New Seven Springs Chair
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SpringsRegular
June 1, 2007
Member since 10/14/2004 🔗
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NSTALLATION BEGINS ON THE NEW HIGH-SPEED SIX-PASSENGER CHAIR LIFT ON GUNNAR SLOPE
Installation has begun on the new Gunnar six-passenger chairlift on the North Face side of the mountain. This coming season, skiers and boarders alike will be able to enjoy a much faster and convenient ride to the top of the hill.

This $3 million Doppelmayr CTF lift will allow our guests to enjoy more time on the slopes and less time in line. The previous quad lift could transport 1,800 people per hour. That amount is now doubled with a total of 3,600 people per hour. There will also be less time traveling on the lift with a much faster ride of only 3 minutes compared to the previous 9 + minute ride. Other added benefits are the deluxe padded seats for a more comfortable journey and the decelerating chairs that allow for easier loading and unloading.

The email has pictures, I will post them later.
jb714
June 1, 2007
Member since 03/4/2003 🔗
294 posts
I got the email today too - I'm so psyched I may do dome hiking on the NF side next weekend - after my mowing chores are done.
tromano
June 1, 2007
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
I was MTBing there a few weeks ago. The old lift was totally gone when I was there. It is going to be pretty sweet. There was also a mention about new glades. Any news about that?
jb714
June 2, 2007
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294 posts
Any word on their plans for the old Gunnar lift?
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RobertW
June 3, 2007
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I was hiking at 7 Springs on Friday morning. Here are the pictures I took, most of which were of the new Six Pack installation.

http://leacar.smugmug.com/gallery/2948419#159224119

I did not see any work on any new gladed areas yet. I also spoke to a few workers and they were unaware of any plans for the old triple chair as of yet.
kennedy
June 4, 2007
Member since 12/8/2001 🔗
792 posts
7 Springs will definitely be earning some of my hard earned dollars next year. Since I took over as organizer for a local snowboard group they may end up with some of theirs too.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
June 4, 2007
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Thanks for the pictures. Definitely have to get up there for a few days this coming season.
Tha Colonel \:\)
jb714
June 4, 2007
Member since 03/4/2003 🔗
294 posts
Awesome pictures - especially the horses. I can't wait to get up there this weekend and do some nosing around. The installation of this lift proves once again that 7 Springs "gets it" like no other resort in the mid-Atlantic, with the possible exception of Snowshoe.
tromano
June 5, 2007
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
 Originally Posted By: jb714
Awesome pictures - especially the horses. I can't wait to get up there this weekend and do some nosing around. The installation of this lift proves once again that 7 Springs "gets it" like no other resort in the mid-Atlantic, with the possible exception of Snowshoe.


7S is trying to be the #1 east coast ski area south of VT as far as I can tell. If you are going to be at 7S this weekend stop by Hellen's at around 5 PM. I will be the guy getting married. ;\)
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
June 5, 2007
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Congratulations again.
The Colonel \:\)
SpringsRegular
June 6, 2007
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153 posts
What?!?!? No invite?!?!?!? Congrats Tim! Make sure and post a trip report over at TGR \:\)
tromano
June 6, 2007
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
Thanks guys. As for the TR, I will do for sure!
JohnL
June 7, 2007
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TR. LOL!

Hope nobody disses that TR...

Congrats and enjoy the ceremony.
Laurel Hill Crazie - DCSki Supporter
June 7, 2007
Member since 08/16/2004 🔗
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Congrats to the both of you. Married at a ski resort and moving to Utah, it sounds like the right way to start a marriage. Have fun in your new life.
queenoftheslopes
June 7, 2007
Member since 11/15/2004 🔗
143 posts
 Quote:
TR. LOL!

Hope nobody disses that TR...


*gasp* as IF.

Heading out the door in a few minutes!
jimmy
June 7, 2007
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts


TR


a long happy one and hope our paths cross again,
keep us posted

bon voyage
tromano
June 14, 2007
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
June 15, 2007
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Congratulations again. Wonderful pictures. What a day!
The Colonel \:\)
Reisen
June 15, 2007
Member since 01/25/2005 🔗
361 posts
Congrats on the wedding, Tromano.

As for 7S, I love seeing resorts invest in infrastructure. I may have to make the trip out there next season!
Crush
June 15, 2007
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,000 posts
T- that's so sweet! How wonderful! Congratulations!!!! Gee it looked like a perfect wedding.

So, when are you going to move to UT?
queenoftheslopes
June 15, 2007
Member since 11/15/2004 🔗
143 posts
Thanks guys! It was such a fun day, and a fantastic party. I wish I could do it all over again (same guy, of course)!

Once we get that official job offer, we are outta DC! (not to put too much pressure on tromano!)
JimK - DCSki Columnist
June 18, 2007
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
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Ode to the Newlyweds
When a man skis with power and his bride skis with grace
the only thing better than powder is white wedding lace.
Like pioneers heading west to test their worth,
they cross the prairies for the greatest snow on earth.
And though the winds may howl and the last chair may run late,
together they will never want for a liftride snuggle mate.

Best Wishes,
JimK
Crush
June 18, 2007
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,000 posts
 Originally Posted By: queenoftheslopes
... I wish I could do it all over again (same guy, of course)! ...


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              - SLOPESONG -

cotton




              falls


   his face

        crystal landing


                  a diamond 

                     now




          dies as water



     kissed away by you .

eGm 5/18/07

SpringsRegular
July 12, 2007
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Taylormatt
July 13, 2007
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339 posts
Heard anything about the supposed "new glades"?
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