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Ironically, @Philpug posted this picture of us on the Palli lift from several seasons ago.

According to Al's blog, this is the last season for this lift.
 

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Sounds like A-Basin is taking a similar approach to Mad River Glen with the single chair. Keep the same capacity and iconic feel, but upgrade to better and more reliable mechanics
 

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I like the vibe and I'm fine with a slow lift but not upgrading when this lift accesses two areas that did not exist (beavers, steep gullies) in the 70's seems regressive. A triple would have been my pick.
 

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Ironically, @Philpug posted this picture of us on the Palli lift from several seasons ago.

According to Al's blog, this is the last season for this lift.
Nice sweaters!
You’ve got Bob Barnes behind you and Ric ? behind Phil.

I’m thinking the new Palli should be longer?
 
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Nice sweaters!
You’ve got Bob Barnes behind you and Ric ? behind Phil.

I’m thinking the new Palli should be longer?
Gabby and Bob
 

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I know the purists are loving keeping it a double with the exact same uphill capacity, but I think it's entirely shortsighted. There's more terrain it now serves and it becomes a bottleneck for lapping that area. They've really cut down on the number of skiers/terrain ratio with the new terrain additions. It would make more sense for them to put in a triple and bring back the same ratio that was present in 1978. They're making the classic mistake of looking at the raw total volume rather then normalizing the data by looking at the skier/acreage served ratio.
 

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I know the purists are loving keeping it a double with the exact same uphill capacity, but I think it's entirely shortsighted. There's more terrain it now serves and it becomes a bottleneck for lapping that area. They've really cut down on the number of skiers/terrain ratio with the new terrain additions. It would make more sense for them to put in a triple and bring back the same ratio that was present in 1978. They're making the classic mistake of looking at the raw total volume rather then normalizing the data by looking at the skier/acreage served ratio.
I think I agree. Doesnt make much sense that the Beavers is a quad, and Palli will stay a double.
Can you ski down to Beavers from the top of Palli?
 

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I'll bet that if they upgrade to a quad (or triple), they'd have to change the tower positioning, and that would ruin some favorite lines.
 

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I'll bet that if they upgrade to a quad (or triple), they'd have to change the tower positioning, and that would ruin some favorite lines.
Good point. There's definitely additional considerations that went into this decision that Al has not mentioned. Clearly cost would be one of them.
 
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