Alpental 40th anniversary....but

Alpental 40th anniversary....but

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 2nd, 2008, 12:24 am #1

Did you know that Ski Acres is 60 years old this year? Where is the celebration?

Next year Hyak will be 50 Years old! (Hyak Ski Corp. 1959)

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Snoqualmie Guy
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March 2nd, 2008, 1:15 am #2

Alpental must seem more unchanged over the years. Ski Acres, almost nothing is still there from when it opened.
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Joined: November 29th, 2005, 9:21 pm

March 4th, 2008, 9:46 pm #3

Nothing has changed at Hyak....in the past 50 years, except the amount of brush.....I thought the beginner chair was built in 1960....
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 5th, 2008, 2:11 am #4

(going off memory)

Dino in 1964, Little Gold in 1970 or 71 and the Keechelus 72 maybe? The doc's say Little Gold and Keechelus were installed the same year, but photo's Bill Romans sent me show Little GOld running while the POMA was still installed.



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Joined: May 2nd, 2005, 11:19 pm

March 10th, 2008, 11:03 am #5

I'm pretty sure easy gold was put in earlier than that. I have a book published in 1968 which has a map of Hyak: Dino ran to the top of the mountain, Easy Gold was in with a Poma running parallel to it, and there was a poma running where Keecheleus now sits. That's consistent with my memory.... I recall the first time I went to Hyak in 1970 the Dino chair was the only way to the top (the Poma wasn't running that day).

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 10th, 2008, 2:32 pm #6

This photo from 1971 shows easy gold with a poma running next to it and above is the old poma that runs to the top of the mtn next to where the Keechelus lift runs. I think the Keechelus lift was added in '72 but not positive.



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EdS
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March 10th, 2008, 3:25 pm #7

Wouldnt it be great if the face still looked like that, all that brush and small trees cleared out on the east side?
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Snoqualmie Guy
Snoqualmie Guy

March 10th, 2008, 10:43 pm #8

Unlike most areas here, Hyak gained a few trees.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 10th, 2008, 11:19 pm #9

Little Gold installed in 1968

Keechelus installed in 1975

When they took down the poma lift, the bull wheel was hauled down to one of the lots near the sewer lagoon where it sat leaning against a tree for about 30 years. A few years ago it was added to the sculpture at the Summit called "Laconia" done by Ed and Barb Querie.

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Johnnyboy
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March 11th, 2008, 1:51 am #10

I taught during the 74-75 season. It was known as "the new chair" at the time. I think they finished installing it in about October. I know that we were riding it in late November/early December in instructor clinics. The area wasn't open yet, but we were out anyways.

It was a really good snow year... and with skiing until 2:00 AM Friday and Saturday nights, it was a PARTY on the hill (and in the bar) until quite late. I was WAY underage, but everybody seemed to know me, and when the sheriff would be coming through, and I got served a lot.

I learned how much a swinging chair can affect you with a hangover...
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