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Catamount: New Glade Lift

andrec10

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https://liftblog.com/2020/10/27/catamount-to-replace-glade-lift-in-2021/

I don't personally ski Catamount and I'm not sure exactly what state this lift was in, but I have yet to understand why they removed the lift before they had a replacement, especially considering Covid would make them want to spread out crowds. Anyone have any info on this?

It was in pretty rough shape. They can use the quad to access the top for night skiing. I bet it failed its inspection by the state, hence it being dismantled. Every time I got on it, the damn bar hit my helmet.
 

ne_skier

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It was in pretty rough shape. They can use the quad to access the top for night skiing. I bet it failed its inspection by the state, hence it being dismantled. Every time I got on it, the damn bar hit my helmet.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Perhaps it failed inspection and they figured a new lift would be better than making modifications. I can't think of any other reason really. Also fun fact, now that Glade's gone Catamount is the last chairlift in the northeast made by SLI
 

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It was an ancient lift. If they knew they were going to replace it why keep it this season? I doubt it would be needed this season with Covid capacity restrictions. Is it even worth maintaining/insuring for one more season if it's just a backup lift that' not needed?

This damn forum won't let me upload pictures but I had some great ones nearly 10 years ago when the lift was rocking an awesome black/yellow scheme.
 

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Yeah, it was getting pretty old. It would've turned 50 next year. Here's some old pics of Catamount, there's some of Glade with the yellow chairs, as well as pics of the old Ridge Double and Mountain View lift: http://www.chairlift.org/catamount.html
What's the state of the Catamount lift? That thing's 53 years old
 

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Is the state of Massachusetts or NY responsible for certifying lifts at Catamount ?

Their street address is in Hillsdale, NY so I have to assume NY is responsible for certifications, even though Meadows and Promenade are in MA
 

Slidebrook87

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Both, NY does the quad. MA does the rest


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Glade was further into NY than the quad so are you sure NY was only responsible for the quad?


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Always loved Catamount, great to see it getting the love. However whoever designed that new boulevard down the front next to Catapult should be shot. One of those was enough.
 

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Always loved Catamount, great to see it getting the love. However whoever designed that new boulevard down the front next to Catapult should be shot. One of those was enough.

good to have another steep trail, but it should have been about half the width
 
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