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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by catskills View Post

Wider skis means wider chair lifts. 

 

Hunter Mtn replaced their detachable high speed quad HSQ with a detachable high speed six pack.  The chairs will be spaced out such that the capacity will not be increased at this time. 

 

The old quad lift will be refurbished and moved to the Hunter West side next year.

 

 

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Why would they not want to increase capacity?  Hunter has always had the problem with long lift lines on the weekends, but I guess this won't help out...

post #32 of 37
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Why would they not want to increase capacity?  Hunter has always had the problem with long lift lines on the weekends, but I guess this won't help out...


Because on crowded days, their trails can't handle any more people on them.

post #33 of 37

Safety.  Trails can only handle a certain number of skiers.  Go beyond that and it's carnage.  I would venture to say there are parts of Hunter that are already unsafe due to excess numbers of people on the weekends.  I"ve never skied there, but I hear it's worse than Camelback.  There was a section of Camelback that, come 2 PM, should have been known as "Suicide Alley" and not "Honeymoon Lane". 
 

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Why would they not want to increase capacity?  Hunter has always had the problem with long lift lines on the weekends, but I guess this won't help out...

post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by SKI-3PO View Post




Because on crowded days, their trails can't handle any more people on them.



Ok good point... belt parkway is already a mess.  Just don't see the point for upgrading to a six pack then...

post #35 of 37
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Why would they not want to increase capacity?  Hunter has always had the problem with long lift lines on the weekends, but I guess this won't help out...

 

My guess is that by not increasing the capacity, they wouldn't have to upgrade the motors, drives, cables, towers, and the other things associated with the increased weight going up hill.  Though, if they're not eventually planning on increasing the capacity, this move makes no sense.

post #36 of 37

I understand that the main reason for replacing the Hunter quad was age and mechanical problems.

post #37 of 37

I recall reading somewhere that the increased weight of the six pack also helps to mitigate some wind issues.  Or maybe I'm just making that up.

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