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Remember you're paying for custom parts, workers time etc. It's not just a straight go to home depot and buy one part deal.

Not to mention with things like this it's a safety issue where they may have to replace and check a lot of things just to make sure it's all compliant, even if nothing is wrong with the actual part.
It's not 10k. That's an inflated number. The cabins probably cost 10k a piece so they are inflating the numbers.
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It's not 10k. That's an inflated number. The cabins probably cost 10k a piece so they are inflating the numbers.
Never underestimate how much money is wasted on safety related checks and testing, especially after Whistler got sued because of gondolas falling a few seasons back.

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No one in Canada is capable of repairing those cars. They have to be detached by a certified team from Germany. And the parts are made in Austria. They won't ship the actual parts to Canada because of NAFTA, so Whistler has to pay to have them imported into the US and then smuggled across the border by pot dealers from the Lib Tech day shift.
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10k for an auto door locking mechanism? Bullshit.
It's not hard to run up a $10K bill on anything safety related nowadays. It's why I don't carry collision insurance on my 9 year old car, a fender bender repair starts at a grand.

And the peak-to-peak is not a run of the mill gondola, each car holds 28 people

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No one in Canada is capable of repairing those cars. They have to be detached by a certified team from Germany. And the parts are made in Austria. They won't ship the actual parts to Canada because of NAFTA, so Whistler has to pay to have them imported into the US and then smuggled across the border by pot dealers from the Lib Tech day shift.
Lol I thought you were being serious up until the dead end Lib Tech comment. Fucking gold.
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The P2P cost like $50+ mill to build? Pretty sure the gondolas are worth a decent chunk of change. Lift equipment might not look that sophisticated but they're highly engineered and manufactured with extreme precision by very specialized companies. These things cost money, and the more custom the pricier.

The whole "criminal" aspect of this kinda sucks. Dude should have to pay for the damage, but probably didn't realize the effect it would have and was no doubt caught up in the moment. A criminal record and all that crap kinda just seems extreme when you look at how victimless it is other than the fact that some property belonging to a company worth many millions was damaged. People get away with way worse all the time... but it figures with the lack of justice system.

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Don't underestimate the deterrent factor in any punishment.
We all seem to find the video of the jump entertaining.
What's to stop any thrill seeker from trying this again?
A harsh punishment.
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Don't underestimate the deterrent factor in any punishment.
We all seem to find the video of the jump entertaining.
What's to stop any thrill seeker from trying this again?
A harsh punishment.
Same thing with Russians climbing building. They don't want anyone to replicate the stunt so they hit them hard with the dick of law.
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No one in Canada is capable of repairing those cars. They have to be detached by a certified team from Germany. And the parts are made in Austria. They won't ship the actual parts to Canada because of NAFTA, so Whistler has to pay to have them imported into the US and then smuggled across the border by pot dealers from the Lib Tech day shift.
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bcDude should go to jail... for having the most annoying voice in BC. It was much more enjoyable on mute.
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