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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    This is a fake article, right?

    Quadrupling the size?! That's ambitious to say the least. Otten may have made Sunday River the mega-mountain it is now, but could a project like that get done today? With all the economic and environmental concerns? Not likely.

    I'd be surprised if he even get's the existing area back open.
    Quadrupling 87 acres probably wouldn't be hard. Expand the ski area boundary and call everything glades. Sugarloaf added 650 acres without even adding a lift.


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    I just hope they get the existing area open again. I've enjoyed myself the several times I've skied there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Uh, the size of Killington?


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    Maybe I was more accurate than I thought
    “They are looking, actually, at quadrupling the size of the present ski area footprint to include overhead gondolas from the Balsams into the new ski area.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Uh, the size of Killington?


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    This is Les Otten you know. Hyperbole is his thing. Remember how he defined things a certain way...

    While Outer Limits was recognized as the "Longest, steepest, bump run in the east," Otten figured out that if he removed the commas then White Heat was the winner...or something like that.
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    I remember reading he was trying to get sr back and this is a fall back position. He claimed he has "unfinished" business to do in sr

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanjil View Post
    I remember reading he was trying to get sr back and this is a fall back position. He claimed he has "unfinished" business to do in sr
    He made a run to buy Sugarloaf and Sunday River in 2007 when ASC collapsed but he could not get the money to do it (surprise, surprise). So he will have to live with having his restaurant overlooking Sunday River (The Phoenix, assuming that he still owns it).

    Sunday River was his baby.
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    My ideas.
    Purple: Gondola
    Red: HS Quad
    Blue: Fixed Quad
    Green: Triple

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    Seems like a lot of mellow terrain on these peaks. Hard to create good continuous vertical

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlr8r View Post

    Seems like a lot of mellow terrain on these peaks. Hard to create good continuous vertical
    Seems reminiscent of another resort:

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