News Roundup: Outage

  • Aspen Mountain 1A stakeholders narrow replacement options to a few alignments with a two-stage lift or pulse gondola still in the mix.
  • Crystal Mountain, WA retires its hand-painted trail map for a computer-rendered VistaMap.
  • Antelope Butte, Wyoming inches closer to reopening with its two existing Riblet chairlifts.
  • Local paper tells the story of how Borvig’s owner came to own Berthoud Pass.
  • Breckenridge and Vail debut new Leitner-Poma six-place lifts.
  • A power outage closes Sugarloaf on the always-busy day after Christmas.
  • Two different New Hampshire ski areas remain closed due to problems with lifts.
  • LST detachable lift number one is still undergoing testing in France with opening now planned for January.
  • Bromley’s Sun Mountain Express is back in action today following Monday’s incident.  Ironically, it’s currently on wind hold.

13 thoughts on “News Roundup: Outage

  1. Jonathan December 28, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    The Argentine lift at Keystone broke down today. They did not have to evacuate it, but they shut it down for the day.


  2. Ryan December 28, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Not too sure how I feel about Antelope Butte re-opening.. Those custom riblets haven’t turned since 04.. From the pictures you took when you visted there the lifts already looked a bit worn out and custom thrown together.. yikes..


    • Peter Landsman December 29, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Even though Wyoming doesn’t have a tramway board, both the Forest Service and Antelope Butte’s insurance company would want to inspect the lifts before an opening.


      • Ryan December 30, 2017 / 2:04 am

        Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy to see an old lift that has sat idle for a long time start turning again! I just hope they give those two Ribbies a really good going over.


  3. Andrew December 29, 2017 / 1:53 am

    I’ve seen you use the term “six-place” twice now, and I am just curious, is that a recurring typo or is that actually just another term for it?


      • Thomas Jett December 29, 2017 / 1:12 pm

        For carriers bigger than four seats, I just use the term ‘six’. So it would go something like fixed triple, detachable quad, detachable six, detachable eight.


  4. Northeast Chairlifts December 30, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    All of mad river glen shut down on Thursday except the practice slope chair due to wind. Of course that was the day we were there…


  5. Ryan December 30, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    it’s the season i suppose. Breckie had to close down this afternoon due to wind.


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