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    If its elevation was higher it would be too...

    If its elevation was higher it would be too windy!
    It's too windy anyway.
  2. Thread: Strava heatmap

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    Regarding Hawk's security concerns, PBS News Hour...

    Regarding Hawk's security concerns, PBS News Hour had a story Monday (?) night; I don't recall the name of the technology but it might have been Strava. A security expert was able to look up US...
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    13,000 can't be right though. Cable length? ...

    13,000 can't be right though. Cable length?

    Excuse me, I see this was corrected to 6,500 feet in the original.
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    I've only skied Belleayre on weekends and have...

    I've only skied Belleayre on weekends and have seen significant lines on the Superchief and Tomahawk. I'm not sure that the day there were lines on Tomahawk wasn't because Superchief was out of...
  5. All accounts I've seen stated that one of the...

    All accounts I've seen stated that one of the soldiers was killed.
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    Good luck getting volunteers!

    Good luck getting volunteers!
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    How was the new trail below the bridge, back to...

    How was the new trail below the bridge, back to the gondola? Pretty flat?


    I'd be disappointed if Dot Nebel and such trails were open but the Tomahawk chair wasn't running and I had to ski down...
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    Just checked the Belleayre webcam and the gondola...

    Just checked the Belleayre webcam and the gondola is running, though slower than normal. I didn't see anyone skiing. All this week it looked like they were sending gondola cars up empty.
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    Right Jim, I've only parked at Discovery once,...

    Right Jim, I've only parked at Discovery once, when the Overlook lot was full and I had to turn around. The lodge was a zoo - I only went inside to pee and it took me several minutes to get to the...
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    [QUOTE=cdskier;989855]The other choice would be...

    [QUOTE=cdskier;989855]The other choice would be to do what they did before the Gondola...take one of the beginner chairs up to the Overlook lodge and ski down from there to Super Chief.

    Right, so...
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    Slight problem with using the gondola as an...

    Slight problem with using the gondola as an access lift from the Discovery base: it's not very convenient for beginners and lower intermediates to get to the east side of the mountain and the...
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    BW's gondola will have about 100 feet more than...

    BW's gondola will have about 100 feet more than the new gondola at Belleayre.

    http://www.belleayre.com/the-mountain/webcam-feed
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    Back around 1970 my brother and I went to...

    Back around 1970 my brother and I went to Sugarloaf after a major ice storm. There were no internet condition updates in those days and we were hoping that Sugarloaf had got snow. Nope. When we got...
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    Yeah, I can't imagine any improvement to Big...

    Yeah, I can't imagine any improvement to Big Chief, unless it's for drainage. Mohawk, yes, could use some improvement to its fall lines.
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    Right, how can our snow instantly turn to frozen...

    Right, how can our snow instantly turn to frozen granular as it hits the ground?
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    There's still 1,000 vertical feet. But it looks...

    There's still 1,000 vertical feet. But it looks like it will be steepish intermediate terrain.
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    Or, as an even better way to access Ridge, the...

    Or, as an even better way to access Ridge, the Sundance trails and Carinthia,they could run the Sundance chair more often.
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    West Mountain, NY is widening and restoring a...

    West Mountain, NY is widening and restoring a seldom-open expert trail, The Cure. Lots of photos on Facebook.
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    Wait a minute. Accelerating and decelerating to...

    Wait a minute. Accelerating and decelerating to go from Denver to Vail in 9 minutes - How many g-forces is that? I get roughly 23 Gs? And you have to experience it twice, speeding up and slowing...
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    Might someone be holding that domain name...

    Might someone be holding that domain name hostage? In other words, this is so embarrassing, pay us money and we'll take it down.
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    Hunter is saying this will be intermediate...

    Hunter is saying this will be intermediate terrain, but I agree it's generally too steep. The only way they can get blue terrain there is by sidehill return routes from Belt Parkway and Way Out, and...
  22. You won't be cruising through the novice area...

    You won't be cruising through the novice area after skiing trails accessed by the gondola. Unless you want to skate a very long way across the ridge, you'll want to ski just 6 or 7 trails from the...
  23. Thread: Saddleback

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    Interesting that a diverse conglomerate with a...

    Interesting that a diverse conglomerate with a "Property" division would buy a ski area 10,000 miles away. I'll bet there's a skier in a high position with interests or maybe part-time residency in...
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    Even if it's cloudy it will still get dark.

    Even if it's cloudy it will still get dark.
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    Nice vertical drop lie there - "over 1000 feet"....

    Nice vertical drop lie there - "over 1000 feet". It's about 770.
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