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Jamesdeluxe wrote
 
Would be nice to see a trip report/pix. You know -- help shoulder the Alps TR burden?
Lol, not sure you're gonna get a lot of sympathy for the "It's so hard to be the only one writing TRs for awesome European adventures" take.
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Hmmm, well, let me look into that. Didn't think this was a Euro kind of forum.
First time to the Alps, real eye opener, will be back next year. Can actually be cheaper than the west, especially retail lift tickets, but, pain in the ass to get to. Food is awesome.

The view of the terrain from our balcony.


And the view back from that terrain. Our hotel is in the buildings in the upper center.


Awesome place accessible by high speed train from London or Paris.
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There is really mp way to link to the Euro stuff, but since it is mostly James (some from Z) here's a link to threads started by him:

https://forum.nyskiblog.com/template/NamlServlet.jtp?macro=user_nodes&user=84991&filter=topics_only
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Regarding the original topic of mid station loading, I think MRG still lets you but they don’t reserve chairs for you so you may have to wait awhile for a seat. Mid station loading in general (other then gondolas) is mostly extinct because it’s usually a really really bad idea. Much of my short career as a liftie was spent bumping chairs at a mid station and it was pure chaos. Fun though.
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
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Now I'm curious . . .

Looks like Breck has a lift with mid-station loading only.  The set up for the Peak 8 Superconnect looks similar to Collins at Alta, except without an RFID gate.  I've never skied Breck.

https://liftblog.com/peak-8-superconnect-breckenridge-co/

Someone would like the replacement for 1A at Aspen to include mid-station loading.  But there may not be enough room.

https://www.aspentimes.com/news/future-of-aspen-mountains-lift-1a-spins-into-next-phase-of-study/
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marznc wrote
Now I'm curious . . .
One thing that happened a lot is intermediates/beginners that got on at the bottom would think it was the unload. There were warning signs everywhere and a liftie waving his arms in the air yelling at them to put the bar back down and they would still stand up- no unloading ramp there of course so splat goes the intermediate.
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
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Jamesdeluxe wrote
The #6 double chair at Loveland
Benny Profane wrote
No more. They changed it all a few years ago.
I'm still seeing the same #6 double chair on this recent map. Are you saying that they got rid of the mid-station but the chair is still the same old one from the late 70s?


I haven't skied Loveland since 2017 and it now has a high-speed chair on the looker's left -- is anything sacred?

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Chair 1 at Baker has a mid-station load.
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
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Jamesdeluxe wrote
Jamesdeluxe wrote
The #6 double chair at Loveland
Benny Profane wrote
No more. They changed it all a few years ago.
I'm still seeing the same #6 double chair on this recent map. Are you saying that they got rid of the mid-station but the chair is still the same old one from the late 70s?


I haven't skied Loveland since 2017 and it now has a high-speed chair on the looker's left -- is anything sacred?

Oh, 6, sorry, I thought you were talking about 2 that got split in two parts. Beginner lift, anyway. Dont think it ever had a mid station, I think you're thinking of the old mid on the two lift.

Anymore of this and I'll take the role of Abbott in the Who's on first routine.

I like that new quad. My fantasy, along with a lot of people who ski out of Denver, is a connection to ABasin. Not in my lifetime.
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I feel like Killington had a mid loading station at one point- maybe on the chair that the new gondola replaced?
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