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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:24 pm
by OEC4
I hope they got/get the lifts inspected this year. Otherwise, It is gone for good.

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:07 pm
by bamapilot
I was hoping for some major announcement when I saw there was a new post in this thread.

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:15 pm
by Dracan6
@bamapilot 248599 wrote:I was hoping for some major announcement when I saw there was a new post in this thread.

Same here. I got excited. I never got a chance to ski the place

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:59 pm
by hnhbaxter
@Tmiller72 236600 wrote: The town really wants the golf course opened up...

Ain't gonna happen. The Town went as far as investigating taking the land via imminent domain and rebuilding the course with grants, taxes etc. They hired a golf course management consultant who promptly charged them a butt load of money and told them the obvious which is the course was garbage design; it is completely wasted after laying fallow for a few years and it would take way more money to manage then they would ever be able to make in greens fees. From what I read the Cottoms are making good money from the tubing and see no reason to continue pounding their heads against the walls of town hall for skiing.

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:41 pm
by bamapilot
Maybe with a change of leadership one day at city hall, the leaders will approach the Cottom's about reopening the ski area.n

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:39 am
by skipink
By then it will be too late. Maintenance on the lifts alone would be prohibitive.

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:47 pm
by OEC4
I don't think the town would cause trouble anytime soon. The property values are way down, winter rentals are way down. They have been without golf for 6 years. The house I used to rent was empty last winter. People don't rent a house for a tubing vacation. I would rent from November until April. The owners lived in Fla. during the winter.

The town and property owners would probably kill to have the slopes opened again.

However, tubing is a cash cow and it is not real expensive to keep tube runs covered with snow. A ton of money would need to be spent at this point to bring back the dirty bird.

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:21 pm
by bamapilot
The town only has itself to blame. When Hawks was looking into expanding and putting money back into the resort the town shut them down. Now the town needs them and it's a little late to want anything out of Hawks. The Nest could be the best place in the High Country if they had been giving the chance.

Glad I hit the place before it closed.

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:48 am
by skipanther
That town wins the award for worst way to run a town!

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:59 pm
by NCSkiFanatic15
Only got out to Hawksnest once, had a pretty good time there. RIP.