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Shane

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  1. The original plans many many years ago (before the snowtubing park) was for another 2-3 trails top to bottom to the right of DNF, with a new lift. That dissapeared from the trail map in the early 2000s, and around the same time the snowtubing park came to be. I'm sure from a business standpoint the tubing makes more money and return than the 2-3 trails would have. But by doing this they boxed in the mountain to the point I don't see where they could add more trails or expand. Potentially more trails up top, that lead into a funnel area that then ended to the right near the bottom of Shotgun to spill out there.... who know, but probably won't see anything anytime soon. The detachable quad was built in 1987... interested, worried to see the day that needs to be replaced... fixed grip instead? It might not go super high speed like it should (and used to) but it is still faster than the two other quads on the mountain.
  2. Patrick of Ski Mad World posted some pictures on facebook a week or so ago, one of which is the current progress on the chalet. Doesn't look super encouraging for being ready in 2 months, will probably open later than the start of the season.
  3. Great shots Paul. The new quad is nearing completion. I like how all three main lifts arrive at nearly the same point together, very interesting layout. Your second last photo on my first quick glance, I thought was people going up by t-bar, as the gravel path and the nice line they are forming heading up the slopes. Will the double chairlift be remaining for the forseeable future?
  4. Change of plans. The season starts today at Arapahoe Basin from 3:3-5:30pm. Haha https://arapahoebasin.blogspot.com/2019/10/we-are-opening-today.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
  5. Here is a photo of the "annex". Judging by what I saw when I went by a few weeks ago it seemed to look like it would be right next to the chalet or attached to it. The description in french lists the following: Major point "2 million investment". Perhaps the existing chalet will be replaced the following year as well.
  6. Plus que quelques mois avant que la neige se mette à tomber et que la montagne s'ouvre pour une autre saison. Et un nouveau télésiège chauffant à 6 places.... J'ai hâte d'y être.
  7. Plus que quelques mois avant que la neige se mette à tomber et que la montagne s'ouvre pour une autre saison. Et un nouveau télésiège chauffant à 6 places.... J'ai hâte d'y être.
  8. Round No More! Yes the round house of the chalet is gone. Currently there is part of a foundation on the ground that seems to be forming but the chalet itself is now capped off at the end. As such, it is difficult to say if there will be an addition built to the chalet or what is going to take its place. Now that we are at the start of September, it will be interesting to see what will be done for the ski season that will start in about 3 months time. Also note that the small race equipment / CADS shack to the right of the old round house is also gone. The shape of that new addition is hard to interpret. Not sure if it would contain stairs or a replacement ramp to the upper floor. If it does not, the central stairs near the main entrance would be the only ones. Also interesting to note is the removal of the little terrace and stairs outside that were between the chalet and roundhouse. Anyone know what's going on? In any case, it has me quite interested. I'll try to go by again in the coming weeks to see what has developed and report back. And a shot looking up the mountain at the Meister 4000 superquad.
  9. Doppelmayr posted two photos of the work taking place. And Owl's Head says they are blasting from Aug 21-27th.
  10. As the original timeline called for, this summer was Phase 2 of the Altitude project at the summit. The new summit lodge/chalet was to be built... but no word on Bromont's social media on whether it is going ahead or if any work has been done beyond what was started last summer in conjunction with the new hybrid lift. Paul, in your travels down highway 10, have you seen any activity by the summit?
  11. There was news on Owl's Head social media recently of no Mountain Access around the Lake sector of the mountain, due to blasting and construction on the new quad chairlift. While I do love all the changes they are making and improvements, I do wish they would share more photos of the progress and what's going on. Perhaps not everyone is into that kind of stuff but I know at least that we all are.
  12. Here is the trail map apparently from 2015. A bit of an understatement to say that the chairlift needs to operate (whether repaired or replaced) as it gives access to the entire mountain. The T-Bar serves barely 2 trails. The mountain has a vertical drop of 305m, 16 runs and the longest being 2.4km.
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