Canyon Ski Resort - Lift Poles
Park City, UT United States | 1997
Ski lifts need to be built to withstand cold winter conditions and the abrasive dings and dents often incurred to recreation equipment. This is the main reason why the Black Mountain Express Ski Lift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort in Colorado was hot-dip galvanized. The durable coating of galvanized steel is able to withstand the corrosive nature of these elements due to the sacrificial bond the zinc creates with the steel.
Since zinc is a naturally occurring element and is 100% recyclable, the structure also fit the sustainability needs of the customer.
Additionally, the appearance of the dulled HDG coating was able to be customized to meet the reflectivity requirements of the USDA Forest Service. Since zinc is a naturally occurring element and is 100% recyclable, the structure also fit the sustainability needs of the customer. The recreation business requires that safety be at the top of the list since thousands of skiers put their trust in the equipment being used each day. While the benefits of HDG can often be taken for granted, customers can rest assured the lift will always get them to the top of the mountain without running into any maintenance closures. HDG has exhibited time and time again that when safety, durability, life-cycle cost, aesthetics and sustainability are concerned, there can be no other form of corrosion protection to match it. The superior, maintenance-free protection provided by galvanized steel will ensure this ski lift remain standing strong for the thousands of daily enthusiasts who will enjoy the lift for many more decades.
Recreation & Entertainment
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, Keystone, CO United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
Ski lift base towers, line towers
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort
Leitner Poma of America
AZZ Galvanizing - Denver
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