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post #91 of 111
The Rock aka Pebble Creek formerly Skyline, everyone who's skied there can relate to the nickname. If you can ski there you can ski anywhere.
post #92 of 111

Loup Loup (pronounced "loop loop")  I like the alliteration.  It's a tiny community owned ski area in north central Washington.

post #93 of 111
Cerro Catedral in Argentina, Catedral refers to the granite spires of the mountain resembling a gothic cathedral.
post #94 of 111

Best name?  Purgatory (already mentioned) and a place where I raced once a year while in high school: Big Vanilla at Davos.  With 400' or so of vertical, it was certainly no "Davos."  I think the unlucky Fleishman son got to run the Big Vanilla while the other one spent more time at Mt. Snow. I guess the old man made a lot of dough (pun intended) in margarine.  In the early 70's the lift tickets for all the local areas were under $5.00.  I still have no idea why it was called "Big Vanilla," but it was easy to remember.

post #95 of 111
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I thought I heard it was "Fail" or "Flail" wink.gif

 

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Yeah, I've heard that too, probably more commonly, but when someone called it Disneyland it definitely cracked me up the first time I heard it.

 

I've heard Flail and Fail before. 

How about a takeoff on Disneyland  --> Disneyslant

post #96 of 111

ASSpen

 

post #97 of 111
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Villa Oliva has 180ft and a bar at the top!  At least I think it's the top, kinda hard to tell?

Beaten! frown.gif Even a great name, utterly inappropriate for a ski area. OK, I'm impressed. And the bar at the top makes it easier to stretch out those 180 feet on the way down. Hmmm. Can anyone top, er, bottom 180 feet? 

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Beaten! frown.gif Even a great name, utterly inappropriate for a ski area. OK, I'm impressed. And the bar at the top makes it easier to stretch out those 180 feet on the way down. Hmmm. Can anyone top, er, bottom 180 feet? 


Cloudmont Alabama.. 150 vert, max capacity 275 skiers.  Yes, it is for real!

 

 

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Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort is as unique as Lookout Mountain itself.  Since 1970, advanced snowmaking equipment and patient professional instruction have provided Cloudmont’s ski expansion to include two one-thousand foot, beginner-intermediate slopes.  Two “pony lifts” take skiers to the top of the slopes that have an elevation of 1,800 feet and a vertical rise of 150 feet.
 
post #99 of 111
Big Squaw Mountain in Maine. 'Cuz that other Squaw place is so small.
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Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort is as unique as Lookout Mountain itself.  Since 1970, advanced snowmaking equipment and patient professional instruction have provided Cloudmont’s ski expansion to include two one-thousand foot, beginner-intermediate slopes.  Two “pony lifts” take skiers to the top of the slopes that have an elevation of 1,800 feet and a vertical rise of 150 feet.
 

 

Cloudmont Alabama.. 150 vert, max capacity 275 skiers.  Yes, it is for real!

 

Ski patrol in jeans, nice!  I've never seen that before, thanks.

 

These tiny areas remind me of a thread a while back where folks were saying Vail is flat.  It's all relative.

post #101 of 111
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Cloudmont Alabama.. 150 vert, max capacity 275 skiers.  Yes, it is for real!

 

 

 

 

Four Lakes Illinois - 100 vertical.  Basically an amenity to an large singles apartment complex.

post #102 of 111

Nothing says get out and enjoy the outdoors like Blue Knob.

 

On the other hand, one of busiest little areas I know simply goes by "BMBW".  Yes, you know the one where you ski down into the valley for lack of an actual hill?

post #103 of 111
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Four Lakes Illinois - 100 vertical.  Basically an amenity to an large singles apartment complex.


I had a recurring dream about a place like that when I was much younger.  I dreamed there was a city park nearby that had a big sledding hill with a rope tow.  Every time in the dream I had just discovered it and was the only one there on skis.  Everyone else had sleds or inner tubes. 
I bet IRL that place is full of kids building jumps cuz that's what we did all around the neighborhood hills where there was slope, snow, but no lifts or patrols hahaha...
 

post #104 of 111
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Hi Nolo, while lots of people consider West Virginia to be in another world, I'll nominate our local nordic uphill/downhill ski area

 

http://www.whitegrass.com/report.html

 

just reading their website is almost as much fun as a walk on the white grass.

 

 

Hey I've skied there and the people were even nicer than the hill!  Chip Chase and Co. are awesome guys and I'd venture to say that might just be the best value in VA.  Nestled betwixt Tline and Canaan, and if you tour over there and get tired, you can get 1-ups at either resort for $5!  

 

The moonshine was second to none as well :)

post #105 of 111
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Ski patrol in jeans, nice!  I've never seen that before, thanks.

 

These tiny areas remind me of a thread a while back where folks were saying Vail is flat.  It's all relative.

 

I'd probably have more fun skiing Cloudmont, AL for a day with the jeans wearing ski patrol than a day at Vail. That's all relative too.

post #106 of 111

I still think Magic is a great name.  

 

 

 

Also Suicide Six sounds supermegauberawesome but really isn't.  

post #107 of 111

The old, now gone 100+ meter Finnish Ski Flying hill in Ishpeming, MI was called Suicide Hill.

I'm sure I would have died if I had gone off it!

post #108 of 111

Mt. Lemon, now gone from a fire, outside of Tucson AZ.

 

 Was the southern most area in the US.  I really wanted to ski it once; having skied Cleary Summit AK one winter, the northern most in the US (also gone).

post #109 of 111
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Mt. Lemon, now gone from a fire, outside of Tucson AZ.

 

 Was the southern most area in the US.  I really wanted to ski it once; having skied Cleary Summit AK one winter, the northern most in the US (also gone).


Mt. Lemmon still has a ski area.  They also have great website name http://www.skithelemmon.com/ During the 2011-12 season they actually had a 40" base up there at Christmas.  They operated last season too but only for a month or two.

 

Moderator Edit: Fixed hyperlink 

post #110 of 111
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Mt. Lemon, now gone from a fire, outside of Tucson AZ.

 

 Was the southern most area in the US.  I really wanted to ski it once; having skied Cleary Summit AK one winter, the northern most in the US (also gone).


Mt. Lemmon still has a ski area.  They also have great website name http://www.skithelemmon.com/ During the 2011-12 season they actually had a 40" base up there at Christmas.  They operated last season too but only for a month or two.

 

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Does the ski patrol have a sign outside the aid room that says "Lemmon Aid?"

post #111 of 111
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Mt. Lemmon still has a ski area.  They also have great website name http://www.skithelemmon.com/ During the 2011-12 season they actually had a 40" base up there at Christmas.  They operated last season too but only for a month or two.

 

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Thank you.  Last time down there the fires were going on up there and all I heard was, 'that's about it for Lemon'.  Glad that was bad info, the gear goes next time down there.  Looked like a really nice smaller area with iffy snow.

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