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  1. #2526
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    August 20th Facebook post from them:

    Looking for work this summer? Snowbowl is looking for you! We have a few positions for our summer operations however we also need folks right now to help out or maintenance department as we get geared up to finish the installation of our first chairlift for the TV Mountain expansion as well as many other projects. Interested applicants should visit our website http://www.montanasnowbowl.com/working-at-snowbowl/. You can also call 406-549-9777 ext. 5 for the maintenance shop and leave a message with Pat.
    That's great and all, but last year they were banging on and on about the new lift before going silent for months. Then they announced at the end of October that it wouldn't open for the season. IIRC, they had run into unexpected issues with burying the power line that pushed them back.

    I simply worry that the same may be happening again.

  2. #2527
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    I was thinking that looking for help with the chair mid-August seemed pretty late. Any idea what was left to do? Your pics showed towers needing installed, then I imagine wiring the towers for safety triggers, then cable and chair. But, I'm just an armchair Engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_jenks View Post
    I simply worry that the same may be happening again.
    The best mindset for the Bowl is to never expect anything.

    If the new chair is operating this year I will lose a bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    The best mindset for the Bowl is to never expect anything.
    Especially when the forecast is for a weak el-nino.

    I need to keep snow off the mind for another couple months. Not healthy to start getting delusions of grandeur.

    However I'd bet a Bloody Mary or 2 that it's ready by opening day.

  5. #2530
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    It should be done right about the same time this thing is.

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    I was just up there yesterday on my bike, and considered going up tv mtn but didn't have enough daylight left. Maybe I'll go to point 6 this weekend and check it out.

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    So is Snowbowl putting this lift in by themselves, with Pat in charge? Or did they hire it out? They must have some sort of consultant up there at least, I would think.

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    You don't trust Pat to splice the cable? Come on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_jenks View Post
    However I'd bet a Bloody Mary or 2 that it's ready by opening day.
    I will take that bet, but I don't drink bloodies. 2 bloodies to you, 3 pints to me?

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    Ha. Yeah I'd assume you would need some sort of an engineering firm to determine how and where to place the footings and towers. Or maybe all that's in the instruction book that comes with the chair.

    I know nothing about chairlifts but it seems like it should be done for this season.

  11. #2536
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    Pat is just watching a youtube video on how to install, loser of the bet should have to ride the chair soon after it opens...I might wait a season :-)

    Kind of hope they don't get it open, low angle but might be fun skinning around over there at xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    I will take that bet, but I don't drink bloodies. 2 bloodies to you, 3 pints to me?
    You're on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    Kind of hope they don't get it open
    Have heard mixed feelings on the new chair, definitely some negativity towards increasing traffic on TV mountain.

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    Snowbowl, maintenance, ... you get the idea.
    And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryFunk View Post


    Snowbowl, maintenance, ... you get the idea.
    No video imbed. FKNA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7acD4q0lp0
    And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations
    Well, I have really good days - Ray Wylie Hubbard

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    The trim on the lodge got painted. That is enough improvement for me.

  17. #2542
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    I just hope this new chair is as slow as the other two.

  18. #2543
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    I've heard it should be called Maybe Next Year.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    You don't trust Pat to splice the cable? Come on.
    Pat is such a fucking douche. Soooooo glad I will never have to see or speak to that moron ever again in my life. Don't get me started on Ronnie...
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

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    start on Ronnie
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Side bet - TV mountain chairlift won't open until Jan 1st
    One pizza or 2 mary's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamal View Post
    Ha. Yeah I'd assume you would need some sort of an engineering firm to determine how and where to place the footings and towers. Or maybe all that's in the instruction book that comes with the chair.

    I know nothing about chairlifts but it seems like it should be done for this season.
    Don't put too much faith in the engineers. I've seen a tower get shortened because someone (probably several someones) apparently forgot to account for the footing height above ground level in calculating tower height, and when they went to put the cable up they realized things weren't quite right.

    I didn't ride that chair the day it opened, but as far as I know that tower is just fine (and it should be—a proper weld should be as strong or stronger than the rest of it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    start on Ronnie
    OK. She has a hair lip, plus is a mean and angry human, in addition to being ugly. Plus she is dumb. And manipulative.

    Here is a photo of her:

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    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

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    Moved from Bozeman to Missoula about a month ago for work, school me on skiing in the Missoula vicinity. Worth getting a pass to snowbowl? How do I infiltrate the zootown backcountry community ? Spots I should know about?

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    There's a nice snowfield in the Missions right now. Would be a steep hike, but you could make the top hiking boots.
    Was working up in Ronan for over a week and kept driving past it.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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