Looks like sometime in January they will begin the process... if they do it at all this winter.
So why the delay? They didn't order the chairs in time. The new chairs were ordered in October... not early enough to put them on. But they are here now.
I have a feeling this won't be done this season, because on the 26th the Vader opens up for skiers, and they won't have time till spring to put new chairs on, unless they do it midweek.
Oh, and its not just as simple as stringing up the new ones and taking the old ones off. No, they have to stress test them. So, they're filling 55-gallon barrels full of water and placing one on each chair. Ain't that gonna be a hoot in the middle of winter... especially when something breaks and everybody is there to see it.
Oh well, happy holidays. Think snow!
On Monday a.m. my back binding blew, which forced my into the pub for the rest of the day, so the info above is cloudy, and who knows I could have been talking to Santa himself.
It's easy to blame management for everything but this was really a case of the supplier dragging their feet.
[This message has been edited by Lietmotiv (edited 12-24-2003).]
The two main runs open from the top were Salamander and white lighting. I guess salamander was long enough to spread out the crowds, there was only a few on the top part every time I came down it. If one could carry the speed, the rails could be deep and fun. White lighting was the same, not many people and rails to be had all the way down. White lighting ended my first trip to t-line. I blew my binding and had to call it quits. That brings something else nice up, the patrol. I didn't see them, but when I was on the side of white lighting trying to decide to walk or rig, three asked if I needed help. Hope to have new bindings by this Saturday and back to mtn on Sunday. It looks like the mtn should be 80 or 90 % open by next week so I cant wait to get back. Just have to deal with the numbers, but that's every mtn come this time of season.
Last weekend Crowds, what crowds, even with one lift to the top there was no wait, two three min at the most. As for the speed of the lift, its no high speed, but I like being able to rest these old legs and the challenge of having to carry on a conversation with a 12 yr old rider for more than 9 min.
What I experienced, I really liked. More to come.