Vermont

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    • sullivanq March 26, 2020 / 11:53 am

      They withdrew their act 250 permit a little while ago. The borvig they had has been invaded by trees and is probalby very deteriorated. Would require great restoration, plus a new base lodge. Still possible, but will likely suffer the same fate as haystack.

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      • ne_skier February 7, 2021 / 4:27 pm

        Snow Valley was only really able to survive due to the then-lack of competition in the area. There was no Stratton or Magic, and Bromley was merely a J-Bar ski area when they opened. With the Golden Triangle already sporting just about every kind of Eastern terrain and doing a good job of it (Stratton has good groomers, glades, occasionally ungroomed stuff, a big village w/ amenities; Magic has perhaps the best ungroomed terrain in South VT; Bromley is good in terms of terrain diversity if you have skiers of far different levels in your group), there isn’t much of a place for it anymore. The double in my view sorta seems to be a last-ditch effort to bring skiers to the area, after they all flocked to the other 3 resorts in the area which were developing much faster (All 3 had chairlifts 15+ years before SV, despite two opening 20ish years after it), and it still didn’t help, the area closing in ’84

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      • Teddy's Lift World March 26, 2020 / 3:05 pm

        I’ve hiked around there and have seen the lower portion of the double chair. Give it 5 years and that chair will be done for. The only thing keeping any tension on the line is the fact that the bullwheel/tension carriage is resting against the end of the return terminal. It could easily collapse and several parts of the line have deroped from the sheave assemblies. It’s quite a surreal site so enjoy an intact abandoned double chair in the middle of the woods while you still can.

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