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post #151 of 166

Another hill is on ice.  This is from David B Cronheim's Ski, Esq. blog:

 

UPDATE: No Bids in Hidden Valley, NJ Auction

According to a report published in FirstTracksOnline, no bids were received at the auction held yesterday for the assets of Hidden Valley ski resort in Vernon, NJ. The failure of the resort to sell at auction means that operations, both this winter and in the future, are in serious jeopardy. Although over 160 bidders registered so as to be able to make a bid at the auction should they desire, none made an offer.

As Ski, Esq. reported back in September, Hidden Valley had fared badly in competition with its nearby neighbor, Mountain Creek. The resort viewed youth racing as a means to profitability, but even the influx of schussbummers apparently was not enough to keep the resort in the black.

Hidden Valley was something of an oddity in the ski resort community - a private club that was open to non-members at almost all times. Rather than season passes, the resort techincally sold "memberships." Given the public acccess the resort offered, the quirk was a difference without a meaningful distinction. However, the pending closure of Hidden Valley marks yet another failed attempt to develop a ski resort as a "club."
post #152 of 166
"Another hill is on ice. "

Nice pun.
post #153 of 166
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

"Another hill is on ice. "

Nice pun.

 

An ice pun.

 

Fixed it for you.

 

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  even the influx of schussbummers apparently was not enough to keep the resort in the black

 

Schussbummer? Is that one of those clever compound words? "Someone who skis by too close and too fast, thereby bumming out your timid honey"? Something like that?

post #154 of 166
No, old skiing term for a fast skier.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schussboomer
post #155 of 166
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No, old skiing term for a fast skier.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schussboomer

 

What, you think I was born yesterday? I know what a schussboomer is.:rolleyes I was amused by the misspelling, is all. "Schussbummer." ;)

post #156 of 166

The Pines, Valparaiso, IN----Learned to ski there on the day they opened, 1962 I think.

Mt. Wawasee, IN

Royal Valley, southern MI.

Snow Bowl in Cadiz Ohio. I was ski school director there around 68 or 69..

I'm sure there are others that I can't remember.

 

I have no doubt that global warming played a big roll in the closing of areas in the lower elevations and more southern locations.  The number of days with temperatures low enough for snow making has diminished greatly as well as the annual avg. snowfall.  At least at the lower and more southern locations.

post #157 of 166

Moonlight Basin...

post #158 of 166
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Moonlight Basin...

Do you think it's going to be folded into Big Sky, including the name?
post #159 of 166
Talisman, Ontario--closed due to poor/overambitious management, great backcountry skiing spot now though.
post #160 of 166
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Do you think it's going to be folded into Big Sky, including the name?

What was known as Moonlight Basin Ski Area is now called Big Sky's Moonlight Territory. You can get Big Sky tickets & passes that only allow access to what was Moonlight Basin but marketing wise Moonlight Basin Ski Area has ceased to exist. (I'll treasure my Moonlight Basin ticket from their first day of operation.)

post #161 of 166
That's a new angle - I don't have any passes from places that are defunct. I usually collect them, but I've lost at least 2 collections during moves.

I'm not sure I'd count Moonlight Basin yet as no longer existing - there's a pass I do still have from 2010. Seems more like having an old Purgatory pass - if it's still running and just a name change (Durango), does it count? I have a last tram pass from Jackson Hole dated 10/1/2006, which I thought was pretty cool. However, they still ran the old tram all that winter (just not publicly) so it lost it's luster just a bit for me.
post #162 of 166

IMHO, as a former resident of Durango when the ski area was Purgatory, it will always be Purgatory besides it's gone through so many name changes, sometimes including the word "Purgatory", since then that that's just the way it should be!

post #163 of 166

Did someone say "schussbooming"?

 

post #164 of 166

I have a bunch of old ski pins from the 60's if anyone is interested.

post #165 of 166
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Hmmmm. Telemark WI,
Sugarloaf MI,
Timberlee, MI.,
thunder Mtn, MI.,
Walloon Hills, MI.,
Lansing Ski Club, MI.

Sugarloaf is a shame... Best hill in the LP of MI.

The ones in red for me, although it sounds like I may be able to add Whitecap in WI to that list as they went into bankruptcy this winter and closed early, and all the recent craziness surrounding Sugarloaf just makes me want to cry.

post #166 of 166
Read this thread multiple times and now that it's the middle of July 2014, I thought I would bring my unique Minnesota upbringing and Colorado living

Minnesota
Val Chatel near Park Rapids (tiny bump I skied when I was probably 8)
Sugar Hills near Grand Rapids (remember it as flat front with a decent hill way back)
Quadna near Hill City - really nice hill... T-bars and a step shot off the back

Candy Mountain - Thunder Bay Ontario
A pretty big hill right in Thunder Bay (not loch lomand which still exists)

Berthoud Pass Colorado
Hidden Valley near Estes Park

Fortunately most of the other 60 ski areas I have been to are somehow still running
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