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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by oldtimer View Post
one that didn't stick-

last owners tried to turn Burke Mtn into Northstar-

they failed both financially and with the name change-

now it is back to Burke
Was that under the LLC that bought it out of bankruptcy (around 01) or the owners before that?

Northstar is a LAME name.
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Sugarbush North is still Glen Ellen
And hard-core New England skiing at SB is on Nancy Hanks, not Castlerock; Caslterock is just one of the trails.

(The SB trail map lists the names of the peaks and now list Castlerock but it used to list Nancy Hanks).
post #63 of 78
Never liked the name Madonna. Smuggs is one of the only changes that I like. Glen Ellen is still Glen Ellen to me.

...And when did this happen

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Whistler Mountain was the name given by the Garibaldi Lift Company. The original name for the mountain before ski runs were cut and lifts installed was London Mountain but never used that name as the ski area.
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Sugarbush North is still Glen Ellen

Blue Mountain is still Little gap

Alpine Mountain is still Timber Hill
Sugarbush was my home mountain 25 years ago and will always be South and North. The typical conversation usually goes like, "I prefer Sugerbush Sou..., uh, ummm, uh, the one with Castlerock chair."
post #65 of 78
Way back when, I think Killington may have been known as "Killington Basin".
post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
Haystack then......Haystack at Mt. Snow now.
(sounds like they moved it)

 

Actually, Mount Snow sold it a while back. I think it's back to just Haystack but the mountain is closed, they tore down the very cool 1960's era base lodge and are supposedly making it into a private resort, but now that appears to be on hold.

post #67 of 78
Sierra Blanca changed to Ski Apache.  Ruidoso NM.  Was run private changed to being run by the Mescalero Apache tribe. 

And I went on my Honeymoon at Purgatory.  It will always be Purgatory to me.

When I tell people I honeymooned at Purgatory and its been hell ever since, I usually get punched in the ribs.  That could be why they changed the name.
post #68 of 78

While we're at it.....There's a river that has it's headwaters in Grand Co. Colorado. It cuts a canyon in northern Arizona called the Grand Canyon. It used to be called the Grand River but it had it's name changed to the Colorado (which means "runs red" in Spanish) River despite the fact there was already a river in Texas that was called the Colorado River (and so named in the 18th century). Who's for calling it by it's old name???

 

FYI, I tried to drive from Durango to Utah on US Hwy 666 2 summers ago. We were using a 8 year old Nally Atlas. That road number has been changed as well.

post #69 of 78
Why someone in marketing would want to change 'Big Mountain' to Whitefish is beyond me.  Whitefish just doesn't sound like a ski area while Big Mountain had a reputation for big dumps and great terrain.
post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by friolator View Post

 

Actually, Mount Snow sold it a while back. I think it's back to just Haystack but the mountain is closed, they tore down the very cool 1960's era base lodge and are supposedly making it into a private resort, but now that appears to be on hold.

Bummer about the lodge. I was there for a junior race the last season in march before they closed. The lodge was nice and classic, and worked well. It was a great little mountain too.

Roundtop - Bear Creek,VT is another closed area to open but private change too. That happened over 10 years ago.
post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post

Sierra Blanca changed to Ski Apache.  Ruidoso NM.  Was run private changed to being run by the Mescalero Apache tribe. 

And I went on my Honeymoon at Purgatory.  It will always be Purgatory to me.

When I tell people I honeymooned at Purgatory and its been hell ever since, I usually get punched in the ribs.  That could be why they changed the name.

I skied both those in the 80s under the original names
post #72 of 78

There was always the issue of it being confused with Big Sky, especially since it was in Montana. 


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Originally Posted by Rio View Post

Why someone in marketing would want to change 'Big Mountain' to Whitefish is beyond me.  Whitefish just doesn't sound like a ski area while Big Mountain had a reputation for big dumps and great terrain.
post #73 of 78
So, what other resorts have changed their names in the 5 years that this thread has been active?
post #74 of 78
Oh, and that road between 5th and 7th Avenue is "6th Ave".  Not "Avenue of the Touchy Feely Let's all be one Hemisphere of Dual Continents Happy Place" or some other foolishness.
post #75 of 78
Multorpor -> Ski Bowl East

Wasn't Aspen Highlands just called (the) Highlands before Aspen bought them out?

I had the pleasure of skiing Wolf Mountain (and have a refer magnet souvenir) the year before it changed to The Canyons.
post #76 of 78
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post

CT------Powder Hill then....Powder Ridge now.
Satin's Ridge then......Sundown now.
(and what ever happened to Tappawingo)

MA---(Not too sure on this one) Did Thunder Mtn. turn into Berkshire East ?

VT BIG Bromley then......Bromley now
Haystack then......Haystack at Mt. Snow now.
(sounds like they moved it)

CO Geneva Basin then.....Alpenback then....now
CLOSED

Old thread, but doesn't appear that anybody answered... Tapawingo is still alive, as Woodbury Ski Area, owned and operated by Rod Taylor who was a US Alpine Skiing Olympian from Hartford CT. And yes, I've skied there a lot-- there isn't much to it but Rod kicks ass and does everything he can to make it a cool place to ski/ride.
post #77 of 78
 The former "Mount MacKenzie" (or was it "McKenzie?") ski resort has become "Revelstoke Mountain Resort" to match the name of the town near the base of the mountain.  BTW: highest vertical in North America....1700 metres, and they've had 5.5 m of snow this year to date (Feb 18, 2010).  Gotta get there..........
post #78 of 78
homewood and tahoe ski bowl became just homewood (lake tahoe)

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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post

Blue Ridge became Mountain High which purchased Holiday Hill (~1981), now renamed Mt. High East. More recently Mt. High purchased Ski Sunrise and renamed it Mt. High North. Holiday Hill had trails named after holidays, renamed to Mt. High's more common western themes.

Slide Mt. and Mt. Rose were 2 areas that shared a common peak but separated bases. Mt. Rose purchased Slide Mt. in late 1980's I think. But not until 2004-05 was the steep terrain between the 2 base areas opend to skiing.
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