Bashor – Steamboat, CO

This lift’s bottom drive station is separate from the loading area.
Loading zone with portal tower.
Motor room on the opposite hillside.
Lift overview.
Top bullwheel.
Looking down the lift line.
Tower #5.
View up an empty line.
Arriving at the return.
The entire lift seen from the Wild Blue Gondola mid-station.

17 thoughts on “Bashor – Steamboat, CO

  1. Collin September 5, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    It’s the straps that hold the pads on the seats. Also this is the only bottom drive chairlift at Steamboat. The only other bottom drive is the platter Rough Rider.


  2. Maxwell Uguccioni March 10, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    Why are there two operator houses at the bottom?


    • John March 11, 2019 / 9:24 am

      Probably because tower 2 is part of the original bottom shack, but it’s a tiny shack (as are almost all YAN-built operator houses). They probably just wanted more space.


  3. powderforever45 November 4, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    When it’s the time for replacement and realignment like in the master plan would they upgrade this to a fixed triple or quad? I could see them reusing Christie III equipment while getting a new drive and towers.


    • Donald Reif November 8, 2019 / 8:49 am

      I think a triple chairlift, likely procured by Doppelmayr.


      • powderforever45 November 8, 2019 / 9:38 pm

        A loading carpet with it would also be nice.


    • ryan November 30, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      If they keep having problems with the Gondola, I doubt they’ll do away with Christie III as they’ll need that to supplement Christie Express to get riders up the mountain to access other lifts. Christie III gets used on heavy days.


  4. Donald Reif November 8, 2019 / 8:51 am

    I think this is the only Steamboat double that has daily operation, as Priest Creek only runs as a backup lift for the Sundown Express lift, and I believe Bar-UE primarily sees use as a backup for the Storm Peak Express lift.


  5. Dave S November 8, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Bar-UE operates daily. I use it all the time to avoid the Tornado Lane bowling alley and congestion below for Four Points, Burgess Creek, and Storm Peak lift traffic. Plus the traffic coming down from the Gondola. Also saves the legs a lot of turns best used elsewhere on the mountain.


    • powderforever45 November 8, 2019 / 9:37 pm

      Bar UE is a great lift for avoiding “Ice Lane”. Although the lift has great views and is beautiful. The lift is so slow and closes the earliest on the mountain.


  6. Tyler January 24, 2021 / 9:32 pm

    What is the Bashor Bowl gondola proposal? Already a lot of lifts in this area


    • Myles Svec January 25, 2021 / 6:53 am

      It will go from the base of Steamboat to somewhere around the base of Thunderhead then continue up in a second stage to the top of Sunshine and Sundown. They will probably have to upgrade Sundown to a six pack before the second stage is built.


  7. Miles Gately March 14, 2021 / 8:22 pm

    I love how you get on this lift after it does the turn.


  8. Domenic H Policaro August 19, 2021 / 10:20 am

    I Raced on the Run to the lookers left of this lift when I was a little kid! Good times, same old lift thought it looked old back then.


  9. Donald Reif March 17, 2022 / 9:36 am

    This is the only bottom-drive chairlift in operation on the mountain.


  10. Joshua Redman July 23, 2022 / 4:29 pm

    Was the loading area moved from the drive or was it built like this originally? Most Yan’s aren’t like this, it is more common on Riblet.


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