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Oldest high speed/detachable lift you have ever ridden?

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#1 Smacpats

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

Oldest High speed chairlift- Kumme, Zermatt. 1983 Garaventa high speed triple.
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Oldest gondola- Gant-Blauherd, Zermatt. 1972 Gianvolla gondola removed 2 years ago.
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Oldest Tram- Old Jackson hole tram
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Oldest high speed quad- Vista Bahn at vail
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Oldest bubble chair (Vista had its bubbles removed before I went to vail)- Aebi, Adleboden Switzerland, 1999 Leitner installation.

#2 reaperskier

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:36 PM

Louis Express Quad - Mount St Louis Moonstone: https://www.youtube....Ptz9SRME&t=120s

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#3 ceo

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:37 AM

Oldest "high-speed" lift, and indeed oldest lift, would have to be the original Cannon aerial tramway, opened in 1938.

Oldest detachable is the Sugarbush gondola, opened in 1958. Rode it a bunch of times on a family vacation when I was 6. My memory was that it went up a hill and down again and up another hill; when I finally went there as an adult many years later, I saw that the old liftline did go over a rise and down a little before climbing to the summit.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:36 AM

Vail's old Lions head gondola and Steamboat's old Stagecoach gondola, both installed in 1970.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:03 PM

1964 VonRoll gondola at Minnesota State Fair Grounds. As for high-speeds, Pioneer at Winter Park (Poma), FourRunner (Doppelmayr - the original) at Stowe, and Spirit Express (Leitner/Borvig) at Spirit Mountain. All 1986.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:03 AM

The original Summit triple at Bachelor (1983, removed 1997).
The Puyallup Fair gondola, originally the Seattle World's Fair gondola (1962).
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#7 vons

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:34 AM

oldest Gondi: Disneyland Sky Ride 1950s von Roll
oldest HSQ: the Quicksilver lift @ Breckenridge 1981 Doppelmayr quad

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