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  1. Theyíre working on it in increments, that little...

    Theyíre working on it in increments, that little gondola elevator at the sales force building is a proof of concept test.


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    Youíre right about two splices (happens on really...

    Youíre right about two splices (happens on really long lifts). It would probably end up with three unless the vandals were nice enough to cut it at the splice. I will guarantee no rope...
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    Tower cranes are supposed to be able to...

    Tower cranes are supposed to be able to ďweather-vain ď in the wind, otherwise they get a huge side load and collapse. But obviously in a hurricane they might collapse anyway.


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    Fair enough that ultrasound can work on cable,...

    Fair enough that ultrasound can work on cable, but the Canadian code z98 specifically requires MRT291502. (Sorry canít find a link for z98 had to take shorty screen shot)

    Iím assuming the ski the...
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    Haul ropes are checked with MRT, magnetic...

    Haul ropes are checked with MRT, magnetic resonance test. Iím not 100% how it works but it can read the amount of steel running through the machine. You get a line, graph and when the line drops...
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    Fuckin cheap asses probably bought ryobi and coy...

    Fuckin cheap asses probably bought ryobi and coy donít finish the job. DEWALT flex volt would have got the shot cut no problem.


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    Thereís a mechanical pressure relief as well as...

    Thereís a mechanical pressure relief as well as the active tensioning system that acts as a backup safety, and will allow it to let off pressure when the rope contracts when the control power is off....
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    Yep, I was up on no name yesterday, and...

    Yep,

    I was up on no name yesterday, and leavitt today, maybe three people yesterday in the main couloir, then at least six did the skiers right leg today.


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  9. For a small section like hot wheels I doubt...

    For a small section like hot wheels I doubt theyíll make it two separate ropes. There are lifts and gondolas that arenít separate just because of a mid station. Usually they are only separated if...
  10. Well, concrete wonít start for a while. They...

    Well, concrete wonít start for a while. They may want to remove towers while thereís snow. You can just drop em, and drag them out (unless they want to use/sell it like G2A says they might.) but...
  11. Those towers and foundations arenít sufficient...

    Those towers and foundations arenít sufficient for the new lift (cross arms absolutely arenít wide enough for the chair width increase). So towers need to be removed. Even if you hoped to reuse...
  12. The midstations may not be load/unload. I think...

    The midstations may not be load/unload. I think they are planning the Squaw side to be independent of the rest so they can try to run it on storm days. Also yeah with that alignment there is no way...
  13. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I think Ikon just has a cut off date, or possibly...

    I think Ikon just has a cut off date, or possibly a limited number (I doubt that one). I was planning on working for an Alterra resort this winter so I didnít bother to buy a pass, but when my usual...
  14. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Oh believe me, if you buy in January they have a...

    Oh believe me, if you buy in January they have a Squaw only pass. No IKook food discounts, tickets nothing. Plus an extra 300 dollars. If you really want itís here for you.



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  15. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Funiculars and Funitels are two totally different...

    Funiculars and Funitels are two totally different t things.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funicular

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funitel.

    I donít know of a funicular at a resort in...
  16. Lapped broken arrow today. When I started at...

    Lapped broken arrow today. When I started at 10:45 it was already pretty soft. I wouldnít call it corn yet, but good spring snow in the sun. The shaded stuff was still pretty wintery, it scoured. ...
  17. It might become a plateau. Sent from my...

    It might become a plateau.


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  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I was at bachelor on Wednesday, and saw some of...

    I was at bachelor on Wednesday, and saw some of the ski family out. I thought it was a local ski team until I saw the video. To be honest, with how shitty the vis was, those flouro fart bags were...
  19. Alpine was good this morning, rolled up at a...

    Alpine was good this morning, rolled up at a quarter of ten, got a good parking spot, didnít wait ina single line tilI I left at 1. Had plenty open with summit and Sherwood.


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    I was thinking Val Díisere/Cham just since...

    I was thinking Val Díisere/Cham just since theyíre so close to Geneva, but it looks expensive to get a transfer unless itís the weekend. Which means if I arrive midweek I would be committed to...
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    Hoping to book flights for later this month for a...

    Hoping to book flights for later this month for a solo trip and had a quick question that I havenít exactly found the answer to in this or other threads. Is public transport any easier from Zurich...
  22. I agree that Northstar needs to have the state...

    I agree that Northstar needs to have the state come and have a hard look at their policy for evacuating lifts. Having been involved with load testing new lifts in the state of California as recently...
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    Thatís when you go patroller style, and use small...

    Thatís when you go patroller style, and use small lengths of rope, or cord to give the shovel backpack straps, and ski strap your probe to it. This used to be the norm for patrollers at Squaw on...
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    Iím not a huge fan. The cord isnít fixed in the...

    Iím not a huge fan. The cord isnít fixed in the tip of the ski, so they arenít automatically centered. They have the ability to twist a bit while on the ski. Iíve had the tip come off a couple...
  25. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Infinite concentration of novices, Actually, I...

    Infinite concentration of novices,

    Actually, I like that some guys who work at Squaw call it the Ikook


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    Isnít Pajarito on the same pass as AZ snowbowl,...

    Isnít Pajarito on the same pass as AZ snowbowl, Purgatory, and Sipapu ( theyíre all owned by the same guy). Also isnít that place tiny?


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  27. BV was sold to a different owner a few years ago...

    BV was sold to a different owner a few years ago called skyline investments. But really your point still stands.
    http://www.skylineinvestments.com/portfolio/


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  28. Shit, is it worse that my navis freebies match my...

    Shit, is it worse that my navis freebies match my jacket, and beenie? To be honest I bought them because I denied about 6 or seven pairs of skiís and they fit my mellow, mediocre skiing. Like Tahoe...
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    Unless they are planning on piling on the...

    Unless they are planning on piling on the snowmaking on a specific run, or runs. If Killington can get the Superstar glacier to last til July, it doesnít surprise me if Breck can manage a run or two...
  30. For some reason I thought Silverton was a longer...

    For some reason I thought Silverton was a longer drive (Iíve done it a few times). Thanks for the lead on Red mountain pass, Iíll check it out when I get a chance.


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  31. I donít have a set objective per say, Iíd be...

    I donít have a set objective per say, Iíd be happy with a mellow day your. I usually donít care about gnar, or peak bagging. Iíve done my avi 1 (twice ten years apart) but live innTahoe, so I...
  32. Touring guide recommendations near Grand Jucnftion CO

    So I'll be in Grand Junction CO, for at least a week later this month, and will have plenty of time off. I'm looking to do some touring while I'm out there but don't have any touring partners, or...
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    I saw on Facebook that she had made it out of...

    I saw on Facebook that she had made it out of surgery, but didnít know there was a go fund me. Thanks.


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    Escape


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    Need a grip below the grip, get athletic tape,...

    Need a grip below the grip, get athletic tape, friction tape or hockey tape; attach just below the grip, twist the tape to make it like rope, spiral down and back up the pole to make a crosshatch...
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    Surprised they arenít planned to be employe...

    Surprised they arenít planned to be employe housing


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    They have proposed the idea to the Forrest...

    They have proposed the idea to the Forrest service. https://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/components/reports/sopa-110504-2018-04.html. Seems a bit late to start to me, but maybe theyíve already signed the deal...
  38. From what I remember WP is owned by the city of...

    From what I remember WP is owned by the city of Denver but operated by Altera (or previously intrawest, powder, whoever). Not that Iím truly aware of that would change 1st amendment rights to the...
  39. Thread: Holy Shit!

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    I have yet to see a one way bullwheel bearing on...

    I have yet to see a one way bullwheel bearing on a modern lift. I have in fact purposefully crept a fixed grip backwards. It was loaded with boxes of water, and the inspector wanted to do one more...
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    Preface: Lift mechanic/Builder of 12 years: ...

    Preface: Lift mechanic/Builder of 12 years:

    IF! a full rollback happens (which it shouldn't) there's still no right answer. I was in NZ to build a lift, and the inspector wanted us to prove the...
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    Even worse, work. Apparently some Australians...

    Even worse, work. Apparently some Australians want a new ski lift.


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    If it makes you feel any better yesterday was my...

    If it makes you feel any better yesterday was my best day of the season, and also my last. Odd side note I finally toured 100% of my season, no pass, ( all 4 days )


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    I donít pass on dinner, or any meal for that...

    I donít pass on dinner, or any meal for that matter.


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    I have not seen anything stating that people will...

    I have not seen anything stating that people will be able to unload at the buttress terminal, only the KT side. But that would definitely overload KT.


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    On a cold snowy day in Colorado I did help with...

    On a cold snowy day in Colorado I did help with an evacuation of a carpet. It was a bit funny how people just stood there waiting.


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    I was working for a ski area this summer thatís...

    I was working for a ski area this summer thatís run by an old timer from Vermont, who was pretty high on the operations team at mount Snow. He claimed they were worried about people getting stuck on...
  47. I forget they do Bachelors now. When I went it...

    I forget they do Bachelors now. When I went it was a pricey community college, especially compared to what I was paying for community college in California. Looking up credit credit prices, for an...
  48. Itís not dirt cheap, especially if youíre not a...

    Itís not dirt cheap, especially if youíre not a CO resident, but Colorado Mountain College offers Avy courses, courses geared towards becoming a ski, fly fishing, rafting, climbing guide. Itís a bit...
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    I've heard from reliable sources that they have...

    I've heard from reliable sources that they have gone away from that alignment, it's now supposed to go up the east side of KT, not entirely sure where. And it was 4 towers across the west face which...
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    That may be tough to open up in the middle of...

    That may be tough to open up in the middle of it's that long. I wouldn't give up on finding a clip. Unfortunately the big resorts that probably have loads of them sitting around won't give em out...
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