Chondola – Sunday River, ME

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Bottom terminal at South Ridge.
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Riding up near the base.
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View up the line.
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Doppelmayr European-style tower.
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Top terminal arrival side.
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Unloading area.
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View down the line.
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Bottom terminal from above.
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Another view of the bottom station.
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Underside of the Uni-G station.
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Cabin parking facility, if you can call it that.
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Chair side unload ramp.
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Side view of the drive station.

7 thoughts on “Chondola – Sunday River, ME

  1. Max Hart January 18, 2020 / 8:43 pm

    The listed design speed for this lift is 1000 fpm, but I’ve clocked it at 1042 fpm (5.3 m/s) multiple times in the last 5 years (I hadn’t actually done the math until now). It seems to run that speed all of the time.

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    • powderforever45 January 18, 2020 / 8:53 pm

      Did they possibly run it over the design speed or did they put in a drive that could handle more than 1000 fpm?

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    • Noah January 19, 2020 / 10:09 am

      Significant figures show that 1000 fpm could be ± 50 fpm so its probably a conversion from metric units. I would imagine ANSI outlines how far ± the listed speed can be compared to actual speed.

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    • powderforever45 January 19, 2020 / 10:38 am

      I’d be interested to learn how to clock a lifts fpm through timing the lift.

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      • Max Hart January 19, 2020 / 12:01 pm

        If you know the length it’s pretty easy. Divide the ride time in minutes by the length in feet, and that gives you the speed in feet per minute. I actually use a Gopro to get my times.

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