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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-23-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By montcalm
Apparently McCauley is owned by the Town of Webb...

Apparently McCauley is owned by the Town of Webb - I thought it was some partnership of private and public, but from what I can find it is entirely public owned, as I believe is Maple ridge between...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
McCauley was mentioned and as far as a small...

McCauley was mentioned and as far as a small private area they have a good thing going. I have read they are subsidized by the town but I can’t find confirmation of that anywhere so maybe it’s...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Maybe time to re-wild it? I've seen where...

Maybe time to re-wild it?

I've seen where people do this instead of letting old structures collapse, and become unsafe, eyesores. But rather they turn the site back into was prior to building. ...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Tear that off and build one with some pitch. For...

Tear that off and build one with some pitch. For all the effort you spend shoveling you could surely put the work into a smarter solution.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Well that's BC skiin'. It'd be nice if towns...

Well that's BC skiin'.

It'd be nice if towns or the state could afford some of the old ski areas and allow them to be developed and run on a volunteer basis. Let them build mountain bike trails...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Honestly if you want to get the most out of the...

Honestly if you want to get the most out of the ski industry, you should support our socialist ski hills i.e. Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre. We, the taxpayers, both own and subsidize these hills and...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
I've looked at some data for the past 40 years in...

I've looked at some data for the past 40 years in the southern Adirondacks. On average, the amount of snow has only decreased around 10" per season. The length of the season (number of ski days)...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-20-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
LOL - almost every single "mom and pop's"...

LOL - almost every single "mom and pop's" business in America has been engulfed by corporate structure, and I'm supposed to feel bad about the ski industry?

The ski hill was a losing bet from the...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-20-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Emotional response. Rational response....

Emotional response.



Rational response.



There's no right or wrong answer, just various ways to look at the same things. I've looked at it from a number of different angles and I know...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-19-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
I gotta disagree here. It's not free... :Peek: ...

I gotta disagree here. It's not free... :Peek:

By the time you invest in a proper pair of skis you're gonna be out more than you would pay for a season pass, rentals and lessons at most hills in...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-18-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
As far as a BC-XC ski for the Adirondacks that is...

As far as a BC-XC ski for the Adirondacks that is great for touring, I really love this ski:
...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-18-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Whilst I love XC skiing, I found that sometimes...

Whilst I love XC skiing, I found that sometimes when I went out to the Black River Valley, and even around home or in the Adirondacks, after a big dump, it just wasn't any fun. Too much trudging.
...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-16-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
I used to go night skiing at Bristol Mountain,...

I used to go night skiing at Bristol Mountain, because it was super cheap. A season pass was and still is pretty cheap. They often also have promo nights once a week.

I don't really love the...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 09-30-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
I am. But I'm very much an opportunist and...

I am.

But I'm very much an opportunist and ski whatever.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 09-29-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Lifts were a terrible idea anyway... Get back to...

Lifts were a terrible idea anyway... Get back to the roots!
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 09-29-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,716
Posted By montcalm
Not for me.

Not for me.
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