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Highest Lift Serviced Peaks in Six NE States

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 7:44 PM GMT

This might have been done before but I didn't want to hijack the guy's thread looking for the six highest peaks in New England.

RI: NELSAP: Diamond Hill; operating Yawgoo Valley
VT: Mt Mansfield, but lifts don't go to the top so there mighgt be another answer
MA: NELSAP: Mt. Graylock; operating ??

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 7:59 PM GMT

Sugarloaf, ME 4237'

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 8:00 PM GMT

I think Killington Peak is the highest lift terminal in VT? Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush would be second.

Cannon in NH?
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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 8:38 PM GMT

Off the top of my head, I believe the highest NELSAP in MA would probably be Brodie (no lift to the summit of Mt. Greylock), and perhaps the highest operating would be Jiminy Peak.

Cannon beats Wildcat by a few dozen feet in NH for open, and the Cog Rail might technically take the cake for NELSAP.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 8:44 PM GMT

Connecticut is Mohawk Mountain... easily. 1600' top elevation.
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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 9:11 PM GMT
Edited: Dec 16, 2009 - 3:16 AM GMT

First Summary: Still lots of blanks to fill in:

CT
Highest: Mt. Frissell, 2380 feet
Highest NELSAP:
Highest Current:

MA
Highest: Mt. Greylock, MA 3487 feet (Ski area didn't go to the top)
Highest NELSAP: Brodie proposed
Highest Current: Jiminy Peak proposed

ME
Highest: Katahdin, 5267 feet
Highest NELSAP: Enchanted Mountain, 3250 feet
Highest Current: Sugarloaf 4237 feet

NH
Highest: Mt. Washington 6288 feet
Highest NELSAP: Mt. Washington 6288 feet
Highest Current: Cannon 4080 feet (Wildcat 4062 feet)

RI
Highest: Jerimoth Hill, 812 feet
Highest NELSAP: Diamond Hill, 500 feet
Highest Current: Yawgoo Valley: 310 feet

VT
Highest: Mt. Mansfield 4393 feet (Ski area goes to 3640)
Highest NELSAP: Proposed Haystack or Prospect
Highest Current: Killington 4241 peak, 4215 feet - top of lift


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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 9:35 PM GMT

Killington has for years, said they have the highest lift served skiing in Vermont.
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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 9:55 PM GMT

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First Summary: Still lots of blanks to fill in:
ME
Highest: Katahdin, 5267 feet
Highest NELSAP:
Highest Current: Sugarloaf 4237 feet
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Maine highest NELSAP: Enchanted Mountain, El. 3250

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 10:16 PM GMT

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First Summary: Still lots of blanks to fill in:

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Highest Current: Sugarloaf 4237 feet



Just a minor point but wouldn't this number be smaller. The top lift elevation scenario would be similar to Killington (a lesser number).

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 10:34 PM GMT

Counting Mt. Washington is a bit of s stretch for NELSAP highest, don't you think? Never was infrastructure for skiing (such as a fixed lift). yes, you could ride the cog, but it didn't go that high for skiing in particular.

Highest NELSAP in VT: maybe Prospect?
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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 11:22 PM GMT

The AMC recognizes the summit of Sugarloaf as 4,250', so the 4,237' isn't too far off (though if I recall, the quad doesn't go up quite as far as the former gondola).

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 - 11:44 PM GMT

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The AMC recognizes the summit of Sugarloaf as 4,250', so the 4,237' isn't too far off (though if I recall, the quad doesn't go up quite as far as the former gondola).


Based on a 4250 ft summit, the top bullwheel location would create a 4184 ft elevation.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 3:19 AM GMT

I edited your inputs into the last summary posting.

Re NH: Mt. Washington has always received a dispensation from the NELSAP/SJ community. To the extent that the cog rail has been used for skiing and there were from time-to-time portsble rope tows used up there, it does nominally count as a NELSAP area.

However, if you want to propose a "second place" for NH NELSAP, I'll happily add it to the list.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 4:51 AM GMT

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Counting Mt. Washington is a bit of s stretch for NELSAP highest, don't you think? Never was infrastructure for skiing (such as a fixed lift). yes, you could ride the cog, but it didn't go that high for skiing in particular.


Actually, a long time ago, the cog actually ran to the top in the winter to provide shuttle service for skiers in Tucks. However, I believe it only operated for 1 or 2 seasons as it was quickly deemed that it was far too unsafe considering the difficulty of Tucks.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 4:56 AM GMT

... also the cog only gets up to about 6270'.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 11:07 AM GMT

Just FYI, the Wildcat quad doesn't go up to 4,062' - it tops out probably at about 4,000'

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 11:51 AM GMT

Prospect is 2767', Haystack appears to be around 2900', but whether it is NELSAP or not depends on this season, I imagine?
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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 1:03 PM GMT

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Prospect is 2767', Haystack appears to be around 2900', but whether it is NELSAP or not depends on this season, I imagine?

Good. Anyone got numbers for
1. Timber Ridge, VT
2. CT
3. Other NH NELSAP (for those who don't like Mt. Washington at the top of that list.)

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 1:56 PM GMT

I believe Timber Ridge topped out around 2,830 or so, but I forget if that was the top of the double chairlift or the top of the never-built lift line. Again, too lazy to dig out the map

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 - 2:00 PM GMT

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Prospect is 2767', Haystack appears to be around 2900', but whether it is NELSAP or not depends on this season, I imagine?

Topo shows around 3180 for Haystack

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Good. Anyone got numbers for
1. Timber Ridge, VT

Topo shows just under 2800

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