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A Blackhawk helicopter lifts trees from the lift line work area on the new High Alpine chairlift to a pile just below the Alpine Springs chair, where the trunks will be cut down to more manageable pieces, on Snowmass on Wednesday afternoon. At this elevation, the chopper is only able to carry 4,000 pounds. After the tree removal is finished, new lift towers will be carried in by helicopters as well.