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Rare pictures of Yan Detachables

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#21 SkiDaBird

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:05 PM

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.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:07 AM

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

My YT channel for HQ videos of ski lifts in Ontario and beyond:
https://www.youtube....MSnNTliS2feOqiw

#23 RibStaThiok

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

don't be sad, be grateful.
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#24 Yooper Skier

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:16 PM

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

#25 iceberg210

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:03 PM

View PostYooper 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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#26 RibStaThiok

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:32 PM

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

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:35 AM

Oh thanks, now I'll never un-see the coat hangers!! hah
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#28 Nor'eastSkier

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:28 PM

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:
https://www.youtube....h?v=rcAAKP62nTw

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#29 floridaskier

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 09:27 AM

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.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:28 PM

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.
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