Canyon – Killington, VT

Canyon is a Yan/Poma fixed-grip quad located between the K1 gondola and the North Ridge.
Tower 3.
View down at T2.
View up from the base terminal.
Lift overview.
Tall rear mast at the return station.
Riding up an empty line.
View back down the line.
Arriving at the drive station.
Yan ’80s-style drive terminal.
Top station and unloading ramp.
Another view down line.
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7 thoughts on “Canyon – Killington, VT

    • Collin Parsons May 10, 2019 / 3:51 pm

      No Doppelmayr sheaves on this lift. However, the bullwheel appears to be Doppelmayr.

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  1. From the description on the main page, of “Relocated from Steamboat, CO with new Poma towers and chairs added”, I’m guessing that this lift was built from one of the three Yans replaced by the Storm Peak Express and Sundown Express lifts. The Sundown triple, most likely, since those would be easier to convert to a quad than either of the doubles the Storm Peak Express replaced (the original Four Points plus WJW).

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    • Collin Parsons July 14, 2019 / 12:50 pm

      The Yan parts for this lift came from the Sundown Triple. The current Four Points Triple IS the old Storm Peak triple, but was just shortened. This lift was built before Steamboat and Killington were sister resorts under ASC. The purpose of it was to provide extra capacity and reduce wait times at the old Peak Double. Experts would instead use this lift and not go to the bottom and wait 45-60 minutes for the double. While it’s less important with the addition of the K1 Gondola, it still sees a good amount of ridership and is run on weekends plus Monday/Wednesday/Friday midweek whenever the terrain is open.

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  2. skitheeast July 3, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    This is an excellent area of the mountain to ski and I really wish they put a detachable lift here to allow for nice laps.

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    • Donald Reif July 3, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      They could even reuse the towers (unless FGQ line gauge is different from that needed for HSQs).

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  3. xlr8r July 3, 2019 / 8:54 pm

    This lift never ever has a line and serves only black runs. No chance this gets replaced with a detachable, it would be a complete waste of money.

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