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Cooper News 11/15/19

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Finishing Touches on Tennessee Creek Basin

November 15, 2019

The sight of shiny new lift towers now standing erect from top to bottom on Maverick (the lift line trail) is truly awe-inspiring to me!  It is gratifying to see the diligent work of so many people taking shape to become part of a new era here at Cooper, and eventually part of its ever evolving heritage to future generations.

Work now continues with the stringing of the haul rope and communications cable, which carries the signals controlling the lift and senses any issues that may occur along the tower line.  The high-voltage electrical feed control is also being tied in, which will provide the current to power the drive motor of the lift.  Finishing touches are also being completed on both the top and bottom lift operator houses.

Next week the Cooper Patrol will begin installing boundary ropes and signage in the Tennessee Creek Basin Area in preparation for opening the new area, which should occur sometime mid-December, pending all lift inspections and appropriate snow conditions.

I would really like to give a specific opening date for Cooper, but the weatherman is simply not certain enough in the forecast to make that determination with any certainty………however there appears to be a stormier period returning to the mountains later next week!

Enjoy the weekend!

Dan