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#1 Peter

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:29 AM

Well this came as a surprise, the towers and terminals for White Pass' 2 new quads (1 fixed and 1 detachable) for the Hogback Basin expansion have arrived and are being dragged up the mountain over snow. I believe these lifts aren't supposed to be finished for 2 summers, but they are wasting no time getting started. Doppelmayr CTEC is doing the installation I think.

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#2 vons

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:09 PM

excess supply and future legal uncertainty may be facctor in doing the expansion this year vs later.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:39 PM

Red lift at Red River, NM starting to come down, photo from Flickr.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:39 AM

Sun Valley appears to be working on the River Run gondola hear is a link to there web cams page.

http://www.sunvalley...o/mtn.cams.aspx

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:36 PM

Marmot Basin

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 08:56 AM

View PostSkier, on May 12 2009, 08:39 PM, said:

Red lift at Red River, NM starting to come down, photo from Flickr.



jerks. I loved that chair.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:55 PM

View PostSkier, on May 13 2009, 08:36 PM, said:

Marmot Basin


Warning: Truck might be carrying very fortunate "Pomases!"

Never mind, it's just some parts for a Leitner Poma high speed quad.
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:37 PM

Haul rope time at Eaglecrest, Alaska:
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The liftline for Marmot Basin, Alberta's new Canadian Rockies Express:
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#9 Peter

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:54 PM

Pictures of the new Roundhouse Gondola at Sun Valley. It seems Roundhouse Gondola is the name being used instead of River Run Gondola™. (It is a Vail Resorts trademark)

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:18 AM

View PostSkier, on Jun 24 2009, 08:54 PM, said:

Pictures of the new Roundhouse Gondola at Sun Valley. It seems Roundhouse Gondola is the name being used instead of River Run Gondola™. (It is a Vail Resorts trademark)
Seems like they got a good start on it. June, and terminal is coming along.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:48 PM

View PostSkier, on Jun 24 2009, 09:54 PM, said:

River Run Gondola™. (It is a Vail Resorts trademark)

As are Summit Express and Ruby Express but that hasn't stopped other resorts from using those names.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

View Postcfrankrun58, on 13 May 2009 - 09:39 AM, said:

Sun Valley appears to be working on the River Run gondola hear is a link to there web cams page.

http://www.sunvalley...o/mtn.cams.aspx

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It just replaces Exhibition, and keeps the old high speed quad (when looking at the cam). However, it will now be a little more inconvenient to try and get there directly if you're the type of person who prefers chairlifts over gondolas, since you now have to enter from the Lookout Express.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

I'm not sure if it's happening next summer or the following, but Christmas Express at Sun Valley will be removed when the second stage of the Roundhouse Gondola is built.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:26 PM

More pictures of the Sun Valley Gondola from their website...

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:12 PM

Too bad about Christmas at Sun Valley being removed. Yan teardrop chairs are a rare sight now, and I'm not a fan of gondolas in areas that people might want to ski laps on
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:26 PM

View Postfloridaskier, on 06 July 2009 - 07:12 PM, said:

Too bad about Christmas at Sun Valley being removed. Yan teardrop chairs are a rare sight now, and I'm not a fan of gondolas in areas that people might want to ski laps on


The removal of Christmas is in the master plan although in phase 3. Right now is the middle of phase 1. Sun Valley's ultimate plan is to replace both Christmas and Challenger with gondolas and build 6 new detachable quads (2 expansions and 2 replacements on Baldy and 2 replacements on Dollar). The replacements of Cold Springs and Mayday along with the Turkey Bowl Expansion lift are all ahead of the Christmas gondola in the current master plan phasing. It seems probable that SV will reuse both detachable quads or at least sell them to another resort.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:49 PM

Some pictures from White Pass. These look like they were taken at the top of the new fixed grip quad, not the new detachable. Still can't believe it's not opening this year!

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#18 ewillso7

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:50 AM

Whatever happened to PCMR putting in a people mover from the Town lift area to the Payday area

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:31 AM

View Postewillso7, on 11 July 2009 - 10:50 AM, said:

Whatever happened to PCMR putting in a people mover from the Town lift area to the Payday area

Are you referring to the Treasure Hill development which will realign Town Lift w/a high speed quad and add a people mover of some sort from the existing Town Lift plaza to the base of the new lift? If so, the update is that the City Council hasn't formally approved the development plan and w/the current economy, I'm betting nothing will be built for at least a few more seasons...

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:35 PM

I found a few pictures of the Timing Flats lift at Whistler Creekside. Looks like it runs right next to the Creekside Gondola. It's hard to tell but it looks like it might be a Uni-G, not a Uni-GS.

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