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New Guthries Chairlift

Discussion in 'Charlotte Pass' started by Interruptedbyfireworks, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM.

  1. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Just been announced that they are replacing the Guthries Poma with a chairlift - contract has been award to Doppelmayr

     
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  2. nick12

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    Interesting they have announced before they have lodged a DA or got approvals.
     
  3. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    'tis better to seek forgiveness than permission.
     
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  4. Fozzie Bear

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    Makes far more sense than putting a lift up Stillwell. Means the opening of Guthries is not subject to their being sufficient snow to cover the Sacred Stones of Kunama Namadgi.
     
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  5. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    But, but, but, slingshot!
     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oops. Just saw this. Popped a post in CP thread. I’ll delete it. Can you put this in there ?
     
  8. bluestick

    bluestick One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Presumably it will be the same line as the poma. I don’t want it to go to the top of Guthrie ‘chutes’ although many would.Not having to worry about the rocks will help at the bottom As fozzie says. Love cp.
     
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  9. Bogong

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    The post said it would be a Doppelmayer lift, no surprise there as it seems Dopp has all the NSW resorts stitched up these days and other lift makers like Leitner-Poma don't get a look in.

    But does anyone know what size chairlift it will be? While I doubt they have enough traffic to install a 6-pack like Buller has been building all over the place, will it be a double, triple or quad chairlift and how far up the hill will it go?
     
  10. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No DA... Who knows
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If it runs on the current lift line it won't run any higher. And a triple would triple the capacity of the existing poma.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do they build new triple chairs nowadays?
    I'm struggling to think of one. Anywhere
     
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Could not see the value in a quad.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Soccer mums buy SUV urban assault vehicles.
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    True.
     
  16. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I heard a rumour it's Thredbo offcuts...
     
  17. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Merritts Chair lives on? Very cool. :thumbs:
     
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    The Merrits chairs have been flogged off and I understand the towers succumbed to a torch. So nothing much could be left except for the rope, bullwheels and motor. Besides, it was built in 1969 so it's worn out and ancient by any standards.

    However they did buy the 1990 vintage double chairlift from Baw Baw. But it's been sitting at the Cooma airport for well over a decade, so I doubt it could be resurrected. However that old chairlift was a Doppelmayr, the same brand of lift they said they would be building, so there is a very, very slim chance they may be scraping off the cobwebs and giving it a second life.
     
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    yes Tone!
     
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    Snowgums or Gunbarrell seem more likely to me if that is true.
     
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    Good point.
     
  22. Ozgirl

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    Sure cause charlotte's will announce a 'new' lift before the acquisition is announced to be removed

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Good point.
     
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    Its good to hear this announcement . The group have had some real challenges and setbacks of late but they march on. Hmm yes it will be interesting to see if its the double in storage at cooma airport , this wouldnt be a new thing for the group with the chair at Selwyn that replaced the t bars being recycled . Its a bit of a surprise not being mentioned in the original 10 year plan , a good idea for existing infrastructure that overcomes the yearly wait for the rock field to fill in . Hopefully the poma will be relocated as the stillwell lift .
     
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  25. nick12

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    Didn't Merrits get a whole new drive in the mid to late 2000s when they moved the loading station up the hill?
     
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    It says increasing lift capacity in the area by 100% so assume a double?

    I would think any resort would have to get a quote from the competitor to ensure they’re obtaining a competitive price, but in the end having a local agent in Dopp wins them over.
     
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    They aren't buying a new lift.

    So no need for a competitive quote.
     
  28. ritchman33

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    Hopefully the old poma's not broken beyond repair and still has 2 more seasons left in it.
     
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    The old girls got plenty left in the tank . It’s a really simple system . Electric motor ( they go forever ) and a few pulleys and wheels
     
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