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EdBacon

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  1. I'm plantin some trees right now, if you know what I mean.
  2. What remains of the oldest ski area in New Jersey. Craigmeur opened in 1937 and offered Jersey skiers a place to learn for sixty years before closing in 1997. Some cool relics remain including an old snowcat, rope tows and a very 70s looking sign in the woods. This was one of the last small beginner operations in the region to close.
  3. Read the comments of that post. Everyone is pissed at Vail and doesn't care about lift improvements. Especially since some of those will reduce total uphill capacity, but cut down on staffing (replacing a double triple with a quad, for instance).
  4. Also, they took down the sign for "Risk It". Haven't checked on any of the other signage like Happyland or Mark's Way.
  5. Looks like tubing is out at JF. They never set up any guns there. One Park is still in opening day mode. Just a handful of rails. Still no jumps up. Conditions were bad last weekend. Icy and scratchy. With BB park and Freedom both officially gone, along with the plaza, this looks to be the real end of the BB parks era. Question now is can Vail run JF/BB as tiny family hills. It's somehow still more crowded than I've ever seen it. Although that might just be bad lift management. Usually one or more lifts aren't spinning, even on busy weekends.
  6. I think they ran the snowmaking pipe up the old t-bar line there.
  7. I remember those two old Hall double lifts. The one with the drive house was loud as heck.
  8. Just take a picture of it and keep it on your phone.
  9. B and C are both late 80s Borvig triples that share towers. I can't remember off the top of my head if they both run that often, but I feel like they do on weekends at least. Going to a quad would be a reduction in max uphill capacity unless the new lift is slightly faster. Although to be fair, equating two trips with a six-pack is sort of cocktail napkin estimation. I mean you have to factor in that every chair in each triple line doesn't get three people. Lots of chairs loading with two people, etc. So maybe managing one lift line ends up being more efficient for the lifties than two.
  10. https://www.facebook.com/indyskipass/photos/a.371502780346965/1016327212531182/ Montage will now be on the Indy Pass for 2021/2022. This adds another NE PA mountain to Indy Pass and fills a pretty big gap in their coverage as Shawnee was the only other Poconos area mountain on the pass.
  11. I think they are talking about the tubing tow. It's a modified hall tbar.
  12. Here's the video of Tuxedo Ridge. Ton of stuff left behind. The owners look like they just walked away six years ago. There's some great retro ski lifts if you're into that sort of thing. Two old Borvig double chairs and a very cool early 60s Poma double chair.
  13. I also just realized that I guess they could reuse the drive and chairs and hang them on one of the shared pylon lifts. Upgrading one side of the East Mountain lifts to a triple, for instance.
  14. Cheaper than going to a chiropractor.
  15. Oh you foolish foolish boys. This is how it all starts! I've seen it all before. I was there! It was called the 80's! Ford was President, Nixon was in the White House, Reagan was running this country into the ground. I was bumming in a hole in the wall town in what is now called Utah. Some fella from Colorado shows up and starts making all kinds of so called "improvements", right? Before we knew what hit us, the streets were running us with lattes! Yup! It got so bad that a fellow that liked to, you know, smoke a little grass or drink a little ripple. Crow like a rooster! Maybe challenge the mayor's son to a gentlemen's duel, is uncouth, "Against God!" and bad for real estate values. So we had to go! Be careful what you wish for!
  16. Let me know if you ever wanna go.
  17. The parking lot at the top of the mountain is a great make out spot. Then you get tacos on the way back.
  18. They turn that into a gift shop place in the off season. Unless you need an I ❤️ The Poconos hoodie and a pet rock.
  19. I've honestly never had a problem with Camelback. I mean, Camelback mountain, the physical mountain itself. It's not a bad little hill. It's everything else I don't like. I guess Barley Creek Brewing is ok. Last time I was there though they didn't toast the bun on my hamburger.
  20. I'd ask if anyone can guess it but... the hearse probably gives it away.
  21. Lots of condos and housing around lots of now lost ski areas too...
  22. All of Frost's top to bottom lifts are 70s or 80s Borvigs which share pylons. The exception is the quad chair which was down for the entirety of the 19/20 season, but it doesn't make sense that they'd reduce capacity there. Likewise for any of the other paired lifts. A triple chair would reduce capacity, unless it was a replacement for one of the two beginner double chairs but isn't the Green Ridge triple a longer lift?
  23. You're not going to hear anything until an investigation concludes and that could take months.
  24. Regional rail is great but needs more frequent service and a few late night trains. The subway in Philly is a use at your own risk situation right now. I've never seen it as bad down there since I moved to Philly for college 13 years ago.
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