- Sep 5, 2014
- Northwood, NH (Sunday River, ME)
I just called them the North fingers, there were about 4 or 5 lines that were fairly tight and straight.Yes if you look at satellite images you can see several chutes. I believe these are called the "Pine Chutes" but I could be wrong as I don't ski Loon often.
Loon most definitely has on the main mountain, the manual Kliks are everywhere there now except maybe North Peak/East Basin. They haven't started to convert from traditional hydrants to Klik on South, perhaps they will start after this new pod goes in. Can't imagine they want to just open that area disconnected from the main mountain. Would make sense to semi-automate some of South at least.At least it's not likely to be TechnoAlpin!
The Klik system is really slick, and I'm a fan of using industry standard control components over proprietary hardware even if there's a size or initial purchase cost penalty. There's definitely an argument to be made that manual Klik is good enough, though. I'd be curious why they haven't stuck with Klik.