The lift opened in 1972, making it the Vermont resort’s oldest still in operation.
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The American Flyer, a six-person chairlift constructed by Leitner-Poma of America, opened at Copper Mountain last week.
A spokesman for HIE, the funicular's operator, said ski tows would provide alternative uplift for visitors when conditions permitted.
O'BellX generates avalanches through exploding a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen contained within an open cone positioned in locations considered prone to avalanches.
The lift increases uphill capacity at the Vermont resort to 37 528 skiers per hour, and reduces ride time from 14 minutes to 5 minutes.
The current lift, which opened in 1979, will be replaced by a fixed-grip quad for the 2019 – 2020 season.
The snowmaking solutions provider is aiming to meet demand from winter sports resorts throughout eastern Europe.
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The new CAN$4 million Doppelmayr quad chairlift opened on 24 December at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada.
The Italian resort’s snowmaking system began operating much earlier than usual this year thanks to a swift installation process by TechnoAlpin.
The company has created both stationary and mobile cooling towers to control the temperature of snowmaking water.
The haul rope for the 6-person Leitner-Poma chairlift is currently being spliced.
No-one was hurt during the evacuation, according to spokesman Dave Tragethon, which took 2 hours and 20 minutes.
High winds are believed to have caused the collision on Sunday morning, which did not injure anyone.
The new Doppelmayr chairlift, which was first announced in March this year, will be able to transport 3600 skiers per hour.
The company is investing approximately US$175 – US$180 million across its network of 18 resorts.
The company has built a number of gondola lifts and chairlifts at resorts across the country.
The resort has not said whether the lift would be repaired or replaced for the 2019 - 2020 season.
Construction on phase one of the snowmaking system in the resort’s Pandora zone could begin in the summer of 2019, should no objections be made to the Forest Service’s decision.
The new quad chairlift represents the largest investment since owners, Kevin and Donna Demers, purchased the company in 2013, and will replace the Orange Chair, which has been in place since 1970.
A new 4-person chairlift is expected to open at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada, before Christmas.
The American Eagle lift took its first passengers yesterday.