10 Recent Topics:

visitors welcome... rope tow is running in Mansfield PA  by kevinthomas, Nov 27, 2014 - 12:17 PM GMT - 0 Replies

Turkey  by remski, Nov 27, 2014 - 4:09 AM GMT - 0 Replies

Weather Hates Us  by joshua segal, Nov 26, 2014 - 9:40 PM GMT - 15 Replies

2014/15 FIS World Cup Alpine Season - Good, Bad & Ugly   by mmqb, Nov 26, 2014 - 8:17 PM GMT - 32 Replies

Killington 11/20/14  by mapnut, Nov 26, 2014 - 1:56 PM GMT - 5 Replies

Sunday Gore Report  by spice, Nov 26, 2014 - 1:24 PM GMT - 3 Replies

Crotched Mt. Summer - Fall 2014  by joshua segal, Nov 26, 2014 - 1:16 PM GMT - 25 Replies

Okemo's new Six Pack  by tom white, Nov 26, 2014 - 1:01 PM GMT - 0 Replies

Killington 2014-2015  by remski, Nov 26, 2014 - 1:30 AM GMT - 25 Replies

Ski area locator  by jimk, Nov 26, 2014 - 1:21 AM GMT - 5 Replies
 
 

 
  190 guests
1 members

Welcome Anonymous



Members logged in:

flbski
 
 
NELSAP.org | SkiMaps.com
 
 
Member Login
USER:   PASS:   Remember me  
Create new account | Lost password?
 
 
Home

Forums : NELSAP Discussion : NELSAP Discussion
Moderated by: Chris, nelsap, Betsy, the_hop

Anonymous posts are not allowed in this forum

Sugarloaf Brackett Basin

Page: 1 
Author Post
tom white
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Sep 08, 2004

Posts: 973

Location:
South Windsor, CT


Posted: Sep 29, 2011 - 1:44 PM GMT

From their blog:
28 Sep 2011 Brackett Basin Update

It was a beautiful morning here at Sugarloaf, so I took the opportunity to tag along with the glade crew and check out what they’ve been up to over in Brackett Basin. After a brisk ride up mountain and some spectacular views of the morning fog rolling over Burnt Mountain, we hiked in and found out what these guys have been up to.

When you first enter Brackett, there’s no noticeable difference. The crew did a bit of cleaning, but overall the look is the same. Head way out towards Birler, Edger, and Sweeper, however, and things start to look quite a bit different.

The traverse out to these glades is largely unchanged so far, though it will eventually be moved slightly up hill and there will be a number of new chutes cut on skiers left of the traverse (some of which are nearly complete already) by the time the season gets underway. Likewise the first few hundred feet of Birler are similar to last year. Beyond that though, the crew has opened up an enormous glade, all at a nice high angle, all with comfortably spaced trees.

The area has become so large that pictures just don’t do it justice. Standing in the middle (or what I presumed to be somewhere close to the middle) you can turn 360 degrees and see nothing but glade in every direction. Dave, one of the cutters and a ski patroller here during the winter months, probably described it best when he said, “It might be possible, but it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ski the same line twice out here this winter.” Absolutely true. With so much space, powder days will turn into powder weeks.

In addition to all of the new area opened up around Birler, Edger, and Sweeper, the crew also opened up new area through most of the terrain in between Cant Dog and Birler, connecting it down into the Rough Cut glade. So much new area has been opened up, that you’ll now be able to traverse all the way out to Edger and essentially ski diagonally across the fall line all the way back to King Pine. It’s impressive.

Beyond that, they’re working on extending the traverse nearly a mile further into Phase 2, and cutting chutes to connect with areas thinned by logging operations last year. This will be the first terrain to open in Phase 2-proper. With so much terrain to tackle, it’s evident that Phase 2 in its entirety will take more than this summer to complete (which is why we labelled them as Phases, not Years). But it was also evident as soon as I travelled out there that there is considerably more new terrain inside of Brackett Basin than I had ever realized. There is a lot to explore.

- Ethan

Posted 16 hours ago 1 CommentTagged: Brackett Basin, Phase 2, Burnt Mountain, .

jimk
Profile | Galleries

Rank:

Member Since:
Aug 27, 2004

Posts: 1285

Location:
Wash DC area



Posted: Sep 29, 2011 - 5:15 PM GMT

Stokage!
I might have to get up there this season.

Page: 1 

Thursday November 27, 2014
Home : Privacy Policy : Terms of Use

Header image: Crotched Mountain (NH)

All logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owner.
© Copyright 2001-2006 by SnowJournal.com -- All Rights Reserved.

Network Services by Intercarve Networks
Powered by SnowFlake Content Management System - Version 1.0-beta5.2 (private)