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Squaw and Google Glass

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Apparently Squaw is making a google glass app for this season. So far the info you get from the app is pretty limited, it shows which runs are open and closed. I never been a fan of the Glass to begin with, so I'll withold my judgment. One thing is not clear- how the glass fits under the googles and how the delicate wearable computer would survive a tumble. But it goes well with the on mountain Starbucks ;-)
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Just what we need, more glassholes at Squaw.

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Wow--I wasn't planning to ski Squaw this season but now I've changed my mind. (How about those new lifts they keep promising instead.:hopmad:)

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I suspect they're not going to build those lifts until their big base area construction project gets approved.

 

Back to the topic:  Do you think there's a helmet-compatible version of glass?

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Hopefully just a bike helmet. I have only seen pictures of the kit, is it that march larger than prescription eye glasses?
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And now this on Unofficial

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/10/squaw-valley-files-to-replace-siberia-chairlift-in-2015

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The major advantage of replacing the nearly 30 year old lift would be that the new lift would be built with a wider gauge and heavier chairs, which would allow the chair to run during high wind events. Siberia is currently subject of frequent wind holds due to its location at the summit of the mountain. The chair has also had a number of incidents over the past few years indicating its time for an upgrade.

Squaw Valley has been granted a conditional use permit by Placer County to replace the Red Dog chair with a high speed six-pack chair (April 2013) and the Granite Chief chairlift with a high speed quad (February 2015).  However, the permits are only good for two years and it looks as though KSL Capital has no intention in using them.

Sooooo......... the possibility of having upper mountain lift access on windy days. 

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And now this on Unofficial

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/10/squaw-valley-files-to-replace-siberia-chairlift-in-2015

Sooooo......... the possibility of having upper mountain lift access on windy days. 

 

Well an outside bet on being open some of the time when it's just Gold Coast & Shirley, not on real storm days of course, 

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And now this on Unofficial

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/10/squaw-valley-files-to-replace-siberia-chairlift-in-2015

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 The chair has also had a number of incidents over the past few years indicating its time for an upgrade.

Like the time I forgot it was a 4, not a 6, and tried to load with 4 other people?

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