News Roundup: Glass Floors

10 thoughts on “News Roundup: Glass Floors

  1. Sam Altavilla November 22, 2019 / 8:27 am

    Didnt hear about the Challenger evac until this was posted. Any word on what would have caused it?

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  2. Teddy's Lift World November 22, 2019 / 9:53 am

    In the rendering shown, I noticed that they are keeping the GMVS T-Bar. I wonder what it’s purpose will be with the new midstation. It’s sad to see the Poma go, but it’s in very rough shape. I would really like to ride it this year, but it is extremely hard to load and is reserved for racers only. I’ll try my best to ride it.

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  3. powderforever45 November 22, 2019 / 10:14 am

    Where would the 9th peak at Sunday river be?

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    • Carleton November 22, 2019 / 12:55 pm

      Next to Jordan – although on the podcast, he mentioned that first, there would be focus on additional trails/glades within the existing peaks, and upgrading some of the older lifts.

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      • Todd Arnold November 22, 2019 / 1:10 pm

        The podcast was quite interesting. With Big sky he made it sound like there will be a new lift fro the 2020-2021 season, as well as the following year. I am assuming that they will build the gondola in two stages? But something that really made me interested was when he mention there will be a bring project that will be announced to the public roughly a year from now. I wonder what this will be, Moonlight expansion?

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      • xlr8r November 22, 2019 / 1:15 pm

        No the 9th peak will be in front of North Peak tied to a real estate development

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        • Peter D. November 22, 2019 / 1:19 pm

          He also mentioned a long term plan of expanding beyond Jordan.

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  4. Collin Parsons November 22, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    I’m surprised to hear that Whiteface is replacing the gondola cabins. The full overhaul otherwise makes sense. That lift has had tons of issues the past couple years. I’ve thought to myself many times “well this lift sucks”, but never “these cabins suck”. The Gangloff cabins are fine. They could refurbish them like Tremblant has been doing for half the cost of replacement. The difference is Tremblant is doing it a few at a time every summer, while Whiteface hasn’t done any such work and needs to do it all at once. That would require extended down time which isn’t acceptable on that lift. Plus the whole high end image thing for the World University Games. IMO, the Gore cabins need attention far more than the Whiteface cabins. Either way, I hope that after the overhaul the lift will run full speed again. It’s been slowed down so much over the years.

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  5. skitheeast November 25, 2019 / 7:18 pm

    I just listened to the Kircher podcast and it is extremely interesting. He hints at an upcoming real estate project tied in with a 9th peak at Sunday River (use this coordinate 44.481259, -70.874938 on Google Maps Terrain View to see where) and an eventual 10th peak past Jordan (likely 44.471126, -70.911885). Additionally, he infers that Boyne will build at least one eight pack on the east coast, which I’m guessing will be Barker Mountain. It sounds like Sunday River and Sugarloaf (and to a lesser extent Loon) will all receive their own “Big Sky 2025” plans.

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