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What is up (or down) with the lifts?

January 13, 2019

Folks are asking, what’s going on with the Green Peak lift? Sunnyside?  Valley Run? High Country?  The obvious answer is a lot. From heavy, wet snow, ice and wind affecting the Valley Run lift last week, to electrical and mechanical issues. 

Waterville Valley Resort’s Marketing Director, Matt Hesser, provided the following information.

Green Peak – Green Peak Triple Chair did not operate on Saturday, Jan. 12, as the resort had hoped.  The Green Peak lift has been experiencing power quality issues.  The part that will fix the issue arrived, was installed and as of yesterday was still being worked on. This problem is very deep and they had to hire a specialty contractor to work through the issues. They hope they’ve found the solution. 

High Country T-Bar –  The T-bar is waiting on final commissioning from the manufacturer who will be here Monday, Jan. 14. Then they have to test and get certificates to operate from the resort’s insurer, the state, and the US Forest Service, which is, unfortunately,  currently closed due to the government shutdown.

Sunnyside Lift – The Sunnyside lift had a bad gearbox that was not discovered until late summer.  They have installed the gearbox and have a few alignment checks to do before they can put the chairs back on and do a load test and final inspection. Approval will again depend on the US Forest Service.

Matt said, “I hope this helps in understanding the situation and I apologize for the experiences you’ve had this season. This is not the product that we pride ourselves on and our team continues to work through identifying and problem solving, and working toward overall resort experience enhancement.”

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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