Zephyr Express – Mt. Rose, NV

The Blazing Zephyr replaced a fixed-grip quad that was later relocated to become Chuter.
Tower tubes were re-used from the old CTEC lift to the new one.
Lower lift line.
Braced depression tower.
Tower 4.
Stealth III bottom station.
Lower terminal with queuing gates.
View from the ride up.
Short tower 13.
Arriving at the drive.
Drive station side view.
Another view of the Stealth III terminal.
Breakover towers.
Loading area.
Tower 1-2.
Doppelmayr Worlbook entry.

6 thoughts on “Zephyr Express – Mt. Rose, NV

  1. Tyler February 7, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    Was this the last Stealth III (and then really the last pure CTEC lift) ever built?

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    • Max Hart February 7, 2019 / 8:33 pm

      Yes, along with a few others (Collins at Alta comes to mind).

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  2. SteepSkiier June 13, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    Why is there a short tower or is it just buried in the snow

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  3. powderforever21 September 9, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    What is the reason for the short tower?

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    • Michael September 10, 2019 / 7:38 am

      Look at the growth pattern of the tree to the left of the lift line. Might get a little “breezy” in that area!🤔

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      • Danny Bryant April 4, 2021 / 7:25 pm

        Michael and Steepskier are both correct. This was the 2016-2017 ski season when the Peter took this picture and it was one of the highest snow years at Mt. Rose. Also, the winds get horrendous at the top, so a shorter tower is needed due to the zephyrs that blow down the mountain into the valley. Side note, the term zephyr is short for “Washoe zephyr,” a term coined by Mark Twain to describe the afternoon winds that blow from the Carson Range into Washoe Valley.

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