1/2 – Little Switzerland, WI

This is an up and over lift with the lodge side known as Lift 1 and the back side portion known as Lift 2.
View up the lodge half.
Drive bullwheel.
Another view of the drive station.
Towers near the top unload point.
Riders come from both directions and must unload in the middle.
Back side breakover.
View down the back side, known as Lift 2.
Lift 2 line.
Return terminal loading point.
View up at tower 11.
Return bullwheel on a moveable carriage.
Lift overview.
Another view of the backside bullwheel.
Riding towards the middle.
Arriving at the top from the return terminal side.
Front side lift line.
Tower 3.

8 thoughts on “1/2 – Little Switzerland, WI

  1. Riley May 8, 2022 / 12:41 pm

    Had no idea Riblet made up-and-overs. Was this the only one?


    • Riley May 8, 2022 / 12:42 pm

      *were this and the other chair at Little Switzerland the only ones


      • ShangRei Garrett May 8, 2022 / 8:51 pm

        According to Peter’s 2015 article on up-and-overs, there was a 1967 up-and-over Riblet at Vail (the predecessor lift 6)


        • pbropetech May 9, 2022 / 9:02 pm

          Correct. Its replacement is an up-and-over-and-up-again, for what it’s worth. And to Riley’s original comment- while my only experience with up-and-over lifts has been with Murray-Lattas, that doesn’t mean that other manufacturers haven’t also done that engineering.


        • Somebodyelse November 9, 2022 / 8:56 pm

          Double Diamond / Southern Cross at Stevens is a CTEC up and over.


        • Randy November 10, 2022 / 12:54 pm

          Whitecap, WI has 1 as well.


        • Riley November 21, 2022 / 10:54 am

          Being as this predates Dinosaur at Hyak by a year, and the Baker up-and-overs by two years, it looks like Riblet’s up and over here predated any manufactured by Murray-Latta, unless there is one I don’t know about. This might be the first up-and-over in the world?


  2. Jacob January 27, 2023 / 7:16 pm

    So cool you were able to see my ski hills lifts! They are very cool, many resorts don’t have systems like this!


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