Berkshire Express – Jiminy Peak, MA Garaventa CTEC built this unique six place chairlift at Jiminy in 2000. The drive station was combined with one for a Riblet triple with a new building constructed overhead. Tower 1. The lower part of the line. View down from the summit. The upper station is a standard Stealth III. Breakover towers 13 and 14. The return station. Another look at the top. Loading area. Queuing gates. View up the lift line. The entire lift. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
It’s interesting how this lift has both 400 and 500 mm sheaves in support locations while Stratton’s Garaventa-CTEC 6 packs have only 500 mm sheaves for support locations. 400 mm sheaves only appear on hold downs or the upper sheaves on combination assemblies. I think this has to do with the fact that this lift has far less capacity than the CTEC 6 packs at Stratton. 2800 vs 3600 per hour respectively.
yay Its the only high-tech chair on the mountain if they didnt have this they would be bankrupt
The Fairbank Group, which owns Bromley and Cranmore in addition to Jiminy Peak, has successfully operated mountains that each has a single high-speed lift. It seems to be central to their model and makes me wonder if they could have made Ascutney work.
Also, Jiminy is their only property that dominates the local region, with Cranmore and Bromley overshadowed by Attitash and Stratton, respectively.
The lift along with other lifts received new paint as of 2021-2022 season