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  1. #1081
    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    And I'm actually typing these posts as I am skiingAttachment 14993...lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
    Technically you're not actually skiing
    Touché sir, touché 😃


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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
    i disagree. The valley house quad is a vast improvement in both capacity and improving the terminus and traverse area, not to mention loading from the base. Heavens gate and nrx are fine capacity wise and the footings and towers are fine. They are machines and there is no reason they can't be made to operate reliably, although right now that can't be said. They need to get the nrx operating right. It is vital to being able to efficiently ski the mtn. Without it, you're limited to doing laps off the summit (which was -27 when I got up there this morning) or going all the way down to the base for the gmx. Not efficient.
    The hg actually hasn't had a problem this season, so maybe they have that one figured out, but the nrx is perplexing. One thing after another.

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    Whoever is running the FB page is getting pissy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin View Post
    Whoever is running the FB page is getting pissy.
    I laughed at the "you're sounding like Q Burke" line.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    I laughed at the "you're sounding like Q Burke" line.


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    Loved the "Yes it does" reply to "600k doesn't fix much".

  7. #1087
    Even on busy days the valley house double gets very little attention from the guests. They should get the terminal to load at the bottom. Walking up that hill sucks.
    I think heavens gate needs to be replaced first. Preferably a high capacity fixed grip quad. Maybe add another trail from the top of the peak.
    Last edited by canobie#1; Jan 18, 2015 at 12:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canobie#1 View Post
    Even on busy days the valley house double gets very little attention from the guests. They should get the terminal to load at the bottom.
    That's exactly what they're going to do from what I heard. I don't see how since there's a base lodge & old gondola terminal in the way.

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    No they're not doing that. Same load, slightly different unload.

    The reason why guests ignore it is exactly because it is a double. So that whole side of the mountain is underutilized leaving Super Bravo mobbed.

    PS here is a throwback picture
    http://www.chairlift.org/pics/sb/sb20.jpg


    Heavens Gate and North Ridge don't to be replaced, they just need root cause fixes.

    Last edited by Newpylong; Jan 18, 2015 at 2:34 PM.

  10. #1090
    I ski the VH Double all the time. one trip up Bravo and never walk up the hill. When Bravo is cold and the wind is coming from the wrong direction VH is the way to go. And there is really little time difference in the trip up compared to the combination of going up Bravo & skiing the traverse. Personally, i wish that they would leave the unload where it is, but if they can permot the change, I do understand the need.
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