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    Whaleback Mt. has replaced and enlarged their main snowmaking distribution line going from 6" to 8". Approx 2300 linear feet and rebuilt associated valve stations on said line.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Whaleback Mt. has replaced and enlarged their main snowmaking distribution line going from 6" to 8". Approx 2300 linear feet and rebuilt associated valve stations on said line.
    Any upgrades in pumping capacity concurrent with the new, larger line? Or is/was the existing pumps capable of pushing that much extra water up the hill? Good news, regardless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    You should have ridden in the old Wildcat/Sugarbush/Sugarloaf 2 person ones.
    I did at Wildcat, those were cozy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Any upgrades in pumping capacity concurrent with the new, larger line? Or is/was the existing pumps capable of pushing that much extra water up the hill? Good news, regardless!
    It would be nice if there was enough money to do another pump but not at this time. However the good 6" that came off this upline will replace some of the core 4" downlines to upgrade capacity there. The 8" upgrade was to prepare for a new pump and to replace rotted underground pipe below the base area. The work was done with 2 grant(s) and the next large snowmaking upgrade with either be an additional pump or more pipe replacement. Nearly the entire mountain is 30-40 year old victaulic piping, better suited for irrigation and sprinkler systems than snowmaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Apparently Loon is replacing their Gondola cabins this summer or fall (fall probably between summer/winter ops) with new but still 4 passenger cabins. Wonder how much that is costing, I don't think CWA makes 4 pax cabins very often so this has to be a special order.
    http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com...hp?storyid=699

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    Not much of any info on Loon's website on this. I kind of wonder if they will upgrade the base and summit terminal cadence systems to all tires vs the old chain clips they have now as well.

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    As to other summer plans, looks like Burke is replacing snowmaking pipe on Bunker Hill.
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    Loon is also replacing Snowmaking pipe on Flying Fox and swinging the lines so they are all on the Western side of the trail now.

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    Hunter’s new trails are coming along nicely.34EC7A1B-1C14-4BF6-8B42-D436873ADBFC.jpg

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    Ok not sure if this worked, and not exactly a huge improvement. Bromley rebuilding the upper mountain valve house. Actually I just wanted any snowmaking junkies to see the pic and this thread seemed the closest in theme......
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    Quote Originally Posted by asnowmobiler View Post
    Hunter’s new trails are coming along nicely.34EC7A1B-1C14-4BF6-8B42-D436873ADBFC.jpg
    F**cking pile drivers going off at 6:55AM this morning.... uuuuuuuuug....

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