Wednesday, July 2, 2014

So Long, Sunnyside!

A Kaman K-Max helicopter, which flew here from Bozeman, Mont., on Monday drops a tower removed from the Sunnyside chairlift on Bald Mountain to a site near the River Run base of the mountain. Sun Val-ley Co. officials and contractors removed two anti-quated ski lifts Monday, the rarely-used Sunnyside and the Flying Squirrel lift, which suffered severe damage in a structure fire last winter. The K-Max can lift a payload of more than 6,000 pounds, which is more than the helicopter’s empty weight. The Sunnyside Lift (No. 6), installed in 1978 with its 26 towers, was sold to Utah’s 15th and newest ski resort—opening for the 2014-15 ski season—named Cherry Peak, located 15 minutes north of Logan in Richmond, Utah. The Flying Squirrel Lift (No. 9), which was erected in 1972 with 19 towers, will have its steel recycled and various compo-nents sold, company officials said.
Express photo by Willy Cook

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