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The Cuchara Ski Area in southern Colorado last operated in 2000.  Several attempts to reopen it failed due to a lack of snow and strong winds.  CHS Snowmakers is liquidating nearly all of the equipment on the private land for the new land owner.  Items include snowmaking pumps, hydrants, pedestals, light towers and two 1980 double Riblet chairlifts.  For more information, please email us for a packet.    April 29, 2016.

Cuchara Ski Area liquidation

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I just got off the phone with Cory Bradburn, one of the owners of Tube Shaper. I was able to work a deal for an early season reason to order a Tube Shaper to make your tubing hill better than ever. We have a lot of interest in people requesting demo units to open with, but the bottom line is, we can’t accommodate everyone’s requests. Nearly 80% of the demo units result in sales because people love them. We can provide customer testimonials like Brian Head, UT, Ski Campgaw, NJ, Sapphire Valley, NC and many others to help you make this important decision. Here is the deal. Order by October 15, 2015 and pay 50% down ($12,000 list price) and you will be put at the top of the list and we will include free freight all across the USA. The remaining 50% doesn’t have to be paid till after your tubing hill opens or by December 31, 2015, which ever comes first. We are finalizing a deal with a new manufacturer to build the Tube Shaper in Colorado and Pennsylvania. This manufacturer will be able to produce the Tube Shaper faster, cleaner and less welding. With their two locations, shipping will be faster and easier. Here is a very happy customer. “The Tube Shaper is a very simple but well designed piece of equipment. Makes it so anybody can cut tubing lanes that are very clean and safe in a very short time. We were able to go from 8 to 12 lanes in the same area in one half the time. Ed Capela Mountain operations Ski Campgaw, NJ” Give me a call or email if interested. Thanks Jason Sawin Owner CHS Snowmakers 303.818.5923          

Order your Tube Shaper early!

           We hope you get a chance to swing by and say high at the MSAA Midwest show at Alpine Valley Resort, WI August 16 to 19 (  We won’t have the Bumper Tubing hill set up this year (getting ready for a big set up at the Summer operations show in September), but we will have a lot of information on our 4 tubing hills that were built and are in operation from this summer.  These tubing hills include Breckenridge, CO, Brian Head, UT, Gunstock, NH and Lake Lanier, GA.  All 4 tube hills are different and the Breckenridge Tube hill has a long turn to it.  All ride very smooth, fast and are enjoyable for all ages (Breck is only for the kids).  If you are at the show let’s also talk snowmaking including the new safety feature of the Rogers hydrants, Niedner hose longevity and the advantages of Drift.

MSAA show at Alpine Valley, WI August 16 to 19, 2015

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CHS Snowmakers is proud to announce our new supplier… Roger’s Hydrant Company.     The World’s leading manufacturer of hydrants for the snowmaking industry, providing excellence for over 30 years. Used for Snowmaking Systems and other applications requiring a self-draining/frost-free hydrant. When all is said and done, you can’t make snow without reliable hydrants.   Specially Designed Hydrants for your Underground Snowmaking Systems. Hydrants Hydrant Lenght Chart Large, sure-grip handle can be easily adjusted even when covered with ice. Rugged aluminum handle is easily removed to prevent unauthorized valve adjustments. A larger, more expensive pipe is not needed since the 1.5″ or 2″ galvanized steel riser pipe and valve design allows more than adequate water. All hydrants are custom-assembled to your specifications. We will provide any standard coupling or adapter you want. All internal parts are serviceable from above ground – no expensive time consuming excavation involved. Our tapered-seat valve seals tight and can be closed or opened easily under high water pressure with 6-8 turns from closed to open position. The bronze alloy valve body is stronger than ordinary bronze. Large-capacity, automatic drain with several drain holes instead of one, to minimize plugging and give you years of trouble-free service Our drains are designed with simplicity in mind—to work every time. Drains can be purchased separately for your custom application. July 2015 announcement  Rogers has added a new safety feature to all hydrants.  To learn more: RogersHydrantCo.SafetyFeature July 2015

Roger’s Hydrants

The Tube Shaper has been turning heads and sparking a lot of interest lately.  CHS Snowmakers and Tube Shaper have teamed up to bring you a snowcat implement that can pay for itself in a couple of weeks.  This patent pending concept shapes two tubing lanes in one pass using your full sized snowcat.  Many tubing hills can double the number of lanes without making more snow or covering more area.  Contact us for more information.  

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