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Good thing they put in that useless conveyor belt. 

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Maybe the conveyor was too heavy and pulled the top terminal over.
Glad no one got hurt. This is going to suck if it is not repaired. Remember how the early season flow was disrupted without spruce last season. Not to mention the number of skiers that lift can move during the regular season. I just hope they continue to make snow on upper risky and upper Amex and downdraft. I'll hike for two minutes to ski them.

Also welcome back Darcy.

Saw the report on WMUR channel 9 am today. Glad there were no injuries.

Wait and see.

Wait and see for sure. The investigation will prove interesting, would really stink if it finds any risk to Locke's upper anchor (though I'll learn towards unlikely as that top is mostly all rock). If they decide to scrap it and not go with a new triple, the carpet can be reused (on Locke most likely, wouldn't be bad for early season loading). Glad no one was hurt. The pictures show the weight and force exerted just by the unloaded lift. Hopefully this was just a freak incident. Curious to know if it had rain much lately as well.

You can ski down Borealis and walk up to spruce pretty quick or even put a rope tow there to get to the top of spruce if you really wanted a lift.  I think short term this can be worked around.   Not going to stress. 

The timing was very lucky, imagine if it was loaded with skiers. Yikes.

Maybe they can use this alternate method to get people up there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr3xlgRIqSU#action=share

Did this route a couple times last winter, turned out nicely...pretty easy way to get freshies on DD, well as long as there's a 10ft base of natural lol. 

Can't imagine a foundation issue would cause them to scrap the entire lift, but what do I know.  Just scary to know something can fall down like that without anyone having a premonition. 
 
vortex said:

You can ski down Borealis and walk up to spruce pretty quick or even put a rope tow there to get to the top of spruce if you really wanted a lift.  I think short term this can be worked around.   Not going to stress. 

Too many layers of paint?

But how do you how up the carpet?



West Bethel said:

Maybe they can use this alternate method to get people up there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr3xlgRIqSU#action=share

One of the lift sites i follow is liftblog.com run by Peter Landsman. He's in lift ops at JacksonHole and went to school in ME at Colby. He's got his initial post up about this and his first sentence i think says it all, a"truely bizzare incident."

https://liftblog.com/2016/07/13/sunday-river-lift-severely-damaged-...

Looking at the zoomed image it appears there's a large chunk of granite attached to the underside of the concrete base.  Doesn't look like a concrete failure but more like the upper layer of the granite it was anchored to sheared.   Best news is that no one was on it.

MachSki said:

One of the lift sites i follow is liftblog.com run by Peter Landsman. He's in lift ops at JacksonHole and went to school in ME at Colby. He's got his initial post up about this and his first sentence i think says it all, a"truely bizzare incident."

https://liftblog.com/2016/07/13/sunday-river-lift-severely-damaged-...

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