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  1. Newpylong

    Mt Snow 20-21 Intel

    Plus for those lift aficionados, nothing says bad ass quite like those Yan towers with lifting frames.
  2. Newpylong

    Mt Snow 20-21 Intel

    I would choose the GSE any day if given the option. The slightly quicker rope speed of the BB is made up and then plenty more by not waiting to load it.
  3. Newpylong

    Big Squaw ski resort

    The upper mountain trails look amazing.
  4. Newpylong

    Singles Line

    As a single I got paired with a pair on the quad at Ragged by our permission this past weekend and that is a possibility based on signage.
  5. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    Correct. One is consumption over time (kWh - which can be part of a bulk purchase) and the other is apparent usage aka demand (kVa) ie peak usage which can be curtailed.
  6. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    They are running at reduced capacity due to peak power usage periods, shutting down from 4-8pm daily. Not sure how long that'll go for, but expansion will be slow while that's occurring on the grid.
  7. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    Pipe is toast on Backside/Polaris so that won't run this year. Trail is kinda redundant anyway isn't it?
  8. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    I asked about snowmaking on Quantum and they said it sucks because of it's exposure it gets wind scoured. Unknown if they'll do it. I remember they didn't do it a bunch of years in a row.
  9. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    I was told next up or to come back online next week is: Top gun, vortex, eureka, shockwave, south paw. And that's likely it. I know that leaves Agony and Quantum doesn't it? What else...
  10. Newpylong

    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Thank you for the great details, and after having gone through literally the same crap as you guys, I know the pain. Switching trails was literally a disaster every time. We avoided it like the plague. This was because there were the wrong valves for the job (cast iron gates), and no valve...
  11. Newpylong

    The NEW Magic Mountain

    Should be able to free groom Sorcerer top down, very carefully, especially because it's fairly narrow. Status of "future" trails as I know them talking to a past snowmaker: Lower Magic Carpet: back in the open column! Back online after 20 years of being out of commission due to pipe damage...
  12. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    My aforementioned contact said they've already run 1,100 hours so far. That is a lot... we typically only ran 500 for the entire year (at a small area). I told him I think they've likely pumped more gallons than anyone else in the East. Really only a dozen or so trails left from what I saw. He...
  13. Newpylong

    NH lift lines

    My only experience in NH thus far has been home base of Ragged and the lines have only seemed a little longer than usual. Once on the hill the trails are largely fine.
  14. Newpylong

    The NEW Magic Mountain

    I think the pond has likely not been an issue precisely because the second pump has not been operating. However, no need to take my word, just do the calculations. In operating a ski area I had to perform them often. The target 50-60% of terrain covered by snowmaking is 80 acres. Using industry...
  15. Newpylong

    The NEW Magic Mountain

    I hope after this season there are funds to still proceed with the pond reconstruction and additional pumping capacity. There is a long way to go before even getting 50% of that hill coverable in a bad winter like this. Sadly, bad winters seem to be more of the norm.
  16. Newpylong

    Les Otten & Dixville Notch

    As a nearby property owner, I hope they can make a go of it. It is an absolutely beautiful area, but one that needs an economic injection. Forestry only can go so far.,
  17. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    They have more snow down that most. Crushing it...
  18. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    Of course it is a general statement and snow depth varies by location year by year based on needs and snowmaking windows. Some will have more, some will have less. But you can be sure of it considering that is from the person (close friend of mine) who decides what to put where and when and for...
  19. Newpylong

    2020-21 Sunday River

    Some info for the River folks: Snowmaking has been on White Heat, Wildfire, Rocking Chair, 3D, Upper Downdraft, Lost Process, Cowardly Lion. White Heat should be shutdown today and Salvation should come on. Vortex should also come online today. Top Gun is being setup. They are going thinner...
  20. Newpylong

    MA skiing

    I get bored just looking at Wachusett. Give Jiminy and Berkshire East a shot, both have superior terrain. Bouquet has some great runs but on a far smaller scale, likely not worth a trip.
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