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    AlpineZone no longer available in the Apple App Store... WTF?

    I needed to restore my iphone from iCloud backup today. Everything is in order except... AlpineZone. When i tap the app icon it shows, "loading..." for a few seconds then this message appears: "Unable to install 'AlpineZone' The app is no longer available in the App Store." FWIW, less than 2...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Ok I agree about the bar situation. But in every other aspect I stand by my previous statement. That said I wouldn’t use the Mansfield BL for lunch even if it were free.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Huh? Disagree completely about Mansfield vs Mt Ellen base lodges. I’m not saying I mind the ME lodge just that IMO Mansfield is the better.
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    Ha! At the end of a day I usually change completely out of my ski gear into comfortable street clothes for the drive home. I turn whichever direction in the lodge feels least crowded when I’m actually shirtless and pantless... out of respect for the kids mostly🤣
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    Lodge Fire at Mt. Tom

    Mt Tom is on the west side of 91. The only way I remember ever seeing Tom from 91 was when it was lit up at night, and iirc only the top maybe 1/3 of it was visible. These are all pretty young memories for me (<10 yrs old) but I grew up in the Hartford CT area and my dad and I did many trips up...
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    Lodge Fire at Mt. Tom

    Yep, the lower T bar was directly lookers right from the Jbar. As Moose's map shows. And iirc the T bar was on a slightly steeper slope than the J so you had an increasing slope on your right as you rode the J. (I rode that J maaaany times my first season.) Also iirc the T got converted to a...
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    Lodge Fire at Mt. Tom

    J Bar was the farthest left actually, at least it was when I made my very first turns. Always makes me a bit sad seeing news blips like this about the place, which seems to happen every 3-5 yrs. [emoji53]
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    The &quot;Sugarbush Thread&quot; Maybe there's a Native American burial site somewhere with a portal to a counterpart world where people enjoy standing in hour long liftlines to ski ribbons of dirt in the rain.
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    Killington 2/12 & 13

    Killington 2/12 &amp; 13 @JimG The glades and snow look great. But your selfie composition is seriously questionable![emoji16]
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    Mlk

    I was driving from cannon to Boston metro west Monday night. I left cannon around 4:30 and had possibly my slowest drive home ever, which was pretty surprising given how empty the mountain was all day.
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    Mlk

    This defies logic to me. The ppl who are 7 miles down the road, at 11:15, in gridlock, what are they thinking? By the time they get to the mountain, park and gear up it'll be 2:00. What's the point?[emoji849]
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    Unpopular Opinion: Any more than 4 people on a lift is too many.

    I've seen that before. Thankfully very rarely but I agree it's extremely douchey. It would've been great if you had also been a group of 3 and then jumped onto the chair that he thought he'd get for himself![emoji34]
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    This weekend

    Any reports from Cannon or Wildcat today? Did summit lifts at cannon ever open? I was going to head to there but changed my mind early this morning. Instead I went mtn biking this afternoon and it was very muddy. Should have gone skiing!
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    Attitash Summit Triple Problems 2018-2019

    interesting points. I'm going to back pedal a bit. "slow sinking" might be an overstatement. *If* Attitash is currently sinking (separate issue) it's not because it lacks a fast ride to the summit. An unreliable lift, maybe is a cause, but not a slow lift IMO. I agree there's not enough trail...
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    Attitash Summit Triple Problems 2018-2019

    What I meant is that a detachable lift instead of a fixed grip (even a quicker, conveyor loading fg) is what's needed in place of the current triple to satisfy current expectations. Whether other factors exist that make it impossible to put a detachable chair there is a separate issue. But IMO a...
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    Attitash Summit Triple Problems 2018-2019

    Chair spacing doesn't help ride time. People expect fast lifts these days, outside of the Magic type crowd. Attitash will continue to decline without a fast summit lift. Vail knows this and will either make it happen or cut their losses and sell the place.
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    12/25/2019: A very merry Christmas at Attitash

    I'm betting Vail replaces that lift within a couple seasons. From a regional perspective that lift is now a major blemish on Vail Resorts. It's about corporate image.
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    Did Vail intentionally ruin snow reports?

    This. Also when it's the same people doing that narrative for a mountain week after week you eventually can pick up subtleties, or read between the lines in the reports which is impossible when the report is just a list of open and closed trails and lifts. Aesthetically, I like the discussion...
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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    I'm envisioning lifts, trail pods and connector trails added into the spaces between LP, ME and MRG and it sort of, abstractly, reminds me of another place LBO once owned...
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