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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Another lift issue at Whistler/Blackcomb

Intrawest is really working hard to save money.

Glad I'm not headed back anytime soon. Two incidents in one year and crappy customer service and outrageous pricing? Hello Cypress Mountain

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Man down, again.

Labeled as an 'isolated' incident, a downhill carrier (chair) had fallen off of it's cable late Wednesday night. A groomer discovered the fallen chair the next morning and Whistler closed the lift for an extensive investigation. No one was injured and Whistler is on the road to making the best Winter Olympic venue possible. An official statement explained that the problem has been fixed:

The Harmony Express remained closed on February 19 and 20 while an investigation was conducted. The BC Safety Authority (BCSA) and the lift manufacturer Leitner-Poma of America were immediately notified and brought into the investigation. All parties are now satisfied that this was an isolated incident. A safety inspection has now been completed and the problem has been remedied.


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Good lord. What do the 5 million dollar lift tickets go toward anyways? Corporate executive salaries??

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Nothing really out of the ordinary for a major resort.

What would be more concerning are the incidents that go unreported.


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Chairlifts are incredibly complex machines, it's not hard for something to go wrong and things often do. And we don't even know what went wrong here yet so don't be too fast to judge them. They didn't have to come clean about it but they did anyways and that deserve props. Whistler sees themselves as being accountable for everything that happens at that resort so it's really cool that they told us.

I knew a guy who went through a training course with Dopplemayr to be a millwright up at Whistler and maintain the lifts. I read one of his books on detachable lift systems and i've honestly had an easier time reading a textbook on Quantum Physics or Organic Chemistry.

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