News Roundup: Dollars and Euros

16 thoughts on “News Roundup: Dollars and Euros

  1. conradmward June 5, 2021 / 5:43 am

    Goodness! If a ski area can be assured to get 100k for sale of chairs from one of their lifts, is that enough to fund the chair replacement of an entire lift? (yes, just the chair replacement, not lift replacement).

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  2. Thomas Jett June 5, 2021 / 10:10 am

    So is it safe to assume that the Snow King/Sleeping Giant deal isn’t going to happen?

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    • Ryan June 6, 2021 / 12:55 am

      Correct.

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  3. Peter June 5, 2021 / 10:17 pm

    Regarding Stresa-Mottarone, are there any clues as to why the haul rope broke? Seems everyone is focusing on the track rope brake fiasco, but that only contributed to the accident; it’s not the root cause.

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    • Michael June 6, 2021 / 7:45 am

      Preliminary investigation indicates that the haul rope did not break, but pulled out of the socket connection on the uphill side of the cabin.

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      • Kirk June 6, 2021 / 8:07 am

        Any clue on what type of socket it is??? Hot poured, resin poured??? Looked a little small for mechanical???

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  4. pbropetech June 6, 2021 / 12:37 pm

    After reading some of the Italian media, some of the attempts (if that’s what they are) to cast Leitner in a bad light seem pretty blatant. Despite the company being ‘slow to respond’ to service requests, it is still the owner’s and maintenance department’s responsibility to shut the lift down for needed repairs instead of disabling the primary safety device on the cabins.

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    • SCSkier June 7, 2021 / 9:35 pm

      Italians love to blame italian problems on non-italians. Just ask Amanda Knox.

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      • Mike Turley June 7, 2021 / 10:14 pm

        Leitner is an Italian company ?

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        • SCSkier June 8, 2021 / 8:53 am

          I believe when they merged they consolidated everything to the Poma operation in France.

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        • julestheshiba June 8, 2021 / 12:08 pm

          I am pretty sure it is the other way around I think Letiner actually bought Poma. In Europe, they use all Letiner designs pretty much now and in America Leitner Poma makes mostly unique parts. Either way, if you don’t criticize Leitner on this issue there are many other things to criticize them on, like for example what they did to Borvig.

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        • pbropetech June 8, 2021 / 12:53 pm

          scskier- Leitner and Poma merged, there was no one buying the other that I’m aware of. In Europe Leitner maintained independent production of their own lifts, as did Poma. One can currently purchase a Poma or a Leitner; the bubble carriers are a Leitner design as far as I know while the open carriers are Poma and the LPA detachable grips were a shared design. The two companies still maintain their own terminal and line gear designs, though there are a couple of shared features like tension carriages and the Direct Drives. In North America Grand Junction continues to design and produce their own detachable terminals distinct from either Leitner or Poma, as well as line gear. They also build the Poma Alpha terminal for fixed grips, use the current version of the Model 77 fixed grip, and manufacture carriers for fixed-grip lifts.

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        • Mike Turley June 8, 2021 / 8:37 pm

          Leitner headquarters are in VIPITENO, Italy

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  5. pnwrider June 10, 2021 / 1:44 pm

    Without the Horstman T-Bar, where would summer skiing be on Blackcomb? I’m assuming the Showcase T-Bar? And how would skiers get up there on a year where they did have summer skiing up there?

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