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  1. #71
    If the incumbency theory is true, taking the towers down would be throwing away a free option (at the cost of removing the towers to boot).

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  2. #72
    Many times it has been asked "why don't they at least clean up and take down the towers? Please explain to me a safe, cheap option to remove said towers next to what is one of the steepest, rockiest trails in the East? There's no work road, and the liftline, even when it was cleared when the lift ran, was not wide enough to get a vehicle through.

    What do you want them to do? Fly out the towers with a heli? Let 'em rot away in peace.

    There is no reason for a chair there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    Many times it has been asked "why don't they at least clean up and take down the towers? Please explain to me a safe, cheap option to remove said towers next to what is one of the steepest, rockiest trails in the East? There's no work road, and the liftline, even when it was cleared when the lift ran, was not wide enough to get a vehicle through.

    What do you want them to do? Fly out the towers with a heli? Let 'em rot away in peace.

    There is no reason for a chair there.
    when you have an old decrepit triple, an old decrepit double would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    I'm not so sure about that...I'm not positive but I had heard that the only Yan parts on all those lifts are things that don't generate power/movement (towers, footings, terminal structure, etc.) The primary components are Poma... motor, gearbox, electrical.
    Well, yes, most of that has been upgraded, though not 100% certain on the drive itself.. But the hydraulic tension system is still Yan (and still requires power to function) along with the transmission. I know several key components that have failed at Barker, the GM asked his lift ops manager to pull it off of South Ridge and the answer was, no can do, Yan part not Poma.

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  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    The new summit lift will go where the Triple is, and the Yankee will stay. Another project eventually will be to replace the Double Borvigs. They will replace snowmaking on Wilfreds Gaum to handle additional capacity off top.
    Would love to see this happen, and soon!

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  6. #76
    So, now that it's up and running, who's going to ride it this weekend for some powder turns down Ptarmigan, Idiots Option and Tim's Trauma?
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  7. #77
    Summit triple problems continue. The lift was down again all weekend with no time frame for its repair. Resulting lift queues at Bear Peak on Saturday were the longest I've even seen. There was even a substantial wait at the Abenaki Quad.

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  8. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by Katahdin View Post
    Summit triple problems continue. The lift was down again all weekend with no time frame for its repair. Resulting lift queues at Bear Peak on Saturday were the longest I've even seen. There was even a substantial wait at the Abenaki Quad.

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    https://www.attitash.com/blog/lifts-/new-blog-61/
    It's disgusting they continue to flog their patrons with that hunk of shit lift. I was there as well and conditions were very good until 1 when everything was skied off except the very edges of the trails.

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  9. #79
    After skiing there this past super bowl weekend, I really dont get the amount of hate that this lift gets. There really aren't many options off the top and a HSQ would surely turn that area into long john 2.0 but with steeper terrain and even less space.

    Unless they cut new trails off the summit, there really isnt a point to replace when it serves its purpose adequately. That being said, there has to be a point where the continued repairs just dont add up and a replacement will be necessary to keep customers. I feel like a new un-detachable triple just wouldnt have the marketing bang they would be hoping for

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    With repaired snowmaking on Wilfred's the upper mountain can handle a HSQ with properly spaced out carriers to control capacity. To me the ride time is the biggest issue, outside of obvious recent reliability concerns.
    Last edited by Newpylong; Feb 25, 2019 at 11:15 AM.

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