Chair 1 – Arctic Valley, AK

This Riblet double opened in 1969 and was closed for ten years from the mid-1990s to 2000s.
The drive terminal with a vault.
Riding up the line.
View back down.
Tower 6.
A third of this lifts’s towers are right next to the top terminal.
Upper station.
View from the summit.
Lower part of the lift line.
The first few towers.
Return bullwheel.
Upper part of the line.
Bottom terminal side view.
Lift overview.
Motor room.
The upper terminal seen from above.
Counterweight tensioning.
Unloading ramp.
Tower 7.
Side view of the top station.

5 thoughts on “Chair 1 – Arctic Valley, AK

  1. Will March 14, 2020 / 11:22 pm

    Why did it get shut down for a decade?


    • Tyler March 16, 2020 / 8:54 pm

      I heard it was something to do with inadequate energy brakes. But they refurbished them and fired their lifts back up.


  2. Tyler March 16, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    Looks like I made it on lift blog. I’m the one with my back turned at the bottom terminal of chair 1. I was wearing sun glasses. Were you they guy where your snowboard hit the tower? Just curious. And if you got a better picture with me in it your welcome to put it on your page.


  3. Ryan Gardner August 14, 2020 / 10:35 pm

    Sadly graffiti exists there too it appears.

    Liked by 1 person

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