On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Iski Stowe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:  

>The lifts are Smuggs are getting old and they fear the lifts will fail to pass inspection. 

I find this surprising. Madonna was redone ~15 years ago when they lowered the towers to get the chairs out of the wind, and Sterling had it's entire cable replaced in the past few years. I am no engineer, but I imagine major issues would have been taken care of during this work.

> I also heard that Smuggs had plans to develop 4 ski areas at the resort but only developed 3 of them.  

Yep, in the 60's there were plans to expand north from Morse to Whiteface(Sterling on the topos).

Reliable word is the land is owned by Smuggs(someone who knows how to search this properly can find out if this is right). The prospect of development  of Whiteface is met with mixed emotions by Smuggs skiers(as is the prospect of a Vail Purchase).

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