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I would love to build slopes on the Northeast side of Hanging Rock, 1500+ vertical drop, of course the ultimate would be the east side of Grandfather or Mitchell, 3000 to 3500 of vertical, or Roan's Grassy Ridge, 2000 ft of intermediate heaven, or the Three Tops area, maybe we need to start a Co-Op!
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I remember reading that people did that in the 50's @ Mt.Mitchell. They cut some trails, nowhere near the vertical numbers, but it has been done in the past.
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@johnmelton 261150 wrote:I would love to build slopes on the Northeast side of Hanging Rock, 1500+ vertical drop, of course the ultimate would be the east side of Grandfather or Mitchell, 3000 to 3500 of vertical!



Or you could back country it down gap in the Smokey Mountains.... what was the place, Newfound Gap or something....
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yeah, too bad Mt. Mitchell isn't private property
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i always thought it would be a fun ride from clingman's to cherokee. hahaha
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@bfeller 261278 wrote:Or you could back country it down gap in the Smokey Mountains.... what was the place, Newfound Gap or something....



Nothing stopping you except lack of snow. Just don't make me have to come get you when you get lost and broken.
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a guy by the name of Norman Smith had his hands in diamond ridge. it failed because they didn't get property rights to put a road in. we can all "thank" him for cutting all the trees down on beech on freestyle years ago. he was wanting a western bowl feel for skiing here... instead he created a wind bowl.
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