Instagram Tuesday: Dropping

Every Tuesday, I feature my favorite Instagram photos from around the lift world.

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Today was pretty sweet! #liftmaintenance #keypeople

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9 thoughts on “Instagram Tuesday: Dropping

  1. New England Chairlifts + Skiing May 29, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Will Zephyr be Relocated? It Likley will, it still has some life left. It could probably replace old chairs like the Sunnyside, Challenger, or maybe Eagle Wind.


    • Peter Landsman May 29, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      All signs point to the scrapyard along with seven other high-speed quads that are being removed this spring.


      • Doppelmayr FTW May 29, 2018 / 6:58 pm

        Seven being removed or seven being scrapped?


      • Peter Landsman May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

        Ten are being removed and all but two of those are likely to be scrapped.


      • Doppelmayr FTW May 29, 2018 / 7:19 pm

        That seems like a pretty high number. Vail has been scrapping their old chain drives for a few years but i didnt realize this many high speeds were going to be scrapped. very interesting.


      • Peter Landsman May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

        Even if Vail waits until next year to replace Game Creek, more high-speed chairlifts will be removed this year than any other in history. Eclipsing even 1996 when seven Yans were torn out.


  2. David howe May 29, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    Any idea where the two high speed lifts that aren’t being scrapped will end up?


    • Andy May 30, 2018 / 5:33 am

      The two high speed lifts being relocated this summer are: Ramcharger at Big Sky is moving to become Shedhorn Express at Big Sky, and Emerald Express at Whistler Blackcomb is moving to become Catskinner Express at Whistler Blackcomb,


  3. Robert Withey May 30, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Wizard and Solar have been already cut up by an excavator with a shear. Took all of about 2 hours per terminal to reduce them to small pieces. Mid station looks quite odd now.


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