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#1 NHskier13

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:35 PM

What are your...
-3 Favorite Places to Ski
-2 Most favorite lifts
and your favorite manufacturer?

For me:

-Waterville Valley, NH
- Sunday River, ME
-Saddleback, ME

-Chondola (Sunday River)
-Aerial Tram (Cannon Mountain)

And my fave manufacturer is Poma. They seem faster, and much more comfortable than dopp's
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#2 Kicking Horse

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 07:11 PM

Thus Far,

Snowmass, Silver creek, Big Sky...

Village Express (she was my baby for 2 winters)... Looking Glass @ Winter Park

Leitner-Poma / Doppelmayr lifts can run the same speeds. What you may find is ski areas slow lifts down cuz that is how they do it...

As for my Favorite Manf. It's not fair to say As I have not been exposed to the Doppelmayrs that much in my ski history. But that is changing...

So I will leave that un answered for the time being.
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#3 DonaldMReif

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:39 AM

3 favorite places to ski: Breckenridge, Vail and Keystone

2 favorite lifts: Mercury SuperChair and Kensho SuperChair

Favorite manufacturer: Leitner-Poma
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#4 NHskier13

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:34 PM

View PostKicking Horse, on 19 November 2014 - 07:11 PM, said:

Leitner-Poma / Doppelmayr lifts can run the same speeds. What you may find is ski areas slow lifts down cuz that is how they do it...

Yeah, I actually learned that resorts DO slow their lifts down, for various reasons.
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#5 Yooper Skier

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:58 PM

Three favorite venues - Stowe, Sugarloaf, and Whitefish
Two favorite lifts - East Basin @ Loon and Whiffletree SuperQuad @ The 'Loaf
I love Hall. Classic, rugged, durable. I like Doppy and Poma equally in their own ways, and I waffle daily on who I prefer...depends on which lift I swear at less per day :whistling:

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:22 PM

Stratton, Magic, Bromley (Just cuz)

My favorite lifts are Halls, Von Roll skyways, and Leitner Poma.

Favorite lifts to ride: Shooting Star express (stratton) I just like the view. and i don't have another ._.

#7 Backbowlsbilly

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:01 PM

Vail, Breck and Canyons

Gondola One at Vail and Orange Bubble Express at Canyons (but there are many more)

Favorite manufacturer is LP, for their Colorado background and sleek new LPA terminals.

#8 silence

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:26 PM

Snowmass, Sugarbush, Vail

Slide Brook Express, Sheer Bliss

Fixed Grip : Riblet
Detach : L-P

#9 Kicking Horse

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:44 PM

View Postsilence, on 20 November 2014 - 06:26 PM, said:

Snowmass, Sugarbush, Vail

Slide Brook Express, Sheer Bliss

Fixed Grip : Riblet
Detach : L-P

Why do you like Sheer Bliss so much? (And are you talking about the old or new Sheer Bliss...)

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#10 RibStaThiok

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:49 PM

-3 Favorite Places to Ski
1. Snowbasin
2. Sun Valley
3. Steamboat Springs

-2 Most favorite lifts
1. Middlebowl at Snowbasin (CTEC)
2. Birds of Prey Express at Beaver Creek

and your favorite manufacturer?
A tie between Miner Denver & Thiokol
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#11 silence

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:36 AM

View PostKicking Horse, on 20 November 2014 - 08:44 PM, said:

Why do you like Sheer Bliss so much? (And are you talking about the old or new Sheer Bliss...)


The old riblet double, I actually haven't been to Snowmass since the HSQ was installed. But mostly for nostalgic reasons, I learned to ski at snowmass in the 80s and I remember making laps on Sheer Bliss as a kid once I was good enough to get off of Fanny Hill. On the flip side of things, that originally Fanny Hill double is my most hated lift of all time...

#12 NHskier13

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:55 PM

View PostYooper Skier, on 20 November 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:

Three favorite venues - Stowe, Sugarloaf
Two favorite lifts - East Basin @ Loon and Whiffletree SuperQuad @ The 'Loaf

I could almost relate to these :biggrin:

This post has been edited by NHskier13: 21 November 2014 - 06:56 PM

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#13 liftinspect

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:34 PM

1. Kirkwood CA. Chair # 6 1999 Doppelmayr Quad ( less than a 4 min. ride @ 1440 vertical )

2. Mammoth Mountain CA. Chair # 23 1982 Yan Triple with Doppelmayr sheave assemblies ( 2740 ft. slope @ 1125 vertical )

3. Squaw Valley CA. Headwall Express 1999 Poma 6 pack ( 800 horsepower @ 1750 vertical)

All good lifts that take you to great sking.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:06 PM

Alta, Snowbird, Telluride
Collins at Alta for terrain and Eagle Express at Solitude because it is just so unique.
CTEC lifts seem to be by far the most comfortable to me so that would be my prefered manufacturer.

#15 NHskier13

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:38 PM

Question : (Since you would most likely know)
Does the Collins Express have no safety bars? I've seen a couple images and it doesn't seem like they have any.
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#16 boardski

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:58 PM

Areas: Snowbird, Big Sky, Aspen Highlands; Lifts: Little Cloud, Deep Temerity, Pallavicini at A- Basin Manufacturer: Doppemayr
Skiing since 1977, snowboarding since 1989

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 12:47 AM

View PostNHskier13, on 22 November 2014 - 04:38 PM, said:

Question : (Since you would most likely know)
Does the Collins Express have no safety bars? I've seen a couple images and it doesn't seem like they have any.

They do now. Alta didn't used to have them on any lifts but a kid fell off Sunnyside I want to say 3 years ago and they added them to the CTECs. They have "teeth" which are the most uncomfortable things in the world if someone doesn't yell bar down. If I can remember I'l grab you a picture tomorrow.
BTW, it is just Collins, not Collins X.

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#18 RibStaThiok

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 04:31 AM

wait a second.. Alta didn't have any bars at all on their HSQs!?
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#19 SkiDaBird

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:45 PM

No. And you can tell who is a local by who doesn't ever put the bar down.
We are off topic though, we should at least navigate to the thread on bars, I'm sure Alta came up.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

View Postsilence, on 21 November 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

The old riblet double, I actually haven't been to Snowmass since the HSQ was installed. But mostly for nostalgic reasons, I learned to ski at snowmass in the 80s and I remember making laps on Sheer Bliss as a kid once I was good enough to get off of Fanny Hill. On the flip side of things, that originally Fanny Hill double is my most hated lift of all time...

Ah yes. The Old Sheer Bliss. rode a few times... New one is good. But very windy up top sometimes,
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