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Most Vertical Skied in a Day Challenge

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Makeo, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    With a cable length of 2148 m and a speed of 8 m/s, that would be a ride time of 7:16 on the main cable, plus the load and unload sections which must be lengthy to accommodate the logistics of loading 30 persons per car. Say 60 sec for each of those for all up ride time of 9:16. Add another 30 sec top and bottom for ski removal/replacement and walking through load corral areas, now you are at 10:16 of skis not gliding.

    To the skiing portion: I dont know what this piste is like, but let's say an appropriately equipped elite skier going flat out can match the 300 vert m per minute that our Apex competitors did. So that would give a run time of 2:50. Total lap time of 13:06 which if sustained over 6.5 hours would yield 30 laps of 853 m for 25, 590 m vert.

    I would question whether those speeds could be sustained. There's a big difference between a 2 minute run and a 3 minute run in terms of anaerobic time and lactic buildup. It is no coincidence that the longest course on the world cup DH circuit is a shade over 2:30, and most run just under 2 minutes.
     
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  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wonder if someone at Maydena will beat that. It's 30% higher and bloody steeper!
    Uplift is slow compared to a lift though.
     
  3. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    150,000 feet in a week. I got mine in 6 days without particularly trying.
     
  4. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    They ran the Olympic downhill on the Face Bellevarde, hence the name of the lift.
     
  5. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That sounds about right. Have to see if I can can find that badge.
     
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  6. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was also the days when you bought an extra ticket, on top of your normal pass, to ride the tram. It was a disincentive to ride the tram.