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  1. #31
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    To be fair Beast has made a lot of moves with both of their summit lifts in the past decade lol.


  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    Berkshire East "expansion" is nice minor regional hype but realistically there's only so much mountain to work with. Make more snow, cut more glades, that's all folks.

    The backside (behind Outback trail) could potentially hold some shorter more interesting runs and I assumed this would be the next frontier for Berkshire East if they can make it happen. There's a second smaller peak back there with enough pitch to get creative.

    I'm glad Berkie is selling that triple... I've rarely seen it used (not that I frequent B-East as much lately) and it goes too far up the hill. The off loading spot of the current Quad chair is the best location to start from the top. We don't need chairs that are almost never used just rusting on the hill when they can be sold and better future plans made.

    Berkshire East optimally would have 1 high speed quad to the top. The current quad is slow, and the triple is rarely used. Berkshire East is typically a ski-on situation and maybe 10 chairs wait at the worst.
    Actually there is a fairly major expansion planned for the “north shoulder” of Berkshire East, from last year’s new Thunder/Bolt runs down to River Road. You can read about it here:
    http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com...hp?storyid=563

    I sent an email to the New England Ski Industry webmaster this morning and he claimed that Berkshire East actually has two unused triple chairlifts in storage (in addition to the currently installed “Mountain Top” Triple) so it would appear they will be able to use one for the Berkshire East expansion, and one for Catamount.
    Last edited by urungus; Aug 22, 2018 at 8:24 PM.

  3. #33
    Different article from today about Catamount with a few additional details: http://www.newenglandskiindustry.com...hp?storyid=711
    Last edited by urungus; Aug 22, 2018 at 8:23 PM.

  4. #34
    https://www.newenglandskiindustry.co...hp?storyid=756

    They started cutting the new trails. I like this new boom of expansion in recent years (Waterville, hunter, catamount,etc)


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    Quote Originally Posted by danimals View Post
    https://www.newenglandskiindustry.co...hp?storyid=756

    They started cutting the new trails. I like this new boom of expansion in recent years (Waterville, hunter, catamount,etc)


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    I'm very impressed with the money being spent at Catamount. The west expansion area has a pretty consistent pitch and will be a great addition to that side.
    I did notice a new concrete box like structure to the east of the entrance to catapult a few weeks ago and thought it was for a new lift terminal, but the diagram in the link does not show a lift there. Maybe something with snow making?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danimals View Post
    https://www.newenglandskiindustry.co...hp?storyid=756

    They started cutting the new trails. I like this new boom of expansion in recent years (Waterville, hunter, catamount,etc)


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    On the rare occasion I day trip from Long Island its always been to the Catskills. Never skied Catamount because some friends said it wasn't worth the time saved vs. going to the Catskills or Poconos. Will the new trails make enough improvement that its in the same league with say Windam or Belleayre?

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Killingtime View Post
    On the rare occasion I day trip from Long Island its always been to the Catskills. Never skied Catamount because some friends said it wasn't worth the time saved vs. going to the Catskills or Poconos. Will the new trails make enough improvement that its in the same league with say Windam or Belleayre?
    I'd say no, the Catskill areas are a bit better. The west side is the only side worth skiing at Catamount, and that's only a few trails with about 950 vertical
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    Catamount is a great little area, one that certainly has done a 180 since my racingsl days there in the early 90s.

    Concrete enclosures on hill are usually valve stations.

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    Believe the concrete boxes are for ziplines. Catamount skis bigger than 1000vrt as the trails are pretty twisty and lots of pitch varieties make it fun. I hope they build the trails off of Ridge one day...those would be 500-600vertical feet of legitimately steep terrain.
    2018-2019 90 days and holding...
    Thunder Ridge: 12/1, 12/15, 12/23, 12/24, 12/26, 12/27, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31, 1/1, 1/5, 1/12, 1/13, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18, 2/20, 2/22, 2/23, 2/24, 3/2, 3/3, 3/10, 3/16, 3/17
    Killington: 11/16, 12/7, 12/9, 12/13, 12/20, 1/8, 1/9, 1/14, 1/23, 2/13, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24, 3/29, 3/30, 4/7, 4/20, 4/21, 5/4, 5/5
    Sugarbush: 12/8, 1/3, 1/17, 1/18, 4/6, 4/19 Mount Snow: 10/27, 11/21, 12/12
    Sunday River: 3/11, 3/12, 3/13
    Magic: 11/30, 1/11, 3/9 Jay Peak: 12/18, 1/15 Smuggler's Notch: 12/17 Sunapee: 12/19 Mad River Glen: 1/2 Mohawk: 1/4 Okemo: 1/7, 4/5 Pico: 1/10 Burke: 1/16 Belleayre: 2/1 Catamount: 2/6 Jiminy Peak: 2/12 Berkshire East: 3/6 Wildcat: 3/14 Bretton Woods: 3/15
    "Skiing is the closest you'll get to flying without leaving the ground." -snowmonster

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    Believe the concrete boxes are for ziplines. Catamount skis bigger than 1000vrt as the trails are pretty twisty and lots of pitch varieties make it fun. I hope they build the trails off of Ridge one day...those would be 500-600vertical feet of legitimately steep terrain.
    Hahaha yeah baby! Per Facebook...
    It might be hot now but the snow will be flying before you know it. When it does we'll be opening this new double black diamond from the summit!
    They posted a video and it appears to run parallel to Catapult and drop into On Stage to the skiers right of the little double. That's really freakin' steep if you don't know the mountain!
    2018-2019 90 days and holding...
    Thunder Ridge: 12/1, 12/15, 12/23, 12/24, 12/26, 12/27, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31, 1/1, 1/5, 1/12, 1/13, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18, 2/20, 2/22, 2/23, 2/24, 3/2, 3/3, 3/10, 3/16, 3/17
    Killington: 11/16, 12/7, 12/9, 12/13, 12/20, 1/8, 1/9, 1/14, 1/23, 2/13, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24, 3/29, 3/30, 4/7, 4/20, 4/21, 5/4, 5/5
    Sugarbush: 12/8, 1/3, 1/17, 1/18, 4/6, 4/19 Mount Snow: 10/27, 11/21, 12/12
    Sunday River: 3/11, 3/12, 3/13
    Magic: 11/30, 1/11, 3/9 Jay Peak: 12/18, 1/15 Smuggler's Notch: 12/17 Sunapee: 12/19 Mad River Glen: 1/2 Mohawk: 1/4 Okemo: 1/7, 4/5 Pico: 1/10 Burke: 1/16 Belleayre: 2/1 Catamount: 2/6 Jiminy Peak: 2/12 Berkshire East: 3/6 Wildcat: 3/14 Bretton Woods: 3/15
    "Skiing is the closest you'll get to flying without leaving the ground." -snowmonster

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