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Hopefully their doing more than just inspections. That lift needs a MAJOR overhaul. It would be great if this is an indication that they are doing some real improvements. Might try to hike up there and check it out this week.
What needs to be done? It's an older lift, but I imagine that as a fixed grip it could go a long time.
They have been having significant mechanical/electrical problems with it (don't know the specific details). They run it at about 60% speed. And They will only load 3 per chair when there is a crowd.
Maybe they could buy one of Smuggs old chairs?:idea:
As far as the operation issues,we can almost always tell when there will be a problem.
My point was I've never seen chairs removed at the summit before.As far as the operation issues,we can almost always tell when there will be a problem.Its almost always a very crowded and warmer day and it gets turned into the triple quad.Puck is exactly right hence why they start loading only 3.