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    Quote Originally Posted by freeski View Post
    I'd guess the tram costs more to operate. Look at the haul rope, it's got to be 3 times the size of the quad. When they start the tram up the building shakes the quad just whines like a sewing machine. Even though the quad runs nonstop I still think it would be cheaper to run. Plus, the lodge is better. I've never parked in the tram parking lot.
    I always parked in the tram lot when I had a season pass or really by the zoomer chair. tried to avoid peabody if I could

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    I really wish I could contribute something useful to this thread as Cannon is my favorite mountain in New England. I had a season pass back in 06-07 and get back two or three times a season. I have skied Mittersill a few times before the chair went in (none since).

    I can add this, however: Powder Magazine ran an article called The Secret East which featured among other Mittersill with photos of Stacey Ratchdorf hucking those cliffs off Bypass. I thought at the time "This chick can rip! She'd kick my a$$." He showed up in Plymouth one year at a Meathead screening and to say the very least I was surprised. Anyway - a couple years later he signed my magazine.
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    I usually enjoy a good hijacking but this one sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abubob View Post
    I really wish I could contribute something useful to this thread as Cannon is my favorite mountain in New England. I had a season pass back in 06-07 and get back two or three times a season. I have skied Mittersill a few times before the chair went in (none since).

    I can add this, however: Powder Magazine ran an article called The Secret East which featured among other Mittersill with photos of Stacey Ratchdorf hucking those cliffs off Bypass. I thought at the time "This chick can rip! She'd kick my a$$." He showed up in Plymouth one year at a Meathead screening and to say the very least I was surprised. Anyway - a couple years later he signed my magazine.
    The lines that you are talking about I think are further south in the notch out by Gunsight.
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    Still my favorite Cannon video, shows what a ski killer that Tramline is.


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    That points out the 4 foot dump on 8 foot rocks. But awesome none the less

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I wouldn't have a clue which lift if more expensive to run. There are many factors. Horsepower of the engines and fuel requirements, staffing, wear and tear repair costs. No idea
    The tram in Jackson is by far the most expensive lift to run, and its capital costs are huge. Think 6 to 10 times more expensive that the most amazing high speed chair out there. I believe the Jackson tram cost upwards of 35 million when it was all said and done, ten years ago.

    Also the haul ropes for trams are a different beast, there's only like one or two guys in the whole world that are qualified to work on them. But thats a once every couple year expense.

    Not sure on the actual electric per lift ride up though, but its not as simple as its only on when the tram is actually running.
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    right. wouldn't it still be idling as long as it's in service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    right. wouldn't it still be idling as long as it's in service?
    Kinda sorta. Like any electric motor its going to draw less juice when it isn't actually moving cars, but the motors are still a huge draw and somewhat running for the upwards of three braking systems, internal controls, etc.

    Its something like a 1000hp equivalent electric motor just to run the hydro system that controls just one of the braking systems for the tram out here. Pretty impressive to see that room when its running.
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    Just found it.The detach has a 600hp motor.The tram is 456 with a 330 auxiliary.
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