Wow - I am beat! For such a small trail it's a lot of work. Still some stumps to remove, plus there is a lot to haul away.
Due to the extreme altitude and remoteness you may want to chopper them in!
Actually I came up with a motto a few years back:
"Mt. Crescent, 300 Feet of Thigh-Burning Vertical". We had some t-shirts made with that on it. Still a fun little ski area only 25 minutes from my house. I also designed some t-shirts which read "Mt. Crescent, only 500 miles east of Denver!".
You can see the top of the ski area from my son's high school (which sits atop a hill) in downtown Omaha.
Downtown Omaha in the distance...
Well it was Crescent "Hills" when I was a kid. Must have been some sort of geologic miracle! There's a few of us still around since those days - just all grow'd up now bringing our kids over.
We have the same deal on the Mississippi River side of Iowa - "Sundown Mountain", then "Chestnut Mountain" on the other bank of the Mississippi. Those 2 areas have their base facilities on top of their mountains.
Careful. Not sure you should be publicly claiming you took part in the destruction of that pristine forest. The E.L.F. is gonna come find you
Not to worry -- most of them were Cedars. Cedars are the weeds of the tree family. I even get Cedars coming up in my landscaping every once in a while.
Although I am sure we displaced a couple squirrels or birds!
I like the name "2 Turns"
We should have left a tree in the middle -- then we would have two new runs!
Yeah, I didn't go yesterday since I was just out the week before. They usually pay me with season passes and food anyway, and this year I plan on instructing so I don't need a pass.
Did they have much gear at their swap, or a lot of clothing sale items?
When I learned to ski there in the mid 70s they only had their rope tow and poma lift (both long gone). There are a few of us still over there that learned to ski there when we were kids.
You should post a pic so I can see if I recognize you. I usually am out there 4 or 5 days (or evenings a week)...probably will be out everyday this year since I am instructing. Just look for the guy with racing ski poles with the bends. Only Korby (the owner) and myself have the ski poles with the bend.
Our son has been skiing there since 3, but now at 15 I think school activities will really cut down on his number of Crescent ski days. He is probably about 6 in this photo.
I will have to keep an eye open for you this winter!
We go to the mountains quite a bit and hit a lot of the big sales out there, so I didn't feel like driving over to Crescent for a smaller sale.
A few years ago in August Kenny's in Vail/Lionshead was selling the previous year's skis for a dollar a centimeter!. ...so I bought a new pair even though I really didn't need it.
I have had Scheels at Village Point Mall mount bindings on my son's skis a few times.
Supposedly Omaha Marine tunes skis, but I have never gone there. I think Sports Authority and certain Dick's Sporting Goods work on skis as well.
For tuning on my head i-speeds I always have that done at ski specific shops in Breckenridge.
Now that there is a new trail Mt. Crescent has moved even further up on my to-do list.
It was initially added to my to-do list when I checked the place out during a road trip in August of 2006.
Here are a few photos:
I might need to become the Mt. Crescent Ambassador for epicski and meet you there so you don't get lost!
The Fleischer family from Vail purchased the ski area 5 years ago and have pumped some money into the place since your photos.
owner Korby Fleischer
We cut that trail for 2 reasons. First is that when you ski all the way to the bottom on that far left trail you have to push yourself uphill a bit to get back to the double lift. Second, we are thinking about moving some lessons to the flat area at the bottom of that far left lift. One additional reason -- it was FUN!
I believe that quad is a Borvig. It is a beast - I have one of those chairs in my garage and I can barely lift the thing up. The story on the quad is that it came from Mt. Trashmore - a ski area built on a landfill, but the place had to be closed since the ground was unstable. Still trying to find a photo/article on the web to verify but haven't yet.
Mr. Hugh "wolverine" Jackman working the lifts (uhh, just kidding)
The thing with a centerpole quad is you really need to get the the chair balanced. Wish I had a pic of how unbalanced the thing can hang if you don't distribute the weight. You don't want 2 adults on one side of the pole and 2 kids on the other. Probably why you don't see too many center pole quads.
We cut that trail for 2 reasons. First is that when you ski all the way to the bottom on that far left trail you have to push yourself uphill a bit to get back to the double lift. Second, we are thinking about moving some lessons to the flat area at the bottom of that far left lift.
Is that why you are shopping magic carpets? Thinking of putting one over there in the flats for noobs? Silly me was thinking it was for your annual neighborhood snow making project.
Yup! The owner bought a bigger one for their tubing hill, but we want one for the "noobs"