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#61 skiersage

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:45 PM

Just thought Id share with you guys: I was just visiting Aspen co a couple weeks ago. I rode up the Shadow mountain (lift 1a) SLI lift. I was intrigued by the new sheave frames that have been added to the lift since I last visited. The depress towers use a standard TSI sheave frame, but the ones on the support towers appear to be custom made for this lift. They are similar to the TSI frames but have anti derailment guards that are alike the ones found on SLI frames.
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A pic of the new sheave frame design.
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Depress tower
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A picture of the old upside down Riblet sheave frames the lift used prior to these new ones. For whatever reason, this tower (not sure of the number) still uses the old Riblet frames.
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#62 skiersage

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:52 PM

A few more pictures of Shadow Mountain.

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#63 matt_

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:36 AM

About 4 years ago they started replacing/updating the tower machinery. The were replacing on an as needed basis.

#64 Midwestrider

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

View PostTramway Guy, on 11 March 2017 - 11:40 AM, said:

At one time there was a Riblet/SLI mixture at Rib Mt., WI. Had different sheave trains each direction. If I remember correctly, it had external grips.
Also, I believe that Sam Bonasso (of West Virgina) was an cofounder/engineer with SLI. He was probably best known for translating Prof. Dante Marrochi's Ropeway Design book into English.

https://en.m.wikiped...muel_G._Bonasso


Yes the SLI/Riblet at Rib Mt had the original external grips, the lift operated until 2003 when it was replaced by the Comet 6-pack, the lower terminal was used as a storage building until last year when it was removed. That lift used to have some extreme sagging between towers when fully loaded! I always wondered where that lift came from before installed at Rib Mountain as it was used, could not have been at another area very long as Rib installed it in '76

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

SLI history:
http://www.skilifts....?showtopic=9288
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#66 julestheshiba

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:20 PM

Did you know that the location in Incline Village where SLI was based is now a nail parlor. I looked up the adress from the old pamphlets on google earth and a nail parlor in Incline Village came up.

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#67 sheave

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 11:29 AM

View PostKelly, on 19 July 2017 - 03:53 PM, said:


Funny that the origin of SLI is missing: http://www.wito.at/en (check out the logo)

This is a classic 1973 Wito double chair still running at the Hochstein ski area in Austria:

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