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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    While I've never seen the Crotched lodge, this description triggered memories of the "lodge" Mountain Creek had for a while years ago. I'm assuming they no longer have it, but about 20 years ago their lodge burned down and they replaced it with essentially a giant bubble tent for at least a few years. Ugly doesn't begin to describe it.
    That's what MT Abram did and I believe still has after their lodge fire. It's a real shame as the original was a classic old school lodge.

    Loon also has a bubble for their south peak lodge. They didn't want to build something nice because it was supposed to be temporary until they added the additional lift and proper second base area. Been about ten years and that project is still on hold

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    It's still quicker than going up the access road to get to K proper.

    Skyeship is great but I've learned not to park down there if temps are supposed to get more than a few degrees above freezing. Lower GN is a pretty good run with adequate enough pitch to do mostly "skiing" on the way down rather than just straightlining unless the snow is slow. Then it becomes a pretty brutal slog.
    As a mostly weekday skier I'm not worried about saving 5-10 minutes at the start of the day so the tradeoff for being parked down there makes no sense for me. Just out of my way for the trip home.

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    Skyeship coming from the East is the way to go, second being Bear. Coming from the West I would not bother. 3 base lodges and associated parking to choose from on the access road.

  4. #34
    I prefer Bear coming from the East. Don't care much for the ski down to Skyeship. Too flat most of the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I prefer Bear coming from the East. Don't care much for the ski down to Skyeship. Too flat most of the way

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  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Skyeship coming from the East is the way to go, second being Bear. Coming from the West I would not bother. 3 base lodges and associated parking to choose from on the access road.
    Skyeship is great for day trips coming from the southeast. But for when you're already up on the access road (or coming from NY), if you already have a pass and there's spaces available you can't beat parking steps from the Snowdon Six.
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  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    I haven't skied K when the skyeship or Bear have been open in 20-30 years.
    This has been mostly the case for me. Probably 90% of my skiing at K has been early or late season when other options aren't available. Mid season, there's at least a dozen N.E. mountains I'd rather be at. But when it's open, Bear is where I park.

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  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Granted, I don't ski at that many areas but unlike Waterville, Magic and Bretton Woods, Cannon has the bathrooms on the main floor so I don't have to walk up and down stairs in ski boots so it's the winner.p
    The number one thing Every skier will do at a mountain, is use the rest rooms. Older skiers more often. Making all customers go up and down stairs, is a design Fail, in my opinion. Not including a changing room of some type, is a fail as well.
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  9. #39
    Was Basebox mentioned at MRG? That place is a classic even if restrooms are downstairs

  10. #40
    Cannon Mountain Tram Station is a classic, old school lodge built by the CCC in the 1930's. It's hardly ever crowded and is open almost all year long for the summer/fall tram rides to the summit. It's always a very easy walk from the parking lot to boot up. The food is limited in the cafeteria/gift shop, but many locals like the hot dog with chili. Up the stairs next to the cafeteria is a small room with four tables, original pine paneling, a vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows with a nice view up the tram line. Many locals, especially on weekends, pack our lunches and take breaks there. On weekends, usually it's the same 30 skiers there for 8:15 first tracks tram to the summit. There's no bar there, but some people bring their own cooler with beers. There's a little museum for the Old Man of the Mountain (summer only) and on the walls a lot of old photographs of the mountain, skiers, Old Man of the Mountain and others taken over the long history of the area. One complaint I do have, they blocked up the old fieldstone fire place and inserted a wood burning stove that they never use. They should take out the stove and renovate that beautiful old fireplace and start building fires in it, just like the old days!

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