Finishing Three Lifts at Once in Park City

Finally the relocated King Con got some new paint for its new home.
Finally the relocated King Con got some new paint.  Haul rope is on too.

Doppelmayr is on a roll at Park City with haul ropes spliced and tensioned for the new King Con Express and Motherlode Express lifts.  In case you’ve been living under a rock, King Con is a brand new Uni-G model six pack with a loading carpet while Motherlode is a recycled Garaventa CTEC detachable quad moved from the King Con line.  Both are nearly finished 50 days before opening day.

King Con Express with a new haul rope and freshly-painted tower tubes.
King Con Express with a brand haul rope and freshly-painted tower tubes.

Over at the Quicksilver Gondola, which connects Park City to the former Canyons Resort, the drive terminal is getting a loading platform and what looks like a small cabin maintenance building.  A bunch more cabins have arrived from Switzerland; the highest number I saw on a gondola was 61.  The angle station is going up now with a crane setting bullwheels today.  This station is going to be massive and I imagine the large tire sections will follow this week.

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Top of King Con with the new gondola in the distance.

In other news, Payday Express, the last of Park City’s detachables with white paint received its new red and silver paint job last week along with Flat Iron next to the new gondola.  Just about every lift at the combined resort has been painted this summer with the exception of a few fixed-grip lifts on the Park City side.  Check out more pictures of the construction after the jump.

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Bottom of King Con with loading carpet to come.
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Motherlode Express with fresh paint and a new name.
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Haul rope and commline on Motherlode.
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The Quicksilver Gondola, Canyons side with some epic fall color and crane working up top.
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Almost ready to pour a load platform in The Colony.
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While most of the cabin parking will be at the other end, it looks like the drive terminal will have a grip bay.
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Quicksilver Gondola cabins fresh off the boat!
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Angle station going up.  Can you say bullwheels?
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Looking back towards Miner’s Camp from Pinecone Ridge.
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Quicksilver return station on the Park City side.
Panoramic view of Quicksilver's monster span over Thaynes Canyon.
Panoramic view of Quicksilver’s monster span over Thaynes Canyon.

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