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A-Basin selling sections of old Pali cable for $20

RachelV

Administrator
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Arapahoe Basin replaced their classic Pallavicini chair in Dec 2020, and they're just getting around to doing an unusual and cool (I think) thing: selling 3ft+ long sections of the old haul rope (along with auctioning off 2 more chairs): http://arapahoebasin.blogspot.com/2023/09/pali-chair-and-rope-sale.html

It's $20 for 3ft and then $2 for each additional foot, and it's about 9.5lbs per 3-foot section. For $20 I obviously bought a 3ft section, so I'm now taking suggestions for how best to display this weird thing. :smile: I can't wait to see how substantial it is in person.

You have to pick them up in person -- they won't ship -- and I think they're cutting them to order based on the lengths people want. I gave A-Basin a call the other day and they said they expected to have them cut & ready to be picked up in about a month.

Anyways, I was looking at my record of ski days, and I logged 120 days at A-Basin between 2008 and when the old Pali chair closed in 2020. Pali is only open from maybe early December to early May, and while I don't ride Pali at all on some days, on others I do 10+ laps... so this thing has to have dragged me up that mountain, what, 400 times? 500 times? A respectable amount of times, anyways. :smile:
 

elemmac

Angel Diva
It's $20 for 3ft and then $2 for each additional foot, and it's about 9.5lbs per 3-foot section. For $20 I obviously bought a 3ft section, so I'm now taking suggestions for how best to display this weird thing. :smile: I can't wait to see how substantial it is in person.
I asked my husband what he would do with a piece of haul rope…he said make it into an outdoor deck railing. You’d probably need someone who welds…but I thought that would look pretty amazing as a front door railing.
 

RachelV

Administrator
Staff member
Well, I got this! It's pretty ridiculous! :smile: It's also completely inflexible which I found slightly surprising. For now it's just standing in the corner next to the shot ski until I figure out a more creative way to display it.

Banana for scale. ;)

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Ski Betty

Diva in Training
Well, I got this! It's pretty ridiculous! :smile: It's also completely inflexible which I found slightly surprising. For now it's just standing in the corner next to the shot ski until I figure out a more creative way to display it.

Banana for scale. ;)

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What a great item of memorabilia!
I can see it supported above a fireplace like a mantle, The ski shot resting on it, and your favorite framed ski pictures on the wall above. Great conversation piece.
 

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