Andes Tower Hills, MN

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4 thoughts on “Andes Tower Hills, MN

  1. Carson February 26, 2021 / 7:54 pm

    Both triples appear to be telecar


    • julestheshiba February 26, 2021 / 7:59 pm

      Milky way sure does but the towers and drive on Hollywood are definitely early Poma, the return could be something different but it could be a modified Poma floating bullwheel, there are other resorts that have done that. Either way, most of these lifts are super unusual even the riblet quad, that drive looks almost like a Thiokol drive combined with a riblet.


      • Utah Powder Skier February 26, 2021 / 8:09 pm

        Those early model Poma towers you’re talking about have been found on quite a few Telecar and Miner-Denver lifts, including the original Becker and Porky doubles at Snowbasin (Wildcat double had that interesting tower similar to the Milky Way lift at this mountain). As for floating bullwheels, I would believe that Hollywood had one, but Milky most likely did not. I have yet to see a lift with that interesting tower and tension terminal associated with American Cableways with a floating bullwheel.


  2. Utah Powder Skier February 26, 2021 / 7:59 pm

    Where were the triples from? They both appear to be originally doubles from the tower model and the added sheaves.


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