News Roundup: Busy Busy


12 thoughts on “News Roundup: Busy Busy

  1. Donald Reif February 3, 2023 / 12:30 pm

    The chair spacing on Plunge makes it look like its capacity is a bit more than 1,800 pph.


    • Donald Reif February 3, 2023 / 2:19 pm

      ETA: Looks like they went with 2,400 pph for Plunge. It has 22 towers and I think somewhere around 110 chairs.


  2. Wiley Feiger February 3, 2023 / 4:01 pm

    Anyone know what the price of Big Squaw ski area in Maine is?


  3. Ryan February 3, 2023 / 5:48 pm

    That would be the Nova lift at Wolf Creek that has the mangled chair.

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  4. Ryan February 3, 2023 / 5:51 pm

    Link to the Aspen Silver Queen article not working.


  5. Ryan February 3, 2023 / 5:52 pm

    Sad news about the Snow Ghost Express. The ghost of the original SG is getting revenge!


  6. LH February 4, 2023 / 9:48 am

    Good job Whitewater on a pretty quick bullwheel bearing replacement on Silver King. Unfortunately they now have the Glory ridge chair down due to a haul rope issue.


  7. Cameron February 5, 2023 / 12:44 pm

    Can someone here tell me exactly how LM knows when a bullwheel bearing fails?


    • edzaha February 6, 2023 / 1:03 pm

      Either by the sound or a wobble in the bull wheel and there are devices on it that can detect it


    • LH February 6, 2023 / 1:08 pm

      I don’t work on lifts, but in the machinery I maintain, excessive heat is usually the first telltale sign that a bearing is not happy.


      • pbropetech February 8, 2023 / 9:25 pm

        Yes, but consider that the bearings in question sit outside in -10 C temps on average, if not lower. In this case there was most likely a rumbling sound, the grease coming out through the purge valves was sparkly (meaning there was metal content, indicating the bearing were no longer content), or someone saw a wobble in the wheel (EDZAHA has the right idea but on a lift this age there are no devices- I’m thinking a Doppelmayr ‘bullwheel plane switch’- that will monitor it).


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