2 – Loveland, CO

Bottom station adjacent to the base lodge.
Loading area.
View back down the lift line.
Crossing over Lift 6.
New unloading area, this was formerly a mid-station unload.
View down the lift line.
Lower lift line.
Drive station.

9 thoughts on “2 – Loveland, CO

  1. ACA Allertor May 17, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    When they replaced the back rests Where did the yan metal ones come from?


  2. Jeff Lynne September 13, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Why are the grips on this lift so dangerous?


    • Max Hart September 13, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      They weren’t. Yans fixed grips were fine. Yan’s detachable grips were the dangerous ones because of poor design and insufficient clamping force.


      • Jeff Lynne September 23, 2017 / 12:41 pm

        I remember reading on Skilifts.org that chair 2 at Loveland is the only remaining lift with this type of Yan fixed grip, and that it is dangerous.


      • Peter Landsman September 23, 2017 / 1:22 pm

        Though rare, I’m confident the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board wouldn’t allow the Yan Type 6 grip in Colorado if thought to be unsafe.


      • Eric Drissell February 7, 2018 / 8:41 pm

        I haven’t heard of Yan fixed grips having any dangerous issues, but I do know a lot of resorts that still run Yan/LE fixed grips have had them retrofitted by Doppelmayr or Poma with their grips…


  3. Jonathan January 26, 2018 / 9:35 am

    The director of lifts there works for the Tramway safety board, so I am sure there is not type 6 grips


  4. Max Hart February 7, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    This lift was from 1985, so it’s from the right era.
    Here are some official drawings of the Type-6 grips that I found a a few years ago:

    ( https://www.google.com/patents/US4658733?dq=ininventor:%22Jan+K.+Kunczynski%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVsai1tZXZAhVjpVkKHZ17Azw4ChDoAQgoMAA )
    And here’s a 1988 Yan Quad that for sure has them: https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf4-quadruple-yan-lift-engineering-5351.html

    Upon closer examination of picture No. 5, these look like they are Type-6 grips. They are attached to the hanger arm the same way shown in the drawing, and the two bolts on the bottom of the grip (which I assume would tighten it) are clearly visible. They are also clearly identical in every way to the 1998 Yan Quad (linked above) which has Type-6 grips.


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