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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by CUskibum
    I've got a couple things:

    1) Open the pipe sometime before mid-January.

    2) Run the freeway lift on weekends. It will help spread the crowds around more.

    and if Whiteface somehow gets enough money to put snowmaking on Hoyts,

    3) Keep Hoyts ungroomed. Nice bump runs are always enjoyed...
    I say do what they do with wilderness keep half groomed and they leave another half with some bumps

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by tjf67
    They could use more bartenders in the afternoons. Not that I am there often.
    Quote Originally Posted by NPN
    Somebody needs to find a way to get those GREAT cameo appearances by someone other than BUTTWIDENER back in the lounge.

    Not a day goes by on the weekend that I don't have to hear a customer ask, "What happened to the three Sams?", or, "What happened to the Yegermeister ( sp ) Girls?", or, "Why doesn't Lake Placid Pub 'n Brewery do tastings up here anymore?", etc., etc. etc..

    Centerplate is turning the lounge into a retirement facility. What needs to be done to make it fun again???
    Quote Originally Posted by SKIdds
    How about some good Buffalo Wings at the bar? Really, the Cloudspin Lounge needs some attention. The beer is decent and it's a nice place to get a drink, but the food selections is inadequate. Beer and wings at the end of a hard ski day hit the spot.

    PS - the bar in the Gore base lodge has really good wings.
    Sometimes I wonder if Center Plate wants to make money in the lounge. I know guys who go right to Stienhoff's after skiing now. It's not that they don't like the bar, or because of the prices, it's that they don't want to deal with the hassel of trying to get a drink. There is not enough bar staff on the weekends. It's too bad cause it is a nice and convenient place to meet with friends after a great day on the mountain.

    The best time at the lounge was when they had a band on the deck retro saturday. You still had to stand in line to get a beer though.
    The Stone Age didnít end because people ran out of stones.

  3. #13
    More Beer!!!
    incoming .................DUCK !

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by nyspnypd
    Quote Originally Posted by CUskibum
    3) Keep Hoyts ungroomed. Nice bump runs are always enjoyed...
    I say do what they do with wilderness keep half groomed and they leave another half with some bumps

    Not that I've skied it, but my sense is that Hoyt's might be a little too narrow to go half and half.

    Not to hijack the thread, but, where are they going to fit the other trail next to Hoyt's? From the plans, the lower half of the second trail was supposed to squeeze in between Hoyt's and the lift, but it doesn't look like there's enough room there.

    I HOPE the compromise won't be to just widen Hoyt's in order to handle the increased traffic. We've got enough wide boulevards on the mountain.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by ComeBackMudPuddles
    Quote Originally Posted by nyspnypd
    Quote Originally Posted by CUskibum
    3) Keep Hoyts ungroomed. Nice bump runs are always enjoyed...
    I say do what they do with wilderness keep half groomed and they leave another half with some bumps

    Not that I've skied it, but my sense is that Hoyt's might be a little too narrow to go half and half.

    Not to hijack the thread, but, where are they going to fit the other trail next to Hoyt's? From the plans, the lower half of the second trail was supposed to squeeze in between Hoyt's and the lift, but it doesn't look like there's enough room there.

    I HOPE the compromise won't be to just widen Hoyt's in order to handle the increased traffic. We've got enough wide boulevards on the mountain.
    It is suppose to go further down pats lookout below on Wilmington and then meet at the bottom of the lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highpeaksdrifter
    Quote Originally Posted by tjf67
    They could use more bartenders in the afternoons. Not that I am there often.
    Quote Originally Posted by NPN
    Somebody needs to find a way to get those GREAT cameo appearances by someone other than BUTTWIDENER back in the lounge.

    Not a day goes by on the weekend that I don't have to hear a customer ask, "What happened to the three Sams?", or, "What happened to the Yegermeister ( sp ) Girls?", or, "Why doesn't Lake Placid Pub 'n Brewery do tastings up here anymore?", etc., etc. etc..

    Centerplate is turning the lounge into a retirement facility. What needs to be done to make it fun again???
    Quote Originally Posted by SKIdds
    How about some good Buffalo Wings at the bar? Really, the Cloudspin Lounge needs some attention. The beer is decent and it's a nice place to get a drink, but the food selections is inadequate. Beer and wings at the end of a hard ski day hit the spot.

    PS - the bar in the Gore base lodge has really good wings.
    Sometimes I wonder if Center Plate wants to make money in the lounge. I know guys who go right to Stienhoff's after skiing now. It's not that they don't like the bar, or because of the prices, it's that they don't want to deal with the hassel of trying to get a drink. There is not enough bar staff on the weekends. It's too bad cause it is a nice and convenient place to meet with friends after a great day on the mountain.

    The best time at the lounge was when they had a band on the deck retro saturday. You still had to stand in line to get a beer though.
    Boy, I agree. Whiteface has one of the biggest bars at the mountain that I can think of, but it is impossible to get a drink. Can some of the staff from the mid station or cafeteria stay a little later and work at the bar? It seems like it would be a money maker.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by nyspnypd
    Quote Originally Posted by ComeBackMudPuddles
    Quote Originally Posted by nyspnypd
    Quote Originally Posted by CUskibum
    3) Keep Hoyts ungroomed. Nice bump runs are always enjoyed...
    I say do what they do with wilderness keep half groomed and they leave another half with some bumps

    Not that I've skied it, but my sense is that Hoyt's might be a little too narrow to go half and half.

    Not to hijack the thread, but, where are they going to fit the other trail next to Hoyt's? From the plans, the lower half of the second trail was supposed to squeeze in between Hoyt's and the lift, but it doesn't look like there's enough room there.

    I HOPE the compromise won't be to just widen Hoyt's in order to handle the increased traffic. We've got enough wide boulevards on the mountain.
    It is suppose to go further down pats lookout below on Wilmington and then meet at the bottom of the lift.

    ??

    i was talking about the trail that's supposed to be parallel to hoyt's. i don't think there's another trail planned near lookout below, unless the plans have changed?

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by snowman
    Quote Originally Posted by highpeaksdrifter
    Quote Originally Posted by tjf67
    They could use more bartenders in the afternoons. Not that I am there often.
    Quote Originally Posted by NPN
    Somebody needs to find a way to get those GREAT cameo appearances by someone other than BUTTWIDENER back in the lounge.

    Not a day goes by on the weekend that I don't have to hear a customer ask, "What happened to the three Sams?", or, "What happened to the Yegermeister ( sp ) Girls?", or, "Why doesn't Lake Placid Pub 'n Brewery do tastings up here anymore?", etc., etc. etc..

    Centerplate is turning the lounge into a retirement facility. What needs to be done to make it fun again???
    Quote Originally Posted by SKIdds
    How about some good Buffalo Wings at the bar? Really, the Cloudspin Lounge needs some attention. The beer is decent and it's a nice place to get a drink, but the food selections is inadequate. Beer and wings at the end of a hard ski day hit the spot.

    PS - the bar in the Gore base lodge has really good wings.
    Sometimes I wonder if Center Plate wants to make money in the lounge. I know guys who go right to Stienhoff's after skiing now. It's not that they don't like the bar, or because of the prices, it's that they don't want to deal with the hassel of trying to get a drink. There is not enough bar staff on the weekends. It's too bad cause it is a nice and convenient place to meet with friends after a great day on the mountain.

    The best time at the lounge was when they had a band on the deck retro saturday. You still had to stand in line to get a beer though.
    Boy, I agree. Whiteface has one of the biggest bars at the mountain that I can think of, but it is impossible to get a drink. Can some of the staff from the mid station or cafeteria stay a little later and work at the bar? It seems like it would be a money maker.


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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by takeahike46er
    * Open up the Freeway liftline to skiing. Gore has utilized its liftlines for cheap terrain expansions to great effect. Whiteface should do the same. There appears to be a small amount of mileage leftover anyways.
    Iíve thought this myself. When there is enough snow on it that trail looks great. It has a nice pitch, not too wide, some rocks to drop off if you want; it just has a very nice flow to it. People who Iíve spoken to that have poached it love it.

    Itís suppressing that Whiteface and Gore are both run by ORDA, yet they have polar opposite approaches to opening lift lines. At Gore they have Double Barrel, High Pines Glades, and Dark Side Glades all of which are a blast to ski. Gore also categorizes them as glades so they may not even count against their trail mileage limit, Iím unclear on that.

    Hereís a picture I took of Dark Side Glades a couple of seasons ago. There is far more exposed rock then there is under I lift (Freeway lift).



    The terrain under Chair 6 is also skiable, but a power cable would have to be moved. Under I lift all that would have to be done is take down the rope.

    The trail that is now Blazerís Bluff was blocked by a wood fence for a lot of years. Then a couple of years ago they took the fence down, which was a great idea. When it has snow it, it is a fun little trail to ski. Under I lift would be even better IMO. Letís hope someday they drop the rope and let people ski it. High Peaks Drifter glade has a nice ring to it, don't ya think?
    The Stone Age didnít end because people ran out of stones.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by ComeBackMudPuddles
    The Jšgermeister girls where at Stienhoff's one night the season before this and I asked one of them if they would be at the lounge this year. She said WF wasn't on their schedule anymore. She didn't know why.
    The Stone Age didnít end because people ran out of stones.

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