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#21 woofydoggie

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:46 PM

View PostNHskier13, on 03 February 2015 - 06:15 PM, said:

Mad River Glen Single Chair:
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I don't want to go on the single chair! XD Seems very lonely on the wind days.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:51 PM

Mineral Basin at Snowbird is another good one.
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Never skied this one (but I've always wanted to), 7th Heaven on Blackcomb
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Finally, the Mt. Rainer Gondola at Crystal, this is a pretty sharp looking system overall too.
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:27 PM

The Santiago Express lift has a nice one:
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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:43 AM

Cloud Splitter at Whiteface is a sharp one

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NHskier I'm sure you'd be interested to know we use 51 of 71 gondolas at Loon during the summer.

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 04:53 AM

Oh, thanks Super.

Is the Mount Rainer Gondola a replacement for the Rainer Express, or is the Rainer Express Quad still there?
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:29 AM

The Mount Rainier Gondola runs bottom to top. REX still stands.

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:32 AM

REX runs in a separate alignment and has a self-contained run pod. MRG is primarily an access lift with the added benefit of allowing one-lift laps on Bull Run and Exterminator.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:46 AM

View PostNHskier13, on 07 February 2015 - 04:53 AM, said:

Oh, thanks Super.

Is the Mount Rainer Gondola a replacement for the Rainer Express, or is the Rainer Express Quad still there?

The gondola has very little capacity (600/hour) and you have to pay extra to ride it. Rex remains the primary access to the summit.
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:48 PM

Both the former and current Crotched Mountain summit lifts:
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#30 NHskier13

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:00 PM

What in the world...
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It appears that this lift climbs up one mountain, goes over a monster sheave assembly, then makes the steep climb back down. That's pretty impressive.
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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:04 PM

By the way you can also get a pretty good view of the breakovers from this picture, but sadly the focus was on a gondola cabin.
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And this as well
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And it does turn out that the Rainer Express is there... the two lifts meet.
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Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:05 PM

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#33 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 07:48 AM

What's with the offset lifting frames, Alan?
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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:03 AM

View PostLift Dinosaur, on 14 February 2015 - 07:48 AM, said:

What's with the offset lifting frames, Alan?
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Funny, that's been commented on before! I really don't know the story behind them. It's actually the entire crossarm - makes it nice to work on, since they aren't on an angle. It may have had something to do with the catwalks, since they were added when the lift was installed here.
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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:16 AM

I think it is for aesthetics. They did that to match the angle of the power transmission line poles in the back ground.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:28 AM

Sundance, Utah unload for the front mountain. The lift continues down hill for access to the back.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 05:27 PM

View PostAllan, on 14 February 2015 - 08:03 AM, said:


Funny, that's been commented on before! I really don't know the story behind them. It's actually the entire crossarm - makes it nice to work on, since they aren't on an angle. It may have had something to do with the catwalks, since they were added when the lift was installed here.


Upon further review...looking at the power line poles and the chairs on line I see that they are indeed 'vertical'. I assume the cross arms were removed for transport and before reinstalling them the tube top was cut at an angle to match the tower inclination. (I was in Blackcomb with Yan in '80 and don't remember them being that way on the original installations).
Must make it a bi*ch to try and pick the rope off of those 8 gondola assemblies! :devil:
Also must have been a trick to set them with a helicopter- base bolts or imbedded Yan style?
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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:00 PM

View PostLift Dinosaur, on 14 February 2015 - 05:27 PM, said:



Upon further review...looking at the power line poles and the chairs on line I see that they are indeed 'vertical'. I assume the cross arms were removed for transport and before reinstalling them the tube top was cut at an angle to match the tower inclination. (I was in Blackcomb with Yan in '80 and don't remember them being that way on the original installations).
Must make it a bi*ch to try and pick the rope off of those 8 gondola assemblies! :devil:
Also must have been a trick to set them with a helicopter- base bolts or imbedded Yan style?
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Embedded in concrete, Yan style! Lifting the rope is actually no problem. It'll have to double check if the two towers lower down that are on a steep angle have their lifting frames like this, I don't think they are.
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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:04 PM

King Pine Quad at Sugarloaf.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:11 PM

I didn't get a picture as I forgot my camera, but Schlasman's at Bridger looks fantastic from the rest of the mountain.





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