000 – Devil’s Head, WI

This lift opened in 1990, servicing a beginner pod near the top of the mountain.
The top terminal.
This is one of the last center pole quads Riblet built.
Most lifts of this vintage have bail chairs.
View up the lift line.
Another view of the lift line,
Looking up from the bottom terminal.
There are 24 sheaves attached to the bottom terminal.
Riblet plaque.
Compact drive terminal without a true motor room.

5 thoughts on “000 – Devil’s Head, WI

  1. Utah Powder Skier January 2, 2021 / 5:32 pm

    Why would any resort go out of their way to buy a center pole quad in 1990? Are center pole carriers cheaper than bail style carriers?

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    • Myles Svec January 2, 2021 / 7:03 pm

      I think they may be because the bar that’s holding the chair to the grip I think requires more metal than a center pole carrier. Plus a center pole bar is straighter then a bail carrier bar usually so they would have to bend the bail carrier bar more while casting it so therefore a bail carrier may be more money then a center pole carrier.

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    • Ben March 28, 2021 / 1:05 pm

      These chairs don’t look any cheaper nor easier to maintain, not with that double-clip hanger. The fact that they couldn’t at least ditch that workaround surprises me the most; by this time they already had clips that could singlehandedly support a quad chair. The only explanation I can think of is new-old-stock parts.

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  2. Myles Svec January 2, 2021 / 7:01 pm

    Why is the lift name 000? It dosent really make sense

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    • Myles Svec January 2, 2021 / 7:05 pm

      Never mind they just used zeros as numbers 1, 2 and 3.

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