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Lift Progress Update

January 28, 2019

Waterville Valley Resort just issued another lift progress report.  Here’s the scoop from the horse’s mouth…

We’ve had a lot going on with lifts these past few weeks and we want to keep you in the know with our progress. First, we want to thank our lift maintenance team for their hard work and dedication to getting things up and running.

Now, lets get into the nitty gritty:

Sunnyside Triple

This weekend we dug out the chairs in order top put them back on the cable, and our lift maintenance crew is finishing their punch list from the gearbox rebuild. Once this is taken care of, they will then re-hang the chairs, do alignment and brake checks, and then complete a load test overseen by State of NH Tramway Board officials and our insurer, with US Forest Service personnel in attendance.

High Country T-Bar

The LST staff has been onsite working on the new High Country T-Bar and they have provided their punch list. Last week we were able to spin it for the first time in order to stretch the haul rope. The next steps are to get the bullwheel retainer installed, put the Ts on the cable, and install the PLC logic board, which works as the brain of the drive, and then finish up the computer parameters. We have an electrical engineer coming on February 11th for final testing and then we will have acceptance testing with the State of NH Tramway Board officials, our insurer, and US Forest Service personnel in attendance. This is tentatively scheduled for February 14th.

Green Peak

The new transformer has been successfully installed and running beautifully.  Saturday morning we made a few final electrical tweaks and were able to get the lift up and running for the day. We cannot thank our lift maintenance crew enough for their hard work and persistence to get the Green Peak Trip up and running again.

Rest assured that getting these lifts up and running is a top priority for us. Please check into our lift progress blog to stay up-to-date with what’s happening and for timelines.

Waterville Valley Resort lift update


About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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