C – Breckenridge, CO

Riblet return-tension station.
Loading area and counterweight.
Tension carriage.
Crossing under the Peak 8 SuperConnect.
Riding up the line.
View back down line.
Unload zone.
Top drive station with a vault.
Riblet towers.
Another view of the lift line on Peak 9.

18 thoughts on “C – Breckenridge, CO

  1. Carson July 3, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Was this lift upgraded with new chairs?


    • Ryan July 4, 2017 / 2:20 am

      I believe at some point back in the 80s or early 90s all the Riblets at Breckie got upgraded chairs. This particular lift is a 1972 model so I would assume it had the center pole doubles. But I could be wrong.


      • ACA Allertor July 4, 2017 / 7:45 am

        I’ve heard as early as 1960 bail style chairs were an option, so they could very well be original as well.


        • Evan November 9, 2018 / 8:02 am

          Do you have an ARS account, ACA Allertor?


      • DANIEL MICHALSKI November 3, 2018 / 6:04 pm

        I recall this lift having center pole chairs.


      • Joe Blake January 3, 2020 / 7:31 pm

        ’62 at the latest for a bail chair option:


  2. Cameron Halmrast July 4, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    These aren’t the original carriers. Breckenridge upgraded to this model I believe in the early 2000s. The previous carrier design to my knowledge would be the ones used on Lift E.


    • Donald Reif December 16, 2019 / 9:35 am

      They were replaced around 1998 or 1999, around the same time Quicksilver Super6 was built.


  3. Walt Schuster July 4, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I learned to ski at Breck in 1989 or 1988. The Quicksilver 6 lift was not in place at that time. I am thinking that maybe a B Chair was the name of the lift that I learned on and later replaced by the Quicksilver. I am almost certain that the lift was realigned. I learned to ski on Peak 9 with Bonaza being one of the first runs that I skied. Maybe somebody else has a better memory about Breckenridge taught Ski School back then and where.


    • Donald M. Reif February 6, 2019 / 12:10 am

      Lift B ran up from near the top of old Quicksilver to where the Mercury SuperChair currently offloads.


  4. Jonathan February 6, 2019 / 10:23 am

    I was skiing at Breck a few weeks ago, and near the top of the old Quicksilver chair, there are a bunch of old Riblet chairs lying in the woods. I was thinking they could be from B-Chair? Does anyone know where they may be from?


    • Donald M. Reif February 22, 2019 / 9:32 am

      They could also be from Lift D (which was replaced by the Beaver Run SuperChair in 1990).


  5. Donald M. Reif February 27, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    I think one of the Breckenridge master plans calls for this lift to be eventually replaced with a high speed quad that runs daily (currently, this lift is a weekends/peak periods reliever for the Beaver Run and Mercury SuperChair).


  6. Donald Reif #SaveDaredevil (@DonaldMReif) April 24, 2019 / 11:11 am

    While the master plan does call for an upgrade to Lift C, that’s probably a low priority, because despite nearing 50 years old, Lift C also only runs on weekends and holidays, so is logging less hours than Lift E or even Lift A.


    • BarkeeStone January 3, 2020 / 8:23 pm

      I’m guessing a low capacity HSQ for Lift C.


      • Donald Reif January 4, 2020 / 9:42 am

        I think an upgraded Lift C would be given a capacity of 2,400 to adequately absorb traffic from the Mercury and Beaver Run SuperChairs.


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