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post #61 of 79
 She should be a natural, after all, she participated in your L3 exam
Heck, you should find out if she gets an honorary L3 pin!
post #62 of 79
Thread Starter 
That would be cool to have a little gold pin on her ski outfit next year!!  Her nickname is "Goldie"! :
post #63 of 79
Thread Starter 
My little one Carly (The one on the chairlift swing in a previous post on this thread) took her first steps this weekend!    She's been getting a lot of practice on the chairlift.  Now maybe we can start working on her ski legs!
post #64 of 79

 

A note from Rossi Smash 

Couldn't decide which chairlift thread to bump for this, so I decided to bump a couple...

 

Get your chairlift now

http://www.skibutternut.com/docs/PRAntiqueChairliftchairsavailableJune2010_000.pdf

 

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post #65 of 79

Hopefully there will still be some left when I visit Vt this coming season....I think I will try to pick one up and install in my backyard.

post #66 of 79
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

Hopefully there will still be some left when I visit Vt this coming season....I think I will try to pick one up and install in my backyard.



If you get one.   Had mine sandblasted and then powder coated.  Replaced original slat board seat and back with redwood that my wife stained and varnished.  Used redwood for its durability outside and seems to be working well.  Used brass screws and bolts for all the wood.  The cable is actually 1 1/4 in rope that my bud up the hill had from when he ran/owned a salmon fishing boat in Alaska.  I stained the rope with dye to try and make it look more like metal.  Looked pretty good after the 48 hrs in the Rit dyes but once it saw the sun and rain the color washed right out.

post #67 of 79

Thanks for the tips Pete.....yours is an inspiration!

post #68 of 79

how deep did you have to bury your pole to support the chairlift?

 

Powderdaddy

post #69 of 79

I used to work at a summer camp in the Poconos which was also a ski area in the winter. They've stopped running the ski area, but the lifts were all still there when i worked there in '05. Knowing the owner, he'd be just fine selling off the chairs, he's a fan of money. Camp Lohikan in Lake Como, PA, if anybody was interested.

 

And Richie, I'd be very careful about where you get your chair from. Just because an area is closed doesn't mean that the land and the equipment isn't still owned by somebody. In Vermont, all chairlifts need to be registered with the state (you've probably noticed the license plate looking things in the base shack of every lift in VT). You can probably contact the state and ask who the owner of any given lift is, or if the property and equipment is considered abandoned. Otherwise, I'd look for a chair to purchase.

post #70 of 79

Thanks for the heads up!

post #71 of 79

Resort Boneyard has all sorts of used ski area equipment including entire chairlifts. 

post #72 of 79
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how deep did you have to bury your pole to support the chairlift?

 

Powderdaddy



I burried our pole 4' down and filled it with concrete.  It's on it's second season and still holding solid.  I'm amazed at how much we use it!  I Love it!

post #73 of 79
Thread Starter 

I just added some nice white beach sand to make my chairlift feel a little more at home!  biggrin.gif

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post #74 of 79

WUT?? No Safety Bar??? 

 

Just kidding, still looks great, sand looks good too.

 

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post #75 of 79

Very cool indeedicon14.gif

 

So if the kids are acting up do you yank their lift passeswink.gif

post #76 of 79
How deep did you set the post that holds the chair? I have a chair that has been sitting around for 10+ years and husband is worried it will fall over if I don't go deep enough. It is pretty heavy.
post #77 of 79
In Post #72, she says the poles were buried 4' and cemented.
post #78 of 79
Thread Starter 

Thanks for answering that Kneale!  How are you?  I've been away for a while!  Happy to be back!  Can't wait to ski!!!!  :D

post #79 of 79
Come to Summit County for some October sliding.
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