Pinnacle Express not Operating?

It seems as if the double at Granite Gorge isn't running, even though I'm certain they have plenty of snow. Does anyone know why? It's a Borving
- Sam

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  • newpylongnewpylong expert
    Posts: 659
    Gearbox failure.
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    newpylong said:

    Gearbox failure.


    Any idea what the projected repair time is?
    - Sam
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,246
    Stupid question does granite gorge have a high-speed left and is it the pinnacle number two does Borvig make any high speed quads?
  • newmannewman advanced
    Posts: 422
    No and no.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,246
    Ok so where's Pinnacle express?
  • newmannewman advanced
    Posts: 422
    Its the double.
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 896
    Pinnacle was the NELSAP name of the Granite Gorge ski area.
  • thebigothebigo novice
    Posts: 13
    ciscokid said:

    Stupid question does granite gorge have a high-speed left and is it the pinnacle number two does Borvig make any high speed quads?

    Be a good topic for a list. Misleading lift names, i can think of three 'express' fixed grips in NH alone.

  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,246
    exnever heard of a double being call ed an express
  • obienickobienick expert
    edited December 2017 Posts: 1,102
    Borving made a bubbled high speed quad back when it did a lot of partnering with Leitner. 1986 at Spirit Mountain. Since replaced.  Here is it being dismantled: image

    As far as I know, it was the only detachable made by Borvig.
  • djspookmandjspookman advanced
    Posts: 345
    Gearbox is being rebuilt, should be done by weeks end next week, cold temps are slowing things down though.
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    obienick said:

    Borving made a bubbled high speed quad back when it did a lot of partnering with Leitner. 1986 at Spirit Mountain. Since replaced.  Here is it being dismantled: image


    As far as I know, it was the only detachable made by Borvig.

    Any idea where I could find more pictures of that lift?
    - Sam
  • LiftGuyLiftGuy advanced
    edited December 2017 Posts: 165

    Any idea where I could find more pictures of that lift?



    I’ve got some. Let me do some digging.
  • ChuckstahChuckstah advanced
    Posts: 430

    Any idea where I could find more pictures of that lift?


    I’ve got some. Let me do some digging.



    Feel free to use any of these from last season report.

  • djspookmandjspookman advanced
    Posts: 345
    They're still having gearbox issues. gonna be a while before that beast is running again. (grr)

  • xwhalerxwhaler intermediate
    Posts: 66
    Any more info on this? Are they getting close?
  • djspookmandjspookman advanced
    Posts: 345
    xwhaler said:

    Any more info on this? Are they getting close?

    No idea. Story changes daily with these guys!
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    Granite Gorge Chairlift Set to Reopen This Weekend

    The small New Hampshire ski area has been limited to surface lifts thus far this season.

    Thursday, January 11, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com


    Granite Gorge plans to open its chairlift this weekend after operating exclusively with surface lifts since its opening on December 14.

    According to a report posted on LiftBlog.com, the lift was not operating due to gearbox issues. Multiple posts were made on Granite Gorge's Facebook page in recent weeks, stating repairs were in progress.

    Originally constructed at Devil's Elbow, Ontario, the refurbished Borvig chairlift was installed at Granite Gorge in 2005, increasing the ski area's advertised vertical drop to 525 feet.

    Located on Route 9 east of Keene, Granite Gorge was opened on the site of the defunct Pinnacle ski area in 2003. Prior to 2005, Granite Gorge and the Pinnacle were serviced exclusively by surface lifts. The area cut its weekend ticket price from $49 to $33 for the 2017-18 season.
    - Sam
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