Laurel Mountain, PA

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7 thoughts on “Laurel Mountain, PA

  1. skier72 May 5, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    I’d have thought they’d re-use the old Broadway quad. They could have put it where the old wildcat double ran.

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  2. Tom White May 6, 2020 / 6:55 am

    Yes, Broadway wasn’t very old. Maybe they got a good price on it or needed the money.

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    • Max Hart May 6, 2020 / 2:30 pm

      Broadway was installed in 1999, but was likely much older as it was relocated to Laurel. Borvig installed its last lifts in 1991. The old Broadway quad has Borvig bail-style quad chairs which were first used in 1987 (Borvig quads built before then used center pole chairs).

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    • mzg May 6, 2020 / 3:30 pm

      The chairs and towers were badly rusted and had sat idle for a number of years. Most of the wiring and engine parts had been stripped by thieves. Likely just as expensive to refurbish as to replace.

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    • Josh P January 27, 2021 / 2:37 pm

      I’ve asked that same question on DCSKI forums and Support Laurel mountains Facebook page. Big-um was installed in late 1988 at Snowpeak, and was still there after the fire in 1994. I believe it was there a few more years and finally tore down in 97-98 ish time frame? It would make sense that it went to Laurel as it didn’t have a lot of hours on it.
      I’m not an expert by any means, but with Laurel being upside down would that made it an issue to re install Snowpeaks lift there? Pictures I’ve seen show the drive terminal at the top at Laurel while it was bottom drive at Snowpeak.

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  3. Tom White July 9, 2021 / 7:22 pm

    I skied there in the 60’s. They advertised the Wildcat T bar as the longest T bar in western PA. There weren’t many to beat out! Peter says the double was installed in 1967. So, 1966 must have been the last year for the T bar. If I recall, there were ropes tows and pomas on the upper mt. If so, I skied there between 1964 and 1966, before the double replaced the T bar.

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