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  1. #6426
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldengatestinx View Post
    A detachable for that short ride and 10 days where's there's a line for less than a hour is a dumb waste of cash.

    The 45 minute ski out on a snow day of the entire area is now reduced to 25 minutes.
    Those old Yan lifts need to be replaced. Loveland is clearly planning for the future and it kind of makes sense to put a reliable HSQ as the workhorse at the front of the mountain.

  2. #6427
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    Lift 1 most def needed a replacement. And I think upgrading to a 4 pack makes sense.

    But it certainly didn't need to be high speed.

    Then again, Lift 1 may be the only lift enough out of the wind at loveland to be reliably operated as a high speed.

  3. #6428
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiracer88_00 View Post
    Those old Yan lifts need to be replaced. Loveland is clearly planning for the future and it kind of makes sense to put a reliable HSQ as the workhorse at the front of the mountain.
    2 should be a high speed lift. It's a longer ride, and accesses more beginner terrain. It's a Yan triple built in 1985 and will need replacement imminently.

    1 needed replacement but should have been replaced with a modern fixed grip triple or quad. Same uphill capacity (the limiting factor is how fast you can load chairs, not line speed), cheaper, less maintenance. Putting a HSQ there is 100% marketing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

  4. #6429
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    $400 Loveland
    $690 Epic Local
    $700 Ikon Base

    For me it is pick two... it's kind of hard to justify Loveland as my second choice.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  5. #6430
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    2 should be a high speed lift. It's a longer ride, and accesses more beginner terrain. It's a Yan triple built in 1985 and will need replacement imminently.

    1 needed replacement but should have been replaced with a modern fixed grip triple or quad. Same uphill capacity (the limiting factor is how fast you can load chairs, not line speed), cheaper, less maintenance. Putting a HSQ there is 100% marketing.
    Bingo x10.

    I fear how many beginners are going to get on 1 over 2 simply because its slower to load and a faster ride.

  6. #6431
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Bingo x10.

    I fear how many beginners are going to get on 1 over 2 simply because its slower to load and a faster ride.
    And if they do? They take the catwalk over to 6? And whats the problem?
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  7. #6432
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    Not all beginner runs are equal difficulty, which I learned when mitten fetching for a season.
    That catwalk is pretty rough for a true beginner. Narrow, steep, and icy compared to coming down off 2.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

  8. #6433
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    So they'll make the mistake once?
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  9. #6434
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    Loveland tomorrow?

    Just don’t let Benny on the new 1.

  10. #6435
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Lift 1 most def needed a replacement. And I think upgrading to a 4 pack makes sense.

    But it certainly didn't need to be high speed.

    Then again, Lift 1 may be the only lift enough out of the wind at loveland to be reliably operated as a high speed.
    I don't know what it is, but those Poma fixed grip 4 packs (i.e., 8 and 9) seem to run at a snail's pace. Maybe it has more to do with the wind on 8 and 9, but the Lift 1 triple ran at a good clip for a fixed grip... much faster than 8 and 9 and somewhat faster than 4 and the ptarmigan.

  11. #6436
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    Part of why 9 runs at a slower pace, is the chairs coming around the bull wheel were injuring (or potential to) lifties as they grabbed the chair.

  12. #6437
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiracer88_00 View Post
    I don't know what it is, but those Poma fixed grip 4 packs (i.e., 8 and 9) seem to run at a snail's pace. Maybe it has more to do with the wind on 8 and 9, but the Lift 1 triple ran at a good clip for a fixed grip... much faster than 8 and 9 and somewhat faster than 4 and the ptarmigan.
    https://liftblog.com/loveland-co/
    You can see the line speeds of each chair here. (I assume it's maximum line speed, what the operators choose to run them at is another story entirely.)
    Worth noting that 8 is 28 years old and 9 is 20 years old. Not exactly new chairlifts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

  13. #6438
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    Wow, 9 is 20 years old? I remember being one of the first to ride it when it was installed. Now I feel old.

  14. #6439
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    Sounds like they’re looking to expand cat skiing into Dry Gulch this season.

  15. #6440
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Sounds like they’re looking to expand cat skiing into Dry Gulch this season.
    Source?

  16. #6441
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soups View Post
    Source?
    The internet. Use the google and ye shall find what ye seek.

  17. #6442
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Sounds like they’re looking to expand cat skiing into Dry Gulch this season.
    Not this season.
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

  18. #6443
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    What is the timeline on “chair 10“ and the wild child surface lift?

    I miss the Love.
    "I said flotation is groovy"
    -Jimi Hendrix

    "Just... ski down there and jump offa somethin' for cryin' out loud!!!"
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  19. #6444
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    Not this season.
    I heard possibly this season.

  20. #6445
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Days View Post
    What is the timeline on “chair 10“ and the wild child surface lift?

    I miss the Love.
    At least 10 years out..... ;-)
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

  21. #6446
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    Cat skiing hopefully this season: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/keyst...s-this-season/

  22. #6447
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    I heard possibly this season.
    Not this season.

  23. #6448
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    Increased capacity on 1 is going to make the WROD ... sporty.

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  24. #6449
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    2 runs 2 beers
    Don’t exceed the proper pace


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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

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    any other summit threads? can't find em

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