Beaver Run SuperChair – Breckenridge, CO

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Beaver Run has updated Poma Omega chairs.
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Looking up the lift line.
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Lower station at the Beaver Run Resort.
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Poma built only a few Poma high speed quads with this terminal style.
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Loading zone.
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Grip maintenance facility and rail.
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Crossing under the Peak 8 SuperConnect.
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Tower 11.
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Unloading ramp at the summit.
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Top station from below.
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Upper lift line view.
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Lift overview.
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Middle portion of the line.
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Drive station.
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4 thoughts on “Beaver Run SuperChair – Breckenridge, CO

  1. Benjamin Bartz August 11, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Most of the new chairs were originally replacements on the old Colorado SuperChair. Once that lift was replaced the chairs were brought over to help upgrade Beaver Run, with additional chairs purchased to fill the longer line.

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  2. Donald M. Reif March 17, 2019 / 10:32 am

    Much like the Cinch Express at Beaver Creek, this lift used to have a name that is now used on another lift. This was actually the first Mercury SuperChair, and only given its current name of the Beaver Run SuperChair in 1993, three years after it opened. The Mercury SuperChair name was then given to the mid-mountain high speed quad built in 1997 to replace Lift B.

    The upper Peak 9 high speed quads replaced two of the four Riblet double chairlifts that used to serve the upper slopes. That’s why the fixed grip lift lettering on Peak 9 has no Lift B or Lift D. The Beaver Run SuperChair replaced Lift D, which ran from Beaver Run up to about where the EpicMix racecourse on Sundown is located. Part of Lift D can still be seen today, as it was repurposed as a ski patrol lift evacuation training area (you’ll see it to your right on the Beaver Run SuperChair right after crossing under the Peak 8 SuperConnect).

    I think I once read somewhere that this lift used to have 219 chairs before they trimmed it down to the current 186 for practical purposes (I don’t see how 219 chairs could work without a lot of misloads; I think one of those old chairs is the Poma Competition chair you see on the Lift D rope evac training line).

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