Summit #1 – China Peak, CA

Middle section of the lift line.
View up the line.
Top drive station.
I’m not sure where this lift was relocated from.
Top station overview.
Lower terminal next to Dynamite.
View up the very long lift line.
Tension terminal overview.
Counterweight across the base area.
Loading carpet at the bottom.

8 thoughts on “Summit #1 – China Peak, CA

  1. reaperskier April 17, 2019 / 5:34 am

    Where was this lift relocated from?


  2. Carson April 17, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    A guess is king costilated park city Utah it was removed in 1993


  3. Jeff Evans January 1, 2020 / 9:56 am

    Pretty sure this lift was relocated from snow summit in 1995 either the old chair 1 or chair 2 there.


    • Greg April 15, 2020 / 3:59 pm

      That seems likely. It was probably the triple that got removed in 1992.


      • Greg April 16, 2020 / 10:54 pm

        Especially considering that Lift 9 at Snow Summit has the same unique terminals as this lift.


        • Bruzer June 19, 2020 / 8:40 pm

          China Peak became Sierra Summit from about 1986 through 2007, then Snow Summit sold it. The name reverted to China Peak. I didn’t ski at Snow Summit in those years, so don’t recognize the lifts.


        • pbropetech April 7, 2022 / 9:24 pm

          Not unique, just less common. Old chair 9 at Crystal/current Cascade at Big Sky has the same (although Big Sky converted the return to hydraulic rather than counterweight tensioning).


  4. Donald Reif April 7, 2022 / 9:02 am

    If China Peak were to make any of their lifts detachable, this would probably be it as the main out of base lift.


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