Sugarloaf power outage 12-26-17

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    Sugarloaf power outage 12-26-17

    Sugarloaf is out of power, some are stuck on a lift. Some lifts have diesel backup. Many communities around it are out of power. Entire Carrabassett Valley has no power. Some are saying this has happened a couple times recently. This is on CMP, not Sugarloaf, though the loaf is adversely affected. Stay on the Superquad and Skyline lifts if you go there until they solve this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillklimber View Post
    Some lifts have diesel backup.
    I just always assumed all chairlifts are required to have a diesel backup.

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    Apparently not....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    I just always assumed all chairlifts are required to have a diesel backup.
    I am pretty sure that is true. Must be these are grandfathered...or something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    I just always assumed all chairlifts are required to have a diesel backup.
    I believe if you want to "Operate" on your diesel backup, you need a second backup for emergencies. (i.e. another diesel, or hydraulic hookups for a snowcat, e.c.t.) If all you have is a single diesel backup, and no power, and no other backup, then you can only use the diesel to evac the lift.

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    They seem to have bad luck with the power there. They lost that big transformer last year there too, didn't they?

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    In fact, all ski lifts are required to have auxiliary engines as back-up power sources, in the rare instance of a loss of electrical power.

    Bottom line of page 9:
    https://www.nsaa.org/media/276290/Li...16_Revised.pdf

    This does not say what that backup has to be. The cynical part of me thinks that a mobile generator that can be towed from lift to lift with a snow cat may meet the letter of the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillklimber View Post
    In fact, all ski lifts are required to have auxiliary engines as back-up power sources, in the rare instance of a loss of electrical power.

    Bottom line of page 9:
    https://www.nsaa.org/media/276290/Li...16_Revised.pdf

    This does not say what that backup has to be. The cynical part of me thinks that a mobile generator that can be towed from lift to lift with a snow cat may meet the letter of the law.
    Yeah I bet some of them are snowcat hook ups.

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    Another interesting article, on Sugarloaf. Apparently, some have back ups that will keep the lift running full speed, while have only enough power to evacuate the lift rather slowly.

    http://www.sugarloaf.com/liftsafety/...r-outage-jan-9
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    Last spring we had a major outage in all the surrounding towns at Cannon.I always thought all lifts had deisel backup but found out that was not the case.I believe at least 2 of the lifts had to be evacuated while the rest used their deisel backup.One of them was their most recently installed lift at Mittersill so I'm assuming there is no law in NH about a deisel backup.
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