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#21 floridaskier

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 05:27 PM

DV still has two that are sort of like the cool ones, but more like the regular shack with the sloped back. Nothing too exciting
I seem to remember that DV didn't have the same cool shacks on their old HSQ, they might not have had that back side sloping down but it looked the same from the front. Now the replacement CTEC doesn't have a bottom shack at all for space constraints, and the top one is right next to someone's mansion
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 03:49 AM

Where do the operators warm up, with no shack?
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Posted 29 October 2004 - 02:55 PM

It's only really cold down there in the morning, and then they're all busy with taking tickets and all that. Not that many people use the lift later in the day, and it gets warmer down there. But the lift next to it (Silver Lake) has a shack, even though its a small one, and its right next to the base lodge. The maze for the Silver Lake lift takes up all the room over there. They had one down there for 4 years before they replaced the triple with the Silver Lake HSQ. Here's a pic of the missing shack

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 06:26 PM

If the Operators get cold down there SLE's shack is only 50 feet away...they're the same lift crew down there so it's pretty practical. We have a couple of those sloped back Yan shacks...Viking's top and bottom and red cloud's bottom. We're putting another Yan Cube shack out on the hill this winter...it's going to be Judge lift's new bottom Op. House....used to sit in the back of our shop full of Yan sheave halfs.
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Posted 30 October 2004 - 05:16 AM

Is the Judge lift going to have a new top shack?
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Posted 30 October 2004 - 07:21 PM

Yup
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:02 PM

Here is a cool tower from europe. It looks like it was manufactured to be bent but for what reason i do not know

Has anyone ever seen a tower like this before?

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 04:41 AM

My guess is that it was designed to increase clearance on the uphill side and avoid an undesirable skier/tower interface.
Something else I noticed in the photo: in the background there are dozens of snow fences stabilising the snowpack above timberline. You don't see that over here unless it's at a ski area trying to hold snow to ski on.
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#29 floridaskier

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 03:38 AM

Does anone ski down the other side? That looks insane
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Posted 14 November 2004 - 07:23 AM

Probably not; I would imagine it's to keep avalanches from wiping out the settlement below.
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#31 pyrotechnik

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 06:03 PM

i bet you could sniff out a few runs to ski down there, like the gladed areas on top and right, and the triple black chutes to the left. looks almost like a heli-skiing face in BC!

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 03:11 PM

Here's a picture of what I believe was POMA's first HSQ. The picture appeared in a 1982 SAM Magazine.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:59 PM

thats one long terminal
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:19 AM

Not really- that's basically the same terminal as the Flyer and other lifts of that vintage. There are the same amount of tyres in those lifts as in the Eagle, so the terminals just look long.
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 04:59 PM

Since that one lift is a T-Bar it couldn't be skier tow interference could it unless it was just going to the bullwheel or something from there.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:49 PM

It's sad to see the Larkspur lift go at BC:

http://madriverlifts...eaver-creek.htm
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:12 AM

Here's one for ya:

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Chairlift n. A transportation system found at most ski areas in which a series of chairs suspended from a cable rapidly conveys anywhere from one to eight skiers from the front of one line to the back of another.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:23 AM

And Another:

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Chairlift n. A transportation system found at most ski areas in which a series of chairs suspended from a cable rapidly conveys anywhere from one to eight skiers from the front of one line to the back of another.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 07:42 AM

Here's a pic of the Friendly Giant that I found on Google images
http://members.whro.net/~eisenhauer/lake%2...0ski%20area.jpg

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:25 AM

SkiBachelor, on May 11 2005, 09:49 PM, said:

It's sad to see the Larkspur lift go at BC:

http://madriverlifts...eaver-creek.htm
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Sad? That lift was long and slow. The ride on the HSQ will be much better. The only problem I have with this upgrade is that the runs this lift serves will be very busy. Since they put in the Upper Beaver Creek Mountain lift, the larkspur runs get very busy. With this lift it might bet even more crazy. I wish they would cut some more runs. They don't have much space to expand the runs but they could figure out something.





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