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Posted: Jan 31, 2007 - 2:54 AM GMT

have you guys saying the single at MRG even skied off the double? the thread isn't "what lift would be the worst to permanently loose" but rather "which would most effect a ski experience negatively if unavailable, broken, etc." i could ski the double all day at MRG without riding the single and have an awesome day and not feel cheated. if i ever hit MRG up on a busy weekend, that would actually be my plan of attack, to avoid the single maybe except for very early in the morning or late in the day. if the single didn't run for a day, the day ticket price would still be worth every penny at MRG.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2007 - 4:12 AM GMT

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GMX can be bypassed by Inverness to North Ridge. You lose FIS , Rim Run and Black Diamond, but the rest is reachable. It does make for a long trip, though, and if GMX is down, it is likely due to wind, so NR is also iffy.



That's what we had to do for years after Les ripped out the original GMX right! Of course there was Sluggo, but nobody rode that piece of junk...
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Posted: Jan 31, 2007 - 4:29 AM GMT

The Kenebago T bar @ Saddleback.

Speaking of which: Anyone been yet this year?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2007 - 10:52 PM GMT

summit triple at shawnee peak
whalebacks double
sunapee express


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Posted: Jan 31, 2007 - 11:12 PM GMT

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sunapee express


If the Sunapee Express went down you can still access all trails by way of the North Peak and Sun Bowl lifts. It would be a very long ride with a run in between, but it would be manageable.


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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 12:31 AM GMT

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have you guys saying the single at MRG even skied off the double? the thread isn't "what lift would be the worst to permanently loose" but rather "which would most effect a ski experience negatively if unavailable, broken, etc." i could ski the double all day at MRG without riding the single and have an awesome day and not feel cheated. if i ever hit MRG up on a busy weekend, that would actually be my plan of attack, to avoid the single maybe except for very early in the morning or late in the day. if the single didn't run for a day, the day ticket price would still be worth every penny at MRG.


Amen!

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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 1:06 AM GMT

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[quote]have you guys saying the single at MRG even skied off the double? the thread isn't "what lift would be the worst to permanently loose" but rather "which would most effect a ski experience negatively if unavailable, broken, etc." i could ski the double all day at MRG without riding the single and have an awesome day and not feel cheated. if i ever hit MRG up on a busy weekend, that would actually be my plan of attack, to avoid the single maybe except for very early in the morning or late in the day. if the single didn't run for a day, the day ticket price would still be worth every penny at MRG.


Amen![/quote]

I Amen yeah back.
To me, Mad River is the essence of what skiing is about. I think, for me, where the single chairlift takes me, is why I go. If I drove 3 hours, as I would to enjoy it, this lift not running would be a bummer.

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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 2:23 AM GMT

I91.
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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 4:19 AM GMT

Why not sabotage this thread. No pun intended.

The Red Chair at Magic Mountain in Londonderry, VT.

Nothing else is even close.

It has been to hell, and back for more.


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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 12:07 PM GMT

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The Red Chair at Magic Mountain in Londonderry, VT.

black chair accesses 98% of the mountain, so that wouldn't be an issue at magic.

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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 12:37 PM GMT

If the Jackson Gore Express at Okemo goes down, that whole side of the mountain will have to be shut down as that lift is the only way out of the JG area.

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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 1:52 PM GMT

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Why not sabotage this thread. No pun intended.

The Red Chair at Magic Mountain in Londonderry, VT.

Nothing else is even close.

It has been to hell, and back for more.




Magic has been running the Black Chair instead of the Red Chair for the past 3-4 days. The Red Chair at 5400 feet is only 400 feet longer than the Black Chair and they go to almost the same place at the top.
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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 2:03 PM GMT

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If the Sunapee Express went down you can still access all trails by way of the North Peak and Sun Bowl lifts. It would be a very long ride with a run in between, but it would be manageable.
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I'll second this, in fact when the line is long on the Express, North Peak to Sun Bowl is the way to go. Cascade, by which you ski down from North Peak to Sun Bowl, is one of the nicest runs on the mountain.
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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 - 2:06 PM GMT

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I remember a few years ago (maybe the 04/05 season?) when Cranmore's HS Quad went down for a week or so. Although no trails were deemed inaccessable becasue of the Summit Triple that was still operating, it sure did slow things down quite a bit.


The Quad at Cranmore did NOT go down for a week, not in -04-05, not in any of the 5 winters I have worked here - -that is completey inaccurate. The longest the Quad was down was about 6 hours on one day during Feb. vacation week. We have the Outlook Triple that serves the the same terrain. Slower, true, but no terrain was lost due to it. We also gave all skiers that day a voucher good for another day.

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Posted: Feb 03, 2007 - 11:59 PM GMT

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...as the Sugar Bravo Express or whatever it's called at Lincoln peak is the only easy access to the Heaven's Gate chair to the summit. Close that lift and it's a real pain to get to anything on the main mountain. As noted abouve, you CAN still get to Heaven's Gate from the Valley House lift on the "Reverse Traverse" but that will include a few significant stretches of shuss/poling/x-country skiing to get over to it. In addition, Valley House is an ancient double, and an enormous circa 1969 line would build on that thing in no time if the Sugar Bravo was down. Sugar Bravo going down is a legitimate nightmare, I'm afraid...

By contrast Inverness is a quad, and the run over to Northridge is a basic run-out without any need to pole or skate, and it dumps you out onto the nice hill that ends North Star. You can still access every trail on the lower mountain once you get up to the top of Northridge.


Believe it or not, I actually got to witness BOTH scenarios at Sugarbush today. This thread immediately came to mind. Super Bravo went down for a "Chair realignment" around 930ish, and, sure enough, a "circa 1969 line" built up at Valley House, snaking almost to the backside of the valley house lodge. Quite a sight. Later in the afternoon, the GMX ALSO went down for a while, and the hordes drifted over to Inverness, stealing the powder stash that was waiting for me over by the GMVS Poma Lots of traversing yes, but the lift configuration works so that the entire mountain IS still accesable with those big lifts down. Just a lot of traversing that's all.

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