"new" chairs on the Mt P double

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  1. Mr. Mook

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    Call me slow (which I am) but I was checking the snowfall on the cams and just noticed that the chairs on the Mt P Double now have safety bars instead of the dinky chain.

    When did they get changed over???
     
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    They were like that last year at least.
     
  3. SMSkier

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    Definitely last year for 2017 season. The question of what happened to the old chairs remains unanswered!
     
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  4. SnowRabbit

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    Actually I think 2016 was the first year of the new chairs.
     
  5. Bato

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    Should get it through another 30 years LOL
     
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  6. Mr. Mook

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    Can't believe I didn't notice them earlier.
    I didn't get to perisher in 2016.
    and last year was only a short 3 day trip during the spring blizzard so I didn't get to Mt P then.
     
  7. person s

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    prob a reasonable prediction
     
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  8. SnowRabbit

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    Isn't it and the Triple supposed to be replaced by that mythical 6 seater sometime soon?;):p:p
     
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    given the delay in getting the Guthega chair, 30 years doesn’t seem unlikely
     
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  10. GlenH

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    Does anybody know why they remove the chairs from Mt Perisher double at the end of the season, but not from the other fixed grip chairs?
     
  11. asammut_au

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    Could be wrong but pretty sure they remove the chairs from most lifts at perisher over summer. Maybe they start with the double first?
     
  12. dawooduck

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    so the possums don't rent them on airbnb ......
     
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  13. skifree

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    To ravens for nest sites.
     
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  14. Telemark Phat

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    The whole cable has to be removed, x-rayed and any weak parts replaced by splicing in a new section of cable. You've got to remove the Ts and chairs before you can do that.
     
  15. Mr. Mook

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    I have seen the chairs taken off every lift at perisher except Pretty Valley and Interceptor - they probably come off too I just haven't seen it.
    All the t-bars get taken off as well.
    Another explanation given for it was when they are re-mounted they go on the cable at a different point to reduce the compression wear on the cable
     
  16. Bato

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    The chairs and tees get re spaced on the cable during the season as well too even out the wear.