URSA Express – Stratton, VT

This Stealth II was the first CTEC detachable at Stratton.
Leaving the bottom station.
Garaventa chair and grip with footrests removed.
The top drive terminal with a short maintenance rail.
Stealth terminal.
View down the line.
Top terminal and the final tower.
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5 thoughts on “URSA Express – Stratton, VT

  1. Collin Parsons January 28, 2019 / 4:08 pm

    This lift most definitely does not run at the design speed of 1100 feet per minute. More like 700-800. This kills the capacity and causes long wait times on weekends.

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    • skitheeast January 30, 2019 / 6:11 pm

      Although true, it used to run faster two years ago before the motor gave out. They had to use a replacement motor which could not spin the lift as fast (and was quite noisy as well) the remainder of last season. I heard they bought a new motor over the summer but that they are running it slower to preserve it as the mountain was quite a disaster when the motor took the lift out on a peak day.

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      • Collin Parsons January 30, 2019 / 7:43 pm

        Instead of slowing the lift to reduce the frequency of breakdowns, I want to see them adopt a proper maintenance schedule that will prevent future breakdowns from happening and allow it to run at full speed when necessary.

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  2. Collin Parsons March 2, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    Well today they finally ran this at a decent speed. I timed it at 925 feet per minute. Kept the line moving when it got busy.

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