Saturday, June 27, 2020

New Pali Carriers

What we all commonly call the "chair" is called the "carrier" in technical lift jargon. All the parts and pieces of the new Pali carriers have arrived at The Basin. The Leitner Poma crew has begun putting them together. The chairs and the towers will have a galvanized finish. Many of us have become accustomed to the old towers and chairs that had been painted black. Very few lifts are installed these days with a painted surface. Over Pallavacini's lifetime, we painted the lift 5 or 6 times. In the years leading up to a re-paint, the surfaces often looked kind of beat. The painting was expensive, a real pain in the neck and short lived. These new towers and chairs will never have to be resurfaced in their estimated 30-50 year life span.


7 comments:

Sean said...

I vote we paint the new chairs tie-dye.

. said...

How well do stickers stick to them.

Papi said...

Party chair?

Unknown said...

Is that a safety bar???...

Anonymous said...

Next years ski season is looking like it will be jacked up too.

Anonymous said...

I’m old enough to remember skiing Pali before safety bars.... JK. Great job Al!

Sam said...

i for one welcome the new footrests on pali. every year it was getting tougher to hang those knees lap after lap.