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  • Thanks, good for them. By their FB posts the haul rope on the Hornet passed inspection and the chairs are going back on with the ones out for NDT supposedly on their way back. There was a reply on there that they are shooting for an opening from som…
  • I rode this about ten years ago. Like many out west there's no safety bar, but it never goes high above the ground, nor is it steep.
  • There have been several lift problems so far this season. It seems more than normal. Speaking of lifts, did Tenney's pass inspection? 
  • I realized another mistake. While 3 cabins close together is typical for a pulse, obviously this isn't since it has a track and haul rope. Now 30mm does seem small for a single track rope. It sounds like that's what broke. They are replacing the cab…
  • I wonder if 70cm is a misprint. If it is 70mm that's 2.75" of ice on a cable less than 1 1/2", which seems more likely. 
  • Oops, "cut in two", not in two places.
  • I copied n pasted the same email into a Word doc before seeing mtsnow's post. But it wouldn't post here. The text says most people raise the bar too soon. A photo shows the light on the underside of the unloading platform. That seems too late. …
  • Hermitage avoids shutoff of utilities The Hermitage Club paid its outstanding water and sewer bills. …
  • Is Burke's running yet? Their lift chart doesn’t even list the T-bar. Does that mean it is only available to the school? Well, that’s what I thought till I clicked on their snow report (see 2nd below). At least the public can use it when the main l…
  • Calgary Deep freeze hurts ski hill operations across Canada after promising start U.S. skiers who bought vacation packages are skiing despite frigid temperatures The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 29, 2017 1:09 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 29, 2017 2:15 PM …
  • Merry Christmas and may you have many blessings in the New Year.
  • Thanks, I did see that video (and again). I’m not familiar with funicular propulsion. No video I saw showed pulleys or motors.
  • I stand corrected, there are two trains. Where they pass the cables split, so there's one cable per train. I looked at a few other videos. It is impressive. One shows them testing the cabins swivel as the incline increases. I didn’t find one that s…
  • At this time, it appears that weakened spring packs inside the chair lift grips caused Saturday’s incident, (3rd para.) ropeways.net | Home | 2017-12-20Tussey Mountain releases update on ski lift malfunctionAs a member of the National Ski Areas Asso…
  • The roll over was at Burke. Was it a snow cat or another tracked vehicle? 
  • Is it common for utilities to have a demand charge? At $3k I see why a small will wait to do the equipment test.
  • I've exchanged a few emails with a staff person at Saddleback. In addition to a FGQ up near the St. Lawrence, I sent him a note about the Burke quad. But they don’t seem to be proceeding well.  
  • Probably about 50 years ago Sugarbush cut a lift line above Inverness.  Can still make it out on Google.  I skied it in the late 80s.  Top part was nice, but eventually turned into closely bunched evergreens. I think it was Glen Ellen at the time. …
  • Thanks Dr. Jeff for those details. I’m sure Mt. Snow’s engineers used some of the $30 million to figure all this out. However, I do remember that the whole point of snowmaking ponds in Vermont was to satisfy environment concerns. Peak snowmaking ti…
  • I’m surprised to see 80 mill. g is the amount of water that SR has used already for snowmaking. Mt. Snow’s says, West Lake will have a 120 mill. g storage capacity. Mt. Snow also said that Snow Lake will be eliminated. SR’s figure makes me wonder i…
  • My first chair ride was either at Hidden Valley or Seven Springs in PA early 60's. If it was HV, it was a double where their twin triples are now. If it was SS, it was the Wagner double, that is a quad now. Two other early chair rides (both doubles)…
  • This is mostly about Mt. Snow, at the end there is reference to Hunter.ropeways.net | Home | 2017-11-27Peak Resorts Receives Approval for New EB-5 Regional CenterRegional Center Designation Permits Peak Resorts to Participate in the EB-5 ProgramAnno…
  • Ascutney went higher, and it became the demise of the area. Probably not.  The HSQ was virtually unusable because they didn't budget for the snowmaking and trail work necessary to actually use it.  That being said, putting in an expensive lift with…
  • Here's a link to WLBZ 2, Bangor, Maine report: http://www.wlbz2.com/news/saddleback-australian-ceo-remains-committed-but-the-money-isnt-there/493729193
  • ropeways.net | Home | 2017-11-22Saddleback Mountain Foundation Receives 501(c)(3) Non Profit StatusThe organization remains 'alive and well' despite being passed over by Saddleback's owners earlier this year.In a Facebook post, Saddleback Mountain F…
  • I missed this from 11/10 on NESI (photos removed). Majella Announces Delay in Saddleback Sale, ConstructionThe fate of the Maine ski resort remains unknown.Friday, November 10, 2017, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com In a Facebook post yesterday, Majella…
  • Nothing new here. As I read the $40 mill. in investments, it made me wonder more about the Rangeley. I don't recall any report of dramatic failure. Why did the lift problem come up all of a sudden? How did the Berrys invest so much, yet overlook Ran…
  • This Facebook post gives little details as the newspaper article indicates. Plus there is a twist in the lift replacement discussion/plans. Earlier in the year Majella said they would replace the Rangeley with a FGQ next summer and replace the Cups…
  • Saddleback sits idle for 3rd straight year as ski season begins www.pressherald.com/2017/11/09/saddleback-sits-idle-for-third-straight-year-as-ski-season-begins/By Deirdre FlemingThe ski season kicks off this weekend at Sunday River and Sugarloaf, b…
  • Here's a drone video of some of Saddlebacks lifts and trails: