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    lift ops and maint

    Looked for a thread and no findy. Anywho, I have a friend or two that do lift maintenance. They are hard working folks who are the heavy hitters of mtn operations and much of what they do happens off season. Wanted to put a few videos here and maybe some others will chime in.

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    watch out for snakes

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    I was briefly a liftie back in my youth (second favorite job I ever had) and then a snowmaking/mountain ops kind of guy a while later so I like this thread. Keep em coming.

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    watch out for snakes

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    Sweet thread
    I bumped chairs and picked up tourists for 5 years during the end of my college career in the four corners. Good times that I miss for sure!


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    stay outta my line

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    Bumped chairs for 1 season, was going to do a 2nd year but I was asked to join the Patrol.

    Worked a lot with Lift Maint. crews during summers. All of them I have met/worked with/car pooled with are quality people with very few exceptions.

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    marriage

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    Danger Zone

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    lift maintenance is the shit

    those folks are awesome

    we have a new girl on the crew at BV

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    The grease that keep the wheels spinning. Our maintenance crew at Powder Mountain won the 'Best Department' award at the end of season party. Well deserved.
    Montani Semper Liberi

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    watch out for snakes

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    so legit..

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    I did an avalanche talk at the RMLA (Rocky Mountain Lift Association) meeting last May in Grand Junction. It was a 3 day conference with all sort of lift/ski area related talks and classes. Lot of great folks attended.
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

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    every liftie's dream summer job

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    not every day is good day when you’re a liftie… some days suck hard.








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    So that's what people mean by "switch to the road".

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    lift ops and maint

    Great thread, I’d say grooming and snow makers are welcome as well. All these teams are the stick that stirs the drink


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Bumped chairs for 1 season, was going to do a 2nd year but I was asked to join the Patrol.

    Worked a lot with Lift Maint. crews during summers. All of them I have met/worked with/car pooled with are quality people with very few exceptions.
    HOW DID YOU GO FROM LIFTIE/PATROL TO GLORYHOLE ATTENDANT SO QUICKLY?
    Hey d-bag - here's something for you to think about: maybe (just maybe) not everybody here has their little panties in a wad 24/7 and flies into a rage whenever somebody disagrees with them. Maybe these same mags don't take this place uber-seriously. Maybe this even includes the vast majority of the people who post here as opposed to you and like 20 other thin-skinned douchebags. Just something to think about. -JER

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    Which one of you is to blame for the grease spots that dripped on my white Spyder jacket????



    No, I don't really ski in white jackets or white pants.. but I've heard people screaming mad about that hahahahaha!
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Which one of you is to blame for the grease spots that dripped on my white Spyder jacket????



    No, I don't really ski in white jackets or white pants.. but I've heard people screaming mad about that hahahahaha!
    COOL STORY BRO.

    ONLY GREASE YOU GOT ON YOUR COAT WAS FROM THE LONG LINE OF DUDES YOU'VE BEEN SERVING.
    Hey d-bag - here's something for you to think about: maybe (just maybe) not everybody here has their little panties in a wad 24/7 and flies into a rage whenever somebody disagrees with them. Maybe these same mags don't take this place uber-seriously. Maybe this even includes the vast majority of the people who post here as opposed to you and like 20 other thin-skinned douchebags. Just something to think about. -JER

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    bailed with total steez!!
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    Lift maintenace guy at HBM works incredibly hard keeping a 40 yr old lift running

    after a multi day outage they got it going at 9pm last friday night and its busted again
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Which one of you is to blame for the grease spots that dripped on my white Spyder jacket????

    A guide in Wengen told the story of the woman in a new white ski suit who tripped when crossing the rack railway track which left a very noticeable pattern diagonally across it.

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    why would anyone even wear a white ski suit unless they are Barry Manilow ?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I started bumping chairs while in college (2007)
    Been a mechanic for the last 6 years.

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