The failure of a chairlift drive mechanism at Mt. Abram this past weekend has prompted the Greenwood ski area to change its ticket pricing for the rest of the season. General Manager Dave Scanlon described the problem and the plan in a general e-mail sent out Wednesday evening. Following is an excerpt:
“Sunday afternoon we detected a series of symptoms that has lead us to the determination that the main bearing on the return Bullwheel at the bottom of the Wayback Chair is failing and is no longer safe for operation.
“We have already started scheduling the repairs to begin as soon as possible; however it is unlikely that this will be fixed by the end of the season. The good news is after the overhaul to the drive train of the chair she will be ready to run smoothly for the next 20 years. As a result, we will be operating the Maine T Bar with reduced lift tickets prices.