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Whiffletree Gearbox Reinstallation

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Since the Whiffletree gearbox arrived back in Maine earlier this week, our lift maintenance team has been busy reinstalling it and making sure all is operating as it should be before we reopen the lift. A state lift inspector and engineers from Doppelmayer were also on hand today to check things out as our Lift Maintenance Department performed a dynamic load test to ensure that all systems were working properly. 

Following the successful completion of the load test today, we expect Whiffletree to be back in operation this week - sooner than previously anticipated.

Our lift mechanics still have a small punch list of items to test tomorrow and some paperwork to complete with state inspectors. Depending on how long that process takes, the lift could be back up and running as early as tomorrow.

Today's load test, which lasted approximately 6 hours, utilized 32 boxes each filled with 187 pounds of water, to simulate a fully loaded lift.  

Stay tuned for the latest reopening information on our Mountain Operations Twitter account @SugarloafSnow.