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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt1234 View Post
    Was talking to a stratton ambassador about that trail - he said they used to let it go ungroomed years ago. that's what it's rated double.
    Maybe 15 years ago. They leave lower spruce bumped up more often now. Which is actually a nice mellow bump run when they do that.



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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by NY DirtBag View Post
    Maybe 15 years ago. They leave lower spruce bumped up more often now. Which is actually a nice mellow bump run when they do that.

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    And yet Lower Spruce only gets the single diamond rating. The double diamond rating for the usually groomed top section is pretty generous IMO.

  3. #23
    Mohawk Mountain's Route 100 trail. The "headwall" is a legit Mohawk black...but they haven't made snow on it in YEARS (so in CT that means it'll open up for a week once every 3 seasons or so). The rest of the trail parallels the Pine trail which is a green. It has a green pitch and is groomed.

    Really a mystery as to why they don't mark it a green or a blue...that terrain is needed more at Mohawk than black terrain.
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    Just go to Jackson and see what the upper end of ratings is like. A double D is pretty off the chart there.
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  5. #25
    I am hoping the next ridiculous lawsuit is over one trail rating system deceiving customers into thinking they cab ski stuff they really can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    I am hoping the next ridiculous lawsuit is over one trail rating system deceiving customers into thinking they cab ski stuff they really can't.
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    Cannon boasts about not having any of those silly double diamonds.
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  8. #28
    MRG and Wildcat also

    Quote Originally Posted by SIKSKIER View Post
    Cannon boasts about not having any of those silly double diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnardawg View Post
    MRG and Wildcat also
    And Smuggs have a triple black
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  10. #30
    it can go other way around too. in SR they have new trail marked green. I guess it was marked because they closed a cutoff which used to interfere with racers. The green designation was to make every body feel better. Me thinks it is dangerous because the trail has lot of narrow windy curves and most likely will end up icy. Sanity will prevail and eventually it will be blue. There was a precedence at SR with a trail called "quantum leap (err.. ice)" it started as blue and now designated as double black after many years of hard experience

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