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4 months ago

Wondering why resorts plow the snow from around the bottom lift terminals.  Look at the SS cam pictures to see what I am talking about.

4 months ago

I’d bet it’s to speed up the melting process.  That way, they can get to the lifts faster for maint and prep for summer mtn biking.  If you look at the Shavers / Skidder cam you’ll see they try to get down to that paved area as well.

4 months ago

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

I’d bet it’s to speed up the melting process.  That way, they can get to the lifts faster for maint and prep for summer mtn biking.  If you look at the Shavers / Skidder cam you’ll see they try to get down to that paved area as well.

Yeah, I recall mention SS has plans of remaking the Skidder area to make it more useful & efficient year-around.

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4 months ago

The first time I went to Mammoth, 1995 I believe, a trench had to be dug under the lift to keep the chairs from bottoming out.  Not going to happen this year.

3 months ago

Bonzski wrote:

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

I’d bet it’s to speed up the melting process.  That way, they can get to the lifts faster for maint and prep for summer mtn biking.  If you look at the Shavers / Skidder cam you’ll see they try to get down to that paved area as well.

Yeah, I recall mention SS has plans of remaking the Skidder area to make it more useful & efficient year-around.

Skidder is head and shoulders worse than any beginner area I have seen at any ski resort; I feel so bad for the beginners shivering in the blasting winds, trying to navigate down the double-fall line without either running into the fencing or being plowed down by skiers flying through from Ball Hooter lift. 

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