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I went boarding at a local hill "Sandia Peak" on opening day today. The hill is tiny and crap but it's practically in my backyard so why not. Well anyways, my brother and I were riding and having fun until my last lift up. After I got off the lift my brother says "there's mud on your back". So I take a look at it and it looks like a turd smear on my brand new jacket, wtf! And it smells like oil, more wtf! Turns out that the lift chair had dirty lube oil on it and it stained my brand new jacket. I know it's just a stain but I'm pissed. People pay 40 50 bucks to ride those slow chairs on a shitty hill and the ppl running them don;t even have the decency to clean the stupid chairs. I'm going back tomorrow to ride and complain to them. Hopefully no one else gets that crap on their gear. Sure pissed me off.
 

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They are using the wrong type of grease...probably using a lithium based grease that gets very thin when mixed with water. A good marine grade grease or an Aluminum based grease would be better - doesn't sling off easy either.
 

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Grease isn't all that uncommon. Where I go theres big signs saying that there may be grease and its one of the risks and they aren't responsible for it. Stuff is moving against each other and theres gonna be friction so its gotta be lubricated somehow.
 

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Wow Ive never signs warning about grease. Ive also never seen it on a chair either though.

Let us know what they say. That totally sucks.
 

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I'm gonna keep an eye out for it now that's for sure. I had grease on another jacket and I still can't get it off. It was like construction truck grease, thick and smeary. Still mad about it.
 

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Sandia's not all bad. The slackcountry is fun when there's snow and its cool to take "the world's longest tram" to get there (I doubt its still actually the world's longest tram) I just don't understand their business plan. If the added some flood lights and built a decent park and race course they would have people coming up everyday but instead they cater to texans who are too poor to go to colorado. They're fifteen minutes from a population of >500,000; that's a huge market by ski area standards but they seem like they barely scrape by every year.

Try some dish detergent to cut through that grease.
 

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I thought you where going to be talking about farting on the lifts...
 

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First time that happened to me, I thought I got shit on by a bird. haha. Luckily, it was a pow day, so I just threw some snow on it, and it soaked it right up and off my gear...
 

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Same thing happened to my buddy at Big White on opening day a few years back, a few splotches of grease on his brand new $400 jacket. He complained to the management and at first they told him your screwed, but he persisted and eventually got a new jacket out of it.

So if they tell you to fuck off don't give up.
 

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I went today and I didn't whine to them because I got over it. My jacket is still stained but whatever. Going again tomorrow. Can;t complain when a full day pass is $15 with my discount card.
 

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wut $15? where? how much is a season pass?, what's the vert?
Where - Albuquerque, New Mexico
How Much is a Season pass - They don't sell stand alone season passes but I think the passes at Ski santa fe work there (they cost like $440)
What's the vert - totally shitty

oh and tickets are only $15 if you buy a $60 discount card
 

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There is a discount card you can get that's $49 and you get to ride Sandia Ski for $15 and Ski Santa Fe for $25 full day. Good Deal. After you go only 2 times it's already paid off. You can use it all season long too.

Sandia about 25 minutes away


Santa Fe about 1hour away
 

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I wish my local mountain was that cheap or that high. :laugh: Heck the summit is only 3200 above sea level and they charge $57 for a midweek pass.
 

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Abuquerque itself is about a mile high. Santa Fe is higher.
Sandia is a diversion, fun for what it is which is not much. Ski Santa Fe is the real deal. A full fledged west coast ski area (not to be confused with a west coast resort)
 
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