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    Quote Originally Posted by MEtoVTSkier View Post
    Canvas? or are they getting the clear tubes?
    Pretty sure it's plastic transparent covers.

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    Very good authority that the new pumps will be up and running once its cold again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverveteran View Post
    Very good authority that the new pumps will be up and running once its cold again.....
    And that's the rub. We had a decent cold snap to make snow but SR missed the opportunity because they didn't get there asses in gear to replace those pumps......MONTHS ago! So they end result is limited trails with the hope that another cold snap arrives soon so they can make more "limited" snow. This whole thing smells of piss poor management!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinowworklater View Post
    And that's the rub. We had a decent cold snap to make snow but SR missed the opportunity because they didn't get there asses in gear to replace those pumps......MONTHS ago! So they end result is limited trails with the hope that another cold snap arrives soon so they can make more "limited" snow. This whole thing smells of piss poor management!
    Insurance carriers don't typically cut checks very fast, especially when you've had several now large claims the last several years (Spruce Triple, now the pumphouse). Add to that, perhaps the pumps are a bit different from the previous and took a bit more engineering to link them in than anticipated? Lord knows I was cursing trying to replace a 15 year old garage door opener this weekend when it didn't smoothly integrate with everything even though same brand.

    Anyways, hopefully this is in the rearview mirror. Next real good cold blast lurking for right after Turkey day. Hopefully they show off and we can all give thanks!

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    Insurance companies are the worst, and I can personally attest that they are no better for ski areas. They rake in thousands and thousands per month in premiums and then take months to dispense for claims. At a minimum all 4 of those would cost them $600,000 just for the motors and pumps alone. Then you have electrical hookup, mechanicals to the rest of the piping, welding, and PLC integration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Insurance companies are the worst, and I can personally attest that they are no better for ski areas. They rake in thousands and thousands per month in premiums and then take months to dispense for claims. At a minimum all 4 of those would cost them $600,000 just for the motors and pumps alone. Then you have electrical hookup, mechanicals to the rest of the piping, welding, and PLC integration.
    Don't forget they apparently have Donny Pelletier working on it too. That won't throw a wrench in the proverbial cogs at all

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    Folks, work continues on the carpet lifts:

    Didn't quite get the base grade correct, had to do do some digging, and you can see some of the areas are undermining.

    They got the grade of the sub base a bit closer in this carpet lift.

    Blowing snow on Risky Business!

    Mother Nature helping out in the snow department. At 3:30, I took 5" off my car before I left.

    Here is a fun run on lower lazy river with the whalebacks!

    Gonna ride my wider skis tomorrow!
    lovin life,

    Bob

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    SR was pretty awesome today. More of a spring surface than midwinter. Feel like I just skied a pow day.




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    More work on the covered carpet lifts. Skiing was fun today!
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    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillklimber View Post
    More work on the covered carpet lifts. Skiing was fun today!
    Glad to see they went with red covers keeping the lift color theme. That would lead me to believe if they ever decided on a bubble chair it would also have red Plexi.

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