Brian Head Announces Navajo Express


The two longest chairlifts at Brian Head Resort will both be detachable quads by next season.  The Navajo triple chair will be retired this spring and replaced over the summer, enhancing beginner and family options at one of Utah’s highest elevation resorts.  The move comes five years after the installation of Brian Head’s first detachable lift, the Giant Steps Express.


Lift Engineering constructed the current Navajo lift in 1980 to service almost exclusively beginner terrain.  The existing lift runs 3,900 feet and rises 620 vertical feet over nine minutes.  Brian Head lift maintenance is selling components from it including towers, sheave assemblies, pneumatic emergency and service brakes, grips and chairs.

The new lift will be built by Doppelmayr USA.

8 thoughts on “Brian Head Announces Navajo Express

  1. Max Hart March 25, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    Someone called this in a comment on this blog a while back… who was it?


  2. reaperskier March 25, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    I’ll bet that doppelmayr is going to be the manufactuer considering BH last few installs were from them.


  3. Ryan Gardner March 25, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    I wonder if old Bud would be pleased.


    • reaperskier March 26, 2019 / 5:15 am

      Old bud?


    • Roxy Fischer March 26, 2019 / 5:48 am

      He was the only Bud and I think he would not give a crap. Might be getting rid of Yan lifts because few are left who repair/maintain them.Roxy

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  4. Michael March 26, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    I was on the install crew for that lift. Back in the day when tower pipe was cheap and sheave assemblies were expensive!

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