News Roundup: Answers

13 thoughts on “News Roundup: Answers

  1. David September 27, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Love the new Bachelor trail map!


    • Mark September 27, 2019 / 3:47 pm

      For all these years I was surprised Bachelor didn’t have a James Niehues painted trail map, considering how many other ski areas in Oregon do. It looks incredible!


  2. powderforever45 September 27, 2019 / 6:49 pm

    They will probably build the new 16 lift next summer. Loading carpet on 16? Have LA skiers ever seen one before?


    • Thomas Jett September 27, 2019 / 7:05 pm

      Probably not. This will also be the first time that a lift at Mammoth will have sideways loading since 15 was converted to inline a long while ago. I’d heard rumors a while ago (It may have been in an INF filing) that they were going to give 16 the full Ramcharger treatment, but as a six instead of an eight. Either way, it’s be interesting to see which, if any, Doppelmayr lifts are D-Line next year. Around the time that Ramcharger was announced, I’d heard that they might phase out the UNI-G the way that they did with the UNI-M a few years after the UNI-G was introduced.


      • Collin Parsons September 27, 2019 / 7:52 pm

        If they give Canyon the full Ramcharger treatment and go D-Line, they will break their impressive fleet commonality of 100% DT series grips on all the detachables. They don’t really need 8 pack capacity because there is backup from lifts 4 and 17.


      • Collin Parsons September 27, 2019 / 8:00 pm

        Should’ve put this in the other comment but forgot. The UNI-G has stuck around far longer than the Spacejet/UNI-M did when the UNI-G came out. The prototype UNI-G first appeared in 2000 on 15 and the Purgatory Village Express. The production model UNI-G came out in 2001 and the last UNI-M’s were also built that year. By 2002, they had completely transitioned to the UNI-G.

        If we go back even further to the transition from the UNI to the UNI-M, the prototype UNI-M made it’s debut at Tremblant in 1994. The next year, 1995, the production model came out, while one final UNI was built at Camelback. This happened one year faster than the UNI-M to UNI-G transition.

        The prototype D-Line came out in 2015 in Europe with the production model coming in 2016, but the UNI-G is still reportedly available for the 2020 construction season in North America. That’s 4 years offering both the production model D-Line alongside the UNI-G. Even in Europe, it took multiple years to fully transition.


        • Thomas Jett September 28, 2019 / 1:28 pm

          When did Europe stop offering the UNI-G? Maybe Doppelmayr of America still needs to get their production capabilities up.


  3. G. Ravity September 28, 2019 / 9:58 am

    I don’t think any ski areas actively monitor or measure ground movements so unfortunately what happened on Vail’s gondola might could happen in other places with older high capacity detachables


  4. Donald Reif September 28, 2019 / 1:12 pm

    James Niehues’ map for Mount Bachelor figured out how to capture the whole mountain without needing insets.


    • Doppelmayr FTW September 28, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      He is excellent at that.


      • Cameron Halmrast September 28, 2019 / 4:19 pm

        For those who ski Mt. Bachelor, you will notice one serious thing about the trail map in regards to Sunrise Lodge. That lodge does not resemble anything like the current one, but instead has a complex built on the side of it, maybe a sign of a Woodward Mt. Bachelor? I’m referring to the indoor skate center.


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