A Little Help from Above!
I’ve been involved with the installation of 7 lifts at Purgatory, and what I love most is how the entire mountain operations team really comes together and works hard to get a project like this done.
Late last week, a K-MAX helicopter flew in a total of 95 yards of concrete, and it was all hands on deck. Each bucket contained 1 yard, totaling 95 trips from the concrete trucks to the tower foundations. Last Saturday, the helicopter & crew removed the old lift towers and cross arms with 43 trips to the old Legends Lift line. 21 lift towers in total were removed and stored so we can use the triple chairlift again at a new location in the future. It took great teamwork to get this phase of the project done efficiently and safely, and I am very appreciative of the hard work and efforts of the entire crew.
Various ski resorts utilize the helicopter throughout the summer to help install new lifts. During this past week, this helicopter crew conducted work at Loveland Ski area and Snowmass, and is now at Sipapu assisting with the installation of their new lift.
Hope you enjoy the images and the video. Until next time…