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DonaldMReif's Photo DonaldMReif 29 May 2019

I believe Aspen Mountain's Pandora high speed quad is going in next year, and maybe also the proposed Shadow Mountain upgrade.

I think the Golden Horn platter at Aspen Highlands has also been pushed back to 2020.

Sun Valley's Cold Springs upgrade is tentatively scheduled for 2020.

Breckenridge has a project "pending approval" for an infill lift on Peak 7 (which sounds like it might be some sort of high speed quad to allow Peak 6 traffic to bypass Peak 7 base): https://www.fs.usda..../?project=55905
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boardski's Photo boardski 10 Jul 2019

Maybe new lift 6 at Loveland and possible new Hsq on backside of Eldora main mountain.
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DonaldMReif's Photo DonaldMReif 03 Aug 2019

Breckenridge's proposal is a high speed quad (built by Leitner-Poma) running from the junction of Lincoln Meadows and Monte Cristo up to the top of the Independence SuperChair.

Document: https://www.fs.usda....LT3_4670587.pdf

Map: https://www.fs.usda....LT3_4670396.pdf
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Allan's Photo Allan 19 Aug 2019

Here's the construction updates for the lift we're building this summer:

http://www.redresort...lift-expansion/
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boardski's Photo boardski 27 Aug 2019

Sounds like bubble hsq replacement for Big Burn.
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DonaldMReif's Photo DonaldMReif 20 Dec 2019

Vail Resorts' plans for their American resorts:

Breckenridge: New infill high speed quad on Peak 7, running from the bottom of Lincoln Meadows just below the Zendo Chair, up to a point just above the Independence SuperChair. Will relieve the Independence SuperChair as well as provide a means for Peak 6 traffic to bypass the Peak 7 base area while headed to the T-Bar or anywhere on Peak 8.

Keystone: Replacement of the Peru Express lift with a high speed six pack. There's also some speculation that Keystone may try to conduct their master plan proposal to put a high speed quad in Bergman Bowl either in 2020 or 2021, likely using parts from the Peru Express quad.

Okemo: Replacement of Quantum Four with a bubble high speed six pack known as Quantum Six. The existing Quantum Four quad will be used to replace the Green Ridge triple chairlift on an extended alignment that allows it to be accessed from Quantum Six, thus alleviating crowds at Sunburst Six.
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NHskier13's Photo NHskier13 17 Jan 2020

Loon (NH) announced an 8 passenger replacement for their Kancamagus quad. 3,500 PPH off this lift, more than their Gondola. They noted the ability to transport bikes as a feature so maybe they'll use it for mountain biking in the off season as well? Given my limited experience with six-passenger chairs in the northeast, I'm curious to see if it'll stop/slow more than the quad as several people at a time may have mishaps loading and unloading. 3500 PPH probably means generous chair spacing so hopefully it'll be alright.

https://www.loonflightpath.com/kanc-8
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comeagain?'s Photo comeagain? 19 Jan 2020

Since itís the same as Ramcharger 8, itíll likely rarely stop for misloads. Itíll have a loading carpet (and height adjustable platform for kids) and the speed in the terminal is so slow thereís lots of time for people to react. Honestly Ramchargerís biggest issue is people who continue skiing forward beyond the loading point and off the platform into the pit.
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Lift Dinosaur's Photo Lift Dinosaur 20 Jan 2020

View Postcomeagain?, on 19 January 2020 - 10:34 PM, said:


. Honestly Ramcharger's biggest issue is people who continue skiing forward beyond the loading point and off the platform into the pit.

Sounds like and Operator maintenance problem. They could make the ramp at the end of the load carpet go slightly uphill to prevent skiers from going past the 'Load Here' board.
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Dino
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comeagain?'s Photo comeagain? 20 Jan 2020

View PostLift Dinosaur, on 20 January 2020 - 10:40 AM, said:

Sounds like and Operator maintenance problem. They could make the ramp at the end of the load carpet go slightly uphill to prevent skiers from going past the 'Load Here' board.
$0.02
Dino


Potentially. Except you actually have to try to keep going beyond where the loading carpet takes you/the load here board. So a ramp steep enough to prevent someone from skiing forward would be high enough at the end to be in the way.
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vons's Photo vons 22 Jan 2020

View Postcomeagain?, on 20 January 2020 - 12:54 PM, said:


Potentially. Except you actually have to try to keep going beyond where the loading carpet takes you/the load here board. So a ramp steep enough to prevent someone from skiing forward would be high enough at the end to be in the way.


The operators need to keep the snow from packing on the load platform since the synthetic surface is more grippy thus stopping the skiers, but overall the lift rarely stops in my experience.
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