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  1. #1
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    So/Cal Mt Waterman 3-05-2011 Hot Tub Time Machine

    Mount Waterman claims to have had the first chairlift in California, opened by the Newcombs on January 1, 1941. The chairlift broke down during the opening day and riders had to jump off, but the resort continued operations.
    Usually this hill is not open more than 3 months out of the year if even that.They rely on natural snow and maintained roads to get there.It was open Saturday so Big Tim and I made the drive up to enjoy some old school skiing.

    Driving around the last corner brings you to what is so great here.BBQ parties going off at 10 am waiting for the snow to soften.



    Some of the local kids showing love towards this hill.The owner of Mt Waterman was also tailgaiting it with his family today.

    One of the last self contained deisel fired lifts in North America.The engine is located on top of the bullwheel and purrs all day long.



    This hill has open boundrys which is awesome.You can ski off the top and end up 4 miles down the road,hitch hiking or car dropping back up.


    Big Tim..




    When you get old you need to rest,heh...


    Met the next world cup champion today.They called her Rose.



    The drive back down the hill shows all the secret stashes.That hillside is Mt Waterman sidecountry.

    Now is a good time to get up there.Only open on weekends through April 15th so says the owner.

  2. #2
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    I was looking for you guys last Sunday. We got through the whole closed gate fiasco and had a great day. I love going and hanging at MW Definitely planning to make it back this season.

  3. #3
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    Looks like fun. How far is that from LA?
    The commander of time

  4. #4
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    Awesome stuff. 25+ years in So Cal and I've never been there. Thanks for the stoke.

  5. #5
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    that looks awesome... the bc terrain looks especially intriguing. hopefully the 2 out of la canada is open by next winter so it's a bit more accessible.

  6. #6
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    Great TR thanks for sharing!

  7. #7
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    The drive out from Los Angeles should be around 90 minutes.
    The owner mentioned that the Angeles Crest Highway/route 2 will open in 3 weeks.That should knock 25 minutes off the drive if coming from L.A. when that happens,

  8. #8
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    Anyone going back this-coming weekend?
    Your dog just ate an avocado!

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    Planning on it if the weather cooperates.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWINS View Post
    Planning on it if the weather cooperates.
    Drop a note if you decide on Sat or Sun....be good to have a beer and a bratwurst at one of Twin's tailgate extraordinaires.....and maybe even make a few turns ?shuttle if it's good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgehippy View Post
    Drop a note if you decide on Sat or Sun....be good to have a beer and a bratwurst at one of Twin's tailgate extraordinaires.....and maybe even make a few turns ?shuttle if it's good?
    Saturday is the call.Time to harvest some corn

  12. #12
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    Back for more fun tomorrow.........
    I got my Vans on but they look like sneakers.....

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  13. #13
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    For Sale. $2.3mil. 1100' vert.
    100 people to put in $23k apiece

    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/Ange...e-CA/31185165/
    Last edited by schindlerpiste; 05-03-2024 at 09:28 AM.
    “How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the world? I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher”. — Jimi Hendrix

  14. #14
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    I would be shocked if it goes for that much. Place is a money pit with no chance of significant income.

  15. #15
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    Baldy guys say it costs them $1K per day to fuel the lifts when they run, so I'd imagine this would be a bit less to run; but what a terrible business idea.

    Yeah I was also thinking you could Yellowstone Club it and look for a few whales then have a lottery for the balance of skiers to get some cheap day passes or whatever.


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