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    Not looking good at saddleback. Hopefully they can pull it off. http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/loca...ifts/30408427/


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    Pretty crazy stuff. They have been successful in increasing skier visits to the mountain it would seem, so hopefully they can get the funding.

    I'd be worried about trying to install a new lift starting in August for a december start as well.

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    The double load station is up for sale alone.
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    They have the load station as well as the entire lift up for sale on 2 different listings. Sounds like the owners didn't want to put more $ into an aging lift and are now saying they won;t open unless they can raise enough $ to buy a new lift.
    Have to believe something will get done---they have invested too much into the place over the last 10-15 yrs to just close it now.

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    I read that the entire lift recently went on sale for $350,000 in July.

    http://www.resortboneyard.com/i/dopp...c-sprint/53876

    I believe this includes the towers, chairs, and haul rope.

    "19 towers, Mueller lattice style towers with Mueller 60mm sheaves."

    This is different than the $200,000 advertisement for the drive terminal.

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    If they say the lift is at the end of it's useful life, which they did, how do they expect to sell it? Perhaps they should have replaced the lift before spending for a new base lodge & two other new lifts that weren't absolutely necessary. Hindsight is always 20/20. I'd really hate to see the place close. Having skied there several times myself it really is a great mountain. It's just to far away from anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post
    If they say the lift is at the end of it's useful life, which they did, how do they expect to sell it? Perhaps they should have replaced the lift before spending for a new base lodge & two other new lifts that weren't absolutely necessary. Hindsight is always 20/20. I'd really hate to see the place close. Having skied there several times myself it really is a great mountain. It's just to far away from anything.
    There gets to be a point where one place decides something is not worth investing in anymore. It is at it's useful life for them. For someone else, that drive and return bull wheel would be perfect, the rest for spare parts. The haul rope if still good is worth something, so are the sheaves.

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    This smells of a leverage move.Why would one say their lift is at the end of its usefull life and then put it up for sale.Do I want to buy that?So we will have to close?If its good enough for resale your telling me it wont be good enough to run this winter so we'll have to close?I'm not buying this.Has the lift been condemned?Then maybe but this is whacked.
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    What would they do if they don't get a lift in time? Make people ride the little double to the tbar? That would not be ideal for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catsup948 View Post
    What would they do if they don't get a lift in time?
    According to them close.

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