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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    That's what I was thinking, how windy would it have to be for one of those to be on hold?
    They don't usually. The point is when all the other lifts are on wind hold you can still ride because there is a surface lift available as back-up.
    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    They don't usually. The point is when all the other lifts are on wind hold you can still ride because there is a surface lift available as back-up.
    I've been at Sugarloaf when the t-bar was on wind hold. Like 120mph winds at the summit. Mountain closed all weekend.

  3. #43

    Haystack

    When I was a kid, the scariest lift was the one at Haystack with the optional offramp in the middle. I did not like that.

  4. #44
    The old Peabody double at Cannon had a really steep and high unloading ramp. Ramps like that are less common these days with bullwheel unloading.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by DoublePlanker View Post
    I've been at Sugarloaf when the t-bar was on wind hold.
    Same. Bucksaw and DRC were open, but a patroller told me the wind was so strong on the upper mountain you couldn't stand up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I'd take that lift. I'd just make sure anyone who rides it with me has experience riding a t-bar, j-bar and most importantly, a traditional Poma lift. If you took that up with someone who learned to ski on carpets and debatables it would be a giant cluster fudgesicle.

    I love surface lifts, I miss them in fact. I loved the Poma at Burke. I'd make it a point to ride that every time we went there. I took a snowboard up it a few times.
    I’ve only seen these kinds of lifts in glaciers, or at quite remote/advanced parts of mountains. So have not seen any beginners taking them. Does that happen?


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  7. #47
    The old unload at the top of Saddleback main chair. Wasn't that ramp actually a re-purposed ski jump?
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  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by lerops View Post
    I’ve only seen these kinds of lifts in glaciers, or at quite remote/advanced parts of mountains. So have not seen any beginners taking them. Does that happen?


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    Lol...that's how people learned up until 15 years ago when carpets became the thing. Lot's Poma's, T-bars, J-bars...I don't know how many are left in beginner areas these days? Notables that I can think of off the top of my head that made it past 2010 or so are Stowe's platter at the base of the gondola, a small poma at Okemo, and maybe Killington's poma at Snowshed made it past 2010?

    Bromely still has a J-bar operating at it's base, correct?
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  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by DoublePlanker View Post
    I've been at Sugarloaf when the t-bar was on wind hold. Like 120mph winds at the summit. Mountain closed all weekend.
    There are always exceptions ...

    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

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