Monthly Archives: November 2017

New Lift News & Snowmaking Weather

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Crew attaches intermediate sections to support beams.
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Initial alignment of intermediate sections.

Day by day, the installation of our brand new Magic Carpet conveyor lift progresses. The drive terminal, pit, foundation and electrical control box are all in place, as are the power feed conduit and cable. Power is now at the electrical control box.  All the intermediate sections of the surface lift are in position on their support beams. The load terminal is established and ready to set. Next up is to complete the final alignment of the lift.

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We have power!
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All intermediate sections in place for final alignment.

The actual “conveyor belt” arrived on the mountain, and when final alignment is complete, we’ll install the conveyor belting. Then we’ll place the walkways and hand rail, and the new lift will be ready for our first guests at the Beginner Area.

Pajarito’s state-of-the-art snowmaking system is strategically placed on the mountain, and it looks like Mother Nature is ready to cooperate. Colder temps and wetter conditions are in the forecast. We’re ready to start snowmaking!
Take a look at the forecast.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is scheduled to open Saturday, December 16.

 

Bringing the Magic to Beginners

Our brand new Magic Carpet conveyor lift is on the mountain!  We have completed all the prep work for the installation of the new surface lift, and are anxious to begin the actual construction of the lift.  Dirt work, electrical work and the reshaping of our Beginners’ Area are all complete, and the whole project is coming together.

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Part of the pre-installation prep work has included expanding the loading area and constructing a retaining wall near the SnowSport School, doubling the size of the area that first-time skiers have get on the snow.

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Completed Magic Carpet drive terminal pitnew retainer wallSnowSports School expansion/retaining wall

Our state-of-the-art snowmaking system has just a few tweaks left to do, and the TechnoAlpin technician is on the mountain today. We always recognize what a precious resource our water is, so we are patiently waiting for just the right weather conditions to make snow.

magic carpet conveyor installationInstallation of the Magic Carpet conveyor lift

With snow forecasted for this Friday, we’re more anxious than ever to supplement Mother Nature with snowmaking. The mountain will be ready for the 2017-2018 ski season. Don’t forget to get your season pass or punch cards  while they’re still on sale. The sale ends this Friday, November 17.