Alpine Bowl – Palisades Tahoe, CA

Lift Engineering drive-tension station.
Counterweight at the bottom station.
Top terminal inside a snowshed.
Unloading ramp and return bullwheel.
Towers 13 and 14.
View down the lift line.
Upper section of the line.
Lower half of the line.
Height adjustable bottom terminal and tower 1.
Lift overview.

9 thoughts on “Alpine Bowl – Palisades Tahoe, CA

  1. ACA Allertor May 27, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Who made those new safety bars? They look exactly like Yan’s Design, you wouldn’t even know they were new!


    • julestheshiba May 30, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Alpine has appeared to have installed these same safety bars on all of their fixed grip lifts.


  2. Somebody March 22, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Hopefully they move the hotwheels triple to this, but with a slightly different alignment to the peak, removing the need for the hike and providing easier access to the bowls on the backside.


    • skitheeast February 1, 2021 / 12:47 am

      In addition to moving the top terminal, it would be nice if they moved the bottom terminal downhill as well to allow intermediates to access the lift from Treeline Cirque.


    • julestheshiba March 3, 2021 / 2:00 pm

      I feel like the old red dog would be better suited because I am not entirely sure they could properly route power up there for a top drive lift.


      • Donald Reif March 3, 2021 / 2:43 pm

        It is possible to convert a top drive lift to bottom drive and vice-versa. (See: Crystal Ridge Express, Polar Peak, etc.)


        • julestheshiba March 3, 2021 / 2:47 pm

          the thing is that that tensioning terminal is quite large and would probably not fit on the peak of the mountain.


  3. Jimmy May 6, 2021 / 12:40 am

    I think this lift should be taken out. It rarely operates, and it isn’t needed since everything accessible from it is accessible from summit, which is a high speed chair. This chair has zero justification to still be here in my opinion. Plus, with the connecting gondola, tree line cirque and red dog lift replacement, this is where they could move that capacity. And why would u move it to top of high traverse when the purpose of tree line cirque was to create easier access to Sherwood?


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