over capacity now, without breakdowns, and before more new gates open.


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