Grease from lifts and lift stopages happen sometimes. Bachelor's bigger problem is the regularity with which some of their lifts break down.
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3/22/08 at 7:21pm
|I agree that white pants are not the best color for anything but tennis and shuffleboard, but I also think you should remain grease free at the slopes. -- kosmo|
|To all skiers.
Nw express lift should not be carrying guests at all. Reason: major diesel spill at the top of the lift, diesel spilled all over the "bull wheel" and ruined the "bull wheel liner" the part that assures that the cable "haul rope" does not "roll back" as that would result in deaths and serious injuries.
Most of the lifts on the mountain have solid wires "jumper cables" over riding the main safety sensors that prevent injuries and death on the lifts. The "ac" or anti collision switches have been hard wired. This is identical to putting in solid wires in your homes fuse box, bypassing the fuses alltogether and will result in your home burning to the ground.
Mt.b. has an "in house policy" which has been in effect for a few years to override all of the sensors that the lift manufacturer demands for safe operating proceedures.
The r.p.d.'s "rope position devices" on nw express and other lifts have been over ridden and are dangerous. Nw express is currently running at 3 meters per second as this is half speed and the only safe speed for this lift as a faster speed will result in roll back, which is where the lift starts in reverse. When it starts to move in the opposite direction, there are no brakes to stop this. The cable which the chairs attatch to will be sliding on the bull wheel at the top so brakes are futile.
The bullwheel liner is seriously faulty and the final straw was when the diesel two weeks ago destroyed what was left of it. The diesel spill was massive and has contaminated the ground around it.
"shiv liners " are also faulty on most lifts. It is rumored that mt. B. Has not spend a single dime on lift maintenance so far this year. The profits are going to bonuses at our expense and our kids safety is at risk. This is no joke and nothing to ignore. Demand matt janney to produce records of invoices of parts recommended by the lift manufacturer. He will not be able to produce records. The parts in question have to be purchased from the lift manufacturer. Cannot be made in bend.
To the 400 people that had to walk from nw express a while back. You had to walk due to the diesel spill at the top of nw express which resulted in the damage. Chair was slowed down to half speed and all people off loaded at the top and no one else allowed to ride to the top as the lift was starting to roll back. By slowing the lift to half speed, which is 3 meters per second makes the lift barely safe. Mt. B. Failed to inform people that their lives were in danger.
This is a basic safety issue and regardless of what powder corp decides, matt janney is ultimately responsible for any injury or human life that is lost and should be held personally responsible. Sharing that he has a plan over the next 2 to 15 years is the same old story we have all heard. It does not assure safety on the lifts.
If an agency were to randomly inspect the panels for the lifts, then they would find that most of the lifts safety devices have been rigged to not work.
Demand to get records from the forest service as they are responsible for making sure that mt. B. Is run according to safety standards set by them. Currently an arkansas carnival ride is safer. Demand to have matt janney present factory invoices and records for the lifts you ride. You pay top dollar for your ticket and your season pass. We are not paying top dollar for putting our lives in danger.
There is nothing wrong with mt. B. Making a profit every year. But mt.b. and managers once again have no back bone and no integrity. Hold them accountable and demand records. Put pressure on the local forest service office as they are equally negligent in the event a death or serious bodily injury occurs. Any future person filing a law suit should also file against the us forest service as it is their responsibility to assure that mt. B. Are following the rules.
Hey slider, what you think?
Does Powdr really give a
I don't know if this is comical or tragic.
Its almost like a comedy of errors.
With 40 years of experience running two gravel pits and all that it entails, maybe my husband should apply for the job as a lift mechanic.
After all, the basic mechanics of conveyors are very similar to lifts.
It could afford me an opportunity to become a ski bum as my chosen profession
I know what I would do if this place was here in New York State.
Do they have laws out there on the left coast? And if they do, are they applicable to ski lifts and petroleum spills?
It seems to me that the tower that was dripping grease on people in chairs must also be dripping it on the ground when there's no chair full of skier underneath it to intercept it. That happened weeks ago didn't it, and no word yet of anything being done.
Tram/ropeway safety is regulated in some states by a tram board or a more generic group that may also oversee amusements/elevators/etc.
In other states, the operators are on their own to meet ANSI B.77...or not.
The USFS can and does inspect lifts on permitted land, which is probably a very good thing. I know nothing about Bachelor, but if the claims in that craigslist post are even 10 percent true someone is not doing their job.
Ski lift safety is an area where there is probably far more complacency than their should be because, frankly, we've been pretty lucky lately. This article from Montana (which dissolved its tram board a decade ago) had a comment in it that made me LOL.
“Nobody can predict when a piece of steel will break,” he said in a telephone interview. “It’s fortunate that it happened where it did happen. It was just a fluke.”
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My family rides on the lifts so I'd really like to know what is going on with the the lifts, why they stop so often and if they are safe.