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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:38 PM

Timberline lift, originally from Stagecoach (1972), then Silver Creek, now in its third incarnation (1992). The old top-drive configuration has been changed with a new drive terminal, and the top was modified into an idler station.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:43 PM

Summit Express, 1985 Alpha/Falcon detachable quad. This is the only time I've seen a support tower in this configuration.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:46 PM

Sunnyside, a mid-eighties CTEC triple. Very burly-looking terminals, especially considering it's not that big of a lift.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:51 PM

Discovery, what looks to be a late-model Heron with Yan mods.
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Endeavour, a newish Alpha triple.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:56 PM

The last remaining Riblet at WP- Looking Glass. 1968 or so.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:01 PM

The slowest lift removal I've ever seen- Outrigger, a 1979-1981-ish Yan triple. Three years ago, the chairs were removed. Sometime since then, the shacks have disappeared. Now there are three chairs back on line. I don't get it either.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:11 PM

High Lonesome, a converted 1983-4 Alpha quad with 1990s Competition terminals and TB grips. It has a section where you go down for a tower span before resuming upward travel.
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Finally, Iron Horse, a 1975 Heron. It roughly parallels the Summit Express, and when Summit went down at 2.30 this afternoon (synchro/cadence issues) my counterparts cranked it up to keep a semblance of uphill travel on the Mary Jane side.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:23 PM

Breck's falcon has a portal tower for the first depression tower on the line.

The outrigger removal is similar to the removal of the Ida Belle at Keystone, it took them 4-6 years to actualy remove it and the chairs were off the line, then back on, then there were three in the lower station with no more than 5 feet between them. Perhaps they are using outrigger for evac training?
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:26 PM

Many Pomas (both fixed and detachable) of that vintage have tower 1 as a portal depression. I was referring to the fact that Summit's tower 24 is a support tower, and I haven't seen one like that except on this lift.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:26 PM

You're probably right on the evac training- I hadn't thought of that but it makes sense.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:28 PM

what would be the purpose of a suport tower there?
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:01 PM

Squaw has it on Siberia if that counts, but it still is odd that the one above is on such a flat section. Here is siberia:
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:29 PM

liftmech, on Jan 25 2005, 09:46 PM, said:

Sunnyside, a mid-eighties CTEC triple. Very burly-looking terminals, especially considering it's not that big of a lift.
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liftmech, on Jan 25 2005, 09:51 PM, said:

Discovery, what looks to be a late-model Heron with Yan mods.
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Endeavour, a newish Alpha triple.
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Dis was installed in 1984. Endeavor was in 93.

liftmech, on Jan 25 2005, 09:56 PM, said:

The last remaining Riblet at WP- Looking Glass. 1968 or so.
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liftmech, on Jan 25 2005, 10:01 PM, said:

The slowest lift removal I've ever seen- Outrigger, a 1979-1981-ish Yan triple. Three years ago, the chairs were removed. Sometime since then, the shacks have disappeared. Now there are three chairs back on line. I don't get it either.
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I thought you said last year that outrigger was suppose to be running this year? I'll do some digging on that. also outrigger was installed in 1979


As for the timberline lift it was removed from Silver Creek in 1988.


btw nice pics :)

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:32 PM

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Outrigger lift- someone had posted on the forum that it was scheduled to be torn down. My counterparts just got the word last week that they need to bring it back up to specs and have it ready to run, because it's not going away. The shop is pretty unhappy about that.


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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:33 PM

where was discovery relocated from?
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:35 PM

that's a good question. I though it was a brand new lift and then yan upgraded it.....
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:39 PM

In your previous post, the part about it being installed in '84 was that the original instal or the yan modification? If it was installed in '84 it had to have been from somewhere else.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:41 PM

all i know is it was installed in 84. upgraded by yan later on. it took me a few weeks last season to fnd that out......
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:00 AM

Cool photos! :) That one you label as Alpha/Falcon sure looks like POMA. Is there a relationship between those companies?

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:47 AM

Alpha/Falcon is the model name for that kind of lift, POMA is the manufacturer
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