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Franz Gable also wrote a ski/bio book. His relatives run a Mini-mart near Nugents Corner.
Boy, that's coming down in the world.

I've never skied a run named White Lighning or Almost Heaven. Guess I just haven't been around.
post #32 of 44
I know New England has plenty of dupes like Cascade, Sel's Choice, Paradise, etc.

I remember hearing on the NPR show "Car Talk" with Click & Clack that the most common town/city name in the USA is "Fairview".

I wonder what most common trail name at all serviced US ski areas is? (Official names on trail-maps only)


If there is a database somewhere that lists all trails at all areas, it ought to be easy to find the most common.
post #33 of 44
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I know New England has plenty of dupes like Cascade, Sel's Choice, Paradise, etc.

I remember hearing on the NPR show "Car Talk" with Click & Clack that the most common town/city name in the USA is "Fairview".

I wonder what most common trail name at all serviced US ski areas is? (Official names on trail-maps only)


If there is a database somewhere that lists all trails at all areas, it ought to be easy to find the most common.
"Vertigo" has gotta be up there. Cool name for a ski trail...even better song
post #34 of 44
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"Vertigo" has gotta be up there. Cool name for a ski trail...even better song
Even better movie.
post #35 of 44
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Franz Gable also wrote a ski/bio book. His relatives run a Mini-mart near Nugents Corner.
Unless the store is Dodsons' IGA ("Where friends meet freinds")I can't think of any mini marts near Nugents' Corner. Is it the one next to the Sand Rd. kind of across from the Rome Grange?

I've heard about the bio, but have never seen it.
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Unless the store is Dodsons' IGA ("Where friends meet freinds")I can't think of any mini marts near Nugents' Corner. Is it the one next to the Sand Rd. kind of across from the Rome Grange?
That's the Rome Store, which isn't in Nugent's corner. They used to pass that off as "Rome", but it's really too small even to be considered a place.
post #37 of 44
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"Vertigo" has gotta be up there. Cool name for a ski trail...even better song
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Even better movie.
Deserves a mention in the "movie soundtrack" thread, too.
post #38 of 44
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Even better movie.
July 10, 2007

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CP
post #39 of 44
"The Plung" at Telluride! That's my absolute favorite name for a run! I skied there on my senior trip in high school. I wouldn't buy the "I skied the Plung" t-shirt until I actually skied it! It was brutal, but I did it! I still have the shirt 25 years later .
post #40 of 44
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Unless the store is Dodsons' IGA ("Where friends meet freinds")I can't think of any mini marts near Nugents' Corner. Is it the one next to the Sand Rd. kind of across from the Rome Grange?

I've heard about the bio, but have never seen it.
I had to check closer and it's in Demming. I bought the book at the mini-mart/gas station. It is a great read. Franz Xauer Gabl is his name. Franzl 2 is the name of the book.
post #41 of 44
TelRod and Charlie P... Thanks for the info...Had not heard of the RED WHITE BLUE idea.... Never heard the rumor of a death--thus not opening "red". Every year during one of our several snows---some folks will poach it.....I seriously consider it each year...but cannot for fear of loosing my job...

This year after our 2" ice storm (really) it was as slick as it could be...we have a great employee lift lady who was trying to help a boarder whose board dropped...she went after it....Slipped and fell (non-stop) about 200 yards down. Major injuries. This is a very steep slope and with the ice she could not stop herself. Unfortunately a tree did it for her.
post #42 of 44
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This year after our 2" ice storm (really) it was as slick as it could be...we have a great employee lift lady who was trying to help a boarder whose board dropped...she went after it....Slipped and fell (non-stop) about 200 yards down. Major injuries. This is a very steep slope and with the ice she could not stop herself. Unfortunately a tree did it for her.
July 10, 2007

Hi Skiing:

Couldn't agree with you more about the "great employee lift lady". From what I've heard, she was one of the outsource hires from South America and had a great attitude. From what I recall, she always held the chairlift for skiers while boarding and with a big smile no less (note these are 4 person lifts and with 4 people loading, it can be a hell of a work out, especially after the 200th or even 400th chair). Anyway, this women in an effort to retrieve the snow board (I think the boarder was a youngster), slide down 200 yards and incurred much injuries. My understanding is that Liberty (and the insurance company) took care of her medical bills. Hope she recovers fully. She was really one great liftie and with some training and experience would be a great asset at any position for any corporation fortunate enough to employ her.

CP.
post #43 of 44
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Franz Gable also wrote a ski/bio book. His relatives run a Mini-mart near Nugents Corner.
I helped Franz on his books (2 - he has a second volume out now). When I was a teenager running the Austin Pass rope tow, I used to poach racing lessons from Franz. He still lives in Bellingham.



His last name is "Gabl" -- without the "e". No relation to Clark Gable!
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His last name is "Gabl" -- without the "e". No relation to Clark Gable!
Oops! I knew that, or at least I should have.
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