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Doppelmayr CTEC Identification sheet

Doppelmayr CTEC

There are two sides to Doppelmayr CTEC. The Dopplemayr side and the Garaventa CTEC side. This first subsection shows current Doppelmayr CTEC designs as well as past Doppelmayr designs.

Riblet Clip

The DS Series Grip (1985-1995)
This was one of Doppelmayr's first detachable grips. There was another before it but it but it was retired in 1985, only after a few years of service. The Doppelmayr Spring series grip was replaced in 1995 by the Doppelmayr Torrsion Bar grip.


The DT Series Grip (1995-Present)
The Doppelmayr Torsion Bar grip was first introduced in 1995 and was the replacement grip for the Doppelmayr Spring series. This grip is still being used on new Doppelmayr/Garaventa detachable lifts today. However, the grip has been banned in a few European countries because of it is a double position feature.


The Agamatic Grip (N/A-Present)
Doppelmayr has taken over a number of companies in the past and Agamatic was one of them. Agamatic was an Italian lift manufacturer, but its detachable grips are still being used by the Doppelmayr/Garaventa group today. The Agamatic detachable grip made its first apperance in North America in 2003 and it's the only other detachable grip offered by Doppelmayr CTEC today.

Brake Rail

The Center Support Carrier
This carrier design was introduced by Doppelmayr in the early 1970s and retired in the 80s by the bail carrier design.

The 80s Style Carrier
This is the primary carrier style of the 80s. There was also a version with a different hanger arm that was used on the first detachable lifts. This carrier design was retired in 1986.

Brittle Bar

EJ Carriers (1985-Present)

This carrier was introduced in 1985 and is still available by Doppelmayr CTEC on special request. However, the carrier design is slowly starting to be phased out by Doppelmayr CTEC and is being replaced by the new Garaventa carrier design. Doppelmayr of Europe is still using this same carrier design, but a slightly modified design.

Brittle Bar

The Garaventa Carrier (1996-Present)
The Garaventa carrier design is now the standard carrier used on all of Doppelmayr CTEC's new lifts and was actually an optional carrier choice for Garaventa CTEC lifts prior to the Doppelmayr and Garaventa CTEC merger. It's sad that Jan Leonard of Doppelmayr CTEC had some say in the designing of this carrier.

Riblet Bullwheel

A 1970s Doppelmayr terminal.

Cable Catcher

This one is comprable to the terminal above but with no cover. This model was used in the early 1980s.

A 90s monopod drive.

This one is the same as above but with a different motor room design. Doppelmayr had multiple drive terminal designs. The ones above are just examples.

A Fixed Return Terminal
Here's an example of a Doppelmayr fixed hydraulic return terminal looked liked. There are multiple variations of this.

Tension Return Terminals
This is an example of an early 1980s tension return terminal.

The first detachable terminals were totally enclosed unlike the newer kind.

CLD-260 Terminal (1985-1989)
This was the first fully enclosed terminal design by Doppelmayr and made its first apperance in about 1985. There are some different variations of this terminal design, but this model was the most previlant.

The UNI Terminal (1989-1993)
This was the first generation of the UNI terminal. However, this particular model only last for a few years before it was replaced by a more innovative and improved terminal design.

The UNI Terminal (1993-1994)
This UNI terminal design also had a short life span before it was quickly replaced by one of Doppelmayr's most popular terminals.

The UNI-M Terminal (1995-2002)
There are a few different variations to this terminal but it was first introduced in 1995 and was retired in 2002. The picture on the left is of a version 1 UNI-M terminal. The fallowing year in 1996, the huge windows were replaced by smaller ones.

The UNI-M Terminal (1995-2002)
The picture on the left is of a version 2 UNI-M terminal which came out in 1996 and was retired in 1999.

The UNI-M Terminal (1995-2002)
The picture on the left is of a version 3 UNI-M terminal which introduced in 2000 and lasted until 2002 when Doppelmayr decided only to offer the UNI-G terminal.

The UNI-M Terminal (1995-2002)
This unique looking terminal on the left is actually the same lift as in the above picture, except that the bottom terminal has a built in maintenance bay.

The UNI-G Terminal (2000-Present)
This is the current version of terminal used in Europe. It has been discontinued by Doppelmayr CTEC but still can be imported in from Europe for a little extra. Even though it costs more, some of the bigger resorts prefer it.

The UNI-GS Terminal (2003-Present)
This one was introduced when Doppelmayr and Garaventa CTEC merged. While everything inside the UNI-GS, including the structure and framework are from the UNI-G terminal, a different kind of external skin has been used to make the lift a little bit cheaper.

The UNI-GS Terminal (2003-Present)
The easiest way to tell the difference between the UNI-G and UNI-GS is the windows on the back of the terminal.

The Doppelmayr Bullwheel
As you can see, the Doppelmayr bullwheel is different from most others. It is like normal ones but the spokes are welded together with sheet metal then holes are put in the sheet metal. This bullwheel is an easy way to tell whether a lift is a Doppelmayr or not but the design has been used by other companies.

This one is agood example of Doppelmayr sheaves because it has many of Doppelmayr's designs in it. The one on the right is the most modern. New doppelmayr sheave trains also have a red sheave or two in them. The red ones weigh more and this is used as a derail detection device.

CTEC / Garaventa CTEC

This section is all about CTEC designs. There are some Garaventa ones in here too but CTEC was not changed much when they merged with Garavnta.

The CTEC fixed grip. This one may still be used on some fixed grip lifts today.

The AK 400 Grip (2001-Present)
A Garaventa design that was used on Garaventa CTEC lifts as well as early Doppelmayr CTEC lifts. It had a short life span in North America and was replaced by the Agamatic grip when Doppelmayr purchased Garaventa. However, Doppelmayr/Garaventa of Europe still use this grip on its MCS detachable lifts.

The AK 4 Grip (N/A-2000)
In this picture, the CTEC grip can be seen. CTEC's carrier, sheave, and tower designs can also be seen.

This design is similar to the Doppelmayr center pole. It was designed by Thiokol and CTEC continued to use the carrier design after purchasing Thiokol's lift division.

This one is also a Thiokol design. It was used when CTEC was formed until CTEC came out with its own design.

The carrier seen here is the design that replaced the above one in the mid 80s. It can be said that it was a popular design seeing as though it not only was installed on a number of new CTEC lifts but it was also used to replace carriers of other brands. It has been installed on new lifts until 2005 when it was discontinued.

Seen here is the current chair design. It was used as an alternate to the above carrier all throughout the Garaventa CTEC years.

The Enterprise Terminal
This one is another design that originated from the old Thiokol company. In it's early years, It was totally covered with a wooden cover. Since then, they have looked like this. They have been discontinued but the exact year that they were discontinued is unknown.

The Sprint Terminal
The Sprint is one of CTEC's original terminal designs and is still in use today.

The Galaxy Terminal
The Galaxy is a similar design to the sprint but the rails that the motor room sits on appear a bit beefier. The motor room is the most distinct part of the galaxy. It appears to be discontinued but there is one being installed in 2005.

We are not sure of this ones name but it appears to be similar to the Galaxy terminal but with a different motor room design.

The Gemini Terminal
A monopod CTEC terminal, the Gemini comes in many different variations. The difference between them is usually what style of motor room is used on the particular lift.

The UNI-Star Terminal
Seen here is the tensioned version of the gemini terminal. This also an example of how the motor room design can vary. The newest version of the Gemini has been given the name Uni-star because it looks similar to the Uni-GS.

The Pegasus Terminal
This design can be described as the sprint terminal but without the drive. This particular one has a roof which is not on all pegasus terminals. This particular lift was originally built by Riblet and was retrofitted by Garaventa CTEC with this new terminal.

The Intrepid Terminal
A monopod terminal similar to the Orion but with tensioning.

The Orion Teerminal
The Orion is a simple return terminal. It is another Thiokol design and is used on new lifts to this day. There are some variations of it.

The Stealth Terminal
This was the first detachable terminal design that CTEC made on its own. However, the lift does use Garaventa.

CTEC does not have any truly old looking terminals because they did not enter the detachable buisness until the 90s. Their original detachable was built in a partnership with Von Roll.

The Stealth 2 Terminal
This terminal designed was first introduced in 1996 when Garaventa CTEC built its first detachable six-pack at Park City, UT. The terminal was retired in 2000 when Garaventa CTEC released its Stealth 3 terminal design.

The Stealth 3 Terminal
This Garaventa CTEC Design was used on new Doppelmayr CTEC lifts until 2004 when it was discontinued in favor of the UNI-GS.

The Funitel
Garaventa CTEC the only Funitel in North America (set aside the QMC). It uses mostly Garaventa designs. It is located at Squaw Valley.


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