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Chairlift Think Tank - Page 2

post #31 of 35
To Sugar's point, there are many times when the skiing is just fine even though the lift is shut down. To Kevin's point I've been on a lift after it was shut down (I was the last one on) because of wind and "unpleasant" does not begin to describe the experience. It all depends ....
post #32 of 35
This quintuple chairlift works in all wind conditions, and it actually warms you up:





































But, if you still really want to ski with me, follow me in the trees. It is much nicer in there on windy days.
post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
Magic carpets?

Rope tows/buttons/t-bars can run in any weather, but they aren't exactly the most comfortable.
T-bars can be on wind hold. I've seen it happen; the bars can hit the towers when unoccupied. In 70MPH, they put magic carpets on hold as the skiers will blow off them.
post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
alternatively, mount the chair on tracks with a cog mechanism (a bit like a funicular railway).
I think someone did that once...








It seems to me that if you put a whole bunch more lift towers on a current lift, you'd probably increase the acceptable wind levels.

But people barely go out when its cold. They f'ing hate the wind. So what's the point. Surface lifts solve the problem.
post #35 of 35
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T-bars can be on wind hold. I've seen it happen; the bars can hit the towers when unoccupied. In 70MPH, they put magic carpets on hold as the skiers will blow off them.
That's not true! I have it on good authority that Fox has never been blown off on a magic carpet.
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