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.
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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.

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  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..

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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  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?

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      • 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.

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  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…

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  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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