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Cornhead

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Beware chair 5, rollback of 10-12ft swatted a woman sideways off the loading platform. Look for Greek Peak on the national news soon for catastrophic chairlift rollback. Be prepared to jump.

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ss20

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Beware chair 5, rollback of 10-12ft swatted a woman sideways off the loading platform. Look for Greek Peak on the national news soon for catastrophic chairlift rollback. Be prepared to jump.

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Went there for the first time this season. Lifts were absolutely terrifying. There's "old" then there's just not maintained.
 

ss20

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Aren't these lifts inspected by the state every year?

I'm no expert on the subject, but from my understanding calling it an "inspection" is a strong word. Given the technical scope and the risk factor involved in *if* the unthinkable were to happen, ski lifts are massively unregulated.

Your car is inspected every year by the state too. They check the basics and make sure everything is there. But not much beyond that. It's up to you, the motorist, to make sure you're properly maintaining everything, saving you from a more costly repair. Same with these lifts (again, from secondhand sources/rumors) everything may be there in an inspection but it's the mountain that maintains them beyond the standard to keep them running/functioning properly.
 

skibum636

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I think the chair lift at the state fair runs better than any lift at greek peak.
 

skibum636

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What’s worse is if they raise their ticket prices the same as the the passes.
 

bdfreetuna

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Went there for the first time this season. Lifts were absolutely terrifying. There's "old" then there's just not maintained.

So did you get rust flakes in the ass, obvious deep rust on the towers and support beams, or were the pulley wheels wobbling to and fro?

Just curious what made you call it terrifying. I've never skied there and have no ulterior motive.
 

asnowmobiler

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They looked very old and rough when I was there a few weeks ago but never felt like they weren’t safe or saw anything dangerous.
 

skibum636

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They looked very old and rough when I was there a few weeks ago but never felt like they weren’t safe or saw anything dangerous.

Skied there for 30yrs. Seeing how that place operates I wouldn’t put my butt on chair 2,4 or 5.
 

ScottySkis

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Nice way to dueing it

"Attention Greek Peak Seasonal Staff:

The Food & Beverage Team will be distributing care packages today for any of our seasonal staff. Please pull up to the entrance of Hope Lake Lodge and remain in your car. We will bring the care package to you. Care packages will be available starting at 10am and we will hand food out until it is gone today.
 

Slidebrook87

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They looked very old and rough when I was there a few weeks ago but never felt like they weren’t safe or saw anything dangerous.

Chair 2 is in rough shape but is extremely reliable. It’s one of only a handful Carlevaro & Savio lifts left in the country. The chairs have been replaced but everything else is original.


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