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post #31 of 51

It's not the size...

Mad River Mountain - and there's no raging river and no mountain to it. But it's home and they do a great job with it. I'm originally from NW Mass. and home was Bousquets at 750' vert that was a great hill to grow up on. Now to MRM, it has:
  • 144 Ski-able/Ride-able acres
  • 1,460-foot mountain elevation
  • 300-foot vertical drop
  • 2 Lodges, The Mad River Lodge and The Timberline Lodge, with kitchens and restrooms
  • Indoor/outdoor picnic areas
  • Learning Center
  • National Ski Patrol
  • Welcome Area & Customer Care Center
  • 6 Chair Lifts 3 dbl, 1 quad, 2 trip, 3 Hand Tows, 2 Rope Tows & 3 Carpet Lifts
  • Ski/Snowboard accessory shop
  • AVALANCHE TUBING PARK with 10 lanes that are 900 feet long and a carpet lift
  • Over 8 acres of beginner learning area
  • NEW Beginner Terrain Park
  • 7,000 gallons of water is pumped up the hill per minute, bringing you the best quality snow available
... and I can't wait until first day!!!
post #32 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by UtahPowderPig View Post
I can see how people could read my post and think I was laughing. I wasn't. I've skied at some pretty small ski hills.

( Like this one...
Top Elevation: 4000 ft
Bottom Elevation:3635 ft
Vertical Drop: 365 ft
Longest Run: 0.50 m1
# of Slopes/Trails: 10
# of Lifts: 5
Lift Capacity: 5650 hr
Skiable Area: 25 acres
Snow Making: 100%)

Like I said, if that's where I lived, I'd be skiing there everyday. ( However, I'm grateful for living in the great state of Utah . )
If you were or weren't laughing..............No offense was taken at the laughter. Some day you'll meet me and you'll find out, I laugh a lot!
If you were to ask a few who've met me, you'd probably hear that I am "laughed at" a lot too!
post #33 of 51
Finallly a thread I can compete in...

London Ski Club at Boler Mountain Statistics (London, Ontario, Canada):
Vertical Drop: 115'
Skiable Area: 50
Snowmaking: 100%
Trails: 9
Lifts: 5
Night skiing: Yes
post #34 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
My first home resort...

http://www.hiddenvalleyresort.com/

<snip>

I am planning to go back and ski Hidden Valley in Janurary next year for a friends wedding. should make me relize i NEVER want to move back.
Well, you'll be happy to know that they're cutting new trails, and I believe they're replacing the Sunrise/Sunset double-triple chair combo...

For what it's worth, I'd rather ski Hidden Valley than Seven Springs any day...


aaron

PS - of course, that doesn't mean that I wouldn't take Utah over PA, if I had the opportunity...
post #35 of 51
my local mountain, ski roundtop, is about 35min away.

Longest Run - 4,100'
Number of Trails - 16
Snowmaking - 100%
Terrain Parks - 3
Vertical Drop- 600'
Number of Lifts - 10
Uphill Capacity - 11,800 skiers/hour ... this makes me like the hill the most
Half Pipe - 1

one of the most enjoyable mountains I have been to in Pennsylvania. Low lines, good slope variety.

Quote:
For what it's worth, I'd rather ski Hidden Valley than Seven Springs any day...
Seven springs was definitely not worth the lift lines. And I was there mid week, non peak.

I must say that whenever I have to stand in a line longer than 2 or 3 minutes, I get rather irritated. Maybe that is why I enjoy my home mountain's 600ft so much more than I have the 1000+ft at a larger resort. Camalback and Seven Springs were just awful. 20+minute lift waits were not uncommon. I can normally ski right up to the lift or have only a few second wait at rountop. Hell, if I have to wait 5 min, I usally make it my last run and go in for a break until the masses leave for dinner.
post #36 of 51
720 and 600 vertical about one and a half hours away: Blue Mountain Collingwood, and Talisman ski resort.
http://www.bluemountain.ca/

http://www.goski.ca/ski-resorts/Onta...sort-Stats.asp

and guessing about 200 vertical feet about 20 minutes away at Chicopee.
http://www.skichicopee.com/

A distant memory 20 minutes from Mom-in-law's
http://www.mountwashington.ca/winter...alpine_terrain

I need to visit the in-laws more often:
post #37 of 51
Canada Olympic Park, home of the 1988 Olympic bobsleigh, luge and ski jump events. 394 feet, 2 runs, 2 quad lifts and 4 carpets. It's mostly a place for kids to ski and board the park after school and to learn at. They recently added on to the hill by about 75 feet, adding a section of seeded WC style bumps complete with jumps, but those are roped off most of the time. This is about 9km from my house, but I've got much more available within a day trip.
post #38 of 51
I live very near to the berkshires and thus ski there often at night, after work- y'know, when you can't wait till tomorrow to smash all over the freshies that are dropping...

Bosquet is probably the smallest of the mountains I regularly backhand at night. 750 vertical feet. It's maybe 45 mins from my house and has BBC on tap- a berkshire staple, also a great fireplace to dry all your stuff on. NEVER anyone there besides a few local park rats. Perfect to get a little taste of the pow magic, be one of maybe 30 on the mountain, and have a blast ripping around with a bunch of friends for almost free. Lift tix are $20, and I think $10 on Thursday night. Knee damage hucking to flat on and above Icicle, also ice bumps in pitch-dark woods included free of charge.
post #39 of 51
Sugar mountain has a 1200 ft drop, Hawksnest has 685',Beech mountain has 830',Appalachian has 365' and Winter Place has 603'.
post #40 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesgig View Post
Uphill Capacity - 11,800 skiers/hour ... this makes me like the hill the most
About the same as we have....but Roundtop has 104 skiable acres vs. 1000 here.

And that's what makes me love not living in the east anymore the most.
post #41 of 51
My local hill (5mins away) has a 710' drop with 73 acres (not including the beautiful back country). My home (30mins) hill has a 1510' drop with 223 acres (new expansion coming soon).
post #42 of 51
My Local Ski mountain is in King of Prussia, PA, a Powerhouse for skiing!
post #43 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by KZ1964 View Post
Mad River Mountain - and there's no raging river and no mountain to it. But it's home and they do a great job with it. I'm originally from NW Mass. and home was Bousquets at 750' vert that was a great hill to grow up on. Now to MRM, it has:
  • 144 Ski-able/Ride-able acres
  • 1,460-foot mountain elevation
  • 300-foot vertical drop
  • 2 Lodges, The Mad River Lodge and The Timberline Lodge, with kitchens and restrooms
  • Indoor/outdoor picnic areas
  • Learning Center
  • National Ski Patrol
  • Welcome Area & Customer Care Center
  • 6 Chair Lifts 3 dbl, 1 quad, 2 trip, 3 Hand Tows, 2 Rope Tows & 3 Carpet Lifts
  • Ski/Snowboard accessory shop
  • AVALANCHE TUBING PARK with 10 lanes that are 900 feet long and a carpet lift
  • Over 8 acres of beginner learning area
  • NEW Beginner Terrain Park
  • 7,000 gallons of water is pumped up the hill per minute, bringing you the best quality snow available
... and I can't wait until first day!!!
Thats not far from me. Its about the same trip there as it is to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN. I have been skiing at PNS for almost 20 years now.
400 vertical feet
800 ft. summit elevation
72 skiable acres
22 runs
11 lifts
and getting close to 150 snow guns.

I had almost three months of spring skiing this year and it was great.
post #44 of 51
Living in Alabama makes it hard to be a ski bum. Good skiing is always a plane ride or a LONG car ride away.

This has been posted before but we do have one place. I have never been there and I'm pretty sure that I won't go out of my way to go there either. But I did take not of the exit as we drove past it on our way home from the 4th of July.

Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort
Mentone Alabama
Skiing
We have 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 Ski Resort is open daily during season - weekends & holidays - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

post #45 of 51
Time to trump you all...

Milton Keynes Xscape.
3 lifts (one magic carpet, two button lifts)
30 feet of vertical (roughly)
300 feet long

But I learned to ski on a dry slope in Belfast - Mount Ober (also known as Knockbracken), which was maybe 150 feet long.
post #46 of 51
Just a small local hill : Park City Mountain Resort:

Base: 6,900 feet Summit: 10,000 feet

3,300 acres, spread over seven peaks and nine bowls.
106 trails
15 lifts: 4 high-speed, six-passenger chairs; 2 high-speed quads; 5 triples; 4 doubles
Average Annual Snowfall
355 inches

post #47 of 51
About 250' is what they say, but I really know Mt. Brighton doesn't have that!
It's the product of an old gravel pit.
It was good enough for me to train though, and for t.j burke and dexter rutecki (aspen extreme).
Mt. Bohemia is about 500 miles away but soon to be less than 40. It has 900' vertical and actually has cliffs to drop and close to 300" annual.
post #48 of 51
My two local hills


Vail Statistics

Vertical Rise:
3450 feet


Skiable Terrain:
5289 acres


Peak Elevation:
11570 feet


Base Elevation:
8120 feet


Annual Snowfall:
346 inches


Number of Lifts:
33


Number of Trails:
193


% Easiest:
28%


% Intermediate:
32%


% Advanced/Expert:
40%




Beaver Creek Statistics

Vertical Rise:
4040 feet


Skiable Terrain:
1625 acres


Peak Elevation:
11440 feet


Base Elevation:
7400 feet


Annual Snowfall:
331 inches


Number of Lifts:
13


Number of Trails:
146


% Easiest:
34%


% Intermediate:
39%


% Advanced/Expert:
27%
post #49 of 51
my previous home hill

Lone Peak Summit Elevation: 11,166 feet
Mountain Village Elevation: 7,500 feet
Big Sky Ski Terrain: 3,600 acres - 150 named runs covering over 85 miles on three separate mountains
Slope Difficulty: 21% expert, 37% advanced, 25% intermediate, 17% beginner
Skiable Vertical: 4,350 feet
Longest Run: Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall - 6 miles
Lift Capacity: 20,000 skiers per hour
Moonlight Basin Ski Terrain: 1,500 acres - 264 acres of groomed trails, 350 acres of In-bounds Hike-to terrain
Average Winter Daytime Temperature: 20 degrees F
Average Annual Snowfall: 400+ inches
Average Ski Season: Thanksgiving to mid-April
post #50 of 51
My home hill: Valle Nevado. A 3hr drive from home on the coast (about an hour if I spend the night with friends in Santiago).

Vertical Drop: 2,600 feet
Maximum Peak altitude: 12,000 feet
Minimumn altitude: 9,400 feet
Resort base altitude: 10,000 feet
Skiable area: 2,000 acres
Trails: 102
Beginner: 14%
Intermediate: 30%
Advanced: 42%
Expert: 14%
Longest Run: 1.4 miles
Annual average snowfall: 7.1 meters

Oh and snow conditions according to the website right now:
Snow Last 24 hrs : 0 ft.
Snow Accumulated : 9.65 ft.
Groomed Snow on Slopes : 3.28 ft.
Snow Quality : Powder

Unofrunatly the lift up to my favorite run (shake) is closed right now. They better get it open by the weekend!
post #51 of 51
great thread. my local hill is just that, we call it mount garbage for the fact it used to be a city dump they turned into a hill .1 T-bar, 1 carpet. its fine for a night of fresh winter air, but serves a better purpose as my grass skiing hill in the summer.
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