Wizard – Mt. Rose, NV

The former Ponderosa chair was realigned to offer beginners a quiet area and renamed Wizard.
Fixed top return bullwheel.
Top station overview.
View down the lift line.
First few towers.
Looking up the line.
Drive-tension terminal.
Lift overview.
Loading area.

4 thoughts on “Wizard – Mt. Rose, NV

  1. Danny Bryant August 25, 2022 / 1:13 pm

    The webcam today seems to show Wizard getting a load test (there were cardboard boxes with plastic bag inserted in the boxes on the chairs). To the lift mechanics out there, would this occur on a existing lift if the rope was spliced or replaced, or could it be for another reason?


    • Michael August 25, 2022 / 1:44 pm

      A rope replacement or re-splice would not require a load test. A modification to the drive or a capacity increase would. Without know the maintenance sequence, it’s possible they are doing their Periodic (7 year) Dynamic Test which is required by ANSI.

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      • Danny Bryant August 25, 2022 / 8:05 pm

        That makes perfect sense since in 2015, Pondo was moved to a new alignment and renamed Wizard. Thanks for the clarification as always.

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        • Kirk August 25, 2022 / 8:30 pm

          The lift was load tested (acceptance test) because the lift got a new Drive and control system.

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