Val Bialas, NY

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10 thoughts on “Val Bialas, NY

  1. Utah Powder Skier February 16, 2021 / 4:32 pm

    How could a detachable double have a capacity of 2400 pph? I’m pretty sure I read somewhere on this blog that it was a detachable quad.

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    • Utah Powder Skier March 19, 2021 / 9:18 am

      Did you read the article? The first sentence says “Installed at a small New York ski area, the world’s original high-speed detachable quad had the right idea with the wrong execution.” Not a high speed double…


    • julestheshiba March 19, 2021 / 9:29 am

      no need to be so hostile I linked the article for the picture so I did not read it.

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  2. Utah Powder Skier March 19, 2021 / 9:40 am

    I wonder why they didn’t convert the detachable quad into a fixed grip quad. Even if the detachable grip wasn’t designed well, Mohawk could have provided them with replacement grips. I’m pretty sure they built a few fixed grip quads. I would think that it would be more expensive to build an entirely new lift when the old one could have been modified, but Borvig could have easily been cheaper than a retrofit.

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    • Tijsen March 19, 2021 / 11:23 am

      A: the chairs were mounted sideways so the towers weren’t nearly wide enough for a normal quad. B: the lift wasn’t necessarily engineered the best, hence why it only lasted 3 seasons, so more mechanical parts and what not would need to be replaced, and C: converting a high speed lift to a fixed grip is in general a production and requires MANY parts to be replaced, and new terminals and sheaves are required as well. The only benefit they would have had by converting it to a fixed quad would be the tower pylons, but for the looks of it the cross arms wouldn’t have been able to be removed so even that wouldn’t have been possible.

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  3. Myles Svec March 19, 2021 / 9:58 am

    It was actually a detachable quad instead of an detachable double Peter just wanted to let you know.

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  4. ski man January 12, 2022 / 7:33 pm

    Or if you want about this lift witch is basically the first detachable quad in North America or the USA you can call this a High Speed Double/Quad LOL


    • Ryan April 7, 2022 / 4:23 pm

      It doesn’t look like it’s operating yet, as in operating for public use. They still have to get it certified and other things according to the article.


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