Sorry I don't have any patches to trade Woody, but the ski area names sure brought back memories! I skied Haystack before it got absorbed by Mt. Snow (and I guess it's independent again) and Carinthia after it was absorbed. That was a fun little section of Mt. Snow and had a unique vibe. Being a long time Sugarbush skier, I do remember when Glen Ellen was a separate ski area but don't think I skied it before the merger. One of my father's friends patrolled at Glen Ellen, and still has a vintage down patrol jacket from the 70s. That would have a great patch on it!
I used to save all my lift tickets and had some great ones, including many New England ski areas that are no longer around. Sadly, that collection got tossed during one of our moves.
Thanks for your reply, Craig. I've had a run of good luck with patches recently and managed to find a Haystack patch, buy a Glen Ellen patch on ebay, and trade for Madonna Mtn and High Pond Mtn (Brandon, VT).
Still looking for Carinthia, Underhill, Middlebury, Suicide Six and Timber Ridge in VT, plus Jug End in Massachusetts and Mt. Whittier in NH. You mentioned Carinthia, now part of mega-Mt. Snow. My son and I got to Mt. Snow in late December for first-time visits. They did a great job IMHO getting ANY trails open with all the lousy weather. We enjoyed the Carinthia section, too, and had lunch in the old lodge for nostalgia's sake. (Well, my nostalgia. My son isn't old enough for it yet.) Skiing Glen Ellen is on my list for the next year or two.
If you'd saved those old lift tickets, they could have probably brought you $5 each on ebay as collectibles -- more than you may have paid for some of them! The good stuff we threw away... .