does it cause extra strain on the towers to have the counterweight so off center like that seems like especially with such a long lift the lateral forces on that bottom terminal would be pretty high.
I know most things are running behind schedule this year, I was wondering if you knew anything about how this project is moving along. I saw on twitter that the bottom terminal is gone and there is concrete in place for the new terminal. Do you think the terrain will open/skiable before the lift is running
Bogus Basin is located just 16 miles from Boise and provides opportunities for you to affordably recreate on 10 lifts serving 88 runs, across 2,600 acres of terrain, with 1,800 vertical feet of continuous descent.
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Base to Base GondolaWe are finalizing the work needed to allow the interconnect at KT Mid-Station so it can run as one complete lift. We plan to re-open the gondola early next week.
Red DogThe recent, significant snowfall did impact our construction schedule resulting in delays, but we completed the haul rope splice on Tuesday and the next steps are tower alignment and then the comm line installation. Chairs and grips are being assembled and their installation on the haul rope will be the next step. We are tentatively planning for this lift to open in early January. As always, operations are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances so please stay tuned for updates.
Red DogThe recent, significant snowfall did impact our construction schedule resulting in delays, but we completed the haul rope splice on Tuesday and next steps are tower alignment and then the comm line installation. Chairs and grips are being assembled and their installation on the haul rope will be the next step. We are tentatively planning for this lift to open in early January. As always, operations are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances so please stay tuned for updates.
A unique lift that can operate as one continuous lift connecting Palisades and Alpine, it can also operate as two independent lifts taking guests from either base area to the top of KT-22. There are only five other lifts in North America with this feature.
This Saturday, the Base to Base Gondola will operate as two separate lifts. Guests planning to ride the entire length will be required to disembark at the KT mid-station and re-load to continue on. Otherwise, they can exit at KT and ski/ride that (black diamond and double black diamond) terrain. Team members will be there to assist with information and re-loading.
As for Red Dog Lift; we are currently pulling the haul rope around the lift with the splice to occur this Saturday. Communication lines are next as well as installing the chairs on the haul rope in the coming weeks. As we all know, weather has impacted our construction effort and our opening is based on how well the teams can continue to access the Towers and Terminals through completion.
At the Alpine Base, snow removal work is underway and efforts to finish the pavers on the snow beach will wrap up by Nov. 22. Work inside the lodge will continue when the resort opens, and Leitner Poma is working on spinning both sides of the lift. The focus is on getting the Palisades side running at full speed, then the Alpine side. Load testing is scheduled to begin on Nov. 28 on the Palisades side, and is anticipated to conclude by Dec. 8.
Work at the Red Dog bottom terminal is complete and we are just waiting for the terminal to arrive. The lift towers have started to arrive and will be installed by helicopter on Nov. 15 (weather and conditions permitting). All materials for the top terminal are at the top, and Leitner Poma set the bigger structural pieces ahead of the most recent snow.
Concrete for the RFID access gates was poured this week, and the transformer will be set on Oct. 1. Underground communication lines are still to be pulled, with wiring to be pulled into the transformer, then to the switch gear in the operator house over the next several days. At the top of the lift, work to finish grading the hillside was completed this week, and concrete forms for the top terminal and crown towers just below it are being placed, with the concrete pour scheduled to occur by helicopter on Oct. 11.
At Red Dog, the Leitner Poma team is placing forms and getting ready to form the top terminal and tower crown. Backfill work has been completed on all tower locations, and winterization and reveg work has been done at all but tower 12. At the bottom of the lift, rock was hauled in ahead of the Liberty inspection that occurred today. The gantry footing is the next to be laid out, with all earth work anticipated to be complete at the bottom of the lift by Sept. 30. The next concrete pour date for the top terminal complex of towers is scheduled for Oct. 11 and will be completed by helicopter.
The erecting of the KT mid-station structure is nearly complete, and work inside the structure related to electrical, generator hookups, etc. is now underway, and materials to create the platform that people will stand on when getting on and off the lift will be brought up to the site later in the week.
Work on the undergrounding of utilities at the Red Dog base is getting fairly close to being complete. Next week, BMPs and the process of winterizing will begin, with the Palisades Tahoe team working on revegetation work. Concrete work at the top is still to come, with October 7 calendared as the tentative fly date for that work. Leitner Poma will be delivering the towers and top terminal in the coming weeks/month, with the lift anticipated to be operational by Thanksgiving.
At Palisades Base, the gondola platform footings are going in and a big push is underway to get the concrete work for the walls and ramps done. Conduit is being run for the lift on Sept. 8, and paver and hydronic sections near the ticketing office are a focus in order to provide more space for the upcoming Spartan Race.
At Red Dog, excavating work will occur at tower 12 this week, with work to backfill the towers that were previously poured. At the base, underground utilities are being installed, including gas, fiber, internet, and main power for the lift. Trail closures remain in place in the area, and the next fly date for the helicopter will be Sept. 13 when concrete is flown to towers 10 and 12, the top terminal column, and the KT ski patrol building.
Work to excavate the hill behind the top terminal continues, and concrete was flown to the towers and top terminal on August 26. The helicopter flew Exhibition, where concrete trucks were stationed. At the bottom of the lift, underground utility excavation is ongoing.
At the bottom of the lift, a concrete pad for the loading platform and gantry for the RFID ticketing will be constructed later this summer. Noise related to the construction of Red Dog is occurring Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Backfill work is continuing on the south side of the building, with components of the wall on the east side between the maintenance building and the Treeline Cirque lift still to be finished. A survey of the Base to Base Gondola terminal plaza area will be done on August 12, with the plaza to be constructed after the survey is completed.
At the top of the new Red Dog lift, work to create more space for the unload area is underway, and the team from Leitner Poma is working on the lift. The terminal has been formed and the rebar is in. Concrete will be poured via helicopter on August 26.
At KT Mid, lift operator houses and platform footings will soon be positioned and set. Teams are also building the road that will travel around the north end of the terminal, and continue toward the Top of KT lift. Specifically, rock drilling will occur on Saturday, with blasting tentatively scheduled for Monday.
Installation of the walls that will surround the perimeter of the terminal is nearing completion, which will allow for the setting of lift operator stations next week. Backfill around the structures will occur after that
The concrete for towers 1-3 is set, water and sewer is being reconnected to the lift maintenance building, and electrical to the building is also being realigned and installed. There will be no blasting on tower 10 for now as hand clean-up is still in progress. The helicopter is scheduled to fly on Monday starting at approximately 9:00 a.m. Additionally, materials will be flown on Wednesday, August 10 and all day on Thursday, August 25.
BMPs have been put in place before an Excavator with a rock breaker is brought in to remove the old foundation. A Spyder Hoe will begin work at tower 4 (toward the bottom of the hill just above Searchlight), then move to the top and start working down from there. Work to excavate the new lift unload area will also soon get underway.
Surveying and foundation work for the new Red Dog lift is underway, and materials are being brought up to the top of the new Red Dog lift. There may be some construction activity Friday (June 17) and possibly Saturday (June 18) during the Broken Arrow Sky Race, however course marshals will be in place at locations where drivers may intersect with the course, and drivers have been alerted to expect runners on the road. All efforts will be made to minimize race interruptions. 59ce067264