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Boyne Mountain flood takes out Superbowl lift tower

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BOYNE FALLS — Early Tuesday morning, a Boyne Mountain snow-making water pipe failed causing a large amount of water to flood down the resort's superbowl slope.

The flooding knocked down a pole holding up the chair lift on the hill and caused a good deal of erosion on the hill itself.

The chair lift was not operating at the time of the collapse.

 

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/featured/pnr-water-floods-ski-hill-brings-chair-lift-down-20130122,0,5587417.story

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Whoa!

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Guess nobody noticed when the pressure went down in the line........

It took a lot of water to do that.

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I would be willing to bet a snow maker is out of a job up there...  That didn't happen in a few minutes.

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This is way at the far left side of Boyne, behind the Bluegreen Timeshare area. This is a bit away from the main part of the hill.

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Superbowl was my favorite slope when I worked at Boyne, but that chairlift was a real PITA. Hopefully this will lead to improvements.
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post

 

BOYNE FALLS — Early Tuesday morning, a Boyne Mountain snow-making water pipe failed causing a large amount of water to flood down the resort's superbowl slope.

The flooding knocked down a pole holding up the chair lift on the hill and caused a good deal of erosion on the hill itself.

The chair lift was not operating at the time of the collapse.

 

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/featured/pnr-water-floods-ski-hill-brings-chair-lift-down-20130122,0,5587417.story

 

They should be able to groom right over that. wink.gif

 

I'm curious at what point in the night it happened. It looks like the trail had already been groomed for the night when it happened. Someone else said it was a farther out trail, don't resorts typically get to the trails farther from the base lodge later. 

 

EDIT: Apparently it didn't happen until about 8 AM.

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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

 

They should be able to groom right over that. wink.gif

 

 

Talk about a rut line......

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... and the runout may be a little icy.

 

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I thought this was preparation for a pond skimming contest

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It's currently 9 degrees F at Boyne Mt.  I don't think anyone's going to be doing any pond-skimming, assuming that they could maintain a liquid pond long enough to do it.

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It happened way before opening for the day, very early morning from what I read.
 

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