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Rare pictures of Yan Detachables

SkiDaBird's Photo SkiDaBird 15 Nov 2017

I don't think it's possible to dispute that Yan had a sense of style. I still think that their towers with the lifting frames, like on the Sun Valley quads, are the best looking towers ever made.

reaperskier's Photo reaperskier 16 Nov 2017

Your totally right about that SkiDaBird. Even though Yan's high speed quads didn't work as hoped, they were still some of the most beautiful lifts ever made. I'm a bit sad that I will never get to ride an unmodified Yan HSQ.
This post has been edited by reaperskier: 16 November 2017 - 05:15 AM

RibStaThiok's Photo RibStaThiok 16 Nov 2017

don't be sad, be grateful.

Yooper Skier's Photo Yooper Skier 17 Nov 2017

The lifting frames look like upside-down metal coat hangers...just sayin' :lol:

iceberg210's Photo iceberg210 17 Nov 2017

 Yooper Skier, on 17 November 2017 - 01:16 PM, said:

The lifting frames look like upside-down metal coat hangers...just sayin' :lol:

Y is for Yan :wink:
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RibStaThiok's Photo RibStaThiok 17 Nov 2017

Are you sure it is not for: "Yikes!" J/K :lol:

Allan's Photo Allan 18 Nov 2017

Oh thanks, now I'll never un-see the coat hangers!! hah

Nor'eastSkier's Photo Nor'eastSkier 30 Jul 2018

Found some more, these are Broadway at Mammoth, and Prospector and Carpenter at Park City and Deer Valley, respectively (Prospector pic is a composite of two frames, sorry if it doesn't look great).

Great full video shots of the top of Prospector at 15:25 and the bottom of Carpenter at 22:45:

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floridaskier's Photo floridaskier 31 Jul 2018

Wow, great find! A bunch of other interesting lift shots in there too. I see the Park City gondola, original Crescent Yan quad, pre-shortening Ski Team, Three Kings, and then at Deer Valley you can see the Wasatch, Homestake, and Clipper Yan triples. Also a good Delta 727 at SLC airport.

skierdude9450's Photo skierdude9450 12 Aug 2018

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol's rope evac training video has some good shots of Chair 1 pre-retrofit in action. I'll try to see if I can track it down and post it.

DonaldMReif's Photo DonaldMReif 27 Mar 2019

 Backbowlsbilly, on 14 July 2017 - 08:55 AM, said:

The original Yan River Run Gondola at Keystone


That thread also contains some nice photos of the Riblet double that came before the Montezuma Express lift, and the Erickson triple that the Summit Express lift replaced.

Conrad's Photo Conrad 06 Apr 2019

The Remontees-Mecaniques photo-article of the Spain Yan detachable quad installation was updated a couple a months ago, so worth checking out again.
It broke down this season and never reopened. It will be replaced this summer.
Edit: sorry, I already posted this in a different topic
This post has been edited by Conrad: 29 January 2020 - 03:46 PM