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Lifts that need replacement

woofydoggie

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Lifts that should be replaced

Lets make a list of lifts that need replacing or updating! :fangun:
 
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skiNEwhere

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I thought I remember hearing that attitash didn't having any plans whatsoever on replacing the summit triple
 

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Snow Bowl Quad at Stratton
Black Triple at Magic
 

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+1.

Heavens Gate, Valley House, Sunny D, Village Double at Sugarbush.
Outpost Double at Pico
Snowdon Quad and Triple at Killington
Tempest Quad at Sunday River


Those are the immediate ones that come to mind for me....

Why the Sunny D. It does not come close to the other three at sugarbush.
I think replacing the Heavens gate is overkill since the only problems that would solve are mechanical. I assume those problems can be fixed for much less than a new lift.
 

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I know this is Rockies but chair 2 at Loveland has to be mentioned. 14 minute ride for like 1,000 feet of vertical.

Something needs to be done with chair 5.....it's still physically there but hasn't spun once in over 10 years....it's not even on the trail map anymore

Edit: I was going to say chair 2 could at least get one of those loading treadmills to increase speed, but they have a mid loading station so I don't think it's possible
 

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Why the Sunny D. It does not come close to the other three at sugarbush.
I think replacing the Heavens gate is overkill since the only problems that would solve are mechanical. I assume those problems can be fixed for much less than a new lift.

The Sunny D is ancient and I imagine that it will need to be replaced soon.

As to HG, yes there have been mechanical issues with it lately from what I understand.
 

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I know this is Rockies but chair 2 at Loveland has to be mentioned. 14 minute ride for like 1,000 feet of vertical.

Something needs to be done with chair 5.....it's still physically there but hasn't spun once in over 10 years....it's not even on the trail map anymore

Edit: I was going to say chair 2 could at least get one of those loading treadmills to increase speed, but they have a mid loading station so I don't think it's possible

Good one. That lift is slow.
 
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