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6-8-2019 Update: New SkyTrac Part Arrive.
Crossarms, Walkways, Hangerarms, Caps & more.
5-24-2019 Update: Old Motor Housing for the old Chair #1 Came Down Today.
After closing day on April 21st our lift team took immediately to the task of making way for a new lift.
Groomers removed tons of snow so we could get the necessary equipment transported up to the summit to start working on the removal of the existing double chairlift.
First task of business was to remove and then store all 126 of the double chairs from the existing double chair that was chair #1.
A successful pull test was then conducted on the towers.
Then the team cut the splice and dropped the Haul Rope. It then wound the rope onto a spool to store for use on our Eagle Peak Expansion. This lift will be repurposed to become the shorter of the chairlifts (Lift #6) on the new Eagle Peak Expansion. Chair #5 which will run for the full 1,650 ft vertical will likely be a new SkyTrac lift as well.
Next step was to remove all the Sheave Assemblies. We'll also remove the Cross Arms from the existing towers at some point as the new quad chair is wider and new cross arms are required.
We are currently working on dropping the Drive Bullwheel in the bottom terminal. See Photo below.
Then we can clean out the Motor Room at the base to make way for an all new SkyTrac motor room.
Some of the existing towers will be repourposed, while other new towers will be installed according to the SkyTrac engineers specifications.
As of May 21, 2019 - All work is currently on schedule. The new lift will be finished, inspected and ready for use in October 2019 for opening day of the 2019-20 winter season.
Removing Sheave Assemblies!
Bullwheel below the motor room.
Bullwheel assembly the workhorse of most lifts.
Haul Rope Spooled and getting ready for storage.
Sheave Trains on the ground.
Empty Towers - Haul Rope down and spooled. Getting ready to remove the Sheave Trains. Communication line still showing.
Getting ready to remove the motor room from the bottom terminal! Crane will be here Friday 5-24-2019 to remove this terminalin anticipation of the new one for the Quad!