So we had an unusal incidence occur this morning as the crew was going through their pre-opening procedure for Polar Express.  They contacted Poma and found out that the part that had malfunctioned is a rarity.  In fact what happened to Polar today has only happened one other time in the history of these types of lifts for Poma.  It is such a rare occurrence that they don’t even stock the part in the USA.    Thankfully Poma jumped right on it and we have a part in route from Europe and a Poma crew is on the way to Bear Valley to install.  If all goes according to plan we will have the part and Poma onsite by mid-week and Polar will be up and running by next weekend.  In the meantime, Pooh chair is back in action to service the backside.  Thank you to our lift maintenance and lift ops crew for quickly making the change and getting guests transport out of Bear West so they can continue to enjoy the awesome terrain of the “backside”.  Groomers will be in full force tonight taking care of trails to allow our guests to access Pooh with ease.  So enjoy the backside this week with lift service on Pooh Chair.  We will keep you up to date on Polar’s Progress!!