Originally Posted by mixie
Chair 5 hasn't worked in 2 years I believe. At least they never had it working this whole year and we've been up there every weekend. Chair 6 is for the harder Diamond and Double Diamond runs - not willing to do those yet! My husband tried the Wall 4 times two weeks ago and fell every time. One time he even fell twice! lol
I have major problems with getting off the lifts on Chair 3 (Ego Trip run) and Chair 10 (Perfect Pitches run) I fall everytime so that it makes it no fun to do those runs anymore. I CAN do okay on Chair 7 (7-down run) but it is such a short run to have to deal with that chairlift stress!
So I start off on Summit Run in the morning to warm up until all the crazy people show up. Then we go over to Miracle Mile and then we head over and take Log Chute all the way down. The end of that is a Diamond also so I get my diamond practice from the middle of Miracle Mile and the end of Log Chute. By noon this old body has had it and has to save something for the next day as we board both Saturday and Sundays every weekend up there!
No wonder I've never seen chair 5 running.
I only ride weekdays and they keep limited chairs running, I've never been on chair 7 or 10 as they only run those on weekends. Ive had them stop spinning 3 in the middle of the day and had to hike out. I can't remember how the lift ramp on 3 is? I do know that it's a trickier one to get on with the stupid plastic mat and it's super slow anyway. Maybe with your new board it will be better to exit? Ego trip area is best avoided anyway.
The Wall stays icy until later in the day. If you're wrapping up by noon that might be why your husband is having a problem with it. It gets softer later in the day, sometimes. At least it's short, you don't have very fall to fall
I'm actually impressed he fell twice on The Wall. That's one of those if you fall you're going right to the bottom with everyone on the lift watching!