Featured Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky Ramcharger 8 Opens 12/14

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by Tom K., Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    They're firing it up tomorrow (12/14), so they can work out all the kinks in plenty of time before the Pugski Gathering!

    8 people on a chair?! I wonder how long it will take before they successfully load and unload a group of 8 snowboarders from one chair?!

    Asking for a friend. ;)
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  2. scott43

    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I've been on an 8-person lift in Austria..it's a thing man. Feels like a 777 compared to your usual 737... :eek::roflmao:
     
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  3. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Lift Blog had a great write up on this lift.
    I keep thinking, people can usually count to 4, can barely count to 6, they're going to lose their minds when they have to count to 8.
    Cool grand opening of the lift on their Facebook page.
     
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  4. Catskill carver

    Catskill carver Out on the slopes Skier

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    It runs like a Swiss watch now that the opening days bugs have been worked out !
    Loading belt at the bottom brings passengers to a slight rise of snow to stop them just before the couch swoops you away.
    The only problem is I’ve seen so far are when eight are at the gate and only one two or three riders proceed forward if they’re not in the center of the chair or move over to center on the conveyor belt the couch is tipped.
    Like @scott43, we’ve ridden some in Europe but this pup is in a league all it’s own.

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  5. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    It looks downright luxurious
     


  6. skidrew

    skidrew Booting up Skier

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    Put that bar down!
     
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    Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    Heck with the chair, how's the skiing there?
     
  8. SShore

    SShore Resident Curmudgeon Skier

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    The one thing I don't like about the new lift. I HATE riding with the bar down and this one stays locked once down until you hit the top station. Makes me more than a little clostrophic.
     
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  9. Catskill carver

    Catskill carver Out on the slopes Skier

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    ^^^^ exactly sshore. The bucket seats are so raked back like Reccaro race seat a bar is hardly needed. Kinda thought they would have sprung for real leather seats and not that faux stuff :D

    @Tom K. - skiing is getting a bit firm with a recent warm spell and no significant snow lately but the 7-10 day is looking promising.
     
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  10. Gentry

    Gentry Booting up Skier

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    My lord that thing looks PRETTY
     
  11. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer Booting up Skier

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    Are there cup holders for the beverage of your choice?
     
  12. skidrew

    skidrew Booting up Skier

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    Hmm . . . I'm the opposite and feel exposed without it down, like driving without a seatbelt. Strokes/folks. I supposed with 8 on the chair the debates are going to be more epic than with 3 or 4.
     
  13. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I was actually thinking that those seats have the potential to make me make old people sounds when I stand up.
     
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  14. Shawn C.

    Shawn C. Getting on the lift Skier

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    An 8-person chairlift? Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
     
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    ella_g Getting off the lift Skier

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  16. David Chaus

    David Chaus If I am skiing the world is a perfect place. Skier

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    Unloading at the top with snowboarders will be amusing to watch, I imagine. Cue the Warren Miller gag reel......
     
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  17. James

    James Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Seems to say the first locking restraint bar in NA.

    I think it's a bad idea. With 8 people the chances of someone having to shift their leg, ski, arm caught in the end, are high. What are you going to do when there's a screaming kid with his arm trapped? Usually that's a fairly quick fix even on a 6 pack. The net result will be the bar will be used even less than average.
     
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  18. Catskill carver

    Catskill carver Out on the slopes Skier

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    @ella_g - not a thread drift, a snow drift :D
    We moved out FT in August, The new Home is in the glamping stage but we are in and warm.

    When it’s done I’m going to start a thread on building in booming ski town - :doh: UGH !!!
    The new lift and big sky terrain is the best way to take ones mind off the project on those days when everything is going O so well.
     
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  19. ella_g

    ella_g Getting off the lift Skier

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    @Catskill carver ok that's amazing news congrats!!!! :daffy::daffy::daffy: So rad. Cant wait to go there someday
     
  20. ella_g

    ella_g Getting off the lift Skier

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    If you're bored some day, I have heard the craziest stories about building in Jackson ... like not to be believed
     

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