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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
    ON3P will be there for the saturday opening day with a demo fleet! Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces!
    I can't wait to take those skis down Redline on opening day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robrox View Post
    Just pointing out the bleeding obvious....

    Fortunately, it looks like growth for growth's sake is not geting much play.
    Not sure how the idea of repurposing a reliable working chairlift constitutes growth for growth's sake, but to each his own. Mgmt should stop any work on Green before they have too many distraught seniors coming to the ticket counter wanting to refund their discounted tickets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlJam09 View Post
    I can't wait to take those skis down Redline on opening day.
    Haha. I was thinking that too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by robrox View Post
    Increasing uphill capacity leads to increased beatings on trails and glades due to the increase in downhill traffic. Careful what you wish for.

    If you will run snowmaking all the time to remedy the traffic issue, the traffic will be concentrated where those snowmaking refills are...you ready for that? Opps? Patrol? Parking? Base facilities?

    It will likely lead to a "character change"....
    Check out Geoff's reply to this exact concern from 11/29.

    Hoping some snow making windows open for DW and his crew to nail down that 12/16 opening day.

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    I will be dominating the Nelson Learning Center with little MSB next weekend. DoWork if you find some time please make a patch of snow over there. If need be, we will ski the dirt, but itís a bit awkward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Check out Geoff's reply to this exact concern from 11/29.

    Hoping some snow making windows open for DW and his crew to nail down that 12/16 opening day.
    Thanks!

    I was there about an hour before the ticket window was closed on that crazy good day last season.

    Bumping uphill capacity slightly could be okay, but doubling it would be a mistake. It seems ownership agrees in a general way.

    On the other hand, the new snowmaking system is moving forward to have the pressure and capacity to create all day snowstorm conditions on numerous trails. The new heads produce marvelous snow and I am prepared to wipe off my goggles as often as need be to ski in that snowstorm
    Happy Shredding Season to one and all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Not sure how the idea of repurposing a reliable working chairlift constitutes growth for growth's sake, but to each his own. ....
    If it was just about reliablility, sign me up for a donation. Replacing a double with a 4 seat chair is the problem, that's more uphill capacity than the mountain can handle w/o degrading the descent conditions rapidly.

    Snowmaking capacity would have to more than double to just keep up with all that scraping off and there would probably have to be systematic trail closures for retilling during the busiest days. That's some serious expense and just a tad risky.
    Happy Shredding Season to one and all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robrox View Post
    If it was just about reliablility, sign me up for a donation. Replacing a double with a 4 seat chair is the problem, that's more uphill capacity than the mountain can handle w/o degrading the descent conditions rapidly.

    Snowmaking capacity would have to more than double to just keep up with all that scraping off and there would probably have to be systematic trail closures for retilling during the busiest days. That's some serious expense and just a tad risky.
    The Snowbowl lift is a fixed grip quad. It's at least 25 years younger than anything that exists there now and 25 yrs older than a high speed detachable. Like most lifts it has a speed adjustment which I understand means it can be run at various speeds to the top. I'm sure the mad scientists at Magic can figure out what speed it could be run at so you can enjoy a nice sedate ride up the hill. But if you're happy with the way things are now, why mess w/ it?
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    Do you know that Magic is on pace to quadruple itís working lift system when compared to the 15/16 season. (For you sticklers I donít count rope tows, but I do count carpets, carpets are awesome. Did I mention I will be hanging out at the Nelson Learning Center this winter?)

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    Iím gonna see if I can pop in on the way down from up north.
    Can wait to see all the progress you guys made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicsnowboard View Post
    Do you know that Magic is on pace to quadruple itís working lift system when compared to the 15/16 season...
    That's all on the lower mountain, where much of the snowmaking upgrades are. Capacity to the top is essentially unchanged.....unless you want to compare it to when Black was not running
    Happy Shredding Season to one and all!

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    Amazing progress over the past year. Crowding issue is fake news. 1500 cap limits issue. Magic needs more skier visits to survive, lest we forget the issues of the very recent past. Speculating about replacing Black is premature.

    Lets focus on next Wednesday, when winter for real arrives, and DO WORK puts on snowmaking display not seen since World Cup prep on Superstar. Then it dumps. Then Magic opens in all its glory. See you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsAugustWest View Post
    MiCol should be spancering me for the exposure I give!
    Of course, I would have to give all my spancership money to Goniff and Rusty Groomer for always catching me in my rare and fleeting moments of awesomeness.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsAugustWest View Post
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    That day at the ridge was so amazingly pretty.

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    MSB and Tex the powder hound. What's crazy is that it was sunset and these pics were taken looking ENE. No idea why there was such a glow on the eastern horizon but it was awesome.

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    Some more stoke from previous years...

    Courtesy of Radam

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsAugustWest View Post
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    MSB and Tex the powder hound. What's crazy is that it was sunset and these pics were taken looking ENE. No idea why there was such a glow on the eastern horizon but it was awesome.
    I believe it had been over cast all day and it cleared just as we started our run. The light just have been reflecting of the cloud cover in some unique way.

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    Tex Watching Mrs. MSB (PC: PearlJam)
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    Tex loves the Ridge (PC: RustyGroomer)
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    Hoping for another opening day like 2014/2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutmegchoi View Post
    Iím gonna see if I can pop in on the way down from up north.
    Can wait to see all the progress you guys made!
    Say hello. Magic already claimed my better halfs knee a few weeks back hiking. Freak thing. She'll be looking for a chatty lady to pass some time.

    Since we're on to pics. None made me smile more than when Son#2 Of Pinhead shared this one saying something to the affect of "Not many dads still get pitted like this"

    MMP

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    Rocks,.....pfft.

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    Magic Mt 17/18 We Clean-Up Nice!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGroomer View Post
    Say hello. Magic already claimed my better halfs knee a few weeks back hiking. Freak thing. She'll be looking for a chatty lady to pass some time.
    No way!!!
    That blows!!
    Sheís not gonna be out for the whole season, right?

    Iím planning to pop in on 29th on the way down from Waterbury.
    Even if I canít board, Iíll make sure to stop by to say hi.

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    Season ending for sure. She's ok with being the sacrificial lamb this year & praying for snow for the rest of us. Hope to see you on the 29th.

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    Magic Mt 17/18 We Clean-Up Nice!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGroomer View Post
    Season ending for sure. She's ok with being the sacrificial lamb this year & praying for snow for the rest of us. Hope to see you on the 29th.
    Thatís terrible...
    See you guys on the 29th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGroomer View Post
    Season ending for sure. She's ok with being the sacrificial lamb this year & praying for snow for the rest of us. Hope to see you on the 29th.
    Sorry to hear that RG.

    RG, MSB, MNIAW - thanks for all the stoke! Think snow and do your dance - winter cold comes next week, we just gotta get it to snow!❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlJam09 View Post
    I can't wait to take those skis down Redline on opening day.
    Thatís a Pro move right there.

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    Was Big Daddy even wearing pants in The Wardrobe?



    I know I wasnít.


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