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Apollo Update

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with you! After a long wait since April 2023, our beloved Apollo chairlift is spinning once again. This is a huge milestone marking significant progress in the restoration efforts. This is far from over, there is still a lot of work left to do to get Apollo fully operational and ensure it meets the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Here’s an overview of the significant repairs and upgrades we’ve completed so far:

  1. New Bearings and Shaft on Pinion Shaft: This crucial component has been completely overhauled to enhance the efficiency and longevity of the chairlift.
  2. New Bearings and Shaft on Bottom Terminal Bullwheel: The bottom terminal bullwheel has been upgraded with new bearings and a shaft, ensuring smoother and safer rides.
  3. New Gearbox installed: New gearbox installed and turning like a champion.
  4. Bottom Terminal Bullwheel Removed/Re-installed: We have successfully re-installed the bottom terminal bullwheel.
  5. Chairs Removed for Overhaul: Each chair has been removed and is undergoing a thorough inspection and refurbishment to ensure they are safe and comfortable for your rides.
  6. Counter Weight Replacement. A new counter weight and anchor system for the bottom terminal will be replaced soon.
  7. All Drive Shafts Manufactured: We have manufactured new drive shafts, including a new shaft for the top bullwheel, to improve the mechanical integrity of the chairlift.

We will be soon moving our efforts towards the top terminal and address the top bullwheel. 

Thank you for your patience and continued support. We are incredibly excited to welcome you back to the slopes with a fully operational Apollo chairlift. Your safety and enjoyment remain our top priorities, and we can’t wait to see you out there.

…Base area update coming soon!

Pascal Begin

General Manager

Nordic Valley Ski Resort

May 30th

Dear Season Pass Holders and Valued Customers,

We are excited to share some great news regarding the repair work on Chairlift Apollo!

Our team of experts has been hard at work for the past two weeks, and we are pleased to report that significant progress has been made. The dedication and skill of our team are ensuring that Chairlift Apollo will be back to operating at peak performance. Many of the critical components of the bottom terminal are being replaced and manufactured to ensure a return to operation and better performance.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this time. We will keep you updated with further progress and look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the enhanced experience soon.

Warm regards, Pascal Begin

Nordic Valley General Manager

May 15th

Dear Esteemed Season Pass Holders and Valued Customers,

Greetings from Nordic Valley! I hope everyone is enjoying a great Spring in Northern Utah, the weather has been perfect for all you outdoors enthusiasts. We’re reaching out today with some thrilling updates regarding the repair of our beloved Chairlift Apollo, as you know well is a pivotal component of our mountain experience.

We’re pleased to inform you that a highly skilled team of experts has been assembled to undertake the restoration of Chairlift Apollo. These individuals are not only seasoned technicians but also globally recognized specialists with unparalleled proficiency in the specific intricate workings of Apollo.

The team is poised to arrive this week, fully equipped and ready to embark on this crucial endeavor. Their primary objective is crystal clear: to ensure that Apollo is operating at peak performance while prioritizing safety and efficiency to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience on the slopes.

Throughout the duration of their work, we are committed to keeping you informed with regular updates on the progress made both on the mountain and at the base area. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get all the details. 

Thank you for being an integral part of our mountain community. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you back to enjoy the breathtaking views and exhilarating runs that Chairlift Apollo has to offer.

Warm regards, Pascal Begin

Nordic Valley General Manager

March 16, 2024

Nordic Valley Community,

My name is Pascal Begin and I am the General Manager here at Nordic Valley. I wanted to reach out to provide a much awaited update on our beloved Apollo chairlift. We’ve faced quite a few hurdles this season but are continually reminded of how thankful we are to have the support from this community. 

Our purpose at Nordic Valley is to ensure skiing is accessible to all. We do this by offering affordable lift tickets and passes and even offer a free Power Kids season pass to all children 12 and younger. To ensure we can continue to give people the freedom to ski, we have decided to do a complete overhaul of the Apollo chairlift (top to bottom and everything in between), so we can continue to provide the great experience and value Nordic has to offer.

After vetting all possible solutions, we are extremely excited to announce we have signed a contract with a team of Hall lift experts who will be working on this comprehensive overhaul of the Apollo chairlift. There are a number of components we will be working on this off season to get Apollo back spinning and we will be committing all our efforts and resources into this project. What’s even more exciting is that progress has already commenced on this project.

Thank you all again for your support. We will be updating you all on the progress we are making throughout the season and we look forward to seeing you enjoy Apollo again in the future.

Pascal Begin

General Manager

Power Pass Resorts

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