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post #91 of 101

Tx MidWest Pete. Never thought about correcting a scanned photo.

Trekchick, when you'all posted these pics originally, I just about cried here in SoFLA.

It has been some time since I've been back. So now I'm thinking of plugging in Highlands on the backside of my Vail Easter trip next spring. It may be all the skiing I get to do this year.

So what is Highlands Bowl like in April?

 

post #92 of 101
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Which reminds me that is more recently called the Allen Peak Tram.

Don't know if that's exactly the right order, but I think I got most of it.

 

JF

 

 


4ster, You forgot:"and the soup of the day in the JohnPaul lodge is Tomato Bisque"!!!
 

 

post #93 of 101
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Tx MidWest Pete. Never thought about correcting a scanned photo.

Trekchick, when you'all posted these pics originally, I just about cried here in SoFLA.

It has been some time since I've been back. So now I'm thinking of plugging in Highlands on the backside of my Vail Easter trip next spring. It may be all the skiing I get to do this year.

So what is Highlands Bowl like in April?

 

Not sure what its like in April, but TR's on EpicSki would suggest that it can be good. In fact, I believe that Bob Barnes was there while we were at the EpicSki Gathering this past year (first part of April) in Summit county.   I could be wrong tho.  I often am. redface.gif

 I'd touch base with someone like Weems.
 

 

post #94 of 101
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So what is Highlands Bowl like in April?

 


It's generally very good.  The G zones and Northwoods are true north facing and will typically hold mid winter snow all year. Then the bowl wraps around 180 degrees with mostly east and some southern exposures.  The Bowl almost always has the best snow in the valley, but it takes even the best skiers an hour to lap the G's.

 

If you haven't been the Highlands in a while, you'll really like the improvements. The new lifts are really nice, plus Mack and Ron have opened a bunch of new terrain.

 

I like the fact that I can ski full sun exposures top to bottom late in the day. 

 

post #95 of 101

The old Loge Peak chair at Aspen Highlands was definitely one of the scariest chairs I’ve ridden, but the truth was that a lot of the effect was an optical illusion.  Partway up the mountain, the chair cable climbed steeply up to a lift tower perched precariously on a rock point along a ridge and then plunged immediately back down.  As you rode up to the tower you saw the chairs in front of you plunging downward, giving the illusion that you were shooting upward about to be launched into space.  The effect was magnified by the mountain falling away from you on both the right and left sides.  And yes, they did have a warning sign at the loading station – something about people with cardiac issues may not want to ride this lift.  The new quad is fast, efficient, and… dull.  This photo is mid-80's:

loge peak.jpg

 

Miss the old Thursday ski patrol deck jumps too.  For the finale they'd take the toboggan over the deck.  They'd pass an empty leg cast to take donations... 
This is mid-70's:

highlands.jpg

 

 

A modern favorite for funkiness not usually seen in North America is the bucket lift or People Mover or whatever it’s called, to get you to the base area at Panorama, BC.  Tremblant has one too.

panorama.jpg

 

My favorite rowdy lift tower sign is this one from Sunshine Village.  You just don’t see signs like this in Minnesota…

lake louise.jpg 

post #96 of 101

Hogden, UT Jan 2011 056.JPGIt's almost an Officially Hijacked Thread, but not quite.

 

So to get back on track, an Allen Peak Tram pic.

 

 

 

post #97 of 101

I've always wanted to ride this:

Eagle-Cap-Wilderness-from-Tramway.jpg

 

Which apparently serves this:

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post #98 of 101

Pic from the top of Allen Peak. If you look real close you can see the roof of the tram dock through the crotch of the tree.

Hogden, UT Jan 2011 140 (Medium).JPG

post #99 of 101

Had to post this again....hope I embedded this right. Excuse the fog and my tired legs, it was the end of my first morning of skiing last year.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19744029?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/19744029">Allen Peak Tram - Olympic Men's DH</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5743923">Alan Koff</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

post #100 of 101

this is one of those: I'll have what their having  shots
 

 

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Pic from the top of Allen Peak. If you look real close you can see the roof of the tram dock through the crotch of the tree.

Hogden, UT Jan 2011 140 (Medium).JPG



 

post #101 of 101
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Had to post this again....hope I embedded this right. Excuse the fog and my tired legs, it was the end of my first morning of skiing last year.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19744029?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/19744029">Allen Peak Tram - Olympic Men's DH</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5743923">Alan Koff</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>


 

 

 

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