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    Ungroomed all crust?

    Ungroomed all crust?
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    Only time you can buy discounted tickets to Black...

    Only time you can buy discounted tickets to Black Mountain of Maine is Black Friday ($38 ). Buy as many as you want and good any day mountain is open for the season. Your purchases help support a...
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    Not sure why that happened. Most of the mountain...

    Not sure why that happened. Most of the mountain deals are out by end of November. Would not take too much upkeep after that.

    After swearing I was not going back to another Warren Miller film,...
  4. Not seeing the deals you are listing through...

    Not seeing the deals you are listing through Mountain Sports Club for Sunday River, Jay Peak and the Smuggs ticket they offer is early/late season. You might want to correct the list. ...
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    Maine residents Wednesdays at Sugarloaf $49...

    Maine residents Wednesdays at Sugarloaf $49 except vacation weeks
  6. If I am reading it correctly it seems the problem...

    If I am reading it correctly it seems the problem is they want to sell tax free property to the upper 1% for the resort while creating low paying service jobs.
  7. Yes that should be ok to learn on, but I strongly...

    Yes that should be ok to learn on, but I strongly urge you to do two things.

    You have not mentioned bindings, but I will assume you have them on the skis. Take the bindings in to a shop to have...
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    I have done a big road trip, but I would not...

    I have done a big road trip, but I would not suggest a drive all over kingdom come at 70 with a wife and dog.

    vrbo is a great option for places to stay especially if you book for a week or more. ...
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    Time for a new thread eh?

    Time for a new thread eh?
  10. Not moving any goal posts, been pretty consistent...

    Not moving any goal posts, been pretty consistent in what I am saying. Not a place I would like to see public money spent so investors can make money because its long term economic future doesn't...
  11. If you drive a long way and all you have is 1...

    If you drive a long way and all you have is 1 restaurant in a quaint old hotel, that is a major difference than what is at Jackson or Tremblant.

    There may be some all inclusive resorts in the...
  12. you are right not that close, but I thought the...

    you are right not that close, but I thought the model might have been somewhat similar. My knowledge of the Hermitage would not fill a teacup so defer to you.

    As machski says academic at this...
  13. Haystack/Hermitage

    Haystack/Hermitage
  14. Plan was for a very spread out network of lifts. ...

    Plan was for a very spread out network of lifts. Imagine it would have provided a nice intermediate ski area with quiet trails. Have not skied there. Know friends who did way back in the day. I...
  15. real easy topo maps Don't know about the...

    real easy topo maps

    Don't know about the Montreal direction, but I bet real driving time is closer between the two you listed
  16. Snow is great, terrain is meh Very much a plan...

    Snow is great, terrain is meh

    Very much a plan for an all inclusive resort. There is nothing, absolutely nothing around so in that sense the most middle of nowhere resort in the NE
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    Good luck getting that for the wood between 2k...

    Good luck getting that for the wood between 2k and 4k elevation. The mountain is a small part of their land holding at Saddleback
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    There was a land trust involved when the...

    There was a land trust involved when the Saddleback Foundation was trying to raise funds for the land. They were going to throw in. Land has little value for timber harvesting. House lots could be...
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    Cool Greg I don't think Saddleback can make it...

    Cool Greg

    I don't think Saddleback can make it as an uphill touring center business. Too many days when no money would be made.

    What I think could work is if the mountain part of the property...
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    I took gregnye comments as jest and had me...

    I took gregnye comments as jest and had me wondering if he might possibly be a Greg I know.
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    Throwing spit at the wall. Rumored price of 3...

    Throwing spit at the wall. Rumored price of 3 million. So let's say 2.7

    900k for ski industry fire sale, snow making may have more value than lifts at this point

    900k for nature preserve for...
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    My take on why Saddleback is where it is: ...

    My take on why Saddleback is where it is:

    Berry's lose a LOT less money with it closed than open.

    They feel an obligation to try to make it go as a ski area. Whether that is to the community,...
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    Yup, Mount Washington is 45 minutes closer for me...

    Yup, Mount Washington is 45 minutes closer for me and I have been there much more than Saddleback. There are days when Saddleback is a better call even with the drive. Katahdin is a great place...
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    That is just not true about being able to handle...

    That is just not true about being able to handle Mount Washington. There a lots of times when Mount Washington is not the place to go, please reference my post on the previous page.
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    When Sunday River's lift tower toppled over, the...

    When Sunday River's lift tower toppled over, the State of Maine required either the engineering plans for the lift installation or to have the base dug up for a visual inspection. That doomed the...
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