- Mar 18, 2006
Is it acceptable for skiers/riders to get blasted by snowmaking guns while they are riding up chairlifts?
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It seems like they try to avoid doing that but occasionally fail due to wind shifts and other factors. Not my favorite thing.
I would say that having a tower gun pointed right at a running chairlift would not be acceptable. (never had this happen).
I highly doubt that any snowmaker will deliberately point a gun at a chair, as long term that makes it a PITA for the lifties too, especially if it's off hours and the lift isn't running and a few chairs get COVERED!
Saturday, powder day, Cannon was 1/2 hour late opening the lift because it was so encrusted from the snowmaking gun point directly at it all night that they couldn't run the lift. At some places the abnormal the normal.
I pose this question to you in response to your question......HOW BAD DO YOU WANT THE SEASON TO START EVERY YEAR??? Of course its acceptable, fire em up and get those ropes down IMOIs it acceptable for skiers/riders to get blasted by snowmaking guns while they are riding up chairlifts?
was a little peeved that sundown was running guns all over the place last night, and that gunbarrel was closed despite sundown.com claiming they were 100% open. there were also a few areas on the trails themselves where the snowmaking created giant whales that you couldn't see until you were either on top of, or flying off the backside of them.
that being said, it's totally understandable that they have to get their snowpack up because it's supposed to be 60 degrees and raining on sunday. was just hoping to make some early season turns in real snow last night!
I ate it pretty hard off that whale at the entrance to the park last night. Definitely hard to see in some areas. But it was more my fault for assuming it would drop off more gradually. Snow was really nice though!