Brighton, UT

Click on a lift’s name for pictures.  View in fullscreen↗

27 thoughts on “Brighton, UT

  1. Carson June 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Does anyone know if Evergreen sold or if Millicent sold?


    • Jeff Lynne July 13, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Millicent is at Crystal Mountain, WA’s boneyard.


    • Ryan May 25, 2020 / 12:06 am

      I thought Millicent went to 49 Degrees for use as spare parts for the Yan double they got from Copper.


      • Ben Eminger June 3, 2020 / 9:14 pm

        Millicent is in 49N’s Boneyard, it’s been mainly pillaged for parts, most of the towers have been either turned into terrain park features or set up as winch cat anchors. We never got the chairs, a few crossarms and dozens of sheaves were used. The rest is in the boneyard, so in a sense, Millicent lives on.


        • iceberg210 June 12, 2022 / 7:35 pm

          Glad to hear, I think before it ended up at 49 it was going to be the replacement of bullion basin at Crystal and spent several years at superior Tramway in Spokane waiting to be installed.


  2. Carson July 13, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Is there a boneyard here at Brighton?


  3. Carson July 14, 2017 / 11:29 am

    What about evergreen?


  4. carson February 11, 2020 / 3:22 pm

    were did the snake creek lift go to?


  5. Skier April 16, 2020 / 2:15 am

    Peter The Snake Creek triple was a CTEC lift, not a Riblet


    • Peter Landsman April 16, 2020 / 10:34 am

      Are you sure about that? It is not listed in CTEC’s installation history. I believe it went to Granite Peak, Wisconsin and there are no CTECs there.


      • Skier April 16, 2020 / 11:07 am

        I’m pretty sure. I don’t have pictures or anything so it’s just based on memory but I distinctly remember the lower terminal being of the A-Frame Thiokol/CTEC type with the square bail chairs before CTEC switched to the rounder style chairs.


        • Utah Powder Skier February 2, 2021 / 4:34 pm

          I found a pic of what was referred to as the Snake Creek triple. It had the 80s and 90s model carriers, along with the late 80s and 90s model towers. I did a little more research and found that the 90s model towers hadn’t come into service until after 1986, which would mean that either Snake Creek was a prototype, or it was mislabeled in the caption. The lift in the pic looked a lot like Explorer…

          Liked by 1 person

      • BRANDON March 4, 2021 / 11:27 am

        Old Snake Creek is for sure Blitzen at Granite Peak WI and is a Riblet, The motor room had some CTEC drive upgrades at Brighton, that may be where the confusion comes from. It has since been upgraded again by RPE.


      • skier March 1, 2022 / 6:17 pm

        So I think I was wrong about the old Snake Creek triple. With the low snow levels, you can see the tower foundations which are the Riblet style. Very short tube coming out of the concrete with the normal tube bolted to it with many bolts. The ladders also don’t look like 80’s CTEC ladders.

        What’s strange through is all the towers are vertical except for one of the breakover towers, like you’d typically see with a CTEC install. All the Riblets I can think of have towers coming out of the ground at whatever angle the terrain is, or close to it.

        I guess they could have poured new Riblet style foundations and moved the towers around to where they were needed.


  6. Utah Powder Skier April 16, 2020 / 6:19 pm

    When exactly did CTEC start making their chairs that that they used through the 80s and 90s? If Snake Creek is an 84 CTEC with Thiokol bail chairs, it would have been one of the last ones with the Thiokol chairs because they were making the later model CTEC chairs by then.


    • Somebody April 16, 2020 / 6:32 pm

      Plunge at Telluride was ’85 and had the newer chairs.


    • Ryan June 8, 2020 / 6:54 pm

      About 1984. Some of the 84 CTECs were the Thiokol style, and a few were the newer bail style.


  7. Alex Kennedy February 19, 2021 / 2:13 pm

    Snake Creek Express is bottom drive. Not sure about the tension though.


  8. Carson May 27, 2022 / 11:06 pm

    I wish they would of kept evergreen, up not jus because it was the 2nd to last riblet up in Utah. but rather as a redundancy lift, over the past years Brighton has gotten more and more crowded and Millicent area is a joke now. Lines are awful. I wish at least they would put something in that line, even if it only runs in the busy times it would be nice to see a backup lift or a lift for over crowding.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s