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Skied a smaller Northern Virginia ski area today, 1/21/20 called Bryce, about 100 miles west of Wash DC.  It's been around since the early '60s and is proof that a small mtn can succeed in this day and age and climate.  This is a really well run mtn.  It has only about 500' vertical, but is never crowded.  Very light traffic on weekdays and affordable.  We finally got good streak of cold weather and Bryce has pole mounted guns about every 50 feet all over every run (about 9 runs total) that can cover the whole place in two or three nights.

 

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This last photo is Whitetail ski area in PA.

bryce then whitetail.jpg

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8 hours ago, Benski said:

In the first picture, is that a quad seat Jerry-rigged onto a double frame?

Here's the scoop on that chair:  It's a relatively new quad chairlift that was added in 2012 and built by Skytrac, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah.  It replaced Bryce’s “Chair 1” which was part of the resort’s original construction in 1965.  The new lift eases loading for beginners by featuring an automated chairKid loading conveyor.  Skytrac is all American made.

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Here's a kind of blurry picture of the base terminal for this lift:

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I'm not a big fan of loading conveyors, but supposedly they lower mishaps for newbies.  This has one and it worked fine the other day in super light weekday skier traffic.  There's a carpet lift in the covered structure to left for never-evers.  There is at least one other chair and carpet lift at Bryce.  It's a great learning hill.

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