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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    OK, we're getting a lot of good questions in here...let's plan on wrapping it up TOMORROW Noon or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strat
    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss
    I recall seeing in the 1996 EIS paperwork a proposal to build a trail from the top of North Lynx down across Slide Brook and terminating near the Gate House Quad terminal. Will this ever come to fruition? If not, why?
    Such a trail does exist, at least, partially... I'm not sure where it comes out, but there is a closed-off area on skier's left at the top of sunrise that leads to a narrow trail that crosses over slidebrook at the top of the ridge and continues downward, easily visible from slidebrook as well... I have no idea where it comes out, I figure it must just be a service road, perhaps terminating in the village somewhere... I wonder why they would ever want to build a trail like that that would go all the way down to the gatehouse... and where would it go? It seems like in order to make it back to Gatehouse, it would have to cross slidebrook (as that trail I mentioned above does) and hit Village Run, then continuing back into Pushover or maybe Easy Rider... seems like a rather useless trail that would probably get underused... would, however, like to see the plan for that...
    I'm not going to tell where it goes, other than I can ski home using it

    dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by djspookman
    Quote Originally Posted by Strat
    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss
    I recall seeing in the 1996 EIS paperwork a proposal to build a trail from the top of North Lynx down across Slide Brook and terminating near the Gate House Quad terminal. Will this ever come to fruition? If not, why?
    Such a trail does exist, at least, partially... I'm not sure where it comes out, but there is a closed-off area on skier's left at the top of sunrise that leads to a narrow trail that crosses over slidebrook at the top of the ridge and continues downward, easily visible from slidebrook as well... I have no idea where it comes out, I figure it must just be a service road, perhaps terminating in the village somewhere... I wonder why they would ever want to build a trail like that that would go all the way down to the gatehouse... and where would it go? It seems like in order to make it back to Gatehouse, it would have to cross slidebrook (as that trail I mentioned above does) and hit Village Run, then continuing back into Pushover or maybe Easy Rider... seems like a rather useless trail that would probably get underused... would, however, like to see the plan for that...
    I'm not going to tell where it goes, other than I can ski home using it

    dave
    Oh do tell, I am oh so interested... at least tell whereabouts you live?

    Like I'd steal your stash anyway... why would I wanna end up at your house?

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    Slide Brook Basin access

    Hey Spook...hope you don't take that way home in March cause the bears are waking up and they are powerful hungry that time of year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski_resort_observer
    Slide Brook Basin access
    Is this question or answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strat
    OK, new question...
    Just thought of another one...

    Snowflake, the trail once serviced by the old T-Bar at North, to the south of Sunny D (at the termination of Lower FIS) has gone unused for years... seems like with North's complete and total lack of beginner terrain, a cheap T-Bar could be purchased by Sugarbush and installed down there to make North a little more accomodating to beginners... North has seen a lot of improvements, but that would really make it more of a complete mountain... does this plan seem semi-realistic?
    DITTO on the Snowflake area. I checked it out this winter and was thinking the same thing! Heck, get those lift parts out of there and clear out the old tow line and put in a short t-bar and you're all set!

    dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski_resort_observer
    Slide Brook Basin access

    Hey Spook...hope you don't take that way home in March cause the bears are waking up and they are powerful hungry that time of year...
    yup, spring is the best time to take that home, all sunny and sweet snow I don't worry about bears too much, as I live on the flats, so we're used to all kinds of wildlife in our backyard already! fresh moose tracks out there last week, and I usually see a deer or two a week!

    dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by djspookman
    Quote Originally Posted by ski_resort_observer
    Slide Brook Basin access

    Hey Spook...hope you don't take that way home in March cause the bears are waking up and they are powerful hungry that time of year...
    yup, spring is the best time to take that home, all sunny and sweet snow I don't worry about bears too much, as I live on the flats, so we're used to all kinds of wildlife in our backyard already! fresh moose tracks out there last week, and I usually see a deer or two a week!

    dave
    Wow, goes all the way down to the flats... now the question is, why did they ever cut that thing?

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    Good question! I figure they'll tell you what they've said to us all along...'we offer a great product, blah, blah,' and not consider this deal. MRG is not up to their standards and Stowe is their main competition.
    Yes, I would not ever look for SB and MRG to do anything jointly. 2 completely different ski areas regardless of geography, and 2 completely different clienteles that do not see eye to eye on anything.

    Personally, I think it would be a bad thing and would prefer they stay separate.
    Actually, after the Big Pass there was the Huge Pass which included Jay, MRG and the Bush. It was a college deal yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strat
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    Quote Originally Posted by ski_resort_observer
    Slide Brook Basin access

    Hey Spook...hope you don't take that way home in March cause the bears are waking up and they are powerful hungry that time of year...
    yup, spring is the best time to take that home, all sunny and sweet snow I don't worry about bears too much, as I live on the flats, so we're used to all kinds of wildlife in our backyard already! fresh moose tracks out there last week, and I usually see a deer or two a week!

    dave
    Wow, goes all the way down to the flats... now the question is, why did they ever cut that thing?

    I love woods skiing so I just use that part to get into the woods, then make my own line from there, so i'm not exactly sure where on the flats it ends up, but i'm assuming that it does somewhere since there are numerous access trails for lift evacs/lift access.

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