News Roundup: Noteworthy

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6 thoughts on “News Roundup: Noteworthy

  1. Dave Howe March 23, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    RE: the largest ski resort to ever go out of business…that dubious crown could belong to Kit Carson (AKA Iron Mountain, AKA Ski Sundown) in California. They operated 5 chairlifts (one more than Saddleback) before succumbing to being too close to Kirkwood.

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  2. RMurphy March 24, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Ascutney also had 5, one a detachable.

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    • Peter Landsman March 25, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Since this is a blog about lifts, maybe the best way to compare these closed mountains is by installed capacity. Iron Mountain had 7,000/hour, Saddleback ~5,225 and Ascutney 6,350.

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      • D howe March 25, 2016 / 10:00 am

        That would be a good future post for your blog. Top ten largest closures by lift capacity

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  3. Owen March 25, 2016 / 6:15 am

    Would you know why the Lange Wand C5 isn’t in the USA? It is so much nicer than UnI-G

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    • Peter Landsman March 25, 2016 / 8:12 am

      I’m not sure exactly what you are referring to Owen but Google tells me that is the name of a lift in Ischgl, Austria. Are you asking about its UNIG “Vision” terminals? Doppelmayr contracted with an outside design firm to create the UNIG-V that some customers bought as an option (http://2009.gp.co.at/works/unig-v/) Keystone’s River Run Gondola is the only lift in N. America with the UNIG-V.

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