Sugar Loaf Mi avoids being torn down.

TreillyTreilly intermediate
in NELSAP Forum Posts: 97
Looks like the owner had until May 1st to get the resort up to code and he has done so.
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/sugar-loaf-ski-resort-officially-up-to-code

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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,143
    "Opening next year", we'll see

    Lots of work to do, even if he has the cash to get working lifts, snowmaking, he should be hard on it now

    A fence around the joint, not going to open for quite some time

    But as Mapnut says " it has the rarest of Mich attributes, a hill"


    https://www.snowjournal.com/discussion/910/ciscokid-10-29-16-sugar-loaf-michigan#latest
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 699
    It has a 300-foot hill which will no doubt yield a 500-foot vertical.
  • TreillyTreilly intermediate
    Posts: 97
    A fence around it is still better than being torn down. I am still very optimistic about the hill ever opening. But not bulldozing the whole place is a start
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited April 22 Posts: 1,143
    I know they were asking $6 million for this place. Do you know how much he actually spent ?
    Hope to ski it again some day
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,143
    mapnut said:

    It has a 300-foot hill which will no doubt yield a 500-foot vertical.

    Map is that what it is showing 300 foot I thought it was at least as tall as Caberfae and darn mayor if not the same as going there all right and that 500 for so this Saturday but if it shows 300 I trust you

    Sorry this Siri thing just doesn't get along too well with me sorry if half the words come out wrong
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    edited April 21 Posts: 699

    Maybe 380 feet on the long flat lift going down the west side.

    I was too stingy; it's hard to tell from the topo map. Using Google Earth I get 440 for the west side lift and 400 for the north side.


  • TreillyTreilly intermediate
    Posts: 97
    ciscokid said:

    I know that you were asking $6 million for this place. Do you know how much she actually spent either way if he spent Exemouth 1 million then he will probably spend Exemouth more to get a back up in eventually looking forward to that day I can ski at one more time

    An article in the Detroit Free Press said he got it for $3 million. Also said 3-4 years before it would open.
    http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2016/11/16/sugar-loaf-ski-resort-katofsky-michigan/93963244/
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,143
    I think the place is beyond repair as well as lifts
    I guess see what happens in a few years

    A little more info


    http://glenarborsun.com/despite-new-ownership-sugar-loaf-shrouded-in-mystery/
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,143
    Cant believe it held a FIS race in '95

    https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/event-details.html?event_id=830image


    Like this oldyimage
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Race was held on Manitou trail , due north. Just squeezed it in for fis regulation length , vertical

    Stupid question, mid America series, kind of like a "minor league"?

    One of the two guys on this old picture supposedly went on to start Snowmass
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Recent pic
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    This pic of devils elbow in similar position of oldy above. Look at the lake aboveimage
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    If I recall correctly that we watched mid America series I watched at snow basin back in 2000 on the same course as the Olympics downhill so just curious
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited April 22 Posts: 1,143
    I don't know why they considered Manitou and chair 4 on the back side, I consider it the front
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