https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzBVKqJ08aE

Well, there it is. This will be the fifth bubble chair installed in the east in only seven years (all in Vermont), more than anywhere else in the western hemisphere.

Any guesses for what mountain will install the sixth bubble chair in the east?

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Apparently a jar of lube (if Boyne is in a giving mood).......

MAC said:

What is Sunday River getting?

I was a bit surprised that is their first lift move at Tremblant.  Thought that triple should be upgraded, but also thought both South Side Quads should be upgraded to 6's.  They could have reused one of the Quads from the South for LTT.  Oh well, at least the North Side will be relatively efficient on busy days now.

Glade Monkey said:

And another announcement comes, this time from the north $17 million upgrade at Tremblant

Mostly expansion of base area infrastructure, but some on mountain too:

The fixed-grip triple Lowell Thomas chairlift serving the upper North Side will be entirely replaced with a Dopplelmayr detachable quad. Boosting capacity by 600 skiers per hour, this new lift will be in operation by next season. Station Mont Tremblant will continue increasing its snowmaking capacity with the acquisition of 31 high-efficiency snow guns. Also, 5 new glades covering a 50- acre area will extend Tremblant's skiable terrain to 101 trails across 715 acres.

See the thread MB started.  Buying out O-Z is (was) step 1!!

Glade Monkey said:

HA! When WILL Boyne make some kind of announcement?

Alterra is combining all their improvements into a half billion $ 5 year plan.

(Stratton getting a new HSQ)

http://www.saminfo.com/headline-news/9032-alterra-mountain-company-...

MissWynter said:

Nuthin. Now that people ruined the Vertical+ money maker!!!

MAC said:

What is Sunday River getting?

https://liftblog.com/2018/03/20/state-of-vermont-shuts-down-the-her...

Boyne could really make out like a bandit if Hermitage gets liquidated. A gently used 2015 Doppelmayr detachable six passenger bubble lift that is 5450 feet long, 1181 vertical feet, 700 hp and 88 heated six passenger bubble chairs could be going for a fraction of the original cost if the club is liquidated, and there's a decent chance that it will. What buyer would want to operate a ski area that can never reopen to the public on its own, have to deal with Peak Resorts first, and assume $16 million in debt?

Why not? In a perfect world, this would be a steal for Boyne, if they were actually able to grab it. Doppelmayr also still makes the Uni-G, so any additional parts could be easily fabricated, but considering the length and number of towers on Barnstormer, I don't think they would need any additional equipment to reinstall this lift on Barker's alignment. 

Do I want Boyne to grab it? Yes.

Do I think they actually will? No, but up for debate.


Glade Monkey said:

Are you proposing Boyne try to secure this "gently used" 6-pack as a replacement for Barker?

Vertical rise: 1,396 ft 
Inclined length:  4,902 ft 



Max Hart said:

https://liftblog.com/2018/03/20/state-of-vermont-shuts-down-the-her...

Boyne could really make out like a bandit if Hermitage gets liquidated. A gently used 2015 Doppelmayr detachable six passenger bubble lift that is 5450 feet long, 1181 vertical feet, 700 hp and 88 heated six passenger bubble chairs could be going for a fraction of the original cost if the club is liquidated, and there's a decent chance that it will. What buyer would want to operate a ski area that can never reopen to the public on its own, have to deal with Peak Resorts first, and assume $16 million in debt?

Long ways to go before Barnstormer may be available for resale.  The fire sale won't happen overnight, especially where Hermitage actually owns the lift.  If it did happen to go to resale and SR bought it, probably would need a new haul rope as Barker is about 100' or so longer.

You bum smoochers see everything thru SR red colored glasses.

Why would Mt. Snaux/Peak let Boyne take this lift off Barnes' hands?  Boyne would be way down the list.

Christ, Boyne wouldn't even build a barn for the Chonzula.  Forget about this pipe dream.

You will get a new Barker lift at some point... while your gold pass price increases to $1300.  But at least you will get a 50% discount off lift tickets at Big Sky so you can ride the 8 seater.



MachSki said:

Long ways to go before Barnstormer may be available for resale.  The fire sale won't happen overnight, especially where Hermitage actually owns the lift.  If it did happen to go to resale and SR bought it, probably would need a new haul rope as Barker is about 100' or so longer.

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