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Detachable Double Chairlifts?

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#1 ski_acres

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 09:40 AM

Are they a thing? If they are can you guys please show me some examples of them?

I'm pretty sure this is one of them: https://web.archive....-gorm-1-2016399

#2 iceberg210

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 07:22 AM

Samson made one years ago, sounds like it was a bit temperamental and they changed it to a normal double.
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#3 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 02:10 PM

They are not a "Thing", more like "History". The first detachable chairlift in the world was built in 1945 in Flims, Switzerland by Von Roll.
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#4 sheave

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 02:42 AM

Nothing really special, but they have become quite rare (list is not complete): https://www.remontee...-5-type-36.html

The minimalistic design of Von Roll's compact terminal is one of my favorites (they had already added weather protection here): https://www.remontee...-roll-1496.html

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 05:20 PM

As shown on the Remontees-Mecaniques list, there are a handful of them in random places throughout Europe. Perhaps disproportionately in Switzerland, though I am not sure. However, I wouldn't be surprised if Japan has more detachable doubles than all of Europe combined. For some reason triple chairlifts are extremely rare there and I'm not sure why. Which means they went through a period where they were building detachable doubles and still may have built some even after quads became normal. You'll note that there are 5 on the Remontees-Mecaniques list from Japan and I bet there is a couple dozen more in the country.
Check out the rust on this thing:
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