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#1 SkiBachelor

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:30 PM

Durango Mtn Resort, Colorado has plans to replace Chair 8 (Legends) with a high-speed lift in 2009. No word on the replacement of Chair 4 (Twilight) which was going to be the next lift replaced with a HSQ.

http://durangoherald.com/asp-bin/article_g...out080131_1.htm
http://skilifts.org/co-durango.htm
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

no one ever rides twilight...it would be a waste to replace it. legends gets all the action

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:31 PM

I love the old Twilight lift... A very cool old Ribbie, it is true that it is not as busy as most of the others but it does do a good job for what it serves.
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

Boyne has plans of installing a chondola at Sunday River, although it's unknown when it will be installed.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20080207/N...664/1009/SPORTS
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:55 PM

What about Exhibition express @ arapahoe basin?

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 10:08 PM

View Postcoloradoskier, on Feb 11 2008, 03:55 PM, said:

What about Exhibition express @ arapahoe basin?



they have been saying this for years now that they want to replace that lift. But we have heard nothing concrete about it yet.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:44 PM

The quotes are just starting to roll in regarding replacement of either the Motherlode and Paradise chairs or both.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:15 PM

View PostAllan, on Mar 11 2008, 03:44 PM, said:

The quotes are just starting to roll in regarding replacement of either the Motherlode and Paradise chairs or both.


Will Motherlode be replaced with a HSQ?
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:50 PM

Which do you think they will replace?
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:36 AM

There has been some rumors circulating around here in NH that Ragged Mountain may replace the Spear Mountain Triple chair with a HSQ in 2009, but those have all just been rumors.
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:32 PM

View PostJonni, on Mar 12 2008, 10:36 AM, said:

There has been some rumors circulating around here in NH that Ragged Mountain may replace the Spear Mountain Triple chair with a HSQ in 2009, but those have all just been rumors.


A ski resort that's been plagued with financial troubles should focus on developing a new marketing strategy than purchasing a new HSQ, unless of course the new owners have cash to blow.
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:41 PM

I'm not sure Poma wants to deal with them again!
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:22 PM

View PostSkiBachelor, on Mar 11 2008, 04:15 PM, said:

Will Motherlode be replaced with a HSQ?


That's the word!
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:22 PM

Buck Hill supposedly will be reinstalling the Hall Double that they removed 2 years ago within the next two summers. Just rumor of course, but it should happen.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:38 PM

Why would they remove a lift they have already taken out?

The rumors keep pouring in at Snoqualmie about a HSQ at Silver Fir this summer or next. But they are just rumors.
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Why couldn't they of come up with "Global Cooling"?

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:22 AM

Allan:

Good to hear about a HSQ as a replacement for Motherlode. In January, I stopped in Rossland for a day's skiing while on my way back to Edmonton from Vancouver. The current fixed grip two lift combo makes for a LOONNGG ride to the top.

BTW: What on tap as a replacement for Paradise?

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:06 AM

They haven't quite made up their mind for Paradise yet...
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:19 PM

View PostSnoqualmie guy, on Mar 12 2008, 08:38 PM, said:

Why would they remove a lift they have already taken out?

The rumors keep pouring in at Snoqualmie about a HSQ at Silver Fir this summer or next. But they are just rumors.

I haven't heard any of those rumours; instead, I keep hearing how they can barely keep what they have running. I rather doubt their new owners will build anything new before they make a level-headed assesment of what needs to be done to existing assets.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:40 PM

What do you mean by barely keeping their stuff running?
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:54 PM

Mount Snow is looking at replacing the summit local triple with either a HSQ or an HSS next summer - May get put off until summer 2010 though due to the likely large $$ West Lake Reservoir project and expansion to 100% snowmaking that should/will be occuring then pending VT ACT 250 approval of the snowmaking project later this year(currently waiting for the snow to mely around the proposed reservoir site so a study can be down to see if the bears indigenous to the area like to eat the nuts/twigs/berries around the site :bangin: .

Also on Mount Snow's lift horizon (likely a year after the summit local replacement) is the upgrade of the Sunbrook FGQ to a HSQ

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