News Roundup: Workers

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  1. Snow Boys June 12, 2020 / 7:34 am

    Which Yan lift at Sun Valley was moved to Mt Baldy? Cold Springs?


    • Mr Incredible June 12, 2020 / 7:41 am

      The Facebook post said the lift came from Soldier Mountain. This still begs the question, did Soldier sell one of their lifts or was this one sitting in storage? There wouldn’t be much left of Soldier if they sold off one of their existing lifts. Are they buying a new one?


      • Peter Landsman June 12, 2020 / 7:42 am

        The Yan was never installed at Soldier. Both Stadelis are still in service there.


        • Tom June 12, 2020 / 8:07 am

          Peter, what lift at Mt baldy does this replace? One question about Bousquet?, do they purchase another “new” lift to replace the blue chair?


        • Peter Landsman June 12, 2020 / 8:50 am

          I have asked Mt. Baldy what the plan is for this lift and will update if I hear back.


        • Mountaineer June 12, 2020 / 11:39 am

          Do you know where it originally came from?


        • Peter Landsman June 16, 2020 / 7:12 pm

          Looks to me like East Broadway from Squaw Valley.


  2. Mr Incredible June 12, 2020 / 7:36 am

    I noticed that the AZ snow bowl webpage includes Brianhead among its affiliated ski resorts. Did Mountain Capital buy Brianhead? If so, when did that happen?


  3. ne_skier June 12, 2020 / 9:12 am

    Wait, the article is saying the Hall is getting replaced, not the summit lift. Which lift is going?


    • Peter Landsman June 12, 2020 / 9:18 am

      I’m pretty sure it’s the Carlevaro-Savio/SLI double being replaced.


      • A. G. June 13, 2020 / 9:29 am

        Peter’s right. The Yellow Chair which is a nearly 60 year old C & S lift with SLI chairs is coming out. The new triple is supposed to be on a slightly different alignment too which will result in the little used Green Chair coming down as well. That one is a Hall that came from Eastover in the 2000s. Everything I’ve heard so far indicates the Blue Chair is staying.


        • Tom June 13, 2020 / 5:17 pm

          Keeping the blue chair is a mistake, Bousquet is a feeder Mtn, it is very hard for parents to load their kids on the blue chair.


        • sullivanq June 15, 2020 / 9:12 pm

          Yeah the green chair is seldom used, and not really necessary at all. The summit double has needed replacement for a long time. It’s got the old fashioned non-bull wheel unload. I remember going to races there and they liftees would keep having to tell people to load every other chair because the chair failed the weight test and would sag too low right by where the race finish is, even with a brand new drive. It would be viable to replace the hall as well, but they might not make an investment in that until they can turn a big profit.


  4. Robert Drueckhammer June 12, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    I asked Mt. Baldy what they were going to do with the YAN. Their response? We have no information to provide at this time and we will post any notices on our website. :(


  5. Andrew June 12, 2020 / 12:51 pm

    Can someone explain skier visits to me in reference to the 9,000 reported by the Indy Pass?

    To me, that means that 9,000 people bought and used the pass, which seems kind of low, but maybe I am missing the ball or have inaccurate expectations.


    • skitheeast June 12, 2020 / 1:28 pm

      Skier visits are typically the sum of the total number of days skied at a particular mountain by everyone. What 9,000 skier visits likely means is that across all users the pass was used for 9,000 individual days. This number can be divided by the average number of usage days by passholders to determine the number of sales.

      I think 2-3 uses per passholder is a reasonable, conservative estimate, which would yield 3000-4500 passes sold. While definitely not too bad for a small operation, it is still less than 100 per resort. I think they (or the individual resorts) need to do a better job of promoting the add-on option for season passholders.


      • Tom June 12, 2020 / 1:47 pm

        Hey ski the East, if they had 9k skier visits, divided by 44 resorts, which is what they had last year, that comes out to 204 skier visits per area. The Indy guy said they paid out a little over 48 bucks per visit, so almost 10k for each ski area, if visits were spread out evenly, plus food, beverage sales on top of that, not bad for year one


    • Tom June 12, 2020 / 1:40 pm

      I don’t think it was 9000 people, but around 2250 people who average around 4 visits on the Indy pass, just a guess On my part, 2250 Indy passes sold first year, roughly, not bad for first year, in a normal ski year, they would have sold 10k for year two, my guess at some point Five to seven years down the road they will have 100 k in passes, just my guessing.


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