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Load Test Completed – Next Stop – Grand Opening!

We’ve completed the load test and mock lift evacuation exercise, which are mandatory requirements before the new Legends Express (Lift 8) is opened.  Everything went well and now we’re just finishing up a few items on the punch list.

new chairs lift 8

Loading Chairs on the new Legends Express Lift 8

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Loading Chairs on Legends Express

This season, we added snowmaking on Lower Blackburn’s Bash and Lower Ray’s Ridge.  Our crews are using the winch cat to get the snow spread around for the grand opening of new Legends Express.

snowmaking on ray's 580 x 302With Mother Nature’s help of 25 inches between Saturday & Tuesday, we plan to have a fantastic celebration of the new high-speed quad on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Join us for the Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday at 9:45am at the bottom of Lift 8.  We’ll have a brief celebration and then load the lift for great skiing on the backside!  We expect it tsnowmaking rayso be very busy so please help us with the congestion at the top by moving away quickly from the unloading area. Thanks in advance!

Then head to Dante’s for a ski break and stop in for the party starting at noon with live music, and cake! We’ll see you on the hill.
Images from earlier — splicing the haul rope:

Image: Splicing the haul rope

Image: Haul rope line