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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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    Agree about the situation for lift-served...everybody's thinking the same old-school way...if several people who have good ideas would talk to some of the potential businesses, there could be a chance of some communication between the combined half-deep pockets and the ideas that would get things moving and get multiple businesses on the same wavelength...but I think it'll take more than a couple businesses...or one of the deep_pocket entities, which seems like easier way....if those at the top of those major entities would let the locals establish guidelines for the area resort....but we all know how that gets railroaded towards the home office.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    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.......
    Will be interesting, regardless if there is an old-Killington/Stowe/Sugarbush style ski resort at the mountain or not...there is always good skiing as long as there is good snow....and maps Lifts are an option...whose function hasn't really been exploited to the max, imho, by Big-resort wannabee owners...
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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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    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.
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