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    True, but cumulative hours spent on the rack vs....

    True, but cumulative hours spent on the rack vs. on the hill are just a bit different!
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    Anyone have an opinion on the claim that having...

    Anyone have an opinion on the claim that having the Rocker-style hardware where the skis are hung individually instead of both being suspended between a single pair of dowels helps preserve the...
  3. Thread: Saddleback

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    Sad thing is that all the approaches to Rangeley...

    Sad thing is that all the approaches to Rangeley were resurfaced just a few years ago. Long, frigid winters and logging trucks take a toll.
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    I definitely would not want lifts at the top of...

    I definitely would not want lifts at the top of Saddleback, or the AT relocated - that's one of the most spectacular ridge walks in the east. I was referring facetiously to the conveyor tunnel at...
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    Great terrain on the other side of the ridge, but...

    Great terrain on the other side of the ridge, but can't string lifts to the top - didn't Snowbird have the same issue? They solved it - maybe Saddleback could do the same!:smile:
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    Also being sued by Perry Williams, one of the...

    Also being sued by Perry Williams, one of the Rangeley locals who was formerly involved with the project.
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    Spent Monday and Tuesday at Okemo, and I can...

    Spent Monday and Tuesday at Okemo, and I can testify to this. I was almost exclusively at Jackson Gore and Solitude and about the only trails at JG that were not bumped were BlueMoon/Lower Limelight,...
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    Website is back up. Maybe just a payment glitch.

    Website is back up. Maybe just a payment glitch.
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    http://http://majellagroup.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpa...

    http://http://majellagroup.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

    Since the announcement in last summer, the official "saddlebackmaine.com" website had a message from Majella. That URL now leads to an...
  10. I would have some hope that this will be solved...

    I would have some hope that this will be solved quickly and the perpetrators caught. If the stolen tools are publicly identified, then it may be difficult to sell them on CL or wherever. Locals will...
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    Worse and worse... ...

    Worse and worse...

    http://http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/saddleback-australian-ceo-remains-committed-but-the-money-isnt-there/493729130
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    Good to know that there may be some bias at work...

    Good to know that there may be some bias at work here. Hoping for the best for the locals who have hitched their wagons to the Majella train.
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    All very good news. However, I if the NESI...

    All very good news. However, I if the NESI article is correct (it's on the internet - it must be!), then concern shifts from short to long term.
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    Bad feeling about this... ...

    Bad feeling about this...

    http://newenglandskiindustry.com/viewstory.php?storyid=610
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    Nothing visible happening on the mountain. Chairs...

    Nothing visible happening on the mountain. Chairs are still swaying in the breeze on the Rangeley double.
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    More strange to me is the phrase "clear path...

    More strange to me is the phrase "clear path along the slope". The snowmaking base may be 10 ft high in places, and the sides are very steep of course. I could see that being construed as an...
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    Same here. The head gasket issue lasted for many...

    Same here. The head gasket issue lasted for many model years without being addressed. Ours was a 2000, for example.
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    The old Milly was the scariest I've been on - I...

    The old Milly was the scariest I've been on - I hung on to that center pole for dear life. I believe it was a Yan, to boot. If I'd known that then, I probably never would have ridden the thing in the...
  19. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  20. Video? I must have missed that.

    Video? I must have missed that.
  21. A long way from the end of the story. According...

    A long way from the end of the story. According to the foundation website:

    On reaching $4 million in cash and binding pledges, SMCR, LLC will sign a purchase and sales agreement and gain...
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    OP mentioned Lake Placid, and Rangeley, ME with...

    OP mentioned Lake Placid, and Rangeley, ME with it's elevation, and lake/mountain situation is similar, with the added bonus of being a fraction of the entry price in real estate and taxes. Points...
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    Putting together Chris Farmer's post and Les...

    Putting together Chris Farmer's post and Les Otten's comments in the article, it might seems like whoever the buyer is, it's not LBO. I wouldn't think he would comment at all if he were involved.
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    Regarding the "more customers", I was always...

    Regarding the "more customers", I was always under the impression that they operated pretty much at capacity on weekends, at least the with respect to the Rangeley double. The times I was there were...
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    As an earlier poster mentioned, it's odd that the...

    As an earlier poster mentioned, it's odd that the rebar is straight, not bent. Might this imply that the footer concrete was so weak that it did not bend the rebar, but simply crumbled around it?
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