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So I'm not sure what you're saying; are you saying that I'm wrong, or are you saying that I'm right but if you take all lifts serving all terrain across all ski areas that HS stop less?


It was pretty clear to me; he's saying that you can't compare lifts that serve different terrain (and therefore different skill levels). Let's try it another way...

 

If a resort replaces a fixed-grip lift with an HSQ (like Brian Head and Purgatory and many others have done recently), the HSQ will stop less often than its predecessor.


Yep true, but my point was that it's more about the users than the equipment. (It's the Indian not the arrow???) If you replace one of my upper level fixed's with a HS, and the fixed wasn't stopping often anyway, how much have you gained? Little, is my point. Granted, most of the stoppages at those lifts that I've witnessed would have been solved by HS lifts.

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So I'm not sure what you're saying; are you saying that I'm wrong, or are you saying that I'm right but if you take all lifts serving all terrain across all ski areas that HS stop less?


When you have any lift serving advanced skiers only, the lift will rarely stop due to the experience of the skiers. A fixed grip lift that serves all types of skiers will stop more than a detachable lift serving all types of skiers. When my kids were little they had an easier time loading detachable lifts. The loading and unloading is much slower, therefore much easier vs a fixed grip lift.

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