Hermitage Club, VT

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12 thoughts on “Hermitage Club, VT

  1. Duncan August 12, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    So are the lifts gone? Are they being sold?

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  2. Joshua October 29, 2019 / 10:49 pm

    What does the status standing mean?

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    • Michael October 30, 2019 / 7:22 am

      If you look at the other areas, their lifts are either “Operating” or “Removed”. Since The Hermitage is not operating and the lifts haven’t been removed they are “Standing” or still in place.

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  3. Connor March 26, 2020 / 6:21 pm

    Why doesn’t this place operate with so much money put into it?

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    • sullivanq March 26, 2020 / 7:21 pm

      The private club model unfortunately did not work for the hermitage, but they didn’t really have a choice as far as I know. When ASC sold haystack they said something like you cannot open this to the general public. Only locals and private club members. Hopefully since they dissolved the former members that recently acquired it in the auction can open it to the general public if they wish. IMO they would be silly to try to do a private club again.

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  4. Tom White March 27, 2020 / 6:34 am

    If I recall, being private was a 10 year agreement when ASC sold it. Part of that included, Mt. Snow could draw water from Haystack’s pond only very early season. That’s in part why Mt. Snow built the snowmaking pond, which is just down stream from Haystack. Haystack being private (or limited tickets) was also part of that deal. I’ve not seen any reference to that contract in the recent auction sale. Barnes was Haystack’s biggest problem.

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  5. Tom White March 27, 2020 / 7:05 am

    I don’t know what happened to my second post. I’ll try to repeat it.
    If I recall, there was a 10-year agreement/provisions when ASC sold Haystack. One was, Mt. Snow could only draw from Haystack’s pond in the very early season. That’s why Mt. Snow built their West Lake snowmaking pond. They first tried to get approval to draw from Somerset Reservoir. Another provision was, Haystack had to limit ticket sales. I’m sure that was a major factor in (forcing) the private ski area concept. Barnes was Haystack’s biggest problem. I’ve seen nothing about the ASC contract/restrictions in the months leading up to the auction/sale.

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  6. Somebody May 18, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    Pretty sure you have the vert of the old barnstormer triple mixed up with the vert of hayfever.

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  7. Utah Powder Skier October 21, 2020 / 2:47 pm

    Why was the Transfer lift removed without any replacement prior to 1992? The Oh No and Hayfever (in a different location) doubles lasted a good 13 years longer than the Transfer lift, despite the Transfer lift being the newest Mueller.

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    • skitheeast October 21, 2020 / 4:35 pm

      The Transfer lift was installed in 1966 and was partially removed I believe sometime between 1991 and 2002. It was likely due to mechanical issues that they did not have the money to fix. To provide some context, Haystack went bankrupt in 1991, so SKI leased the resort from 1991-1994. They then bought Haystack in 1994. SKI then merged to form ASC in 1996, which went south pretty quickly. This much ownership change within 10 years, all of whom were not in a great financial position, was not good for Haystack.

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