Black Mountain Express Ski Lift
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, Keystone, CO United States | 2010
The winter weather of the mountains can be severe at times; this is why hot-dip galvanizing is the preferred corrosion protection for ski lift manufacturers. The ability to resist the wet snows of the high mountains gives skiers and snow boarders the joy of traversing the slopes for generations to come. Also the ski lift manufacturer can be sure that the structural integrity of the lift is not compromised from rust and weather-related wear.
Thousands of customers can feel safe riding these lifts for decades to come in some of the harshest environments on earth. This ski lift had over 150 tons of steel components galvanized. The large tower cross-arms that help support the wire rope network were all galvanized. Also dipped were handrails, chair bails, and restraints that keep passengers inside the chair. These items are all touched by the bare hands of passengers, so special attention was placed on quality to ensure a smooth galvanized coating. This particular lift transports four skiers per chair up the mountain at a capacity of 2400 people per hour. The lift will be free from rust and unsightly corrosion very important, as they are very visible to the resort customers.
Recreation & Entertainment
Tamarack, ID United States
Virtually the entire ski lift, including chair bails, restraints, tower cross-arms, handrails and chair stems.
Valmont Coatings - Intermountain Galvanizing
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