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    Silverton being sued -- time to hurry up and get down there


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    Yeah, this could shut them down was my first thought.
    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    I'm not a litigious type -- but lady is paralyzed, and that off ramp looks sketchy for someone not on skis, especially without a lift slowing down. Shitty situation for all involved. Seems like maybe Silverton shouldn't be offering scenic chair rides in winter to avoid this kinda fuckery.

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    The people who run that place are total hacks. I'm shocked that their heads aren't on pikes at the entrance to town, everyone I met there had nothing but terrible things to say about the Brills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    The people who run that place are total hacks. I'm shocked that their heads aren't on pikes at the entrance to town, everyone I met there had nothing but terrible things to say about the Brills.
    Pipe down, squirt. Until you've met them you are just another out-of-town loudmouth passing some juicy small town rumors.

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    I can't imagine trying to get off that chairlift without skis or a board on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    I can't imagine trying to get off that chairlift without skis or a board on.
    Which is exactly why the argument that she signed a waiver may not hold up in court -- i.e. offering the service in the way they did may be deemed reckless on the ski areas behalf which waivers don't cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    I can't imagine trying to get off that chairlift without skis or a board on.
    Yeah that looks rickety AF

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    The signed waiver may not help Silverton if they are deemed as being excessively reckless with safety (or lack thereof) measures.

    That's a steep and long off ramp IIRC.... Didn't even realize Silverton had scenic rides. This could get expensive with attorney fees alone

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    not much room to run to the left on that ramp
    off your knees Louie

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    Hahahaha - pretty sure those are aspen trunks holding up the platforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinewhere View Post
    Didn't even realize Silverton had scenic rides.
    File under really fucking bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Hahahaha - pretty sure those are aspen trunks holding up the platforms.
    yup

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    I'm not a dentist and have no idea how the legal arguments will turn out.

    But it's interesting enough getting off a high speed quad in the summer with no skis on. Add in a lift that doesn't slow down... and a 30* sheet of plywood offramp... covered with snow and ice... with a big drop-off on each side... who the fuck thought that was a good idea to begin with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    Yeah that looks rickety AF

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    damn, this is still in the bucket

    birch over concrete pilings - nice

    eta; (quincy?) aspen is aesthetically pleasing too
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    Any waiver in this case would likely (as in 99999999 out of 100000000 ) not be applicable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    Yeah that looks rickety AF

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    But it has at least 4 stumps holding it up....

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    You'd have to be pretty skilled to safely offload a chair like that without skis, like a liftie that does it all the time. Safest way is to run straight down the ramp. I hate to side with the dentists, but Silverton is f'd.

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    Is that a start/stop rope on the left? If she made it down the ramp, she'd have to go back up the ramp or climb a ladder that's out of the pic to get to the downhill side. Or just step over the rope. Any option would require a slowdown or stop. Liftie asleep at the wheel?

    Curious what the SOP was supposed to be for scenic rides, not that Silverton will offer them anymore....

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    Did the ramp collapse? No. So that's not relevant. What is relevant is Silverton didn't follow the tramway board requirements of the 2002 Colorado Passenger Tram Safety Board order, which directed Silverton Mountain to maintain a large bank of snow by the side of the lift offload or railings. With this info it's likely there will be a significant payout. Insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinewhere View Post
    Is that a start/stop rope on the left? If she made it down the ramp, she'd have to go back up the ramp or climb a ladder that's out of the pic to get to the downhill side. Or just step over the rope. Any option would require a slowdown or stop. Liftie asleep at the wheel?

    Curious what the SOP was supposed to be for scenic rides, not that Silverton will offer them anymore....
    That's an emergency stop bar lower left corner. Ideally the passenger should have stayed on the chair, hit the bar with her feet and stepped of the lift when it stopped. Takes quick thinking though in an uninstructed situation.

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    Silverton being sued -- time to hurry up and get down there

    When the State of Colorado inspects and passes a lift, is it only for egress with ski/board? It seems as though they passed it 2x/yr from 2002.

    The sad part: even if Silverton wins, they might go under due attorneys fees.

    I feel bad for the lady, but also donít like safety trumping freedom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    When the State of Colorado inspects and passes a lift, is it only for egress with ski/board? It seems as though they passed it 2x/yr from 2002.

    The sad part: even if Silverton wins, they might go under due attorneys fees.

    I feel bad for the lady, but also don’t like safety trumping freedom.


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    Da fuck does this have to do with freedom?

    Your freedoms aren't under attack cause you can't ride up a chairlift at Silverton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post

    Your freedoms aren't under attack cause you can't ride up a chairlift at Silverton.
    The freedom to remain uncompensated for your paralysis caused by a corporation's negligence/shonky operations. Because they're a ski area.

    I think that's what he means?
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    I think even Scot Schmidt would agree with the lady.

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