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#21 bramat

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:59 PM

SkiBachelor, on Sep 8 2005, 10:07 PM, said:

I talked to Craig about this and he said that nothing had to be changed with the lift which I thought was kind of strange. However, maybe with it only being a few hundred feet longer, the lift didn't need a new drive or gearbox. Plus the lift's initial capacity will only be at 1,800.

The HSQ that Mission Ridge bought was from Winter Park and not White Pass.

As for the price, I didn't feel like asking Craig that since that's personal information. The entire project though with snow making and the new lift is supposed to cost $2.5 million.
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yeah, in Washington the first ski area i think of is White Pass when using WP as initials, i totally meant winter park

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 06:22 PM

They are getting further along with construction.
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Posted 01 October 2005 - 04:42 AM

View PostSkiBachelor, on Sep 8 2005, 11:14 PM, said:

However, I'm not sure how the tower heads for the HSQ would be attached to the reused Riblet towers since the cross arms on the old Riblet were on the side rather than the top.


Cut the old towerheads off, grind them flush with the tube and paint them. Now that they're out of the way, don't worry about them and weld the new caps to the top of the tube. Or in this case, weld the attachment plate to the top of the tube and then bolt the caps on as per usual. We did that at Baker on the Chair 2 modification.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 08:39 PM

http://www.missionri...nstruction.html
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 08:48 PM

So, I got myself a new camera a few months ago. Recently, I took it on a trial run at Mission Ridge. I got a ride-up video of the Big L. It's far from perfect, admittedly, far from anything Donald or NHSkier have done, but it's here. I'm still trying to figure out a good way to hold my camera on the lifts (Any Suggestions?), but for now, a virtual ride is here.

https://www.youtube....h?v=37IEYsUriwI

I also took some pictures
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Bottom Falcon Return Terminal of Liberator at Mission Ridge

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POMA Arceaux Gen. 1 Chair on Parking Rail of Liberator

Enjoy.

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 08:43 PM

Not featuring Big L, but I was up at the Ridge Today and got some great pictures of Chair 3. (Any of these images may be used on the Skilifts.org website.)

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Looking up the Liftline.

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Riblet Center-Pole Carrier

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The Unload Area

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The Drive Bullwheel, Vault, and Shaft

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https://www.youtube....cJAdAU0U-y6AR7A (Ride)
https://www.youtube....-y6AR7A&index=3 (Upper Terminal)
https://www.youtube....cJAdAU0U-y6AR7A (Lower Terminal)

Enjoy!

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:39 PM

God I love those old center pole Riblets, Old fighters as R J would call them, I hope they live forever1

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:56 PM

View PostSnowy Ferries, on 02 February 2015 - 08:48 PM, said:

So, I got myself a new camera a few months ago. Recently, I took it on a trial run at Mission Ridge. I got a ride-up video of the Big L. It's far from perfect, admittedly, far from anything Donald or NHSkier have done, but it's here. I'm still trying to figure out a good way to hold my camera on the lifts (Any Suggestions?), but for now, a virtual ride is here.

https://www.youtube....h?v=37IEYsUriwI

I also took some pictures
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Bottom Falcon Return Terminal of Liberator at Mission Ridge

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POMA Arceaux Gen. 1 Chair on Parking Rail of Liberator

Enjoy.

Ahh, still have those horrible footrests, I see.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:05 PM

View Postboardski, on 01 March 2015 - 07:56 PM, said:

Ahh, still have those horrible footrests, I see.


There are some things I hope they replace on the Big L, and the carriers are one of them. The Arceaux 1 is probably my single least favorite carrier design. I would also, for the record, like to see the cadence chain at the bottom replaced by a tire turn-around and the lift converted to 90 degree loading; the maze is set up perfectly for it, as well as some of the older computer systems and sensors replaced, and a new, larger parking rail.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:10 PM

View PostPeter Pitcher, on 01 March 2015 - 07:39 PM, said:

God I love those old center pole Riblets, I hope they live forever


Seconded. The Old Chair 2 is still lying around somewhere, I hope it becomes Chair 5 someday.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:52 AM

Wouldn't they just want to cut the middle footrest off/all of them off? Never rode the kind with three footrest holder bar thingies, but I can imagine it must be a little uncomfortable.
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Posted 28 March 2015 - 06:09 AM

The three prongs of the Footrest come down in between the parts of the seat. It's alright, as long as everyone sits where they should. I don't like it, though.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:02 AM

Well yeah but if you ride solo... you might get the idea.
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:16 AM

Falcon lift at Breckenridge had this type of footrests when it was originally built. It didn't take them long to replace them with the two pronged footrests, then, eventually the chairs were replaced. Hi/Lo at Mary Jane still has the three pronged though and the tourists always insist on lowering them. Those not sitting where they should on the chair are punished. :-)
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:27 AM

...and those sitting on the end only get to put one ski on the footrest or have their snowboard keep slipping off unexpectedly.
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:54 AM

Since the original Colorado SuperChair was built around the same time as the Falcon SuperChair, remind me, did its original Arceaux chairs come with those three-prong footrests as well and then get replaced with two-prong footrests? Or did it have two-prong footrests from day 1?
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:54 PM

Original Colorado was built the year after they changed from 3 prong to 2 prong. The chairs improved also and were much more comfortable. Falcon went in in 1985 and Colorado in 1986.
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