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Crews working to splice Ramcharger 8 haul rope

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Mountain Technology,

Crews from Big Sky Mountain Ops and Doppelmayr Seilbahnen are currently preparing to splice the haul rope of Ramcharger 8, a chairlift located at Big Sky Resort in Montana, US, that is on course to open in mid-December.

Crews working to splice Ramcharger 8 haul rope

Last week the first of two sand lines was pulled into place as part of preparations for installing the haul rope, to which a total of 64 chairs will be attached and detached. The resort been receiving the chairs – each equipped with a weather-proof bubble and weighing over a tonne – over the past few weeks.

Once the haul rope is spliced it will need to be de-rigged and then tensioned before it is ready.

Big Sky Mountain is running a livestream of the project, which can be viewed here. When complete, Ramcharger 8 will be North America's first eight-person chairlift.

Picture credit: Big Sky Resort

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