News Roundup: Uniting Legends


15 thoughts on “News Roundup: Uniting Legends

  1. Trevor June 17, 2022 / 1:46 pm

    Can someone remind me the reasons why the Blackcomb Glacier has been closed for summer skiing in recent years? Aside from that I am thankful I booked a camp on the glacier this summer.


    • Paul Hothersall June 17, 2022 / 3:22 pm

      Literally Covid.

      The Horstman T-Bar has also been removed so it’s on showcase only, accessed via glacier express (vs 7th Heaven, fortunately, as as far as I am aware the top station has a “significant” repair required to get operational again).

      The WMSC are actually training on the Whistler T-Bar, as they have done before. With the national team before the Olympics, we also used to have peak chair open for some camps as well when the mountain was closed.


  2. Machski June 19, 2022 / 8:29 am

    So, NH Alpine skier visits down due to lack of snow but Nordic Skier visits up with that same lack of snow. Hmmm?? Vail’s poor operational record in NH last season maybe the big factor??


    • xlr8r June 19, 2022 / 9:20 am

      A big factor is that VT had a covid quarantine requirement for 20/21. It wasn’t really enforced, but did keep a significant amount of people, me included from skiing in VT that season. So a lot of skiers went to NH instead in 20/21. Now those skiers went back to VT in 21/22, dropping NH’s visit numbers

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  3. Randy June 19, 2022 / 3:34 pm

    So Toggenburg get’s bought for $750,000 and closed to eliminate the competition. Then less than a year is but up for sale at 2.9 million. Sure hope the lifts and infrastructure are still intact. Guess making a few mill is more important then any competition.


  4. skier June 20, 2022 / 1:00 am

    Leitner Poma paying $18-$19/hr for lift installer positions seems way low, especially in today’s market. Is that really what lift installers get paid?

    It sounds like a fun and challenging seasonal job, but that doesn’t seem worth it.


    • pbropetech June 20, 2022 / 10:22 am

      Nothing in the ski industry pays especially high. My equivalents in other industries (plant mechanics, repair techs at mines, heavy equipment mechanics, et cetera) generally make a good chunk more than I do.

      That said, lift installation crews work their tails off doing sixty-hour weeks for a relatively short period of time- say three to five months, depending on project size- and so can bank a fair amount as they don’t have a ton of time off.


  5. Ryan June 20, 2022 / 2:09 pm

    With the Park City stuff on hold, does that open up any other opportunities for this year for Doppie to complete? Pretty late in the year I know, but some magic can be worked sometimes…


    • pbropetech June 20, 2022 / 2:32 pm


      I had that same thought. We could definitely use a break on getting on the list….


      • Jim June 20, 2022 / 7:21 pm


        OP purposely used a nickname to refer to Dopplelmayr, as such his spelling is correct and your correction is wrong.

        Stick to wrenching on bull wheels bud.


        • Danny Bryant June 20, 2022 / 8:37 pm

          Actually, Jim…or Ryan…or whomever you are. YOUR spelling is incorrect.

          I trust PBROPETECH more than you since he works in the industry. Go troll somewhere else.

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        • pbropetech June 20, 2022 / 9:04 pm

          I wasn’t aware that wrenching on bullwheels negated my having an opinion, I’ll have to remember that.

          In twenty-eight years of lift maintenance and operations I have never heard Doppelmayr referred to by a nickname, nor any other manufacturer. Thus my correction. It wasn’t intended to be mean-spirited, so I’m sorry if you took it that way.

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        • Joe Blake June 20, 2022 / 11:11 pm

          *bullwheels. Unless you’re saying random wheels are bull, as in bull$#!@, in which case I issue a retraction of said correction of your corrrection of the correction.


        • Ryan June 21, 2022 / 4:26 am

          Stop getting your panties twisted over the use of nicknames. You must have been given quite a few in school if you are reacting so strongly. Doppie, Yannie, Ribbie, Pomer, are all nicknames I have heard used throughout the industry, so maybe get outside of your little bubble, go get drunk, and chill out.


        • Ryan Murphy June 21, 2022 / 2:08 pm

          Kindness. Let’s maintain a positive community in the middle of the whirlwind that is the internet. We can disagree without insulting each other.

          PBRopetech is a longtime contributor who has brought a lot of technical knowledge to the enthusiasts on this and other related pages. Ryan is an enthusiast who has also been a part of the online lift community for over 10 years, and shared his passion for older lifts with us. You don’t need to step into this.

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