A surface lift is a means of cable transport and is a transportation system used to transport skiers and snowboarders where riders remain on the ground as they are pulled uphill. Once prevalent, they have gradually been overtaken in popularity by higher capacity aerial lifts like chairlifts, surface lifts are most often found on beginner slopes and very small ski areas. Surface lifts have many disadvantages compared to aerial lifts, they require more passenger skills, surface must be continuous, they impede skiable terrain, slow speed, with the increase in snowboarding, surface lifts are replaced by chairlifts. They are often utilized at glacier skiing resorts because their supports can be anchored in glacier ice due to the lower forces, the first surface lift was built in 1908 by German Robert Winterhalder in Schollach/Eisenbach, Hochschwarzwald. A steam-powered toboggan tow,950 feet in length, was built in Truckee, the first skier-specific tow in North America was apparently installed in 1933 by Alec Foster at Shawbridge in the Laurentians outside Montreal, Quebec.
The Shawbridge tow was quickly copied at Woodstock, Vermont in New England in 1934 by Bob and Betty Royce and their tow was driven by the rear wheel of a Ford Model A. Their relative simplicity made tows widespread and contributed to an explosion of the sport in the United States, before tows, only people willing to walk uphill could ski. Suddenly relatively unathletic people could participate, greatly increasing the appeal of the sport, within five years, more than 100 tow ropes were operating in North America. A rope tow consists of a cable or rope running through a bullwheel at the bottom and one at the top, in the simplest case, passengers grab hold of the rope and are pulled along while standing on their skis or snowboards and sliding up the hill. The grade of this style of rope tow is limited by passenger grip strength, metal handles can be attached to the rope to help grip. Steeper and longer rope tows require the use of a nutcracker, the rider wears a harness around the hips. To this is attached a clamp, much like the nutcracker from which it derives its name and this eliminates the need to hold on and allows the rope to be supported at waist height by pulleys.
This ssystem was used on many fields worldwide from the 1940s, a T-bar or J-bar lift is employed for low-capacity slopes in large resorts and small local areas. It consists of a cable loop running over a series of wheels. Hanging from the rope are a series of vertical recoiling cables, the horizontal bar is placed behind the skiers buttocks or between the snowboarders legs, and pushes the passengers uphill while they slide across the ground. The first T-bar lift in the United States was installed in 1940 at the Pico Mountain ski area and it was considered a great improvement over the rope tow. An earlier, potentially home-grown, T-bar was installed at Rib Mountain, Wisconsin, in 1937, invented in the 1930s, J-Bars were installed in the 1930s in North America and Australia, with the Ski Hoist at Charlotte Pass in Australia dating from 1938. J-bars have been superseded by T-bars which have twice the capacity, a J-bar closely resembles a T-bar, except that each carrier holds only one passenger
Jackson Hole Airport
Jackson Hole Airport is a United States public airport located seven miles north of Jackson, in Teton County, Wyoming. In 2014, it was the busiest airport in Wyoming by passenger traffic with 313,000 passengers, during peak seasons, Jackson Hole has nonstop airline service from 13 destinations throughout the United States including New York–JFK, Chicago–OHare, and Los Angeles International Airport. During shoulder seasons, airline service is limited to the hubs of Salt Lake City. The airport is served year-round by Delta Connection and United Express and seasonally by Delta, Jackson Hole Airport is the only commercial airport in the United States located inside a national park, in this case Grand Teton. The airport was created in the 1930s as the best place to put an airport in Teton County, the airport was declared a national monument in 1943, and merged with Grand Teton National Park in 1950. The runway was extended to its current length in 1959, in the 1960s and 1970s a runway extension to 8,000 feet to allow jets was considered, the National Park Service successfully opposed it.
In the late 1970s jets began using the existing runway, the area is noise sensitive and the airport allows no jets louder than stage III. The airport is a mating ground for the rare Sage Grouse. Airlines that previously served Jackson Hole include Horizon Air, Western Airlines Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Big Sky Airlines, Jackson Hole Airport covers 533 acres, its one runway, 1/19, is 6,300 x 150 ft asphalt. Jackson Hole Airport is noise sensitive and bans older, noisier aircraft with stage-II engines, the airport once had an unusual terminal resembling a pioneer log cabin. The terminal was rebuilt between 2009 and 2014. The new terminal, designed by Gensler, still blends with the surroundings of the national park with exposed wood, fireplaces. The park limited the height of the building to 18 feet. The terminal design received an American Institute of Architects Honor Award in 2014, the airport currently has 9 hard stand gates and 3 baggage carousels. Jackson Hole Airport does not have jet bridges so passengers board aircraft via airstairs, the airport terminal has three cafes and two gift shops.
Jackson Hole Airport is one of 16 airports that uses private screeners under contract with the Transportation Security Administrations Screening Partnership Program, Security screeners are employed by the Jackson Hole Airport Board rather than the TSA. The largest aircraft seen regularly is the Boeing 757-200 operated by United Airlines, other aircraft typically seen include the Airbus A319 and A320, Boeing 737-700 and the Bombardier CRJ-700 regional jet. Due to its altitude and short runway, Jackson Hole Airport does not typically see stretched versions of aircraft such as the Airbus A321 or Boeing 737-900ER
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort is a 5, 800-acre ski resort located in southwestern Montana in Madison County, an hour south of Bozeman via U. S. Highway 191 in Big Sky, Montana. Big Sky Resort opened in late 1973, in October 2013, Big Sky Resort became the largest ski resort in the United States by land area with 5,800 acres and a vertical drop of 4,350 ft. In July 2013, Big Sky Resort acquired 200 acres on Spirit Mountain, previously a private ski mountain for Spanish Peaks members, in October 2013, Big Sky Resort acquired the terrain and facilities of Moonlight Basin, a neighboring resort that shared the northern exposure of Lone Mountain. Big Sky Resort offers meeting space for conferences, the resort was the vision of NBC News anchorman Chet Huntley, a Montana native. The first four lifts installed were the gondola and three chairlifts, the enclosed gondola carried four skiers per cabin and climbed 1,525 ft to 9,040 ft. The nearby Lone Peak triple chairlift provided the maximum of 9,800 ft, unloading at the bowl 1,366 ft beneath Lone Mountains summit.
The Explorer double chair served novice terrain just above the base, and this lift was renamed Rams Horn in 1978, and replaced with the Ramcharger high speed quad in 1990. The resort grew steadily over the decades, adding lifts. The fifth lift, a second chairlift on Andesite Mountain, was installed in the summer of 1979, the Mad Wolf double climbed Andesites eastern face and lowered Big Skys minimum elevation 540 ft to 6,970 ft. This increased the vertical drop to over 2,800 ft. The Mad Wolf lift was replaced with the Thunder Wolf high speed quad in 1994. Two lifts were added in the 1980s, Gondola Two was installed in parallel to the first gondola, a tow was added above this lift. Gondola Two was replaced with the Swift Current high speed quad chairlift in 1997, the eighth lift at Big Sky was the Southern Comfort triple chair on Andesite Mountain, installed in 1990 and upgraded to a high speed quad for the 2004-2005 ski season. The Shedhorn double chair was part of expansion, installed in 1995 on the lower south face of Lone Mountain.
The tram substantially increased Big Skys vertical drop to 4,180 ft, the minimum elevation was lowered further in the fall of 1999, with the addition of the Lone Moose triple chair with its base elevation of 6,800 ft at Lone Moose Meadows. This increased the ski areas total vertical drop to 4,350 ft, the growth off of the slopes was highlighted in 1990 with the addition of the Shoshone Condominium Hotel and the Yellowstone Conference Center, which increased summer business to the resort. In April 2000, Boyne Resorts announced that an estimated $400 million in improvements would take place over the ten years to the Mountain Village. Later in 2000, the $54 million Summit Hotel was completed, providing four-star, in late 2007, the $25 million Village Center Complex was opened, expanding the shopping and ski-in ski-out accommodation options
A ski lift is a mechanism for transporting skiers up a hill. Ski lifts are typically a paid service at ski resorts, the first ski lift was built in 1908 by German Robert Winterhalder in Schollach/Eisenbach, Hochschwarzwald. Types of lifts are, Aerial lifts transport skiers while suspended off the ground, cable railways, including funiculars Helicopters are used for heliskiing and snowcats for snowcat skiing. This is backcountry skiing or boarding accessed by a snowcat or helicopter instead of a lift, cat skiing is less than half the cost of heliskiing, more expensive than a lift ticket but is easier than ski touring. Skiing at select, extreme resorts, like Silverton Mountain, is guided, even when skiing just off the lift
A tram is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets, and sometimes on a segregated right of way. The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called tramways, Tramways powered by electricity, the most common type historically, were once called electric street railways. However, trams were used in urban areas before the universal adoption of electrification. Tram lines may run between cities and/or towns, and/or partially grade-separated even in the cities. Very occasionally, trams carry freight, Tram vehicles are usually lighter and shorter than conventional trains and rapid transit trains, but the size of trams is rapidly increasing. Some trams may run on railway tracks, a tramway may be upgraded to a light rail or a rapid transit line. For all these reasons, the differences between the modes of rail transportation are often indistinct. In the United States, the tram has sometimes been used for rubber-tired trackless trains. Today, most trams use electrical power, usually fed by a pantograph, in some cases by a sliding shoe on a third rail.
If necessary, they may have dual power systems — electricity in city streets, trams are now included in the wider term light rail, which includes segregated systems. The English terms tram and tramway are derived from the Scots word tram, referring respectively to a type of truck used in coal mines and the tracks on which they ran. The word tram probably derived from Middle Flemish trame, a Romanesque word meaning the beam or shaft of a barrow or sledge, the identical word la trame with the meaning crossbeam is used in the French language. The word Tram-car is attested from 1873, although the terms tram and tramway have been adopted by many languages, they are not used universally in English, North Americans prefer streetcar, trolley, or trolleycar. The term streetcar is first recorded in 1840, and originally referred to horsecars, when electrification came, Americans began to speak of trolleycars or later, trolleys. The troller design frequently fell off the wires, and was replaced by other more reliable devices.
The terms trolley pole and trolley wheel both derive from the troller, Modern trams often have an overhead pantograph mechanical linkage to connect to power, abandoning the trolley pole altogether. Conventional diesel tourist buses decorated to look like streetcars are sometimes called trolleys in the US, the term may apply to an aerial ropeway, e. g. the Roosevelt Island Tramway. Over time, the trolley has fallen into informal use
A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing and other winter sports. In Europe, most ski resorts are towns or villages in or adjacent to a ski area – a mountainous area with pistes, ski trails, the ski industry has identified advancing generations of ski resorts, First generation Developed around a well-established summer resort or village. Second generation Created from a non-tourist village or pasture, third generation or integrated Designed from scratch on virgin territory to be a purpose-built ski resort, all the amenities and services nearby. Fourth generation or village resorts Created from virgin territory or around an existing village, the term ski station is used, particularly in Europe, for a skiing facility which is not located in or near a town or village. A ski resort which is open for summer activities is often referred to as a mountain resort. Ski areas have marked paths for skiing known as runs, trails or pistes, Ski areas typically have one or more chairlifts for moving skiers rapidly to the top of hills, and to interconnect the various trails.
Rope tows can be used on short slopes, larger ski areas may use gondolas or aerial trams for transportation across longer distances within the ski area. Ski areas usually have at least a basic first aid facility, the ski patrol is usually responsible for rule enforcement, marking hazards, closing individual runs, and removing dangerous participants from the area. Some ski resorts offer lodging options on the slopes themselves, with ski-in, après-ski is a term for entertainment, nightlife or social events that occur specifically at ski resorts. These add to the enjoyment of resort-goers and provide something to do besides skiing and snowboarding, the culture originated in the Alps, where it is most popular and where skiers often stop at bars on their last run of the day while still wearing all their ski gear. People that browse ski resort & hotel websites will commonly seek mention of the quality of après-ski in the area and it is therefore seen as an important factor for skiers to consider before booking a holiday.
The concept is similar to the hole in golf. The process of development have progressed since the birth of the skiing industry. Amenities and infrastructure such as buildings, ski-lifts, access roads, parking lots. In recent years, the use of snow cannons have increased due to the fall in the volume of snow, in order to obtain good quality snow, dust or bacteria is mixed with the water in the process of snow making to form better snowflakes. Not only that the manufacture of artificial snow is costly and uses large amounts of water, snow cannons redistributes a large amount of water unnaturally over the land and freezes the ground vegetation late into spring, preventing growth and leaving pistes bare. With enough amount of water, and the likelihood of landslides and avalanches would be drastically higher. The required space for hotels and secondary residences has increased the amount of space occupied by roads, while a large amount of people requires special water and electricity systems, a great deal of construction work is needed
Alpine skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics consisted of six events, held near Innsbruck, from January 30 to February 8,1964. The mens downhill was held on Patscherkofel, the five events at Axamer Lizum. This was the first Olympics in which the times were recorded in hundredths of a second. It was the third and final Winter Olympics in which East and West Germany competed as the Unified Team of Germany, mild weather led to a lack of snow, which was trucked in and packed down by the Austrian army. During a training run for the downhill at Patscherkofel on January 25, Ross Milne of Australia lost control and left the course, he hit a tree. The Winter Olympics returned to Innsbruck just 12 years in 1976, four nations won medals in alpine skiing, with Austria leading the total medals with seven. France had three gold, with three silver medals, frances Marielle and Christine Goitschel led the individual medal table, each with one gold and one silver. The top mens medalist was Austrias Pepi Stiegler, who won gold, Source, Thirty-one nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Innsbruck.
India made its Olympic alpine skiing debut, below is a list of the competing nations, in parentheses are the number of national competitors. From 1948 through 1980, the skiing events at the Winter Olympics served as the World Championships. During the Olympics from 1956 through 1980, World Championship medals were awarded by the FIS for the combined event, the combined returned as a separate event at the World Championships in 1982 and at the Olympics in 1988. 1a Athletes from East and West Germany competed together as the Unified Team of Germany, designated as the EUA
The Rocky Mountains, commonly known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. Within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are somewhat distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, the Rocky Mountains were initially formed from 80 million to 55 million years ago during the Laramide orogeny, in which a number of plates began to slide underneath the North American plate. The angle of subduction was shallow, resulting in a belt of mountains running down western North America. Since then, further tectonic activity and erosion by glaciers have sculpted the Rockies into dramatic peaks, at the end of the last ice age, humans started to inhabit the mountain range. The first mention of their present name by a European was in the journal of Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre in 1752, the Rocky Mountains are commonly defined as stretching from the Liard River in British Columbia south to the Rio Grande in New Mexico.
The United States definition of the Rockies includes the Cabinet and Salish Mountains of Idaho and their counterparts north of the Kootenai River, the Columbia Mountains, are considered a separate system in Canada, lying to the west of the huge Rocky Mountain Trench. This runs the length of British Columbia from its beginnings in the middle Flathead River valley in western Montana to the bank of the Liard River. The Rockies vary in width from 70 to 300 miles, west of the Rocky Mountain Trench, farther north and facing the Muskwa Range across the trench, are the Stikine Ranges and Omineca Mountains of the Interior Mountains system of British Columbia. A small area east of Prince George, British Columbia on the side of the Trench. In Canada geographers define three main groups of ranges, the Continental Ranges, Hart Ranges and Muskwa Ranges, the Muskwa and Hart Ranges together comprise what is known as the Northern Rockies. The western edge of the Rockies includes ranges such as the Wasatch near Salt Lake City, the Great Basin and Columbia River Plateau separate these sub-ranges from distinct ranges further to the west, most prominent among which are the Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range and Coast Mountains.
The Rocky Mountain System within the United States is a United States physiographic region, the Rocky Mountains are notable for containing the highest peaks in central North America. The ranges highest peak is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 14,440 feet above sea level, Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 feet, is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Continental Divide of the Americas is located in the Rocky Mountains, triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park is so named because water that falls on the mountain reaches not only the Atlantic and Pacific, but Hudson Bay as well. Farther north in Alberta, the Athabasca and other rivers feed the basin of the Mackenzie River, see Rivers of the Rocky Mountains for a list of rivers. Human population is not very dense in the Rocky Mountains, with an average of four people per square kilometer, the human population grew rapidly in the Rocky Mountain states between 1950 and 1990. The 40-year statewide increases in range from 35% in Montana to about 150% in Utah
They are now commonplace at all but the smallest of ski resorts. Some are installed at tourist attractions as well as for urban transportation, the significance of detachable chairlift technology is primarily the speed and capacity. Detachable chairlifts move far faster than their brethren, averaging 1,000 feet per minute versus a typical fixed-grip speed of 500 ft/min. Some detachables move 900 feet per minute, some other detachables go even slower at 800 feet per minute. Detachable chairlifts can sometimes move at 1,100 feet per minute, the longer the chairlift is, the faster it goes. Another advantage of detaching chairs is the ability to remove chairs during severe weather in order to stress on the rope. Furthermore, operating the unladen rope during extreme weather is effective at preventing—or greatly reducing—ice and snow accumulation on the sheaves and rope. This saves considerable time and hazard when opening the chair for operation, chairlifts are made in a variety of sizes, carrying from 2 to 8 passengers.
All chairs on a given chairlift usually have the same capacity, slang terms for the different sizes include doubles, triples and six packs. Detachable chairlifts may be described as speed or express. Some detachable chairlifts have so-called bubble chairs, which add a retractable acrylic glass dome to protect passengers from weather, an alternative system for reconciling slow boarding speeds with fast rope speeds is the carpet lift, the chairs move at full speed even through the terminal. Boarding passengers are progressively accelerated on a system of belts of carpet-like material until nearly matching the chair speed. Another advantage about a modern chair is that it can run on an auxiliary diesel motor instead of an electric motor in a power fail. Most detachables have this option, but it makes the drive louder, Von Roll Habegger built the first detachable lift named at Gore Mountain, NY in 1984. Then Poma built the first chairlift that went 1,100 feet per minute named at Sugarbush Resort, VT in 1990.
Doppelmayr built the first detachable quad chair in the named in 1981 at Breckenridge, CO which has now been replaced with the. The detachable chairlift didnt start with a chairlift, rather, it started with the Platter lift in 1908, as the left the cable. A detachable two person chairlift called White Lady was installed in Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland in 1961, in 1981, the first ever high speed detachable quad in the world was installed, the Doppelmayr-built Quicksilver SuperChair at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, in 1981
Cte Leitner-Poma of America is a North American aerial lift manufacturer based in Grand Junction, Colorado. It is the North American subsidiary of French-based Poma, which is owned by the Italian company Leitner Technologies, the North American company was formed in 2000 when the Seeber Group, owner of Leitner, bought Poma. Leitner-Pomas only competitor is Doppelmayr USA, which is based in Salt Lake City, Leitner-Poma supplies lifts to the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Jean Pomagalski invented the detachable Pomalift surface tow in 1936, the first North American Poma brand chairlift was installed in 1958 in Squaw Valley, for the 1960 Winter Olympics. Pomas Grand Junction, manufacturing facility was opened in 1981 in order for Poma to better serve the North American market, in 1973, the company built its first Gondola in the United States at Big Sky Resort in Montana. In the following years, Poma built gondolas at Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia, Squaw Valley, Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont, in total, the company built 205 chairlifts, surface lifts, and gondolas before merging with Leitner.
Between 1997 and 2001, it installed 21 lifts in the United States, customers included Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Big White in British Columbia, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise in Alberta, and Jay Peak, Vermont. Detachable Terminals Automatic Quintessential Plan de Gralba Grips LA48-95 Fixed Grip N/A In 2000, although the two remained separate in Europe, the North American operations of each were combined. While it was announced as a merger of Leitner Lifts USA/Canada and Poma of America, the last Leitner designed lifts were installed in 2001, and since 2002, all lifts produced by the company have been of Pomas design. In 2010, Leitner-Poma adapted the LPA detachable grip, which is slightly different from the Omega T-Grip. The terminal design changed with the introduction of the new grip, the first lift in the United States with the new grip was the High Noon Express at Vail Ski Resort. In 2012, Leitner-Poma adapted a new tower design that is a cross of the design of tower heads on Poma chairlifts built in the late 1970s.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter attended the opening ceremony, which took place during the financial crisis of 2007–2010 at which Leitner-Poma promised to create 100 new jobs. Leitner-Pomas market share continues to trail significantly behind Doppelmayr, immediately following the Leitner-Poma merge, there were no noticeable aesthetic changes in the designs of the chairlifts, as all lifts built until 2010 utilized the Omega T-Grip and terminal. The first noticeable changes were when the LPA grip and terminal were introduced in 2010, also, a new tower design was introduced in 2012, replacing a design used since 1994. Since 2010, Skytrac has focused on the North American majority market of new fixed-grip installations and they provide modification and retrofitting services to the aging chairlift segment of the ski, chairlift transportation and amusement ride industries. Leitner-Poma purchased Skytrac Lifts in April 2016 and this acquisition gives Leitner-Poma a stronger presence in the fixed-grip and retrofit market in North America.
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Teton County, Wyoming
Teton County is a county located in the U. S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,294 and it is east from the Idaho state line. Teton County is part of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, Teton County contains the Jackson Hole ski area. In addition, the county contains all of Grand Teton National Park and 40. 4% of Yellowstone National Parks total area, Teton County was created February 15,1921 with land from Lincoln County and organized the following year. The county was named for the Teton Range, the county was created because the inhabitants lived too far away from Kemmerer, the county seat of Lincoln County. The creation of the county required an act of the Wyoming Legislature. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 4,216 square miles. Teton County and Teton County, are two of twenty-two counties or parishes in the United States with the name to border each other across state lines. Bridger-Teton National Forest Caribou-Targhee National Forest Grand Teton National Park John D, the population density was 5 people per square mile.
There were 10,267 housing units at a density of 3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 93. 59% White,0. 15% Black or African American,0. 53% Native American,0. 54% Asian,0. 03% Pacific Islander,3. 93% from other races, and 1. 22% from two or more races. 6. 49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,19. 2% were of German,14. 2% English,11. 7% Irish and 6. 7% American ancestry. 27. 30% of all households were made up of individuals and 3. 70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.89. Age range in the county was well distributed with 19. 90% under the age of 18,9. 80% from 18 to 24,38. 30% from 25 to 44,25. 00% from 45 to 64, the median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 114.30 males, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $54,614, males had a median income of $34,570 versus $29,132 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $38,260, about 2. 80% of families and 6. 00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5. 70% of those under age 18 and 4. 40% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,294 people,8,973 households, the population density was 5.3 inhabitants per square mile
Snowmass (ski area)
Snowmass is a part of the Aspen/Snowmass ski resort complex located in Snowmass Village near the town of Aspen, Colorado. It is owned and operated by the Aspen Skiing Company and it was opened on December 17,1967. Snowmass is the largest of the four Aspen/Snowmass mountains, comprising 3,128 acres, the mountain is most notable for its wide cruiser runs, family-friendly atmosphere, and extensive ski-in/ski-out lodging. Despite its family reputation, the resort contains several parks, extensive extreme skiing terrain, mogul runs. Snowmass has undergone changes in the past few years, including a new gondola along with a new Base Village. Snowmass has constructed a new restaurant near Elk Camp, replacing Cafe Suzanne with a large, Snowmass continues its extensive improvements to on-mountain infrastructure as well as lift repairs. Snowmass has the most vertical feet of skiing of any ski area in the United States, there are 17 lifts at Snowmass,8 high-speed quads,1 high-speed six pack,2 gondolas,2 quads,1 double and 2 pull lifts.
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