- Mar 6, 2005
- Southeast NH
Lostone said:so i dont get it... the green mountain express used to be there, then it was gone and now it is back
That is because Les Otten wanted to have the lift end at the Slidebrook lift. So he moved the GMX to Northridge and installed the slowest quad in the world from the bottom to the Junction of Slidebrook and Northridge.
He may have liked it. Nobody who skied there did.
The Northridge change was good, as that is the real vertical at North, but Pokey made the bottom almost unused.
When Summit Ventures took it over, one of their furst announcements were that they were going to put the GMX back in. It was announced to cheers. :beer:
Okay good, I haven't fully lost it.
I skied Sugarbush this year for the first time in many years as they had the $25 Wednesday tickets at north and I didn't have a pass, so it was a great value. I definitely recalled the last time I skied there that the lower lift ended at Slidebrook. I remember skiing back then and being all excited about the ASC 28 mil, 19 new lifts (kidding) upgrade when they bought the place and thinking - why in the hell do you have to take three lifts to get to the summit? Then I went back last season and it only required two, which was a pleasant suprise.
I don't know what in the hell Otten was thinking then, but I'm glad they returned things to the way they once were.
Sugarbush to me is the biggest travesty in Eastern Skiing. It has the best combination of natural snow and terrain in the east, but suffers terribly from mis-management.