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.
Arriving at the drive.
Unloading ramp.
Drive station.
The breakover.
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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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