News Roundup: Only in Utah


8 thoughts on “News Roundup: Only in Utah

  1. Gavin December 21, 2018 / 8:21 am

    West bowl express at sunapee?


  2. D howe December 21, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Alterra should sell a portion of that Jupiter parcel to Powdr, then Powdr should implement a complicated lease renewal term

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  3. xlr8r December 21, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I find it Unfortunate that Copper went with Blue bubbles instead of match their name


  4. Max Hart December 21, 2018 / 11:29 am

    “Alterra Mountain Company now owns about half the land under Park City’s Jupiter chair.”

    I was rolling on the ground when I read this. That is awesome. I hope Alterra hangs onto it just to screw with Vail.

    However this isn’t the only case of one ski area operator/owner owning land under another’s lift. Alta owns some of the land under Solitude’s Summit Express (again with the “Only in Utah”).


    • reaperskier December 21, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      What could alterra do with the land under park city’s jupiter chair?


      • mzg December 21, 2018 / 1:59 pm

        Be a thorn in Vail’s side

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  5. Ryan Gardner December 21, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Very excited that Utah beat out Colorado for the olympic bid. We just don’t have the infrastructure (roads) right now to support such a feat and everything good is too far away from Denver. Utah has the strong volunteer base and it won’t require a ton of new building since they can use what was there previously.


  6. Peter Landsman December 23, 2018 / 10:09 am

    More information about the closure of the LST prototype detachable:

    Why is the Envers chairlift closed?
    A new safety defect on the lift was discovered by the manufacturer during the tests. This flaw had not appeared before.

    When did these tests occur?
    SAP was restarting the lift in the month of November, in accordance with the usual and annual maintenance schedule. In addition, some online checks were made by the manufacturer. It is at this moment that a new defect was discovered.

    What are the problems encountered?
    There is a security defect that prevents us from obtaining the authorization to put it into operation. This authorization is conditioned by the resolution of the defects.

    Why did the lift run last winter?
    The online checks conducted last winter were conclusive and a provisional authorization to operate was obtained and renewed. This provisional authorization may be renewed only once.

    What are the actions of the SAP?
    The SAP as part of his contract, involves the builder. LST teams are on site. Our customers will be able to see on the camera at certain times. These are tests and not an opening of the chairlift.

    Can we fix these defects?
    Problem identification is in progress. Resolution requires the design and manufacture of new components. We do not currently know the design and manufacturing deadlines.

    Is the quad chairlift likely to reopen this winter?
    It is impossible to say at this date, let alone to engage. The SAP will communicate on the progress of the file.

    What countervailing measures are put in place by the SAP?
    In order to ensure a route from Montalbert to La Plagne in the best conditions and in complete safety for our customers, the SAP will groom the lower part of the Cornegidouille run every night.


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