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Adequate for a day but pretty limited. Magic trees are well-documented and famous enough. If you want the tree skiing SoVt sleeper-pick it's Stratton. Enough trees for a whole day and a clientele that will leave fresh lines for days after a storm.
I haven't either, but it is a historic place for sure. It's had some interesting owners. Who currently owns it now? Fairbanks Group (Jiminy Peak)?
Yes, same people who own Jiminy. They seem to be taking good care of it, their lodges and lifts are certainly on the nicer side. Sun, East Meadow, Plaza and LP are well maintained for their age.
Bromley is a fun, family vibe, low key mountain. Nothing extreme but they do a good job with snowmaking and grooming, and they are along the spine of the greens and have some elevation which helps with natural. Glades are fun though not overly challenging or as extensive as Magic (can’t comment on Stratton). Faces south so sometimes that comes into play - very beneficial on cold sunny days, can get too soft on warmer sunny days, and also a help on days when it’s been freeze/thaw and the thaw looks to be borderline - the sun will put it in hero shape vs north facing hills.
I ski Bromley on a regular basis (circa 20-25 days a year) and did not hear anything about Plaza deroping. It is however one of the oldest lifts operating, and each chair is connected to the rope by “weaving” the gooseneck into the cable (Riblett I believe), rather then sitting on top
and clamped to the cable.
Bromley is operated by Fairbanks group but is still owned by Joe O’Donnell, unless there has been a very recent change.
The mountain is in great shape though no major adds. Only a couple trails left to mow a final time and the steeps have been manually (weed-wacker) cut with just Havoc left. Avalanche was trimmed and pushed-back to original width, as were a few other spots. They fixed pipe on Ridge and extended it down mountain a bit to better cover the lower steeps of Upper East Meadow and lower Ridge. Normal work on the lifts, though they did more substantial maintenance on the Plaza double with welding, shelves and I hear a new motor.
Foliage is prime except at very summit where the "Bromley Breeze" has stripped the trees.
I don’t know much about snowmaking and stuff, but (being the lift nerd I am) I heard that Plaza received new controls from Green Mtn Controls (Same people who did controls for Green at Magic) and a new drive, which contrary to my previous understanding, is simply the computer/machine that controls the motor, telling it what speed to run etc. Plaza’s iconic “Riblet Vault” bottom terminal still stands.
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