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#1 teachme

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

OK, funny question here. When I go skiing with my boys, tower 5 is my youngest son's tower as he is five. Same for tower 9 for the older one. They however keep asking me if there is any tower 47 on any lift. So, does anyone know of a chair or gondi with at least 47 towers?

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:27 PM

As far as I can tell from a quick count on Google Earth, the Silver Mountain Gondola (the longest single stage gondola in North America), has 50 towers.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

View Postcomeagain?, on 27 January 2018 - 04:27 PM, said:

As far as I can tell from a quick count on Google Earth, the Silver Mountain Gondola (the longest single stage gondola in North America), has 50 towers.


I don't think it was quite that many, I remember 40 when I rode it a couple of years ago.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

View PostAllan, on 27 January 2018 - 06:50 PM, said:


I don't think it was quite that many, I remember 40 when I rode it a couple of years ago.


Dang, you're right. I just recounted.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:51 AM

Sandia Peak Lift 3 Riblet double has 42 .
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:32 AM

No telling how many towers these lifts had; too bad one these machines isn't still around....

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:50 PM

45 at Silver Mountain
https://liftblog.com...er-mountain-id/
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

Sunshine express at Telluride has 38, but thats the most I've seen in the US. Matterhorn Express (All sections) has at least 45 towers, but I unfortunately don't have a solid number. It might be 47, not sure though.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:07 PM

If you count both sections of the Whistler Village Gondola, there are 63 towers, but they start over the numbering for section 2.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:58 PM

Thanks SD, that works for me. I did not check it as I thought there were fewer (kind of stupid as I used to ski WB all the time). I assume though it has two sets of numberings as it is two cables and more or less is two gondolas that transfer cabins between them (I believe each section can be operated independently) as opposed to one very big gondola.

But thanks, I will go with that (and who knows maybe the new Blackcomb Gondi will have more than 48 by then)

TME





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