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    Read in another thread that the Valley House side of the mountain will be closed sometime in April. They plan on starting the disassembly of the Valley House lift & blasting at the top for the new lift terminal. That means no Steins or Snowball late season this year.


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    Demolition is supposed to start April 6th and be finished by May.


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    Trailboss would be interested to learn that Sugarbush signed a contract with Dopplemayr for the new Valley House lift.

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    Yeah. After failing so badly on north ridge this summer I would think management would be done with them. North ridge's reliability is significantly worse this year even though dopplemayr refurbished it.

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    I wonder if the new VH quad chair will be a carpet loading lift, anyone hear? The new Metro quad at Stowe is a Dopplemayr & is carpet loaded.

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    Yes it will be carpet loaded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post
    Trailboss would be interested to learn that Sugarbush signed a contract with Dopplemayr for the new Valley House lift.
    Very interesting


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    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    Yeah. After failing so badly on north ridge this summer I would think management would be done with them. North ridge's reliability is significantly worse this year even though dopplemayr refurbished it.
    Why would you think NRX would have anything to do with a new FGQ? I mean after all, when LBO moved NRX, he had Dopp move a Poma lift and since has had Dopp refurbish it. Not their original equipement, should have been moved by Poma originally and refurbished by them. You really cannot compare that lift to anything that is pure Dopplemayr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Why would you think NRX would have anything to do with a new FGQ? I mean after all, when LBO moved NRX, he had Dopp move a Poma lift and since has had Dopp refurbish it. Not their original equipement, should have been moved by Poma originally and refurbished by them. You really cannot compare that lift to anything that is pure Dopplemayr.
    The issue is that Win hired Doppelmayr to do major work this past summer on NRX and they had a ton of problems. As you said, it is a Poma and should be maintained by Poma folks. I think we all expected them to use Poma or SkyTrac for the new lift and not Doppelmayr. The truth is though that Doppelamyr does MANY more lifts than Poma and SkyTrac combined. You may not see that in New England, but go out west and look (except for parts of Colorado).
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    I was at Mt Ellen today and North Ridge was down for half the day. Crowds were light so it was easy to hop on the summit quad but still this really limits options for skiing as each run must be 2400 foot vert, and there's really no reason to go up to the summit most of the time.

    Good day but I'll say they need more snow. I hit a lot of rocks today and there were a lot of obstacles in the woods. If what they have now turned into base and another good refresh or two before April-- we'll be good. It's not the depth that's the issue it's just they have no base under the most recent snow.
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