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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Well, to be fair, who does?
    me

  2. #27
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    It's been down for 5 days now 6? Vail dh riders have been over at Keystone. Heard it took all day to evac.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    It's been down for 5 days now 6? Vail dh riders have been over at Keystone. Heard it took all day to evac.
    Call went out at around 8:45 that an evacuation process was happening. Patrollers that were called in for the exercise worked until 4pm. Last cabin was evacuated around 3:30pm. That was with the lift at about 20% capacity. Imagine it was 5 hrs later with the lift full of July long weekenders on both upload and download lines.

  4. #29
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    Need drones with pizza and beer...
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Perhaps someone got the righty tighty, lefty loosey thing mixed up?
    Winner here

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Yup. A couple of C clamps and some slow set marine epoxy and it'll be as good as new.

  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Call went out at around 8:45 that an evacuation process was happening. Patrollers that were called in for the exercise worked until 4pm. Last cabin was evacuated around 3:30pm. That was with the lift at about 20% capacity. Imagine it was 5 hrs later with the lift full of July long weekenders on both upload and download lines.
    Sounds shitty, as in the tourists would be shitting in the gondola cabins.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  8. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    Need drones with pizza and beer...
    You can't count on that there technology to save your ass just yet...... that's why i depend on pocket beers and the Pizza Pouch.











    Why take chances when you could be eating pizza?

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Call went out at around 8:45 that an evacuation process was happening. Patrollers that were called in for the exercise worked until 4pm. Last cabin was evacuated around 3:30pm. That was with the lift at about 20% capacity. Imagine it was 5 hrs later with the lift full of July long weekenders on both upload and download lines.
    Wow.

  10. #35
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    Vail offering soul crushing lift experiences year round now, impressive.

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  12. #37
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    Shouldn't this thread be in the main ski thread?

  13. #38
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    Just maybe, maybe, there was a 200 person club members only dinner with almost 300 lobsters scheduled for that day.

    You got lobsters? You drive up and make lobster rolls and freeze the meat.

    Just sayin'. Plus a maybe couple few thousands of dollars, couple, in revenue on the 4th, 5th, etc.

    Not a peep. Only one injury thank budda. A full on panic attack as the gondi hit the tower.

    Now, where do I shit when I'm up there for 5+ hours? Piss off the other side!

    Could have been so much worse. Hopefully someone FOIA's the tram board report.

  14. #39
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    Hole in the middle of the floor for drainage and bombing.
    watch out for snakes

  15. #40
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    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/eagle-bahn-gondola-reopens-six-days-after-breakdown/?fbclid=IwAR2P9I5yaTSrWkaYHpL4iWrlmjAvmnc3ba1Ax0y_ qyq4QeoUEkbTycecmI0

    “an issue with certain bolts on one of the lift towers,” Vail Resorts said in a statement.

    Bolt issue? It seems to me that there is an excessive amount of force pulling that tower uphill. JM$0.02

    "...after a safety monitoring system detected the issue with the bolts....." Are there sensors at each junction?

    Obviously Vail wants to keep this quiet, as does every resort. This would not be good for the industry.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    Pics including altimeter reading or it didnt happen.

  16. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    It would be a pretty good April Fools gag to throw a couple random c-clamps on the tower flanges as if they were actually holding the towers together. See how many people would notice.

  17. #42
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    “an issue with certain bolts on one of the lift towers,” Vail Resorts said in a statement.

    Obviously.

    And they didn't use those bolts on the other towers ... or on any of the other tower installations recently at other resorts such as recently built lifts at [insert other Vail Resorts resorts name here]?

    They used stainless-steel bolts instead of steel?

    Or what?

  18. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    stainless
    Let's not bring Bobby into this.

    One would think for the prices Vail charges they might consider using titanium.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  19. #44
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    unobtainium

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    Only dentist in here, no lift mechanics?
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

  21. #46
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    Paging AvE to the armchair analysis phone ...

  22. #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    Only dentist in here, no lift mechanics?
    Official opinion:
    Shit looks broke

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    In other words Vail still ain't talking. At some point I would assume the state lift board will issue a report, but that could be a while.

  25. #50
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    was this "safety monitoring system" just somebody with eyes and a cell phone riding the lift?

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