Bunny Hutch – Whiteface, NY

The lone remaining Riblet at a mountain that once had a handful, Bunny Hutch services the Bear Den beginner base area.
Fixed return bullwheel at the top.
Lift line.
Upper part of the lift.
Lower lift line. These look like double towers from another lift that were widened.
View up from the base.
Riblet ’80s-style drive station.
Loading area.
Side view of the bottom station.

8 thoughts on “Bunny Hutch – Whiteface, NY

  1. Will July 18, 2020 / 12:19 am

    Looks like a nice Riblet. Hoping it is relocated somewhere out West.

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    • Collin Parsons July 18, 2020 / 8:53 pm

      It was scrapped

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      • Will July 18, 2020 / 10:00 pm

        WTF

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      • Myles Svec July 19, 2020 / 11:00 am

        I don’t get the point of that. That lift looks like after a quick refurbish it could be good as new.

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        • Carson July 19, 2020 / 10:12 pm

          Such a shame

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        • vons3 October 15, 2020 / 7:13 pm

          State of New York makes it nearly impossible for the ORDA resorts to sell on equipment as they have to get Albany’s approval and then auction the goods with a minimum number of bids (I think three). The resort has a Hall double in the boneyard that is slowly being buried for much the same reason.

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        • Collin Parsons December 4, 2022 / 8:57 pm

          Vons3 is incorrect because ORDA has sold off quite a bit of used equipment. They’ve sold groomers, snow guns, chairs, among other things, but to my knowledge never a complete lift. Plattekill has chairs from the Mixing Bowl and Bear lifts on their Hall double. They may have also purchased some snow guns. West Mountain has purchased used groomers and snow guns from ORDA.

          As for the lift in the boneyard, it’s not actually a complete lift. There are no towers. It was the Mid Station Shuttle Double, half of a tandem lift. The other half went to Gore as the Topridge Triple, with used Hall and Riblet tower tubes, and some new parts from CTEC. Since they no longer had the other side, the tandem towers were scrapped. I’m not sure if any of this is still there, but as of October 2018, they had a motor room enclosure, a bullwheel, some sheave trains, and a whole bunch of chairs still in the boneyard. It’s been a parts donor for all the other Hall lifts at Whiteface. Chair seats and sheaves have clearly been removed for use elsewhere.

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  2. icefaceny November 10, 2021 / 11:11 am

    At one point in the early 2000’s, this lift had its chairs painted yellow, pink, green, and blue. The towers might have also been painted but I’m not sure.

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