News Roundup: More Epic

  • The Spanish ski resort that closed when a chair fell from its Yan detachable quad reopens with uploading via snowcat.
  • The San Diego Fire Department performs a successful over water night evacuation of the Bayside Skyride at SeaWorld San Diego.
  • Timberline Four Seasons Resort, which has struggled with lift breakdowns and other issues of late, is closed this weekend and could be placed in receivership.
  • Snow Valley missed all of President’s weekend will remain closed indefinitely due to road damage.  Mountain High is kindly honoring their season passes during the shutdown.

6 thoughts on “News Roundup: More Epic

  1. Beth LaPointe February 22, 2019 / 7:14 am

    Thanks Peter for correcting the NYT’s on the opening year for the Kachina Peak Lift.


  2. Paul Manafort February 22, 2019 / 11:13 am

    I hope the issue with Bonanza at 49° North will encourage them to replace it with a high speed quad in the near future.


    • D howe February 22, 2019 / 11:50 am

      All of those 1970 vintage lifts need replacing. I lost confidence in 49 North a couple seasons ago and won’t return until there is a visible improvement in the infrastructure. A chair falling off the rope?? Inexcusable


      • Peter Landsman February 22, 2019 / 4:27 pm

        Even though Bonanza is an SLI lift, it has Riblet insert clips. For some reason the two other SLIs built at 49N the very same year have grips. Riblet clip ejections have occurred on occasion at quite a few mountains.

        On the infrastructure front, I found the below quote from the mountain on Facebook intriguing in response to a question about being taken over by the Kalispel Tribe, owner of the nearby Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

        “No sale has taken place. A sale may not ever take place. If or when details on a change of ownership solidify, we will definitely make that information available. Anything prior to that is just rumor.”

        No doubt 49 Degrees North is a fantastic ski mountain in need of new capital like so many others.


  3. Somebody February 22, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    Oh, SO thats what people were talking about with the LST detachable.


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