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#1 Jonni

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:31 AM

Mount Snow, VT has begun work on the new bubble chairlift and they're well on their way to having the Summit Local/Lift 17 dismantled for the new bubble 6-Pack:

http://mountsnow.com/live-cams/
http://mountsnow.com...ry/bubble-blog/
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:55 AM

View PostJonni, on 28 March 2011 - 06:31 AM, said:

Mount Snow, VT has begun/is well on there way to having the Summit Local/Lift 17 dismantled for the new bubble 6-Pack:

http://mountsnow.com/live-cams/
http://mountsnow.com...ry/bubble-blog/


Is that an In-House removal crew?
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:37 AM

What year was Lift 17 originally installed?

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:50 AM

The lift was installed in 1978: http://www.skilifts....snow/sl/sl.html
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:14 PM

Twenty one years old, welding in the parking lot with Tom Nored and George Kruger building this lift. :shocking:
Thought it looked familiar!
There were still two of the banana plantation chain drive lifts still in operation along with the infamous sky tram from the hotel.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:27 AM

View PostOutback, on 29 March 2011 - 10:14 PM, said:

Twenty one years old, welding in the parking lot with Tom Nored and George Kruger building this lift. :shocking:

Was Angelo there with his buddy Spike? :wink: :tongue:

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:16 AM

View PostLift Dinosaur, on 28 March 2011 - 06:55 AM, said:



Is that an In-House removal crew?
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

Was Angelo there with his buddy Spike? :wink: :tongue:

Angelo wasn't there in Vermont. He was taking care of (raising) his grandson at the time in CA. Set my first tower with Angelo under a helicopter.....had to wake him up from a nap on the hill when the 214 was coming. I was 19-20 then, Angelo was already in his sixties and could out dig, out climb, out work ANYBODY on the crew......even Philipe! Remember Philipe won the Subaru Pro Tour at 42 years old!

Pokie was in Vermont that year with me. We drove straight through in an L/E truck from Carson City towing a welder. Got to see Slumpberger's (Father) cabin made out of 24" tower tubes. Wood stoves built into the tower tubes to heat the house.
Les Dudak (?) was our engineer at Mt. Snow. Had to tackle Les once on a hot LZ before he walked into a Carson Sikorsky 58 tail rotor! (and "Blacky" was the pilot!)
Nuts! :wacko2:

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:27 AM

Our new bubble

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:12 AM

Wow sure looks nice. Only complaint about that would be that without a gap between the seat and backrest, you'd have to hold your poles the whole way up.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:49 AM

Looks Nice, Question. What is the wind like along the lift line? How does it normally blow?
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:38 PM

Some photos of tower removal at Mt. Snow, including a 1978 photo of the original tower installation: http://mountsnow.com/tower-removal/
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:00 PM

"Le Transit" - a Doppelmayr pulse gondola going in at Le Massif, Quebec:
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New Chair 5 quad at Massanutten, VA:
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Removal of Rose Bowl at Beaver Creek, CO:
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:42 PM

Some copper construction shots from my my coworker Nate's Facebook page today.

Parts where packed up to go to 49deg north in eastern WA. According to 49's Facebook announcement the lift will be installed next summer after being refurbished.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:29 AM

Down the road it goes.... All packed up and headed northwest.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:01 PM

I wonder if they will find the setting bar that Matt dropped down the roof drain. :devil:

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:50 PM

It's back in the shop, they were just cleaning the rust off the other day.
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:55 AM

removal of the triple chair at Marmot Basin- Leitner Poma Canada crew...

Video of towers

Removal of drive-

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:56 PM

Nice video...and a great music selection!
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:42 PM

Vertical bullwheels! Not something you see every day. These are photos of the new "Le Transit" lift at Le Massif. The unique configuration appears to be due to a very steep profile right out of the bottom terminal.

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