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    Win learned his lesson. The last time that Sugarbush had Doppelmeyr come and work on that lift they messed it up big time. It's a Poma lift. It should be maintained by Poma


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    I'd say 30 for a HSQ and 50 for a fixed grip is a good estimate.

    I'm not sure of a HSQ in New England that has been fully replaced due to age instead of a capacity upgrade other than the Forerunner at Stowe.

    The original Forerunner went in for the 1996 season.

    I'd say the top lift priorities at SB now are Heavens Gate and Northridge. I'd put the Valley House replacement on the back burner until those two lifts have rock solid dependability

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I'd say 30 for a HSQ and 50 for a fixed grip is a good estimate.

    I'm not sure of a HSQ in New England that has been fully replaced due to age instead of a capacity upgrade other than the Forerunner at Stowe.

    The original Forerunner went in for the 1996 season.

    I'd say the top lift priorities at SB now are Heavens Gate and Northridge. I'd put the Valley House replacement on the back burner until those two lifts have rock solid dependability
    Well to be fair the high-speed quads by Yan that were at Killington and Sunday River Have been refurbished and essentially replaced.


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    The "Sugarbush Thread"

    And I think that the original four runner was in 1986. It had a lot of problems to during its first season. The technology on that lift actually is not very much different from the current North Ridge quad (cadence chain).


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    Typo.....I meant 86. I do believe it was the first HSQ in New England

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    I can't think of many chairlifts close to 50 years old....maybe at smuugs? While they theoretically can go that long, they usually get replaced before that. Concrete tower footings being a big culprit.
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    Smuggs is exactly the old fixed grip lifts I had in mind. They run remarkably well for their age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Typo.....I meant 86. I do believe it was the first HSQ in New England
    Yes I think it actually was the first high-speed quad in New England. It certainly was ahead of its time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
    I can't think of many chairlifts close to 50 years old....maybe at smuugs? While they theoretically can go that long, they usually get replaced before that. Concrete tower footings being a big culprit.
    I think some of the problem with the concrete footings is that back in the day they did not use rebar. I know that Middlebury's double had that issue. I wonder if Smuggs has redone some of those footings.


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    And I'm actually typing these posts as I am skiingImageUploadedByAlpineZone1421551036.322547.jpg...lol


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