Whaleback Lifts

conradconrad intermediate
in NELSAP Forum Posts: 51
Hi all,
Just finished publishing to photographic articles about Whaleback on Remontees-Mecaniques. Per Skytrac, the T-Bar is actually from Cobleskill, NY. It had been purchased by Plattekill, but never installed so it was sold again to Whaleback.
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Hope you all enjoy!

Comments

  • Posts: 1,105
    Great pics of the Hall! It was neat watching the install be recorded on Whaleback’s FB site last summer. I believe it had been sitting in storage for thirty years so I’m glad it was given a second life.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,245
    Thanks Conrad!

    Any timeframe to look forward to the Numerous Boyne's pics on RM?

    Just watched our 2 day "adventure" @ the Boyne's
  • Posts: 2,349
    Thanks! Didn't know that about the T-bar
    - Sam
  • conradconrad intermediate
    edited March 31 Posts: 51
    ciscokid said:

    Thanks Conrad!

    Any timeframe to look forward to the Numerous Boyne's pics on RM?

    Just watched our 2 day "adventure" @ the Boyne's

    Just got to get through a couple of brand new Sugarbush reports first. The moderators on R-M have been very busy (skiing) so that's part of the reason for the delay.
  • newpylongnewpylong expert
    edited April 4 Posts: 659
    The information on the T-Bar looks very accurate. The only thing I see a little off is the capacity which is 450 skiers/hr with 20 carriers.

    Some additional information - It was originally a 1981 Hall Model 300 and the lift also uses components from the North Face T-Bar at Plattekill (not just the smaller Cobleskill lift). For instance, The Cobleskill lift only had 4 towers but due to the different lift profile at Whaleback a 5'th tower was needed and this came from the other T-Bar in storage at Plattekill. The haul rope is also new (old was only 5/8" and deemed too small).
  • conradconrad intermediate
    Posts: 51
    Thank you very much for the information newpylong! I missed your post originally, but will seek to update the report soon. Interesting that the equipment is so recent: 1981. It must have flown under the radar when it was originally installed and did not make the SAM Lift Construction Survey.
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