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  1. Made a call to catch the last week for The new six pack with Fcksummer.  Snowdon was showing a lot debris.  Peak was still in good shape.  Double Dipper was awesome. Best runs were off Superstar chair though. A few woods runs. Fresh snow was sticky in them though. 

     

     

     

     

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  2. 11 minutes ago, Smellytele said:

    Off the saddle (I think that is how you access it) does the run next to Wicked haard have a name? Or is it actually accessed through Wicked haard? From the lift saw a couple guys heading down it. One skier one snowboarder. Actually looks more open than Wicked Haard.

    The one that you are referring to is called Obvious and the entrance is near the top of the hike.  This dumps you down into a stream bed that is now open and running.  There are others when you start to come down the saddle.  The main one is Bunny Direct.


  3. 34 minutes ago, Bootladder said:

    Very nice.

    At least @ABV didn't drop the beer. Was the glove recovered? 

    Glove was recovered, but I found some powder and left the search. No friends on powder days. 

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  4. 16 minutes ago, Cannonballer said:

    After watching this I'm still calling that kid at fault and I still take most of the credit for avoiding it being a bad crash.  But I will cut him a little more slack.  Didn't realize he was a goofy rider.  So we were back to back.  At the time I thought he was riding regular and had a much clearer view of the situation. 

    HE did scream.  "He hit me. He hit me!!!!!!"

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  5. 10 minutes ago, fcksummer said:

    Word around the bar was that the skier was quite large, 6'4 and about 280. Not sure how reliable the source of that was but that could have contributed to his momentum. 

    They don't rope the bottom but have had a "Slow" sign in the middle. Can't remember if its still there. Probably a good idea to set up something like you and @ABV mentioned. He could have injured multiple people if there had been a line at the lift. People are usually lined up along that embankment too, waiting for other members of their group or dropping down into Middle Ravine. 

    I think there is short rope to keep from cutting the corner and people coming back to the lift from Ravine


  6. 3 hours ago, GrewUpSkiingWachusett said:

    That sounds cool. Could we get the brewhouse without the lift 😂? Other than a few select days, Cannon doesn't really need any more uphill capacity for the amount of terrain available. If the problem is people parking at the tram when it isn't running, what about a rope tow to the bottom of Zoomer? It would require a bit of earth moving, but it would require a fraction of the resources of a new lift. 

    My bigger worry is that Cannon can't afford to replace the tram when it needs to be taken offline. There were roughly 40 years in between Tram 1.0 and Tram 2.0. We're getting close to the 40 year mark for Tram 2.0. They will extend its life as long as possible, but at some point they will have to replace it with another tram, with another lift, or with nothing. For context, it's worth reading this post: https://liftblog.com/2016/08/22/will-north-america-build-a-new-tram-ever-again/

    The cost of building tramways in North America has gone way up. Jackson Hole paid $30 million for their replacement 10 years ago, but they have owners with deep pockets who wanted to keep their iconic Big Red. Cannon doesn't have that kind of money, though the Cannon tram is shorter so it might cost less. I'm almost worried that this lift is preparing for a future where Cannon can't afford to replace the tram. 

     

    Tram makes more money in the summer than winter. The overall park does.  

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