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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.

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#23 RibStaThiok

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

don't be sad, be grateful.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:16 PM

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

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:03 PM

 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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#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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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:

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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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#30 skierdude9450

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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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#31 DonaldMReif

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:41 PM

 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.
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 03:17 PM

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

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