Jay Peak Tram Deropement

A recent icy/wind storm caused the Jay Peak tram to derope and as a result, they won't be able to run it or any lift nearby. Currently they are only operating out of Stateside.
- Sam

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  • Sounds like normal operating procedure, Snowbird had to close Peruvian when they re-cabled their tram last year.  

    Alex 

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ

  • Snowbird's was a scheduled track rope replacement.  That is not this.
    4aprice said:

    Sounds like normal operating procedure, Snowbird had to close Peruvian when they re-cabled their tram last year.  


    Alex 

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ

  • Makes sense to keep anything that might have a thousands-of-pounds cable dropped on it closed for the work period...
  • edited April 21
    Steve Wright, the GM at Jay explains what happened in detail.  I love open communication from ski areas.


  • This is making the rounds on ski blogs, here's Liftblog.com, from NY, from alpine that Churckstah references.




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    Apr 18, 2018; 8:09pm


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    Steve Wright as boosted from Alpine Zone with his permission:


    "Wish it were simply a de-icing issue. We recorded gusts between 112-116mph at Tram Tower 2 at about 2:30a Tuesday a track cable came off the bronze profile (they're still in place on the cable catcher where they should be, but still). Relatively easy fix (all things being equal) but until it is, we aren't comfortable running any lifts that cross underneath (Bonnie, TS Carpet, Metro) nor any lifts that deposit folks through the trail network underneath (Flyer). Disappointing for many reasons-most of which is that were were literally 5 hours away from going out with communications talking about our decision to run daily until May (making us the only resort not named Killington doing it in the eastern US), with all of our lifts and 95% of our trails. Went so far as to secure year round staff to run lifts, baselodges and cut our operating costs drastically to get us comfortable with it. Had packages online ready to go, discounted tickets ready to go, the whole deal. Tried to triage this ourselves and realized by noon that we needed to bring folks in. They'll be here the end of next week. End story."
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