Monday, October 6, 2014

New Powerline

There has been some heavy equipment on Wrangler and in the base area that is visible on the web cams. Xcel is replacing the powerline that runs from the A-Frame up to the bottom of Lenawee Mountain Lift. The old line  is 35+ years old and had a tendency to fail at the worst possible time. While projects like these are not a whole lot of fun, I am excited to see it almost completed. Those past power outages wreak havoc on ski area operations and create some very long work days and nights for people. This is good.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on the trenching and new power line.

Does this new power line effect the snow making on the mountain?

How is the new construction on the ski-school bldg going.

Thanks for for all the straight forward information.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

When I say primary power, I am referring to the utility company's (xcel's) power line. That line runs all the way to the Summit and they are replacing the piece between the A-Frame the bottom of Lenawee Lift. At transformers along that line we have our secondary lines that branch off and run literally everything. So.....the new line affects everything on the mountain above the base area.

JH said...

Well its nice the line is getting replaced. Any idea on when opening day is going to happen? The forecast looks promising.

Anonymous said...

So snowmaking operations are on hold?? Seems like early October isn't the most oppertune time to make such improvements. I really hope my first day riding this year isn't at Loveland!

Anonymous said...

A basin fer lyfe

Anonymous said...

How does this impact opening day?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

No impact on opening day.

Anonymous said...

seems like no matter what you say about the mountain, all people want to know is, "what does that have to do with opening day?"

there are many people (myself included) who appreciate your updates, whether they are about fancy dinners, power lines, or snowmaking.

keep doing what you're doing. bear with us... we're just a bunch of little kids excited about the first day of school.