Interesting Summary of Killington's Snowmaking Energy Use - Page 3

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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by SpinmasterK View Post
    Yes, we removed more than 5,000 feet of pipe from the old Sunrise/Northwest Passage areas this summer. That pipe - which is in great shape - is currently being installed on the new lower section of Gateway, Great Northern and The Stash.
    So, I take it POWDR has no plans to reopen lower sunrise......bummer.


  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    So, I take it POWDR has no plans to reopen lower sunrise......bummer.
    in terms of access, sunrise was a great option for day trippers.....always seemed empty though.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    in terms of access, sunrise was a great option for day trippers.....always seemed empty though.
    The Northeast passage lift was so freaking long though...for some reason I think 18 or so minutes..maybe longer..but the old gondola was 25 minutes long..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    So, I take it POWDR has no plans to reopen lower sunrise......bummer.

    Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC has no plans at this time to re-open that area. Our focus is on existing areas, including snowmaking upgrades throughout the resort.
    It's all good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    So, I take it POWDR has no plans to reopen lower sunrise......bummer.
    As much as I liked the area and wish it was still around, it really would have no use when you can travel a few miles and get to the Skyeship now.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by SpinmasterK View Post
    Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC has no plans at this time to re-open that area. Our focus is on existing areas, including snowmaking upgrades throughout the resort.
    Oh, I know....but it would be nice if they could just put a double chair over there and maybe some limited snowmaking on the steeps.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by SpinmasterK View Post
    We do line up tours for the media. In fact, we're showing a meda group the system in December. While we haven't hosted a formal public tour, I like the idea of showing folks how the system works.
    That'd be a cool idea, maybe some type of scheduled thing in the summer? You'd be suprised at how many people (I think) would be interested in seeing how it works.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    Oh, I know....but it would be nice if they could just put a double chair over there and maybe some limited snowmaking on the steeps.
    They do that Highway Star and they'd probably close the mountain by Easter due to the hit to the bottomline. Careful what you wish for.....


    There were some fun steeps over there. My folks had a place near lake rescure and that is where we'd always start our day at Killington and I dug the last pitch there, though it is quite short. As steeze mentioned though, that chairlift was the longest in the history of the US I think it was indeed 20+ minutes.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    Oh, I know....but it would be nice if they could just put a double chair over there and maybe some limited snowmaking on the steeps.
    Better yet...just take one of the Poma's that K has in storage. (It'd run a lot faster than the chairlift would). Put it in, running straight up Nor'Easter/The Judge. Put it back on the map, open it when it has snow, maybe snowmaking on a very limited basis (One of the expert runs, and Sun Dog to Nor' Easter.). You can ski the liftline back to the Triple to get out of Hawk's Nest.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by millerm277 View Post
    Better yet...just take one of the Poma's that K has in storage. (It'd run a lot faster than the chairlift would). Put it in, running straight up Nor'Easter/The Judge. Put it back on the map, open it when it has snow, maybe snowmaking on a very limited basis (One of the expert runs, and Sun Dog to Nor' Easter.). You can ski the liftline back to the Triple to get out of Hawk's Nest.
    Tom, does Killington actually have it's old Poma lifts in storage....?
    Last edited by Highway Star; Sep 11, 2008 at 3:40 PM.

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