News Roundup: Chair Sale Season


22 thoughts on “News Roundup: Chair Sale Season

    • ShangRei Garrett March 3, 2023 / 8:02 pm

      Yeah I agree, although it would be entertaining to see people “paddling” a chairlift


      • NewEnglandSkier13 March 4, 2023 / 8:06 am

        They have a quad and a T-bar to the summit. The quad isn’t very old, it’s from the late 80s. Even when the quad was down, there was still summit access via the T-bar.


    • Peter Landsman March 4, 2023 / 8:01 am

      Upon further review the article was satire. My apologies. The link has been updated to a statement by the resort.

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      • Ryan March 5, 2023 / 1:25 am

        Peter- as of Sunday 1:25AM Mountain time- I’m only seeing 2 hyperlinks now, one for the Sterling Vineyard, and one for Aspen I believe. All the other stories dissipated.


        • Peter Landsman March 5, 2023 / 5:44 am

          Somehow I managed to start doing this week’s roundup on last week’s post. Sorry about that. You should see the whole thing now.


        • Ryan March 5, 2023 / 4:18 pm

          No worries.


        • Harold Truman March 5, 2023 / 4:39 pm

          Actually pretty good satire. Funny.

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    • 9412vcummins March 6, 2023 / 5:34 pm

      Sounds like to me a google translate disaster. Anybody still got the link it would be funny to read.


  1. Muni March 3, 2023 / 8:07 pm

    Wow, Rad Smith! Finally a worthy successor to Nieuhues (and Bill Brown). So interesting how there’s kind of a direct lineage of folks mentored by a singular predecessor. The new Keystone map looks like a huge improvement.


  2. Ryan March 3, 2023 / 11:28 pm

    Sad about Paradise at Powder Mtn. Wonder what happened.


    • 9412vcummins March 6, 2023 / 5:27 pm

      The main eletric drive motor failed and they have a replacement coming soon. Could powder mountain just run the backup engine until then?


      • pbropetech March 6, 2023 / 5:44 pm

        That depends on their backup scenario. If the backup (whether diesel or gasoline) is a full-capacity engine, and it is connected to all the controls on the lift, they could, as long as patrol fully understands that *they* are the backup and are prepared to throw ropes if the engine fails. However, if it is designed and wired as an evacuation-only engine, then no.

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        • Harold Truman March 6, 2023 / 6:17 pm

          I think the paddle idea originally reported on is the best way to go.


        • Michael March 6, 2023 / 7:52 pm

          You have a video of “the sound” of the original drive motor…

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      • Ryan March 6, 2023 / 6:21 pm

        No they can not. They only have an emergency evac gas engine like most other fixed grips which moves the lift very very slowly.

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  3. Harold Truman March 4, 2023 / 5:43 am

    ‘like to know how to run a chairlift using “long paddles.”
    ‘never heard of this before. It sounds inefficient and dangerous.


  4. Chris March 5, 2023 / 8:21 pm

    I was on Paradise when the fault happen. We were on hold for about 15 minutes and then evacuated using the backup diesel. People were still skiing down to it while that happened, and the last folks only got back out of it by about 16:30.

    It was a electric cable fire and the motor needs to be a replaced. According to a lift maintenance guy I was on the lift with today, a new motor is already in Salt Lake City and should be installed in time for next weekend.

    Btw, awesome bluebird powder day at powder mountain today, but with Paradise and the snowcat operations that depends on it, it would have been even better.

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