33 thoughts on “California

  1. Carson October 12, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    You should get June mountain


  2. Erik November 1, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    You missed 4 more resorts

    1. June Mountain
    2. Kratka Ridge
    3. Bear Mountain (Not Bear Valley)
    4. Snow Summit

    NOTE: In Kratka Ridge, on of the lifts got destroyed in an avalanche during a large storm during February 11-13th, 2001

    When will you do the rest of the resorts?


    • Peter Landsman November 1, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      Also missing Mt. Shasta, Mt. Baldy, Mountain High East and West. Someday!


      • Che Guevara January 24, 2020 / 10:14 pm

        Don’t forget mountain high NORTH. it used to be called ski sunrise and table mountain before that. I taught skiing there briefly back in the late 70s. Mountain high bought it 15 or 20 years ago but I don’t think it’s operated since then. Maybe for tubing but I don’t know. There is one chairlift there and possibly a couple of ancient poma lifts.


  3. Randy Worden March 8, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    You’re got the retired lifts on Mammoth but none of them link to anything. Surely you have info / photos you can post on those older lifts.


  4. AM May 11, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    You are still missing Mt. Rose.


    • Peter Landsman May 11, 2018 / 2:00 pm

      Mt. Rose is under Nevada. The ones I am missing in California are June Mountain, Mt. Shasta, Coppervale, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair, LA Fairplex and Cal Expo.


      • AM May 11, 2018 / 8:23 pm

        Whoops, I didn’t realize that. I was just thinking of the generalized Lake Tahoe area. Thanks for the info.


  5. CO skier June 17, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Curious about Eureka Plumas Ski Bowl, 2 pomas, and the skeleton of the bottom terminal of Mainline (from Squaw Valley?)

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    • David howe June 17, 2018 / 11:36 pm

      I believe plumas eureka is now called johnsville ski bowl and is trying to raise money to complete the chairlift

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      • New England Chairlifts & Skiing June 8, 2019 / 6:57 pm

        Yes, they are trying to install it, they just need funding. They got a generator for the base lodge recently and are now looking to get a generator for the chair (they must not have powerline access to there). They’re just awaiting funding. It’ll be neat to see what it looks like when the lift gets running again, which it hasn’t since 2011 when it was Mainline at squaw. Fire up the classic Yan Double!


  6. RT January 24, 2020 / 3:17 pm

    “Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl” is what they’re calling it. “Historic” because it’s now part of history? I have a photo of the base station I would love to post here but can’t copy the file into this comment box. Even it they could restore the poma to some level of functionality, It is apparent that they have blocked the poma line with the incomplete chairlift station, then promptly ran out of money. I hope they can find the funding to proceed.


    • skier72 April 9, 2020 / 5:34 pm

      Ya, they blocked the platter with the bottom terminal structure. It means they can’t operate until they are able to get the chairlift operational.


      • Randy June 13, 2021 / 12:09 pm

        From the Johnsonville Historic Ski Bowl Facebook page….”Our goal is to keep improving the lodge and bathrooms and someday raise enough money to install a chair lift we purchased from Squaw.”


  7. Utah Powder Skier March 16, 2020 / 8:39 pm

    Are the lifts at Iron Mountain (Closed in the 90’s) still standing?


  8. Daniel N. March 16, 2020 / 11:58 pm

    There are 2 SLI [I think] Doubles standing. One is in suprisingly good condition, the other is far gone. There is a mashup of 4 lifts in the lot, some never installed, some removed by NFS for safety.


    • Danny Bryant March 17, 2020 / 2:43 pm

      I went by Iron Mountain in the fall of 2018 and the top stations of the lifts were burned to the ground (only the steel structure remains) as well as the ski lodge. The lift that was in good condition several years ago has the chairs removed (and not anywhere to be found) and the cable on the ground. The lifts in the lots are also gone.However, I does seem that any metal on the ground (old chairs and towers, etc.) may have been taken for scrap because the area seems too clean of materials for it to have been picked through and removed by scavengers. I wonder if this was done at the same time the USFS went through the area to clean underbrush in the forest in the mid 2010s?


  9. Utah Powder Skier May 13, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    Is their Riblet near the parking lot at Iron Mountain in good shape and standing?

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  10. julestheshiba March 30, 2021 / 1:53 pm

    Would you ever get the Oakland airport transporter, it is not strictly a cableway but it uses the same technology and parts from Dopplmayer chairlifts.


    • somebody August 26, 2022 / 10:43 am

      Upload the photo to a photo sharing website like imgur and share the link here


  11. Wes March 5, 2023 / 11:21 am

    What about adding the ski lift at Pickle Meadow? It’s inside the Marine Corps base on Sonora Pass.


    • Peter Landsman March 5, 2023 / 11:24 am

      Is it still there? I have searched and searched on Google Earth to try and find it to no avail. Any more info on the exact location?


      • Kirk March 5, 2023 / 12:36 pm

        Bottom terminal is at 38.375136 – 119.560528


      • skier72 March 5, 2023 / 2:28 pm

        Interesting. It looks like the lift might be Buhler based on the tower and top terminal design. The bottom terminal might be in a building.


        • Peter Landsman March 5, 2023 / 2:29 pm

          Yan. I have the stats and will go see if it’s accessible this summer. Thanks Kirk!


        • Michael March 5, 2023 / 5:45 pm

          Peter- The grips, hangers and platters are Leitner.


        • Ben Eminger March 6, 2023 / 8:08 am

          Have you made it to Iron Mountain? All 5 lifts are still standing.


  12. Kirk March 6, 2023 / 8:15 am

    Iron Mountain. All the lifts on USFS land have been removed. Think the little SLI and parts of the Riblet on private may still be there??


    • Carson March 6, 2023 / 10:03 am

      Hmm had no idea they removed the rest of the lift remains. They were there last time I looked up there a year ago


      • Kirk March 6, 2023 / 12:41 pm

        The ones on USFS land were taken out years ago. There is a bit of private land when you drive in, old lodge etc.


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