6 – Boston Mills, OH

This lift services the far north side of the mountain.
It is also the only Riblet at the three Vail Resorts in the Cleveland area.
Looking up the lift line.
Breakover towers.
Top unloading area.
Lower lift line.
The view from the summit.

4 thoughts on “6 – Boston Mills, OH

  1. Danny Bryant December 29, 2021 / 9:08 pm

    I have not seen a Riblet with crossarms such as these. Is this a hybrid lift?

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    • pbropetech December 30, 2021 / 9:49 am

      No- they did build a few of those in the 80s, following the angle-iron crossarms of the 60s and 70s but before the later bent-channel ones of the last models. There is at least one of these at Cuchara as well.

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  2. afski722 December 30, 2021 / 10:23 pm

    Interesting now that you point this out.

    There are similar vintage Riblets that were built in 1986 / 1987 at Mt. Holly, Michigan that are of the same towerhead / cross arm design.
    https://liftblog.com/lift-7-mt-holly-mi/

    However, there are later-built Riblets such as Nub’s Nob – Yellow (1989) and Brown (1993) that have a different design that is closer in resemblence to the angle-iron verus the mid/late 90s bent-channel design/
    https://liftblog.com/yellow-nubs-nob-mi/

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    • pbropetech January 8, 2022 / 9:32 pm

      And old chair 7 at Baker- I’d forgotten about that vintage. It appears to be an attempt at a lifting frame but it’s so close to the rope you didn’t have enough headroom for most hoists. Still had to use the rope jack :)

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