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  1. #61
    Good find on the older aerial photos GregoryIsaacs. That’s the overhead utility lines to the cell tower near the summit that eastern powder was referring to.

  2. #62
    Not sure if this was mentioned earlier, but wow--they now have quite the blog devoted to this lift's failures:

    https://www.attitash.com/blog/lifts/summit/

    When you have to have a blog devoted to all the problems with your lift, chances are its time to stop half-fixing it and just remove it and start over.

    By the way, I miss the top notch double. When running I always took that over the summit because it always seemed faster (not entirely true if it was faster though).

  3. #63
    Same speed on the line, but it was a good deal shorter - roughly a 4800 foot ride vs a 6200 foot ride for the triple. With Wilfred's rarely open, there was little benefit to taking the triple once they fired up the old Hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnye View Post
    Not sure if this was mentioned earlier, but wow--they now have quite the blog devoted to this lift's failures:

    https://www.attitash.com/blog/lifts/summit/

    When you have to have a blog devoted to all the problems with your lift, chances are its time to stop half-fixing it and just remove it and start over.

    By the way, I miss the top notch double. When running I always took that over the summit because it always seemed faster (not entirely true if it was faster though).
    And it is also quite odd that the "latest" trail map on their site shows the Top Notch Double. I am pretty sure that is gone. Peaks can't even update their trail map to remove the line for a lift that is gone?

    https://www.attitash.com/uploaded/si...ailmap1516.pdf
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  5. #65
    The lift has only been partially removed. The base station, rope, and chairs are gone. The towers with sheaves and top station are still in place. I guess that still counts as a lift.

  6. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by Katahdin View Post
    The lift has only been partially removed. The base station, rope, and chairs are gone. The towers with sheaves and top station are still in place. I guess that still counts as a lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnye View Post
    By Attitash standards--yes, it's still a lift
    By Killington standards---No, but it's a bar!!


    Yeah, I was reminded a few weeks ago about Devil's Fiddle. That is just weird. It would be one thing if they fixed up the terminal, but from what I have seen they haven't even done that. You can pay for the privilege of having a drink in a rusted and derelict chair lift terminal.
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  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    The other thing between K (Superstar) and SR Barker is that while these two lifts were recovered with new terminal skins and got Poma chairs, the guts of the terminal and drive are still mostly Yan. Killington has three other of these Yan/Poma hybrid chairs (Snowshed and both Pico HSQ's) so their calculus may be a bit different in terms of pre-fabricating parts and keeping them on hand. They have to maintain 4 of these lifts after all, which means they will likely need the parts faster than SR does just maintaining one.



    To note, the only other Yan-Poma hybrid in the east is the Grand Summit at Snow.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post


    Yeah, I was reminded a few weeks ago about Devil's Fiddle. That is just weird. It would be one thing if they fixed up the terminal, but from what I have seen they haven't even done that. You can pay for the privilege of having a drink in a rusted and derelict chair lift terminal.
    There must be a good reason for that, perhaps Act250 wise, it would be replacing an "existing" lift, vs. a "new install" if they ever decided they wanted something else there. Probably the same idea with the USFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEtoVTSkier View Post
    There must be a good reason for that, perhaps Act250 wise, it would be replacing an "existing" lift, vs. a "new install" if they ever decided they wanted something else there. Probably the same idea with the USFS.
    Everyone keeps saying this, but realistically why would K ever need the Devil's Fiddle chair again? Even if they open the abandoned part of sunrise people would just ski over the sky peak express or the Bear Quad. I think K just is lazy. What I would do it remove all the towers except for the Motor Room Bar. That way at least it doesn't look like a junkyard and the bar idea can stay because it's cool.

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