Broadway Express 1 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

This is one of two Lift Engineering detachables retrofitted by Doppelmayr at Mammoth.
Yan Y towers and teardrop chairs.
Yan combo assembly converted to Doppelmayr.
The breakover.
Height-adjustable top drive station.
Unload ramp and operator house.
Doppelmayr lifting frame and combination assemblies.
Return terminal at the Main Lodge.
Lift line view.
Top part of the line seen from Canyon Express, the other Yan detachable.
Lift overview.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

16 thoughts on “Broadway Express 1 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

  1. ALEX June 10, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Per the entry above Broadway is at 2400 PPH not 2800 PPH you have in the Mammoth Mountain lift database


  2. Andrew December 15, 2017 / 11:54 am

    What other lifts do you have pictures of that have the Yan teardrop chairs? I already know about the two at Sun Valley and Canyon Express.

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    • Max Hart December 15, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      The Summit Express (1988 Yan detachable quad) at Pico, VT has Yan Teardrop chairs that were never refurbished the way these chairs were.


      • powderforever21 September 15, 2019 / 9:53 am

        J6 at June has the Metal seatbacks While J7 has these teardrop chairs.


  3. Maxwell Uguccioni March 3, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    When were the metal teardrop chairs replaced with padded teardrop chairs?


    • Cameron Halmrast September 15, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Shortly after the lift was retrofitted by Doppelmayr and the carrier design is actually Yan’s and not Doppelmayr’s. I’ve always been curious as to why this carrier design only ended up on four lifts.


  4. Chris July 10, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    The lift stopped running during the day last Friday (or maybe Saturday) and didn’t reopen the following days. Apparently had a motor problem.


  5. Collin Parsons July 11, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Would it make sense to replace this lift with a bubble 8 pack to improve out of base capacity? I think they’ve at least thought doing that to replace the other Yan detachable.

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    • Cameron Halmrast September 15, 2019 / 4:59 pm

      Unfortunately not. This lift has a lot of residual ridership with the exception of accessing Chair 23. You are unable to access any other lift access points besides the base lifts.


      • Donald Reif October 16, 2019 / 3:47 pm

        Pretty sure you can access 12 and Face Lift from Broadway.

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  6. Donald Reif October 16, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    Kinda curious why the Yan conversions never got overhauled with the EJ chairs.


    • pbropetech April 7, 2020 / 9:11 am

      Probably the same reason Mammoth did their own terminal enclosures- cost. While carriers aren’t as expensive as other parts of the retrofit, they still add to the bottom line.


    • Joe Blake April 7, 2020 / 5:31 pm

      This is entirely subjective, but on several back-to-back (Thanks. I’ll be here all week.) comparisons between the two on Christmas and Lookout at SV, the teardrops are more comfortabler for this Sámi’s back. There are definitely days where I plan my turns around not skiing Chair 6 here at Bogus for similar reasoning. John’s reasoning is more businessy, though. Plus, he actually does lifts whereas I just ski faster.


    • Skier April 7, 2020 / 11:13 pm

      I’m glad they didn’t. The teardrop chairs are way more comfortable than the EJs. The style of chairs on lift 6 at June Mountain on the other hand are not.


  7. Tyler April 6, 2020 / 3:34 pm

    Does this or Canyon have a bottom operator shack? Looks like Face Lift doesn’t either

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  8. Kirk April 6, 2020 / 7:51 pm

    All have standard detachable size lift shacks, face Lift right hand up picture covers lift shack.


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