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The latest on Summit East, but no specifics on the opening from the Summit at Snoqualmie

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Jan. 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
January 28, 2011 12:53 pm

The Summit at Snoqualmie posted this update about Summit East today:

While we are finishing off the final wiring of the control systems over the next couple days, our crews have begun the extensive process of testing the various components of both chairs. East Peak’s evacuation drive was tested today and performed perfectly. Tomorrow, the electric motor will be tested and used to run the chair for a minimum of 6 hours. Saturday, our plan is to test our full power diesel backup drive, again for a minimum of 6 hours. Sunday more extensive tests will be done on the brake systems and all the various safety systems that are built into the lift. Once all of these preliminary tests are performed and passed we will proceed to the final load test, where the chair will be loaded with boxes of water to simulate the maximum load of people riding the chair. Once loaded it will be put through a series of tests, aimed again to verify that all components of the chair’s operating mechanisms and control systems are performing correctly. Assuming we don’t run into any unforeseen surprises over the weekend, we will be performing this final load test on East Peak next week! Hidden Valley to follow shortly. You know what that means… get those skis ready! Hopefully just in time to usher winter back our way.

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