News Roundup: Docs

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  1. J.R. Bovinet August 2, 2019 / 8:40 am

    Any idea on when the lift on Peak 7 would be built?


      • Donald Reif August 3, 2019 / 5:42 am

        That’s actually not too far off from what I predicted. (That the proposed alignment would take traffic off of the runout back to the Independence SuperChair)


  2. John August 2, 2019 / 8:41 am

    The Basin is going Ikon, eh? That didn’t take long.


    • jcpierce05 August 2, 2019 / 5:31 pm

      A-Basin may get a new lift or two soon. Pali and Molly Hogan replacements? Also does anyone think Lenawee would get upgraded to a detachable?


      • John August 3, 2019 / 5:51 pm

        Pali maybe. It’s a 1978 Yan with all that goes with that. Although they’ve got a ton of parts from Norway so they could limp it along for a while. I don’t see Lenawee getting upgraded; yes it’s a fixed-grip but that lift department has it dialed. I rarely see it stop.


        • Michael August 3, 2019 / 8:20 pm

          1978 Yans didn’t have “with all that goes with that”. Steel rockers, standard sheaves, Kissling gearboxes- all bulletproof. It’s probably had the drive replaced so it should run for awhile longer. The issue is it’s a double and probably could stand to be a triple.


        • John August 8, 2019 / 2:01 pm

          You’re right, I misstated the issues. For some reason I was thinking that one had the aluminum assemblies, but those didn’t show up until later.

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  3. icefaceny August 2, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    The Disney Skyliner alignment is confusing. Why have two angle stations? Is it for aesthetics? There isn’t loading or unloading at either iirc, and it’s definitely not faster.


    • skitheeast August 2, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      The east angle station has loading/unloading for a hotel. The purpose of the second angle station is to avoid having riders see the backstage area of Epcot.

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      • icefaceny August 12, 2019 / 10:53 am

        That would make a lot of sense, I forgot that Disney owns Skyliner lol


  4. Ryan August 2, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    What lifts are at Crystal, BC?


    • Carson August 2, 2019 / 11:23 pm

      I believe a dopplymyer t-bar mueller double and a poma tripple


  5. Boardski August 3, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Lenawee upgrade was hinted a year or two ago. I still think a HSS for Lenawee and relocate the current triple to replace Pali would be a good project. In the case of the Hogan, it doesn’t seem like the run is long enough to warrant the costs of maintaining a chairlift there even though they have for years.


  6. Donald Reif August 3, 2019 / 8:44 am

    I’m all for the Breckenridge infill high speed quad. I’ve felt for years that Lower Monte Cristo is a bit of a chokepoint since it has to handle traffic from every run north of Pioneer, including the Peak 7 trails and all traffic from the Kensho SuperChair. That hill can get pretty crusty especially in the afternoon.

    A high speed quad seems perfect for the lift line, seeing as that would mean a total uphill capacity of 5,400 people on Peak 7, which is about the same amount of uphill capacity as the Peak 9 high speed quads combined. And yeah, it will function perfectly as both a lapping lift and an access lift, since one will be able to lap Monte Cristo, Angel’s Rest, and Lincoln Meadows from it, in addition to being able to bypass Peak 7 Base heading back from Peak 6. Seeing as they already built the Peak 6 Parkway cutoff in 2013 to allow traffic from the Rocky Mountain SuperChair to bypass Peak 7 base heading to Peak 6, it’ll also mean that one theoretically could do a day where they never go down to the Independence SuperChair while lapping Peak 7. And that the Independence SuperChair will have a backup lift for if it ever goes down.


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