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#41 floridaskier

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:05 AM

View PostAllan, on 14 February 2015 - 08:00 PM, said:


Embedded in concrete, Yan style! Lifting the rope is actually no problem. It'll have to double check if the two towers lower down that are on a steep angle have their lifting frames like this, I don't think they are.


Red Cloud and Crown Point at Deer Valley are both relocated Yans with the same thing, angled tower tubes and vertical crossarms. Crown Point has this all the way up the line (very steep lift) and Red Cloud has it on the breakovers and one tower before. These were both 1991 relocations from parts of the 1981 Carpenter triple chair, which didn't have lifting frames at all, so they were added for the relocations. Viking was a new install from 1990 also that has it too, on one half-tower with depression sheaves

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#42 silence

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:51 AM

View PostNHskier13, on 13 February 2015 - 02:00 PM, said:

What in the world...
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It appears that this lift climbs up one mountain, goes over a monster sheave assembly, then makes the steep climb back down. That's pretty impressive.

Looks like Val D'isere, when I was younger I had the pleasure of riding that lift when it was a double, one of the coolest lifts I've ever ridden...

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:10 AM

I kind of like the one on the Bethlehem Express. Suprising angle of the towers for such a flat lift though

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:42 AM

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#45 Backbowlsbilly

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 02:28 PM

This is the Trogkofelbahn at Nassfeld-Hermagor, Austria, a 1995 Doppelmayr Gondola with 15 passenger CWA Conus cabins. (http://www.remontees...rtage-1925.html)
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Posted 17 April 2015 - 01:57 PM

View PostNHskier13, on 13 February 2015 - 02:00 PM, said:

What in the world...
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It appears that this lift climbs up one mountain, goes over a monster sheave assembly, then makes the steep climb back down. That's pretty impressive.

That would be Leissieres Express at Val D'Isere/La Fornet. It does indeed go up one side of the valley, straight over the ridge and back down using a 5 tower sheave assembly. Sure turns the stomach upside down the first time you ride it.
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#47 Liftkid99

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

Some good ones I know of are
-The peak chair at whistler which is also pretty stomach churning to download on
-Symphony chair also at whistler
-Peak chair at Grouse Mountain
-not sure if it counts but both the Grouse mtn skyrides have 30-40 degree slants after the breakover towers
-Morrisey chair at sun peaks
-Sea to sky gondola has 2 sets of breakover towers after each steep part in the line

#48 Snowy Ferries

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 09:08 AM

View PostLiftkid99, on 17 April 2015 - 09:15 PM, said:

-The peak chair at whistler which is also pretty stomach churning to download on


I can tell you this from experience.

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#49 Liftkid99

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:41 PM

View PostSnowy Ferries, on 18 April 2015 - 09:08 AM, said:


I can tell you this from experience.


Haha yeah. I've done it a few times in the summer and it's just crazy.

#50 Altatech

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

and which manufacturer has the most out of all these? Dopp,?

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:31 PM

Mt. Hood Meadows - Blue Chair

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:07 AM

View Postajan, on 14 May 2015 - 05:31 PM, said:

Mt. Hood Meadows - Blue Chair

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When I worked at MHM's (early/mid 90's), boarders weren't allowed to ride Blue unless Express/Jacob's Ladder/Mt. Hood Express (same lift, different name and configurations) was closed for obvious reasons. The offload ramp was usually a sheet of ice and it made for a pile of people about 2/3rds of the way down. Now they don't care and I ride it every time it's open just for the thrill of it. Old school, center rectifier pole for the ignorant. Ribblets rule!

This lift and Red/Easy rider are the only two ribblets left at MHM's. Yellow was tore down a number of years ago and replaced with a LP HS quad.

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#53 NHskier13

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

I saw this on liftblog and was surprised it wasn't mentioned here -
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Hold on tight :p
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#54 Smacpats

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 12:27 PM

Had to make some entries here:
Telluride lift 14 (Gold Hill express):
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Snowbird Little cloud express:
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And the old lift also had them:
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Sublette at JHMR:
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Collins at Alta:
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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:36 PM

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Number of downloads: 99The new siberia has an interesting brakeoover tower.
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:12 AM

Not sure where this is but it looked pretty neat
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#57 julestheshiba

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:15 PM

that is the L'Olympique lift at Espace Killy. http://www.skiresort...gnes/ski-lifts/
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:44 PM

I couldn't find any pictures but the old Riblet Loge Peak double at Aspen Highlands had a spectacular set of breakover towers near the top of line that spanned a large gap on the ride. There were pictures of it all around Highlands and I am sorry I couldn't find any but it made for one awesome looking lift.

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 07:51 AM

Plunge at Telluride has a few throughout the line.
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Posted 31 May 2016 - 04:11 PM

This is a bubble lift in Switzerland. I wonder how fast those chairs are moving too lol
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