Cabriolet – Mountain Creek, NJ

Unlike most cabriolets which are connector lifts, this one at Mountain Creek services many of the mountain’s main ski runs.
Large bottom terminal.
View up the lift line.
This lift no longer has as many carriers as it once did.
Tower 1 is right next to the bottom station.
Side view of the return station.
Loading area.
Lower half of the lift line.
Upper line.
The drive terminal with a second small maintenance rail.
Breakover towers 14 and 15.
The top terminal as quite far off the ground at its end.
Drive station.
Lift overview.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
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9 thoughts on “Cabriolet – Mountain Creek, NJ

  1. themav May 6, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Any idea who the cabin maker is? CWA? Gangloff? These same cabins also make an appearance on the Garaventa CTEC cabriolet at Park City Canyons Village.

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    • Collin Parsons May 6, 2019 / 5:57 pm

      It’s Gangloff. For whatever reason there are no logos to be seen anywhere in the cabins. Panorama also has the same cabins and so does Tremblant although its the older version. Intrawest loved their cabriolets and Les Otten copied them at The Canyons. Winter Park and Blue Mountain also have cabriolets but the newer version and I’m not sure if that’s still Gangloff.

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      • themav May 6, 2019 / 6:19 pm

        I know for sure that the Winter Park ones are Gangloff. Since Blue Mountain has the same cabins, those are also Gangloff.

        Hopefully the newer version has better rust protection, the ones at The Canyons are starting to get a little rusty, though that probably has more to do with ASC running out of money to take care of things properly.

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  2. reaperskier May 6, 2019 / 5:55 pm

    Why didn’t mtn creek go with a traditional gondola?

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    • Collin Parsons May 6, 2019 / 6:01 pm

      The cabriolet lift was the Intrawest signature piece of equipment. It was cheaper to install and lower maintenance than a gondola, but still allows the resort to claim they have a gondola. They installed several. This lift, Tremblant, Winter Park, and Panorama all have cabriolets. Blue Mountain operates their Silver Bullet 6 pack as a cabriolet in the summer. I saw the master plan a while back and interestingly the map lists this as a 6 pack, so that was originally planned but they went with this instead.

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      • reaperskier May 7, 2019 / 5:19 am

        I would love to see their master plan.

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    • Joe May 8, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      The Cab was added when the decision was made to open a mountain bike park, since it could be operated year round without specialized carriers.

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      • Collin Parsons July 6, 2019 / 6:58 am

        That’s not true, though it is one benefit of the cab. The bike park was added in 2006, 8 years after this lift was built. On the Wikipedia page it says that they had plans for a mountaintop golf course with hotels and condos, but that was cancelled due to environmental concerns.

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  3. Collin Parsons July 6, 2019 / 7:06 am

    I believe the lift still has closer to the full number of carriers it was designed for in the winter. In the summer, they use less carriers and I think they already switched it over to summer mode when these pictures were taken.

    If it’s anything like Tremblant’s gondola, there are 4 spacing levels called A, B, C, and D. I believe A is 64 carriers or 100% capacity, B is 58 or 90% (which they use in the winter), C is 51 or 80% (which they use in the summer), and D is 38 or 60%. Some cabins were damaged in a wind related accident, and others have been parted out since that design is no longer in production.

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