Instagram Tuesday: Early Risers

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

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8 thoughts on “Instagram Tuesday: Early Risers

  1. Ben January 9, 2019 / 8:27 am

    Is there a reason the glass doesn’t go all the way to the bottom of the cabin on the winter park gondola? From what I remember most sigma cabins have full glass and I believe similar cabins at Killington and Stratton for example have the full glass.

    Cost saving measure perhaps?? Or 10 person cabins need some kind of extra support?

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    • Kevin January 9, 2019 / 9:52 am

      I’m going to go with cost savings measure since they also skipped the ski rack on the cabins, Vail has 10 passenger cabins with full length glass

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  2. Michael January 9, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    Yes. Full length glazing is and “option” on the Diamond cabins…as are ski racks.

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    • Doppelmayr FTW January 9, 2019 / 5:23 pm

      my only guess is wind is a very big issue on that line and that was the solution that made the most sense. the line seems very exposed and adding combos to every tower would probably be cheaper than weighing each cabin and needing to make the drive more powerful. Anyone have a better guess?

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      • John January 10, 2019 / 6:12 am

        The profile looks pretty neutral, which is usually when you see combo assemblies. I doubt it’s wind-related- if the wind was so strong as to move a large rope with big cabins it wouldn’t make sense to build there.

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    • Collin Parsons January 9, 2019 / 5:37 pm

      That’s the one with the Carvatech (I think) cabins, which oddly enough look like a floor to ceiling glass version of the late 90’s Gangloff cabins used at Whiteface and Tremblant.

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    • Tijsen January 10, 2019 / 11:02 am

      To me it looks like the line is turning slightly as it goes up, so maybe the combo sheaves make the line turn a bit like with supreme at Alta?

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