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#1 Backbowlsbilly

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 11:33 AM

Hello all.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Billy and I am a student in Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. I am also a student worker at the Information Center for Ropeway Studies.

One of my projects this year is to go through some of our old print photo collections, most of which are from Charles Dwyer, and give them titles and captions so they are searchable and can be uploaded to an online database for people to view. I am stumped on identifying a couple photos, and I thought people on here might be able to help. There are two separate lifts, an early 80's Poma triple and a Poma (I think?) double chair. I do not have any information on location or year taken. Based on installation records, I think the triple chair might be at the now defunct Ski Rio in New Mexico but I am not completely sure of this. I have no clue where the double chair is located. Any clues on where these lifts might be?

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#2 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 06 November 2020 - 10:19 AM

I'll take a stab at the double chair. Return terminal looks to be Miner Denver to me. The vertical supports for the bullwheel carriage seem to be more robust than others I have seen, but that could mean this is one of the larger installations they built. Four Points or Burgess Creek at Steamboat? Blue Chair at Terry Peak, SD?
Were there any other photos associated with these 2?
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#3 XMTN

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 04:33 AM

Double does appear to be a Miner Denver, the triple looks like the C-TEC predecessor? Thikol? What lift company did Jan L start with?

#4 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 08:50 AM

The triple is definitely an early ‘80s Poma. Looks identical to L Lift (Lumberjack) at Copper Mountain. As for the Ski Rio location, all of the photos I have seen of B Lift have the operator house on the uphill side of the portal leg and the lift line has a trail incorporated into it on lookers right. Since Chuck probably took these photos during initial load tests, those 2 differences could have been done later.
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#5 Kelly

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 08:24 AM

I agree with Dino’s suggestion of manufacturers, the double counterweight struts are seen on many MD’s.
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#6 Backbowlsbilly

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 12:58 PM

Thank you everybody for the help, that helps narrow things down much more and makes the image descriptions much better than what I previously had.

I don't think I ever would have gotten Miner-Denver (I've never been on a Miner-Denver lift!)

#7 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 03:54 PM

Billy- I sent you a PM- Above
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Posted 26 November 2020 - 11:41 AM

View PostLift Dinosaur, on 06 November 2020 - 10:19 AM, said:

I'll take a stab at the double chair. Return terminal looks to be Miner Denver to me. The vertical supports for the bullwheel carriage seem to be more robust than others I have seen, but that could mean this is one of the larger installations they built. Four Points or Burgess Creek at Steamboat? Blue Chair at Terry Peak, SD?
Were there any other photos associated with these 2?
Dino

The Double looks like it is the Miner Denver that was located Ski Santa fe it was a fairly large lift, it was replaced with a Poma Quad in the mid 80s

The Poma Triple could be at Sipapu.

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 12:02 PM

View Postvons, on 26 November 2020 - 11:41 AM, said:

The Double looks like it is the Miner Denver that was located Ski Santa fe it was a fairly large lift, it was replaced with a Poma Quad in the mid 80s

The Poma Triple could be at Sipapu.

The triple is from Ski Rio, Coloradoskihistory.com has a similar pictures to confirm.

#10 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 03:37 PM

vons said:

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The triple is from Ski Rio, Coloradoskihistory.com has a similar pictures to confirm.


Vons- I looked at those pictures and that’s where I saw the operator house uphill of the portal and the ‘lift line’ isn’t just a line cut but a trail. No?

This post has been edited by Lift Dinosaur: 26 November 2020 - 03:38 PM

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