Owl Head (Quebec) to Replace Aging HSQ

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    Post Owl Head (Quebec) to Replace Aging HSQ

    I had no idea that this lift was the first (modern) HSQ in the world....and moved from Breckenridge to Owls Head in 1999. It will be replaced with a fixed grip quad with a carpet.

    https://liftblog.com/2019/03/04/owls...ace-lake-lift/



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    I had thought detectables came out in the late 80's, not 1981. Learn something new ever day!

    Also interesting that a fixed grip will go in its place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I had thought detectables came out in the late 80's, not 1981. Learn something new ever day!

    Also interesting that a fixed grip will go in its place.
    Yes. Some of the commenters in that post don't think that is a good idea.
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    Not sure what it's line length is, but given the black chair right next to it is also a detach and that serves novice and intermediate terrain, going with a FGQ here might not be a bad option. Sounds like the new owners may have expansion plans, would be interesting to see how the new lift and it's current terrain pod fit into that vision.

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    Owl's Head is a fun area with some very good mid-week deals. But their lifts are ancient. There is a reason why they have not gone bankrupt. They are extremely frugal.

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    I skied there a few weeks ago on a Friday and that chair was not running. It doesn't provide access to much more terrain than the chair next to it. It appears to service slopeside houses more than anything.
    It's a pretty nice set up with slopeside and lakeside housing if you can afford it. The houses there looked pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    Owl's Head is a fun area with some very good mid-week deals. But their lifts are ancient. There is a reason why they have not gone bankrupt. They are extremely frugal.
    They have a new owner now who is upgrading things.


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    It’s the same chair as Eagle at Solitude

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
    It’s the same chair as Eagle at Solitude
    Not really, both lifts long predate the Doppelmayr/CTEC merger. Eagle was built by a CTEC/VonRoll joint venture (but mostly VonRoll) and Lake was built by Doppelmayr.

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