Centennial – Brundage, ID

Top fixed drive.
Garaventa CTEC drive station.
Bottom tension station.
Bottom terminal looking up.
Lift line.

22 thoughts on “Centennial – Brundage, ID

  1. wolf November 3, 2020 / 11:58 am

    I love this old lift. It’s probably the only one left that has the new towers. Anyone notice the control box on the bottom terminal says Doppelmayr CTEC instead of Garaventa CTEC?


  2. Paul February 16, 2021 / 10:02 am

    Once Brundage begins building the village and expanding the terrain, they can replace this lift with a high speed lift. It can be a drag riding this up, especially if it is windy or foggy.


    • Myles Svec February 16, 2021 / 10:35 am

      If Brundage has the money to do so which I assume they have. This triple is over 6000 ft long so I see it worthwhile.


      • Paul February 26, 2021 / 10:59 am

        Some of the best runs on the mountain come off this lift. The ride time makes it difficult to get a lot of laps in with it being more than 10 minutes.

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    • Donald Reif February 16, 2021 / 1:50 pm

      Make this a high speed quad, and maybe the same for Lakeview (though Lakeview could just go to a fixed grip quad).


      • Billy Eisenhaur March 5, 2021 / 9:34 pm

        Lakeview’s fine. Just stop.


  3. wolf March 3, 2021 / 12:04 pm

    If they replace it (which they won’t) they could use it as the east expansion lift. Also there is never anyone on Lakeview because there are only intermediate and expert runs on it.


  4. wolf March 4, 2021 / 11:51 am

    Revised comment: If they do replace it (which will be Brundage’s last priority) they should take Sunnyside from Alta and put it here. If they do put in an east expansion they should still put in Sunnyside because there could be a connector trail accessing all of the runs (and the east lift would start in the same base area as this one). I do not know but Lakeview is too new to do anything with.


    • Utah Powder Skier March 4, 2021 / 12:24 pm

      I don’t think Sunnyside will make it out of the Cottonwoods. Alta has some lifts that need a replacement and I can’t see them passing up a perfectly good lift. Even if they can’t use it, they have good relations with Snowbird and they can definitely find a use for Sunnyside. Brundage and Alta aren’t at all related mountains either.

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      • ryand1407 December 5, 2022 / 6:58 pm

        Aaaaand it went to Red Lodge MT.


        • OttawaSkier December 5, 2022 / 7:10 pm

          This lift is being replaced next year anyways.


  5. wolf March 4, 2021 / 4:49 pm

    You are right but Brundage would do well with a Garaventa CTEC since that is what they have for high speed lifts.


    • Donald Reif March 4, 2021 / 8:17 pm

      Garaventa CTEC no longer exists. They’re part of Doppelmayr now.


      • Somebody March 4, 2021 / 8:54 pm

        Pretty sure Wolf’s saying that’s why they should take used Sunnyside from Alta. Doubt there’d be a ton of parts commonality between them regardless, as Sunnyside is a newer generation terminal with different model carriers and obviously is a triple.


  6. wolf March 5, 2021 / 7:15 pm

    The grips are the same as Bluebird, though. One of the PCMR Garaventa CTEC detachables would do good since some of those are the exact same as Bluebird. An idea would be to fit the triple carriers from this onto the grips and make a HST from scratch (with the same terminals of course). If this would work I do not know bu if it doesn’t no changes are fine.


    • Utah Powder Skier March 5, 2021 / 8:24 pm

      PCMR has too many choke points to go selling off their detachables. Saddleback will most likely go to Dreamcatcher or Pioneer. The six packs there are a one off Garaventa grip that didn’t have many installations. I would guess that Crest Express at Brighton would most likely make it to Brundage if they want to go used for a detachable

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      • Donald Reif March 5, 2021 / 9:54 pm

        It’s more likely Brundage would just buy a brand new lift.


  7. wolf March 6, 2021 / 2:44 pm

    If you have not skied here, you do not know what is going on here. Pre-pandemic Centennial never moved except on weekends and busy days. Now it closes early, even with running all week. Their plan doesn’t even say this will be replaced, but another idea is one of the Grand Targhee HSQs since (maybe) one could get replaced.


    • Utah Powder Skier March 6, 2021 / 4:07 pm

      I’m not understanding the reasoning on going used for a detachable. From what you’re saying, it sounds to me like a new lift is needed. They already have a few Doppelmayr lifts, it wouldn’t be that much of a change in parts to just do a new lift.

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      • Donald Reif March 6, 2021 / 5:08 pm

        Besides, a new lift is a better long term investment.


  8. wolf March 6, 2021 / 7:20 pm

    They probably won’t do anything anyway but I was just thinking out loud. It isn’t like they will see our ideas anyway.


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