Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Drive Terminal Set

The final tower, the drive terminal, was set this morning. This photo gives a bit clearer image of how the lift is shaping up. That is the lift operator house on the left. The Lazy J has a speed of 325 feet per minute and a capacity of 1200 people per hour. The ride will be a little bit over 1 minute. For comparison, Lenawee Mountain Lift has a capacity of 1800 people per hour. That said, the Lazy J has the capacity is move 2/3 of the people unloading Lenawee over to Montezuma Bowl. By design, skiers and riders can unload Lenawee, slide forward, grab a hold of the rope and go right to Zuma.

There will be plenty of room to skate to Zuma if you like. Although, it will probably take you longer.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should move this to the bottom of the Beavers...

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see all the "locals" skating next to the tow rope to show off their being bad ass. It will be hillarious!

Anonymous said...

Does it go both ways?

Anonymous said...

Why would they be badass or trying to show off?

The hike is short and easy, why would anyone want to wait in the line for a rope? I'm on a board and I'll continue to just skate that short section. No point in this tow rope.

Anonymous said...

Waste of resources. Put it at the 'Zuma or Beavers hike back. Lazy J is about a 30 second skate.

Anonymous said...

"There will be plenty of room to skate to Zuma if you like. Although, it will probably take you longer."

Challenge accepted.

david Bennett said...

I think this is great for many older folks who donr do as well at a high altitude. Instead of burning up all of their energy hiking, they can get a lift on the tow rope. More runs the better. Cheers.

Unknown said...

Pow day: Skate
Cruiser day: Happily enjoy my time on the tow. Probably out of the question, but since people are making requests: can we also get one in the park for hot laps? Plz & Thnks

Anonymous said...

There should be a rule that children can't post to this blog.

Anonymous said...

Al spends money on a new lift and you people complain. Go backcountry skiing off Loveland Pass if you hate lifts.

KSA 1 said...

Agreed, it seems like people today just have to find something to gripe about. If you don't want to use it don't. A Basin does a fantastic job of balancing varied interests to create a mountain for everyone. Just enjoy without all the negative vibe. I'm surprised no one has complained that everyone using the rope is epic pass holders

Chris W. said...

Of course I can easily skate from Lenawee to 'Zuma, but why? Appreciate the boost, Al!