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Hawks Nest, NC closure

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I received another e-mail about a resort closing down. It knocked one of the races off the Crescent ski councils race schedule. I know this isn't a popular destination. It saddens me to think that the sport is shrinking in the Mid-Atlantic. It also frustrates me to think of the additional bodies that it will add to the lift lines at Winterplace and Snowshoe.

http://www.skinorthcarolina.com/arti...e&article=2235

Perhaps I'll get one of those portable snow makers for the hill in my back yard!
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Yep, that hit home here. It was my favorite place out this way
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Well, here's what appears to be soime McCollateral damage.

Hawksnest Ski Resort is NO LONGER
07.22.08 11:51 AM

The former ski and snowboarding favorite will offer tubing only for the future.

The calendar displays today's date as July 22, 2008 but one ski resort has already decided when it will cease ski operations for the 2008-2009 ski season. The resort is Hawksnest Ski Resort. The closing... click here for more

Hawksnest was by far the coolest and most nostalgic area among those within day trip distance. They had a panty tree and everything.. Two doubles for blacks, a triple for blues and a carpet for green. I'm pretty bummed that it closed. I guess Beech will be my new favorite area where a day trip is feesible.
I dug a little deeper and it seems that there has been an ongoing dispute between the resort owners and town big wigs (Boss Hog?) regarding approval of Hawksnest expansion. Apparantly the owners told the town to shove it and shut down to tubing only.
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Oh well, theres always tubing!

Sorry I missed your earlier post.
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Hawksnest has ceased ski operations before in the past, only to start ski operations back up. Maybe this will be the case this time too. When I lived back east, I liked Hawksnest, it kind of sad to see it close down skiing.
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Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo View Post
I received another e-mail about a resort closing down. It knocked one of the races off the Crescent ski councils race schedule. I know this isn't a popular destination. It saddens me to think that the sport is shrinking in the Mid-Atlantic. It also frustrates me to think of the additional bodies that it will add to the lift lines at Winterplace and Snowshoe.

http://www.skinorthcarolina.com/arti...e&article=2235

Perhaps I'll get one of those portable snow makers for the hill in my back yard!

I'm bummed out but I hope they come back. When the snow is good it's my favorite. The town of Seven Devils (not joking) and the owners of Hawksnest have been going at it for a long time. They town actually tried to take the ski area and golf course through imminent domain a year or so ago. I dont think the economy has that much to do with this. Hawks Nest wants to expand the ski area but the town will not let them. The town wants a golf course but it's closed and the owner want open it unless they allow expansion of the ski area. It's like the irrestable force meeting the immovable object. I dont know if everything I've said is exactly correct but it's very close. It's a real shame because Hawksnest could be really nice with some new terrain, new lifts and better snow making equipment. From what I understand the golf course was nice when it was open and the whole thing should be making alot of money and providing tax revenue for the town.

Bryan
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Too bad. I read the article and found out that Hound Ears closed a long time ago. Oh, well.
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This is really sad, but like Utahpowderpig said it has closed before. I think the last time was 6 or 7 years ago when I was going to college in the area. It is a nice little hill, and Top Gun is a fun piece of ice.
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This is really sad, but like Utahpowderpig said it has closed before. I think the last time was 6 or 7 years ago when I was going to college in the area. It is a nice little hill, and Top Gun is a fun piece of ice.
I'm going to miss Top Gun. I think it was the best advanced run in the area. Hopefully they will get things worked out and ski again next year.
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I'm going to miss Top Gun. I think it was the best advanced run in the area. Hopefully they will get things worked out and ski again next year.
WhoopDeeDoo at at Sugar? Would be better if it were longer..
OTT I preferred Hawksnest..
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WhoopDeeDoo at at Sugar? Would be better if it were longer..
OTT I preferred Hawksnest..
Thats why I like Top Gun. We would go there right after a good snow because the conditions kind of stunk without it. I really thought they were going to get things together this year with the new snow making equipment.The place should be making money. I hope they work things out with Seven Devils and get it back open including the golf course.
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