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Old 09-10-2011, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just thought I'd share a bad pic of the new high speed quad lift going up at Alpine Valley this summer ready for this season
If you not familiar with this hill, the new lift is the one on the far left and you can also see the towers are set up as well

We can't get excited about snow yet so I'm excited about the new lift

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The slope is on the other side of this picture right?
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nope those are our 3 black diamond runs down the front. To the left is our park and jumps, behind that is a huge field.
Hey, it's what we have in the Mid West riding is riding and you can only ride what nature and man has in your backyard
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Not hating at all, as my home resort isn't much bigger if at all but wondering why they need a highspeed lift for this.

Edit: maybe it looks like a shorter ride than what it really is.

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Not hating at all, as my home resort isn't much bigger if at all but wondering why they need a highspeed lift for this.

Edit: maybe it looks like a shorter ride than what it really is.

I used to ride at Alpine all the time before I moved out west. The reason for the high speed lift is the ridiculous lines to get ride the lift up the mountain. Ton of Chi-town people come here on the weekends. You spend 15-20 minutes waiting in line and then spend thirty seconds riding down the mountain. Even worse, about three years ago at Chestnut Mt. on opening day there were 30-45 minute waits at the bottom of the only lift that was open. I only rode down twice before I said f*ck it, and went home.
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Acrophile is correct. We get tons of Chicago people riding here. But good thing is with the pass and us riding weekdays, and after the buses tours all leave we get TONS of fast laps in. This gives us tons of riding, it will all be good and I'm excited they are investing big money into the resort.
They also bought a third cat that has the half pipe attachment ability, that would be awesome if they added a pipe
Now just hoping for more park features.
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This is also why I just love my flows....highback up and away I go...
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I will never complain about the short Seymour runs again.
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nope those are our 3 black diamond runs down the front. To the left is our park and jumps, behind that is a huge field.
Hey, it's what we have in the Mid West riding is riding and you can only ride what nature and man has in your backyard
Not hating at all. I have to drive 2.5 hours to hit a relatively small but notable mountain (Bear Mountain/Snow summit).

I keep hearing midwest hills on these forums,but never saw a picture of it until now. Now I know what yall have to go through
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I used to ride at Alpine all the time before I moved out west. The reason for the high speed lift is the ridiculous lines to get ride the lift up the mountain. Ton of Chi-town people come here on the weekends. You spend 15-20 minutes waiting in line and then spend thirty seconds riding down the mountain. Even worse, about three years ago at Chestnut Mt. on opening day there were 30-45 minute waits at the bottom of the only lift that was open. I only rode down twice before I said f*ck it, and went home.
Honestly that's how it is here too, but when lines get long I just find a rail/box and start hiking it.
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