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Fastest Chairlift Ever Rode ?


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#1 Eric

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 11:56 AM

What is the fastest chairlift (and not a gondola) ever rode ???

I can say that the fastest one I rode is called TGV @ Tremblant (A poma hsq)

2nd) Glacier express @ Lake Louise

3rd) Too hard to say

Here's a pic of TGV

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:05 PM

Well the fatest chair I rode that is capable of running 5.6 m/s is the Eagle Peak Accelerator at Willamette Pass. A Doppelmayr CTEC HSS. Although when I rode it, it was only going like 2.3 because it was turned into a gondola and they needed to load peoples bikes. But yea it flys the up hill from what I've seen. It's kind of hard to think of any fast lifts because they are all usually run at 5 m/s.
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:19 PM

The fastest lift I've ridden is the Sunrise Express at Bachelor. I think it's capable of running 5.5, same as many lifts, but it's got the compact terminal at the top and it hurls you off the chair like no other. :P So it feels fast at least...
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#4 Eric

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:28 PM

Do you have any pics of those chairlifts?
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:36 PM

Cameron may have some of the Sunrise Express- I didn't have a camera with me that day. It's a '93 Doppelmayr with the UNI-G terminal.
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 01:20 PM

Sounds like Harmony Express at Whistler, it throws you off at the top too. I think that one too is a shortened terminal if I am not mistaken.
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#7 Eric

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 01:44 PM

That chair is similar to the T.G.V

It throws you at the summit
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 01:46 PM

A lot of the Pomas have that throw off effect I've noticed. I think they have slowed down the Sunrise Express at Bachelor for some reason, but yea I remember it doing that is the past years.

Sunrise Express @ Mt. Bachelor
http://nw-skilifts.com/images/resort_image...ise/sunrise.htm

Eagle Peak Accelerator @ Willamette Pass
http://nw-skilifts.com/images/resort_image...k/eaglepeak.htm
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#9 Eric

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 01:53 PM

The new Top of the world at Lake Louise isn't very fast. The resort says that the chair travels at 5 meters/sec but I really don't think so
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 02:46 PM

I don't know what the fastest hsq is. But the fastest Riblet that i have ever been on is the Looking Glass Double Chairlift @ WP.
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 03:49 PM

The fastest one I've been on is the Big Red Express at Whistler.

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 05:40 PM

Hmm, id say cornice at kirkwood. It feels faster then all other doppelmayrs

Gold Coast at squaw (poma) launches you offf. Its so nice
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 05:40 PM

My fastest would be DV's Quincy Express, the first time I ever rode it in Dec 2001. They had it running really fast that day
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#14 Eric

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 05:44 PM

I like to be throw out of a chairlift at the summit
It's cool :---: :specool:
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 09:14 PM

the fastest FG i've ridden is the Tranquilizer Chair @ Marmot. the chairs have to be held by the lifties so much that they swing for several towers.

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 09:22 PM

The fastest FG chair I've rode is the Granite chair when it was still alive - it ran at 2.9 m/s or 580 fpm. The fastest FG lift I've rode is our t-bar at 3.0 m/s or 590 fpm. The fastest lift I've rode is the Big White gondola, and I don't know what it's speed was at!
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 09:51 PM

i think i took it off topic........ oh well.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:48 AM

I have been on the gondola at Mammoth. I think it goes 1200fpm.

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Posted 28 November 2003 - 04:26 PM

The TGV ? Fast ?!

I think the Green Mountain Flyer @ Jay Peak is faster.

#20 Eric

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Posted 30 November 2003 - 07:06 PM

The Snowshed HSQ @ Killington is not very fast. Maybye becasue of the strong winds

By the way, who builted that lift ?
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