Playground chair - why not running?

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  1. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us
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    Does anyone know why the playground chair isn't running the past 2 weekends?

    With Road Runner lift closed due to wind there isn't a lot of intro to intermediate blue stuff open other than Slalom gully which I try and avoid at all costs.
    My partner is not skiing much and really enjoys doing Sun Run loops.
    It's also a great run for teaching and practicing drills.
     
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  2. cookieman

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    Agree.
    It's getting old and looking at retiring.
    Cost of upkeep ?
     
  3. Froff Life

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    I haven't seen it run in quite a while...
     
  4. FlatLander

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    they run it as demand requires = open
     
  5. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room
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    It used to be an access chair, but now it's just extra capacity.
     
  6. stansi

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    It's running today.
     
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  7. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture
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    The thing is 50 years old, which is ancient by ski lift standards.
    You can't expect a geriatric lift (without easily found parts) to run all day, every day for four months of the ski season without something going wrong occasionally.
     
  8. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty
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    OP was talking about when road runner was on wind hold (and presumably summit too), so Playground was the only way to ski sun run unless you did the whole village loop. would have made a lot of sense to run playground to take pressure off slalom gully
     
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  9. MHzMe

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    Carrying people, or just turning over?

    It has been turned for technical inspections... and following those, not used to carry people.
     
  10. Hermannator

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    We had the same situation last year and 2016 and possibly before that.

    So, lift company - why fit the chairs at all if the lift is deemed not fit for purpose?