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.

11 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.


  5. V3 April 13, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    This lift has the Type 6 Grips, the issue with this generation Yan FG was the cast aluminum sheave assemblies not the grip. There was an issue with assemblies suffering from catastrophic cracking causing them to literally fall apart. The assemblies require an intensive inspection schedule which involves inspecting a small dimple ground into the assembly for cracks, if any appear the assembly is retired. My understanding is the wrong Aluminum alloy was used in certain production runs of these assemblies. These assemblies are only compatible with the type 6 grip and the Yan detachable grips.


  6. Jonathan April 23, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Why would anyone want to use type 6 grips. There is no point in Patenting them


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