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  Detachable chairlift - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A detachable chairlift or high-speed chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which, like a chairlift, consists of numerous chairs that are connected to a constantly moving steel cable that is strung between two terminals (or more) over intermediate towers.
Some detachable chairlifts have bubble chairs, which are ordinary chairlifts but with an additional plexiglass bubble covering to protect skiers in bad weather/ from the wind.
In this type of chairlift the chairs move at the same speed as a detachable lift's, even through the terminal, and skiers are already moving on a belt of carpet-like material when they meet the chairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detachable_chairlift   (360 words)

  
 Chairlift - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A chairlift, more correctly known as an elevated passenger ropeway, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a continuously circulating steel cable strung in a loop between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers.
detachable grip: the grip is able to open and close during regular operation, allowing carriers to detach from the line and travel at a different speed.
The chairlift was developed by James Curran of the Union Pacific's engineering department in Omaha during the summer of 1936.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chairlift   (1619 words)

  
 SKI RESORT TRAGEDY PROMPTS CHAIRLIFT INVESTIGATION
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs determined that both the failed grip and the grip with a steel insert were unsafe and required that ski resorts discontinue use of all lifts that employed the grips.
As the chairs approach the loading station, a detachable grip releases from the cable and transfers to a track (inset), which decelerates to allow passengers to unload before accelerating again for reattachment to the cable.
The purpose of a detachable-style chairlift is to enable passengers to board and unboard the chairs at a comfortable pace while maintaining a constant cable speed so passengers quickly reach the top of the slope.
www.algor.com /news_pub/cust_app/skilift/skilift.asp   (1969 words)

  
 Chairlift -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers.
The lifts are usually powered by an electric engine, often with a diesel engine for backup in case of flouts (which are fairly common since ski resorts tend to be in remote areas).
The chairlift was created by James Curran of the Union Pacific's engineering department.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/30/chairlift.html   (585 words)

  
 Mail Tribune News
Detachable chairs climb the slopes faster, but each chair detaches briefly from the main cable and slows down for loading and unloading.
An engineer evaluated the chairlift and determined it was suitable for the new ski trails that have been proposed just west of the existing ski area.
Menzie said the used chairlift also could be used to replace the existing Ariel chairlift if the expansion fails to win approval from the Forest Service.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/98/sept98/92398n3.htm   (581 words)

  
 Ragged Mountain Undertakes Significant Expansion Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Improvements include inaugural construction of the "Villages at Ragged Mountain", installation of a new, high-speed detachable six-seater chairlift, 5 new trails and 20,000 feet of snowmaking pipe in Ragged's new "Big Rock Basin." The improvements are a significant part of Ragged Mountain's planned expansion into the new century.
Construction of the new, high-speed, detachable six-seater chairlift marks a milestone for the state of New Hampshire.
The new terrain is accessible by the new six-seater, detachable chairlift or the Spear Mountain Triple.
www.firsttracksonline.com /news/stories/1001462029317.shtm   (398 words)

  
 The History of Ski Lifts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
High speed detachable quad lifts and heated gondolas are the result of years of research and development.
In 1936, the first chairlift was installed marking the beginning of skiing's modern era.
Perhaps the greatest skiing invention of the late 20th century was the high-speed detachable quad chairlift.
web.bryant.edu /~ehu/h364proj/fall_97/beyerly/history1.htm   (243 words)

  
 Skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In skiing's traditional core regions in the snowy parts of Scandinavia, as well as in places such as Alaska, both recreational and competitive skiing is as likely to refer to the cross-country variants as to the internationally better known downhill variants.
For many people, "skiing" refers to recreational downhill skiing where one visits a ski resort, purchases a lift ticket, dons cold-weather clothing, skis, ski boots and ski poles, and embarks on a chairlift, gondola lift, or other means of mechanical uphill transport.
Upon reaching the summit, the skier disembarks from the ski lift and travels downhill, propelled by gravity, usually along a marked route known as a piste, 'run,' 'trail,' or 'slope'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skiing   (3677 words)

  
 Things are moving at Auron, Isola and Valberg
The Butières chairlift replaces the Bercia two-seat fixed grip chairlift, with a capacity of 3000 passengers per hour.
The client for both resorts is the local authorities of the Mercantour ski resorts (President: Pierre Brun, Mayor of Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée, Vice-President: Pierre Rami, Mayor of Isola and President of the Mercantour ski resort commune, Manager: Mathilde Lemoalle).
It replaces a two-seat fixed grip chairlift and also falls within the scope of the modernization program initiated in 2002 with the Garibeuil COLIBRI 4 and pursued in 2004 with the Croix du Sapet UNIFIX 4.
www.ropeways.net /programm/seite.php?wert=676   (397 words)

  
 BelleayreMountain: High-Speed Chairlift Construction Underway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This was a major milestone in the process of changing the lift to a high-speed detachable quad.
As a detachable, the capacity of the lift will remain the same at 2,400 people per hour, but the travel time to the summit will be reduced significantly.
To complete the project, fourteen of the lift towers will be modified to accommodate the specifications of a detachable chairlift.
www.ropeways.net /programm/seite.php?wert=692   (272 words)

  
 Learn more about Skiing in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Many different types of skiing are popular, especially in colder climes, and many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Ski Federation (FIS), and other sporting organizations.
However, for many people, "skiing" means recreational downhill skiing in which one visits a ski resort, purchases a lift ticket, dons cold-weather clothing, skis, ski boots and ski poles, and embarks on a chairlift, gondola lift, or other mechanical method of uphill propulsion.
Upon reaching the summit, the skier disembarks from the ski lift and travels downhill, propelled by gravity.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/sk/skiing.html   (325 words)

  
 Hi-Tech Ropeways
Detachable lifts run much faster than other chairlifts and you have more fun time for skiing and less boring time riding on the chairlift.
The average speed of a detachable lift is about 1000 ft/min.
It means that one detachable quad moves up as many people as one non-detachable quad plus two non-detachable triples do altogether.
sakharov.net /skiing/hitech.html   (526 words)

  
 Online Press Kit - History of Okemo Mountain Resort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The very first chairlift (Sachem double chair) was installed in 1965 along with Okemo’s first snowmaking system which, at the time, was state-of-the-art.
The upper chairlift (Northwest Summit chair) was installed in 1969 (replaced in 1991/1992), and in 1971, the South Ridge Chair was installed on the lower mountain (it has since been replaced with a quad chairlift).
The Solitude Peak quad chairlift was replaced with the Solitude Express highspeed detachable quad chairlift bringing Okemo’s uphill capacity to 21,400 skiers per hour, one of the highest efficiencies in New England.
www.okemo.com /okemowinter/resortinfo/pressroom/presskit_history.asp   (2699 words)

  
 The POMA Group Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The world's first quad detachable chairlift operating at a speed of five meters per second is installed at Serre Chevalier, France
The world's highest-capacity detachable chairlift — 2,976 passengers per hour — is installed at Courchevel, France
POMA installs the world's most powerful motive force ever installed on a detachable aerial ropeway — 2,820 HP on two sections on the Jandri Express double mono-cable ropeway — is installed at Les 2 Alpes, France
www.pomagroup.com /timeline.htm   (644 words)

  
 A chairlift is a type of aerial lift aerial lift which...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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A "chairlift" is a type of aerial lift aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals, preferably over intermediate towers.
"An example of a chairlift" Chairs, which can seat from one to eight people, are connected to the cable with a one-piece grip, which does not require any special springs, or clamps.
www.biodatabase.de /Chairlift   (197 words)

  
 Copper Mountain Colorado Vacation Information
Colorado's first high-speed detachable six-passenger chairlift - dubbed the "Super Bee" has replaced the former "B" and "B-1" double chairlifts.
Copper's brand new high-speed detachable quad chairlift will be called "The Excelerator." The Excelerator replaces the former "E" lift, servicing intermediate and advanced terrain in the upper center of Copper Mountain.
The new snowmaking system will guarantee top-to-bottom skiing accessed by the new Super Bee high-speed six-person chairlift and the American Eagle/ Excelerator high-speed quad chairlifts.
summitnet.com /copper   (157 words)

  
 Snow Summit Mountain Resort: History
By January 1953 the first chairlift was completed and had become the nation’s first detachable chairlift.
Following the replacement of that chairlift for a modern, high capacity fixed grip double chairlift and the completion of the Summit Inn, Tommi encountered yet another challenge.
By 1960, Tommi was convinced that snowmaking was possible and a necessity in Southern California and by the fall of 1964 snowmaking covered slopes served by three rope tows on the Bear Bottom beginner area, and the lower part of Miracle Mile served by the chairlift.
www.snowsummit.com /history.php   (1462 words)

  
 Excite - Ski Reports
These runs are serviced by 8 chairlifts and 4 rope tows, that combined can move 15,000 skier per hour up the slopes.
They installed a Poma detachable quad chairlift in 1999.
This summer they installed a "second" detachable quad.
skireports.excite.com /skiresort/id/8.html   (128 words)

  
 Tracks: SolVista   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
First and foremost, the SolVista Golf and Ski Ranch is proud of its ski area -- a ski area renowned as being well-suited for families, and beginner and intermediate skiers.
To enhance that experience, the resort is now touting the ski area's brand new Leitner high-speed detachable quad chairlift and a new ski-in, ski-out chairlift installed this year.
The new lift replaces the East Mountain's Expedition chairlift and transforms what was once a 16-minute ride into a four-minute ride.
www.grandtracks.com /solvista.htm   (544 words)

  
 Idaho Mountain Express: More investments in ski area planned - January 25, 2006
A new detachable quad chairlift and snowmaking would service 483 vertical feet of terrain off the top of Seattle Ridge.
The area—which is within the currently permitted ski-area boundary—would include several intermediate and advanced ski trails serviced by snowmaking and a detachable quad chairlift.
· Replacing the existing Challenger detachable quad chairlift on the Warm Springs side with a new high-speed chairlift or gondola.
www.mtexpress.com /index2.php?issue_date=01-25-2006&ID=2005107637   (948 words)

  
 Snoriders 2005
There is even a 10-mile expert cross-country ski trail down the backside of Wildcat to Jackson Village.
The Wildcat Express, a high-speed detachable quad chairlift, which was installed in 1997, is the fastest and longest detachable quad chair lift in New Hampshire — going from the base to the summit in just over 6 minutes.
Over the years, Wildcat has become a unique and beautiful place for the whole family to learn to ski.
www.fnxradio.com /snoriders/wildcat.asp   (111 words)

  
 Summit Daily News for Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and Frisco Colorado - News
Chair 6 would be changed to a detachable quad chairlift.
The ski resort is proposing a low-capacity, detachable quad lift that would run to an unload station at 12,840 feet, about 60 feet from the summit of Peak 8.
It would be the highest chairlift in North America and serve most of the advanced terrain available now only to those willing to hike for their turns.
www.summitdaily.com /article/20041014/NEWS/110140017   (473 words)

  
 Endless Winter Snow
In addition to a fast new quad chairlift on Tod Mountain at Sun Peaks in Canada giving faster access to the resort's deepest and driest powder, glade skiing and advanced/expert terrain on the mountain.
Breckenridge’s newest high-speed quad will be the highest chairlift in North America, reaching an elevation of 12,840 feet and transporting skiers and riders to the top of Breckenridge’s renowned Peak 8.
As the highest chairlift in North America, accessing some of Breckenridge’s most amazing intermediate and expert terrain, this lift is the crowning touch on an already fabulous resort,” said Roger McCarthy, chief operating officer for Breckenridge Ski Resort.
www.geocities.com /endlesswintersnow/news.html   (2565 words)

  
 Powder Mountain Ski Area to Get Detachable Quad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Utah's Powder Mountain ski and snowboard resort will install its first high-speed detachable chairlift this summer.
The new chairlift will be the ski and snowboard area's first high-speed detachable chair.
The new chairlift, which will follow the line of the old chair, is expected to be in operation by December.
www.firsttracksonline.com /news/stories/114562897836040.shtm   (210 words)

  
 Terry Peak - History
Ed Keene, who was one of the founding members of the club, returned from serving in World War II with the 10th Mountain Division, and initiated the start of what is now known as Terry Peak Ski Area.
In 1999, the Black Hills Chairlift Company approved a five-year plan for major improvments at Terry Peak Ski Area, beginning with the installation of the Kussy Express high-speed detachable chairlift, replacing Chairs #1 & #5.
The Surprise Express high-speed detachable chairlift was installed in the summer of 2002, replacing the old yellow chair.
www.terrypeak.com /history.asp   (549 words)

  
 Ski Lift Designs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
there are numerous surface chairlifts that for the most part are used only on steep grades or on small slopes, usually for beginners.
The next lift in line is a double, triple and quad fixed grip chairlift.
The fixed lift is very practical for small lengths and for smaller areas, but a detachable chairlift really increases a ski areas capacity.
web.bryant.edu /~ehu/h364proj/fall_97/beyerly/design.htm   (288 words)

  
 detachable - OneLook Dictionary Search
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Detachable : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
Phrases that include detachable: detachable warrant, guglielmi detachable coil, detachable chairlift, detachable warrants, high-speed detachable quad lift, more...
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 Valle Nevado Chile Ski Area Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Take full advantage of each day at Valle Nevado exploring this tremendous white mountain range encompassing 23 miles of slopes for all preferences and levels, for beginners, intermediates, advanced levels and experts.
We take utmost pride in the Andes Express Chairlift at Valle Nevado since it is the only high-speed detachable quad chairlift in Chile and one of the most modern chairlifts in the world.
This lift is combined with a network of lifts that allows you full access to every corner of our marvelous, white wonderland.
www.chileanski.com /eng/valle_nevado/technical_data.htm   (108 words)

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