Two more new lifts at JFBB
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Thefirewarde
December 10, 2021 (edited December 10, 2021)
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https://www.facebook.com/skiJFBB/photos/a.231659675445/10159532403660446/?type=3&app=fbl Facebook post

Four doubles come down, two quad lifts go up.

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December 10, 2021
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Thefirewarde
December 10, 2021
Member since 09/17/2015 🔗
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At Jack Frost, B and C lift, E and F lift, and now also East 1 and 2 double lifts are being replaced by fixed grip quads.

At Big Boulder, the Edielweiss triple and now also Merry Widow 1 and 2 lifts are being replaced by new fixed grip quads.

Five new lifts across JFBB is a pretty significant investment and cuts the required staff for full operations by four whole lift crews.

abeski
December 10, 2021 (edited December 10, 2021)
Member since 12/8/2021 🔗
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2 doubles have greater uphill capacity than 1 quad (faster line speed, closer chair spacing, less misloads, redundancy, easier to load chairs to capacity) but having newer equipment is also nice
ZARDOG
December 12, 2021
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it is about staff reduction first. No staff no lifts run. They needed the new lifts. 

Thefirewarde
December 12, 2021
Member since 09/17/2015 🔗
106 posts

Half the maintenance, half the lifties, new equipment - it all adds up. There's a reason just about nobody is building new doubles these days.

I'm not super familiar with either resort - are they likely to gain any skiable area by freeing up space or no?

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