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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    If I was a 'Tash regular I would be livid at the prospect of no new lift. Outside of replacing pipe and building the mid mountain pumphouse (because the old pipe and pumps were toast) at Wildcat and the fan guns back in 2007 at Attitash Peaks has not done a thing for either hill outside of maintenance. Meanwhile the two cash cows to the south are soaking it in. You can read the frustration in the wording.
    I really do appreciate the clearly frustrated on behalf of Attitash management. I wonder if this will impact Peak's bottom line this year. Attitash has real estate and gets a good chunk of skiers and I bet there is a good bunch of folks in CMass that split time at Attitash and Snow.


  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    If I was a 'Tash regular I would be livid at the prospect of no new lift. Outside of replacing pipe and building the mid mountain pumphouse (because the old pipe and pumps were toast) at Wildcat and the fan guns back in 2007 at Attitash Peaks has not done a thing for either hill outside of maintenance. Meanwhile the two cash cows to the south are soaking it in. You can read the frustration in the wording.
    From an ops side, even with say a HSQ to replace the triple at Attitash, REALISTICALLY, how many additional annual visits to you think that would translate into over say a 5yr period?

    Do I personally think it would be a great thing? Yup. Do I think it would translate into say an extra 50k or so annual visits to Attitash over a 5yr period? Nope

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  3. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    From an ops side, even with say a HSQ to replace the triple at Attitash, REALISTICALLY, how many additional annual visits to you think that would translate into over say a 5yr period?

    Do I personally think it would be a great thing? Yup. Do I think it would translate into say an extra 50k or so annual visits to Attitash over a 5yr period? Nope

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    It's not all about the skier visits gained, but skier visits lost as well. Look at their skier visits pre-Peak. They were averaging around 200k visits a year at Attitash from when Bear went in until about 2008. Since? More like 160k.

    Now some of that could be attributed to cheap ASC passes, but the Peak pass is still very affordable today. Also in that time frame numerous NH areas have invested heavily with expanded terrain, better lifts, snowmaking etc. Sunapee, Ragged, Loon, Waterville, Cannon, Bretton Woods, Cranmore all have invested heavily in expanding and/or improving their product. Attitash has done essentially nothing but routine maintenance.

    So, a new HSQ might not add 50k visits a year, but it could be the difference between a 180k average and a 130k average.

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  4. #104
    ive never skied attitash before and have never even looked at a trail map until right now. is the notch between the two peaks skiable sidecountry?

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    ive never skied attitash before and have never even looked at a trail map until right now. is the notch between the two peaks skiable sidecountry?
    There's a pretty killer riverbed out there that I haven't skied, but have seen videos of. Comes off the Attitash side. Not sure about Bear side. Haven't done a ton of exploring really nor have I noticed where others have. Pretty dense evergreen forest.

    Generally speaking, Attitash has some really good steep groomer skiing and a couple of decent bump runs.

    They don't get a ton of snow due to low elevation.

    I mainly ski Wildcat. Attitash is pretty much reserved for hard snow days or spring when it's sunny, 40+ degrees and soft bumps and Cat only 10 miles away is socked in the clouds, 25 degrees and frozen solid.

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  6. #106
    Attitash is one of the few places in NH I have not skied...but a HSQ to the summit would make it much more enticing. New Hampshire is interesting for New England as places have grown in size over the past 20 years (Loon with South Peak, Bretton Woods with their sidecountry T-Bar, Cannon with Mittersill). Other places have at least seen significant lift upgrades like Sunapee, Ragged. Attitash has remained stagnant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by So Inclined View Post
    Oooof.

    "It is my unfortunate duty to inform you all that despite the best efforts of our lift mechanic team here at Attitash – as well as that of outside specialists – we will be unable to reopen the Summit Triple for the remainder of the 2018/2019 season."

    It's not exactly a shock, given how things have gone with it this winter, but still.
    Wow. Just wow. That’s sad. Not surprising considering that the pic on liftblog.com showed a huge crane in place by the lift. Get a new one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    If I was a 'Tash regular I would be livid at the prospect of no new lift. Outside of replacing pipe and building the mid mountain pumphouse (because the old pipe and pumps were toast) at Wildcat and the fan guns back in 2007 at Attitash Peaks has not done a thing for either hill outside of maintenance. Meanwhile the two cash cows to the south are soaking it in. You can read the frustration in the wording.
    Agreed.

    Just read that blog post and I have no doubt that Attitash will see a big loss of passholders based on that post and news. Sounds like Peaks is just throwing good money after bad on this lift and are really digging themselves into a hole with their passholders. It's too bad because as a kid growing up in the 1980's and 1990's, Attitash was THE PLACE in the MWV and did pretty well in terms of improvements by ASC and previous ownership. I think it is fair to say that pretty much everyone in that area (except Black Mountain) has probably passed Attitash in terms of upgrades and improvements. I think this also takes the prize for biggest lift F-up this season although Waterville Valley will likely be a close second!

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  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    You won't do that because you aren't stupid enough to go to jail. Or at least hopefully.

    Running over a ski does not warrant assault internet tough guy.
    So come and fuck with my kid then. If you are purposely running over my kids ski you are close enough to him that you could hurt him. This is after chasing us down the trail and cursing at us. I would have to think that you do not have children.

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    Bump.

    For those wondering what is going on with Attitash's Summit Triple:

    "We will resume work on the repairs immediately after Labor Day when the summer crowds disperse," Lowell said Monday. "It would be unsafe to have work going on now while we have attractions and families wandering near the work areas. The rebuilt pieces will be delivered the last week of August so we can begin to get organized with heavy equipment to place the pieces back into the motor room and raise the bull wheel.

    "Everything is going as planned, and I am confident the summit triple will be ready for the start of the upcoming season. We have also done a near-complete rebuild of the Flying Yankee this spring. We are installing a new drive in the Abenaki lift and have done extensive work on the Flying Bear. Our lift maintenance staff have been working extremely hard this spring and summer and will continue to do whatever prudent to make our lifts reliable and safe for this season and seasons to come."
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