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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Do you know how easy it is to lose focus when bumping chairs all day? It’s incredibly boring.
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    I have done it recently for 13 hours straight, ending at 3am. Mistakes can be made, but this one should have been caught by the lifty, or the backup in the shack. Two points: Prime directive, I always tell the lifties to take a look up the line, especially when loading kids to make sure that their buts are in the chair, ALWAYS!!!! I also think that the longer base stations required by QSQ lifts obstruct the view up the line, but that means that any signs of a miss load must be watched much more carefully. In my many years of skiing I have seen many lifties who casually bump a chair but never look up the line at all.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    Seeing as a group of high school kids once got an entire base lodge couch onto the Minuteman Express and brought it to the top, nothing surprises me at Wachusett.
    I never heard that story, that's amazing (although not in a great way).
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I never heard that story, that's amazing (although not in a great way).
    I know I have a picture of the couch sitting at the top of the lift on Facebook but I spent an hour looking for it last night and couldn't find it. I didn't believe it until I saw it myself. Still don't know how they even got it into the loading area.
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  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    I know I have a picture of the couch sitting at the top of the lift on Facebook but I spent an hour looking for it last night and couldn't find it. I didn't believe it until I saw it myself. Still don't know how they even got it into the loading area.
    I'm guessing it was in the PRE RFID gate days
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  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    I'm guessing it was in the PRE RFID gate days
    Yes, BUT...

    Minuteman has always had the variety of "separators" (or whatever you call the railings that separate each rider evenly before you ski onto the ramp) that hang from above, just like an RFID gate would. SO...still no idea how they did it.

    I don't even remember how long ago it was...I want to say probably 6 or 7 years ago. I just remember sitting at the bar and a few different people were talking about how some assholes just brought a couch up the lift. I thought it was some kind of stupid made up rumor but sure enough, there it was at the top.
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  6. #26
    Gives the snowboarders somewhere comfortable to sit down when they strap in.

  7. #27
    That explains why the beer prices jumped in the last couple years ...
    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

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