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#1 RibStaThiok

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:29 PM

What kind of projects are you lifties/techs involved in as we creep towards the colder months? How ready are your lifts for the 2017 season?
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Posted 15 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

New DC drive in Glacier express. Tyrak midi 2 gone, DCS800 in.
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Posted 15 August 2016 - 04:11 PM

We're still in summer ops, bikes and tourists everywhere for another couple weeks.



View PostAussierob, on 15 August 2016 - 03:58 PM, said:

New DC drive in Glacier express. Tyrak midi 2 gone, DCS800 in.


Wonder if that will help that weird jerkiness you get near the bottom or is that more of an issue with the tension system?

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 04:49 PM

Strung new comm line on Chair 1, working on getting it wired up, getting organized for new on-ground comm line on T-bar, still need to move clips on Chair 2. Too many wedding rentals to get it done in the summer.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 06:45 PM

Let's see... Currently in process of replacing a 4160 volt feed to one of our lifts after it failed two days after we closed. Rope replacement on our YAN in a few weeks, rope repair on our Poma around the same time. Three lift huts being replaced around the mountain. Removed a very old wood unload ramp structure and rebuilt out of dirt. Still have tower services to do on two lifts, one of which has no power. How ready are our lifts for 2017? They're not at all - yet :)
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 02:40 AM

Allan.. all I can say is I hope you had a great vacation..
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:52 AM

View PostMike12164, on 15 August 2016 - 04:11 PM, said:

We're still in summer ops, bikes and tourists everywhere for another couple weeks.





Wonder if that will help that weird jerkiness you get near the bottom or is that more of an issue with the tension system?

Its just the dynamics of the lift length and profile. Solar coaster is similar.
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Posted 21 August 2016 - 07:49 AM

DCS 800 upgrade on the Eagle, drive/controls on R, resplice on I, new comline on Celebrity Ridge, new carpet at Wooward summer camp. I've still got a lot of summer maintenance to do but we'll get 'er done.
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#9 RibStaThiok

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 02:02 PM

Be safe
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:32 PM

Last week off on vaca - tomorrow back to reality.
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#11 RibStaThiok

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

Follow up, folks- How are things progressing this week? What have you been up to on your mountain(s)?
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 04:55 PM

Laid out 800' of 24" snowmaking pipe, MSAA show, observed former employer and Doppelmayr tech change bullwheel bearings on a ctec fg quad with 21,000 hrs....bearing were in great shape (pat on my own back and TRC 880), preparing gear for cable swap on 25 yr old 6-man. Happy September.


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 06:15 PM

Frick all, still on holidays !!
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 08:07 PM

View Postskier691, on 29 August 2016 - 04:55 PM, said:

Laid out 800' of 24" snowmaking pipe, MSAA show, observed former employer and Doppelmayr tech change bullwheel bearings on a ctec fg quad with 21,000 hrs....bearing were in great shape (pat on my own back and TRC 880), preparing gear for cable swap on 25 yr old 6-man. Happy September.

How was MSAA? Haven't been for a few years.
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Posted 16 September 2016 - 10:01 PM

Rob, Allan, John, Mike, Skier691, Milehi, mech, everyone- I'm eager to hear how you guys are doing these days, what's going on on your mountains? I hope that this season is the season I can make it back to the slopes if my bad foot cooperates, but not too sure right now. Keeps swelling up bad, will make getting into a boot very tough. UGGH. I need to ski! I need the peace and quiet and serenity I experience riding up the lifts with the beautiful scenery all around and the hum of the shiv trains and bull wheel motors and yeah. Gah. You guys (and gals) don't realize how luck you are. I so miss it.
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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:25 AM

All kinds of Stuff. New capacitors in the P2P drives, adding a 4th service brake to the P2P, just put a new DCS800 drive in GE, Building a new road to GE drive as the old one on the ice finally collapsed, 3 new carpets going in. Very significant run regrading in the beginner areas on Whistler. Waiting for the Vail purchase to be completed. Thinking this will be the last year for Horstman T-bar due to glacial melt, trying to figure out what to do about it. Fun times. (oh, and it snowing)

Edited to add load tests on GE, P2P, Peak chair and Creekside gondola.

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:23 AM

GE= Garbanzo Express? Also- Horstman- is a 1986 ish T-Bar, correct? Still in good shape? Got the room to store her for a few seasons? Thanks for the reply. Excited to hear it is snowing, (not excited that you folks have to do your prep work in it though) please be safe.
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Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:38 PM

View PostRibStaThiok, on 23 September 2016 - 10:23 AM, said:

GE= Garbanzo Express?

Glacier Express.

View PostAussierob, on 23 September 2016 - 08:25 AM, said:

Thinking this will be the last year for Horstman T-bar due to glacial melt.

That's not good. Is summer glacier skiing going to be possible for much longer?

View PostAussierob, on 23 September 2016 - 08:25 AM, said:

3 new carpets going in.

Where in the resort are the new carpets going to be located?

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:46 PM

New carpets going in at Olympic station. Not sure of the future of summer skiing. It's very dependant on the snow pack and weather in the spring each year. The lift is a problem. Were looking at options.
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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:16 AM

Sad to hear about horstman, what would you guys replace it with?





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