News Roundup: Firm Orders


18 thoughts on “News Roundup: Firm Orders

  1. pnwrider August 13, 2021 / 3:39 pm

    I remember the hilariously massive backlash toward Schweitzer’s new green logo, as hundreds upon hundreds of negative comments flooded their social media posts for weeks on end.

    To see a region of ski resorts as famous and full of legacy as the Aspen-Snowmass complex change their logo into this new wave of overly simplistic branding and art styles, I wonder how much backlash it will get by comparison.
    Don’t get me wrong I think the new logo looks fine, but I have a feeling there will be some ruffled feathers!


    • pbropetech August 13, 2021 / 8:34 pm

      There always is. I personally like the old logo better but SkiCo has their reasons, I’m sure. I was happy when we went back to our old logo so I’m a bit biased.


  2. NM August 13, 2021 / 4:37 pm

    Wow MCP has had a rough go last year or 2 at flagship mountains. Agassiz went down with major repairs needed mid ski season before replacement, Purgatory Express has been plagued with problems since January ish and Snowbowl was recently closed with fire restrictions. One can see how it’s hard to make $$$$ running a ski resort unless you have very deep pockets to weather the financial storms that will happen from time to time….


    • Ray August 14, 2021 / 8:54 am

      MCP does not seem to be hampered by budgetary constraints or having to show ROI. I would think that they would do what it takes to make Village Express and Arizona Gondola reliable or replace them with lifts that will be.


      • Wiggles August 14, 2021 / 9:59 am

        Arizona Gondola is brand new, has even not been operating a full year. It should be extremely reliable. If it’s not that’s on Leitner-Poma. Wonder if MCP will seek compensation or switch to dopp for future lifts. Village express is 20 years old. You’d expect to see problems cropping up.


        • Ryan August 14, 2021 / 1:57 pm

          Just to be fair, Even brand new Doppies have issues too. These lifts have gone from simple motor driven contraptions with a start/stop button, to advanced computer controlled goodies. Even brand new vehicles by the best manufacturers out there break down unexpectedly.


        • Wiggles August 17, 2021 / 1:00 pm

          According to their Facebook, the Arizona Gondola was struck by lightening several times which is why it has been out of commission. Wonder what got hit.


        • Ray August 18, 2021 / 6:54 am

          If Arizona Gondola was damaged by a lightning strike, I wonder what the plan is for protecting it from future strikes. Do other ski areas have this problem with their top drive lifts?


        • Ray August 22, 2021 / 11:10 am

          I wonder if Leitner-Poma will cover the damage to Arizona Gondola if it was due to a lightning strike. It seems to me that a top drive lift with that exposure would need to be well protected.


        • Michael August 22, 2021 / 8:35 pm

          Lightning strikes are an ‘Act of God’ and not usually covered by Manufacturer’s Warranty. Lifts have some safeties built in and some precautions that are recommended to be put in place when the installation is not operating to protect the electrical systems.
          Think about it- a large steel object that sticks up in the air and is planted in the ground is the definition of a lightning rod! Typical constructional grounding is not adequate for lightning protection.
          Many areas that operate summer lifts have active lightning detection devices and will cease operation and activate whatever protection procedures they have in place when lightning activity reaches a certain distance from the lift.
          Doesn’t happen often, but when it does the aftermath can be devastating.


  3. Chris Howard August 13, 2021 / 7:58 pm

    Línea 2 del Cablebús has started service in Mexico City adding 8.5 KM of travel across 7 stations.

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  4. Carson August 13, 2021 / 8:28 pm

    Just curious did anyone get a middle bowl chair?


  5. Ryan Murphy August 13, 2021 / 9:20 pm

    The Dutch Draw gate closing is probably for the best. I love slackcountry as much as anyone, but it makes it really easy to get in a lot of trouble. That area is deceptively slidy.


  6. Ges August 14, 2021 / 5:36 pm

    Lightning-puma is my favorite gondola company; they’re so cute :).

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