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  1. #21
    Saturday was crazy, tram was over a hour wait

  2. #22
    Wow, that sounds nuts. Mount Snow Saturday was busy, but not unmanageable.
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  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    I probably take an average of less than 1 tram ride per trip to Jay Peak. Too much good stuff available without the tram to endure the wait.
    I have 34 ski days at Jay Peak this year, yet only took the tram 3 times. Yesterday mid to late afternoon, there was no line for the flyer (none, zero wait), and it was still a solid 45 minutes wait for the Tram. The things that kills me is that 95% of those people will ski down Vermonter or Northway. So dumb. A few years ago, there was little to no line for the Tram early morning or late during the days. These days are apparently gone, a combination of the reduced capacity and increased number of skiers.

    BG: Tram operates at 66% percent of capacity currently (40 instead of 60). And AFAIK, it will stay like this even after the maintenance. Apparently, they have always mistakingly operated too heavy. Good thing there's a safety factor into this...

    Note: I have nonetheless skied the ridge a dozen times, by either skinning or walking up on days with no trams, or before opening.

  4. #24
    I hate the tram. Let me repeat. I hate the tram.

    But if I am going to be riding the tram, I'd much rather be in the tram with 40 people rather than 60.

    With these repairs, they are spending a TON of money for an uphill capacity of 240 per hour or so.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    I hate the tram. Let me repeat. I hate the tram.

    But if I am going to be riding the tram, I'd much rather be in the tram with 40 people rather than 60.

    With these repairs, they are spending a TON of money for an uphill capacity of 240 per hour or so.
    Yeah, that really makes no sense.
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    The Tram is a white elephant.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    BG: Tram operates at 66% percent of capacity currently (40 instead of 60).
    Not good. At any rate, it obviously explains why the tram lines are even worse this year.

    Funny thing is, very few even seem to know about this issue. I've probably volunteered the info about the reduced rate to a half-dozen strangers commenting about the long tram line this season, and not a single one of them was aware. Small sample obviously, but my perception is that virtually nobody noticed from season-to-season there's fewer people in the car this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    With these repairs, they are spending a TON of money for an uphill capacity of 240 per hour or so.
    It's financially nonsensical, but the operator is only interested in keeping the lights on, not resort efficiency.
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  8. #28
    People who ride the tram for anything other than the face, tuckerman, green beret, or valhalla are dummies

    Burke and Magic were both ski on most of the day.

    First time to burke in over 10 years and I will be back. Great skiing all over the left side of the map.

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  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    People who ride the tram for anything other than the face, tuckerman, green beret, or valhalla are dummies



    Burke and Magic were both ski on most of the day.

    First time to burke in over 10 years and I will be back. Great skiing all over the left side of the map.

    Collonade Inn in Lyndon is cheap and very very nice.
    Agreed! Never really found too much value in taking the tram.!
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  10. #30
    Bluebird yesterday - Tram waits less than 15 minutes.

    Can't believe how many intelligent members don't get the value of the Tram. The wide-eyed wonder of those 6 to 60 years old, first time riders is what it's all about! An elderly woman naming all the gorgeous vistas from the top to her out-of-town friends - is what it's about! Who knows how many 5+ figure weddings are booked due to photo - ops of mountain top wedding parties...get my drift?

    JPR mgmt gets it. Experiences are the product folks are buying. Anyone who thinks users of the Face terrain are filling the hotel, parking lots, F&B outlets is delusional.
    Last edited by 56fish; Mar 21, 2017 at 4:47 AM.

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