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    According to K ops personnel, as of now if the lift runs it will be open to the public. If there is not enough traffic to warrant running it, KMS will be using the 6 pack. Round trip time with no to minimal line there vs midstation is a wash.

    Furthermore from a liability perspective you should not operate a lift to the mid-station only.

    Last edited by Newpylong; Oct 12, 2018 at 8:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    According to K ops personnel, as of now if the lift runs it will be open to the public. If there is not enough traffic to warrant running it, KMS will be using the 6 pack. Round trip time with no to minimal line there vs midstation is a wash.

    Furthermore from a liability perspective you should not operate a lift to the mid-station only.
    Good to hear. Always appreciate your insight Newpylong.

    Crazy to think that now there'll be 2 HSQ's, the gondola, a triple, and a 6 pack running out of the base of the North side of the resort. 25 years ago it was 1 HSQ, a triple, and 3 doubles. All that added lift capacity with the same lodges lol.
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  3. #213
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Furthermore from a liability perspective you should not operate a lift to the mid-station only.
    The Arizona Snowbowl has been doing that for years!

    Hopefully they replace the old triple soon, that thing is ancient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillklimber View Post
    Fun fact, he also told me that currently, the River encompasses 3000 acres, and they have 5000 acres undeveloped out beyond Jordan. Between the lodges and hotels and operations and grounds, 3000 acres and 2 million maintenance budget, I'm saying wow!
    If you're a visual learner, check out the parcel viewer (you'll have to search / pan / zoom otherwise get to Newry, as I don't see a direct-link option) and note that CNL owns a large parcel north of Nordic Knoll Rd (basically north across Sunday River Rd from the golf club, directly north of Nordic Knoll Rd) that goes all the way to the Sunday River Whitecap ridgeline overlooking Rt 26 through the Bear River valley.

    I'm fairly sure they also have substantial holdings in Riley Township, but the unorganized township parcel data doesn't show ownership.
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  5. #215
    Loading from the mid station is how the River generally opens the first week. You can load and unload at the bottom, but for skiing, you do laps at the mid station to the top. Ummmm... I'm not sure about the downloading, I may have that wrong, maybe there is one trail down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillklimber View Post
    Loading from the mid station is how the River generally opens the first week. You can load and unload at the bottom, but for skiing, you do laps at the mid station to the top. Ummmm... I'm not sure about the downloading, I may have that wrong, maybe there is one trail down...
    I think Newpylong is saying going from bottom to mid station and forcing everyone to unload there is the liability problem because it is fairly easy to "miss" the unload.

    I would image loading at the midstation and going to the top is less problematic.

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    yes sir - Though I've seen places out west do it, Tramway boards and insurance carriers frown upon UN-loading at the mid-station only. There is no guarantee people will get off and generally stopping the lift and having someone jump off is not acceptable. Neither is sending someone to the top and around.

    Killington was a little different than SR in that you used to download from the very top, the mid-station platform was only on the uphill side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised at all if the cripple, when it runs, will be for the KMS athlete's only the majority of the time. The public's best chance for access wouldn't surprise me if it was just during times when they're waiting to get the Snowdon 6 de-iced. Time will tell....
    I would have a serious problem with that if that happens to occur. Sometimes that's the only lift without a wait to get you to the higher lifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillklimber View Post
    Loading from the mid station is how the River generally opens the first week. You can load and unload at the bottom, but for skiing, you do laps at the mid station to the top. Ummmm... I'm not sure about the downloading, I may have that wrong, maybe there is one trail down...
    The official route down is often downloading from the midstation. Often, they try to make all the way down the punches but often they come up short on opening day. Lets just say in the past, the rope policy has been a bit relaxed (at least when they don't have an active groomer on the run).

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    Some great photos of the work at Killington (under Gallery menu in top right, choose “Killington Summer Projects 2018 > Construction Progress”). http://www.outdoorimages.ifp3.com/ga...8/#/page/home/

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