9 – Big Powderhorn, MI

This is the newest lift at Big Powderhorn as of 2020, built in 1993.
Upper part of the lift line.
Bullwheel unloading area.
Breakover towers.
View from the summit.
Middle part of the lift line.
Lower lift line.
The first few towers.
Loading area.
Lift overview.
Side view of the motor room and tension carriage.

6 thoughts on “9 – Big Powderhorn, MI

  1. Utah Powder Skier December 31, 2020 / 5:44 pm

    This lift looks a little old for 1993 Riblet along with 2, which is listed as a 1987 Riblet. Riblet changed their designs in around 1985 and phased out the classic center pole chair then. Are both of these lifts relocations?


    • Will December 31, 2020 / 8:02 pm

      Yeah I’m suspicious too. Maybe this is simply the final center pole riblet?


  2. awconrad January 1, 2021 / 9:28 am

    Is that Copper Peak or Mt. Zion you can see in the background of some of these?


  3. Brandon January 10, 2021 / 11:24 am

    Lifts 2 and 9 were both installed new, I always wondered that as well, they must have got a special order to match all the other lifts. The center pole chairs on those two lifts have some of the highest arm rests of any center pole design.


  4. Spartyski February 4, 2021 / 3:17 pm

    Lift 2 is actually the 93. Lift 9 is the 87. I thought maybe I was wrong but google earth has an image from 92 and it confirms that lift 2 was not in place while lift 9 was.


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