Camelot – The Highlands, MI

The top terminal of this beginner lift is underneath the Valley chair.
View down the lift line.
The bottom terminal has been upgraded to a used CTEC one.
Lower station.
Upper station.
The unloading point is well below the top bullwheel.
Lower lift line.
Upper half of the line.
Lift overview.
The entire lift line.
The old drive station used to be part of the base lodge. You can still see the motor room vault!

8 thoughts on “Camelot – The Highlands, MI

  1. Vintage Chairlifts January 31, 2020 / 7:56 pm

    This and MacGully are the world’s first triple chairlifts, I believe.


    • SpartySki February 18, 2020 / 9:31 pm

      Camelot and MacGully were installed a few years after Heather and Little John which were the first Triples. They both had the triangle shaped pre 1965 Riblet tower heads. Camelot and MacGully have the next generation tower head. Camelot was originally a T-bar. MacGully was added with the first southern expansion to Boyne Highlands only a few years after Boyne Highlands first opened.


      • Vintage Chairlifts June 16, 2020 / 8:53 pm

        Ah! Good call. Thank you for setting me straight on that one.


  2. afski722 January 31, 2020 / 11:09 pm

    The Valley (formerly Heather) and MacGully chairs were the world’s first triple chairs installed when Boyne Highlands opened in 1963.
    The Heather triple became Valley Chair in 1990 when the Heather Express Quad was installed.

    Camelot Lift opened a few years later in 1966.
    The lower terminal and vault drive were replaced in the 2010s which moved it slightly uphill away from the day lodge stairs and breezeway.


  3. reaperskier February 1, 2020 / 8:06 am

    Where did the drive terminal come from?


    • Doppelmayr FTW February 1, 2020 / 9:56 am

      The drive used to be in the building behind the lift but it was moved to improve skier flow, from what I understand the structure and roof is new.


    • BRANDON L MARQUARDT February 4, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      The CTEC terminal came from Porcupine Mountains, off of the Miner-Denver Double chair that was abandoned/removed.


  4. skier72 February 3, 2020 / 10:47 am

    Here’s a photo of the original drive terminal under the lodge roof.


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