Blue – Mt. Holiday, MI

This lift was relocated from another another Michigan ski area.
View up the lift line.
View back down the lift line.
Top unloading ramp.
Top station with counterweight.
Another view of the top terminal.
Looking down the line.
Upper half of the lift line.
The first few towers.
Lower terminal building.
Another view of the drive equipment.
Unloading at tower 10.

11 thoughts on “Blue – Mt. Holiday, MI

  1. powderforever45 February 1, 2020 / 6:04 pm

    Is this the only operating St Lawrence?

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  2. keleb February 2, 2020 / 5:13 pm

    love being able to walk to this beautiful little hill. Ski there everyday

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  3. New England Chairlifts & Skiing February 5, 2020 / 6:24 pm

    The towers and sheaves look like Roebling’s designs. Are they related companies?

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    • Mountaineer January 17, 2021 / 4:17 am

      They used the Roebling / Hopkins line gear and grips for their lifts.

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  4. Mi_skier December 2, 2021 / 8:50 pm

    any thoughts on how long this has left before it needs replacing? it’s by far the sketchiest lift i’ve ever used and I’ve been on all the center poles at the Boynes up north. if it stops they have to go through like 6 steps to restart it at the drive and it is horribly slow when running usually

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    • Connor December 3, 2021 / 11:29 am

      Based on what I’ve seen from smallish mid-west resorts, probably no replacement. If there is it would probably be a few rope tows.

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  5. afski722 December 3, 2021 / 12:09 pm

    Hopefully they can find something in decent shape and reasonable price on the second-hand market.

    Maybe like the Riblet triples coming out of Boyne Mountain next year on Disciples Ridge.
    Considering Mt. Holiday is run as a non-profit, and in way helps introduce people to the sport and generate future skiers/riders for the Boyne Resorts, it would be cool if they “donated” the lift parts/components for Mt. Holiday to upgrade their lifts.

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    • Mi_skier December 3, 2021 / 9:35 pm

      I was thinking about those, although they have to be getting pretty old too, both were relocated to their current locations in early 90s. they could probably find some old fixed grip out west as theres always something being replaced out there.

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      • afski722 December 3, 2021 / 9:38 pm

        yep although we are at the point where out west a lot of what is being replaced these days are late-80s/early 90s era high-speed quads. Or replacement of end-of-life fixed grips.

        Reality is that Mt. Holiday would be best if they could find a 90s-era Riblet, Doppelmayr, Poma, or CTEC fixed grip to replace their aging 60s era Pomas and give them something that could give them another 20 years of service.

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