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Old 01-26-2019, 09:52 PM
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We had a great storm last weekend that allowed us to open the hill for the first time this winter. Countless trips up the tow day and night for the three day weekend. That was followed by 24 hours of 40 degrees and rain. Thankfully we still had a couple inch base remaining that rapidly froze. Friday there were squalls off of Lake Erie that dropped several inches of dry wind packed on top of the crust. It looked too pretty to not make a mess of it, so we hit it for a few hours tonight. (First opportunity since the snow). I might still end up out there again after the kids are in bed. This was our fourth night using the lights, itís a game changer. Special thanks to the FVTC future electricians for the help with wire gauge sizing!

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Glad someone is getting real snow.
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Some, but way shy of ďnormalĒ. I hear that itís all in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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I just love this whole operation!
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First snow fall of the 2019-2020 season, hopefully the sign of a snowy winter!
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Earliest start ever, we got 6 or 8Ē
I only rolled the tow line and 3 sled runs as this will melt in a few days. I wasnít going to run the tow but after a dozen trips running the boys up on the snowmobile it was time. More today after school

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Lenaís first winter
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This is still my favorite back yard ski area!
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in regards to training adults.

Ski Lima has become a teachable moment in apprentice electrician training in the upper midwest.

a simple question " what size wire" has become a great case study to present voltage drop to young trades-people.

they get a kick out of the facility when it shows up on their final exam. the unit on branch circuit and feeder calculations is dry...... asking them what size wire for the various electrical elements gets their attention and makes the associated code much more applicable.
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perfect!

Absolutely wonderful.
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More lucky kids and awesome parents. Love it.

Lot's of asking from my adult friends for a ski tow now. JD powered.
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You really should build one, endless winter fun.

I’m not sure how close your service is but if it’s not too far I suggest going electric. Push a button and away you go, one less gasser to wrench on. My Leeson came from the factory in IH red, a green paint job wouldn’t be any trouble for you.
Come for the frozen bean cat fest and try it out, or any time you are passing through Western NY
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You really should build one, endless winter fun.

Iím not sure how close your service is but if itís not too far I suggest going electric. Push a button and away you go, one less gasser to wrench on. My Leeson came from the factory in IH red, a green paint job wouldnít be any trouble for you.
Come for the frozen bean cat fest and try it out, or any time you are passing through Western NY
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have always wondered why you DID NOT have one, and as I recall, my last time out to your family estate, I asked you, where you were going to put the rope tow, you have so many great places for it, Just DO It.....
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The land is actually my neighbor's farm that he works in the summer. But I do know where there is a magic carpet sitting idle locally at a closed tubing hill. The snowcat is already on the farm.
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I thought about getting a price on one of these, it would be cool to eventually have two tows to serve more of the hill.

http://towprolifts.com/TowPro_Lifts/Welcome.html
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portable ski lifts are not uncommon. at the mount hood event two were in the parking lot.
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Just spoke with them. Cool setup. That one is the pro model 19K or so.

They are finishing up a backyard single speed model which will be much more affordable. Should have the details soon!
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Just spoke with them. Cool setup. That one is the pro model 19K or so.

They are finishing up a backyard single speed model which will be much more affordable. Should have the details soon!
I figured it would be pricey but holy crap. Seems like a lot for a motor, gear box, bull wheel, return pulley, stop gate and a chunk of rope. Small money for a resort I suppose.
Iíve got about 5k into mine, maybe another 14k if I figured my labor
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