Chair 14 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

Top station location below Chair 23.
Drive station without loading.
Load and lift line.
Motor room.
View back down the lift line towards the Outpost.
Upper lift line.
Tower 12.
Top breakover with clearance challenges.
Fixed bullwheel up top.
Unload ramp.
Lower lift line.
Loading area.
Lift overview with counterweight pit visible.

10 thoughts on “Chair 14 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

  1. AM May 23, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Is this just me, or is the Outpost, and this lift, in particular, the best intermediate laps you can take at Mammoth, with a slow, beautiful lift ride back up on this lift?


    • AM May 23, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      In my opinion, I think either this lift or chair 23 should be upgraded to a DTQ, but I would probably favor chair 23 to be a DTQ before this lift.


      • Mike B May 24, 2018 / 12:26 pm

        Disagree strongly re: Ch 23. You don’t want a detatchable lift with the winds up there, IMO. And between the gondola and Ch. 14, there is already enough capacity transporting skiers to that zone.

        I do agree with the comment above though. For my money, Ch 14 does offer some of the best true intermediate laps on the mountain. I could do Road Runner to Santiago all day and not get bored.


        • Donald Reif October 16, 2019 / 3:49 pm

          14 should get the high speed quad upgrade.


  2. Peter D. October 16, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    The first picture you have for this lift might be the best picture on the entirety of this blog


  3. Greg Aspel February 25, 2021 / 8:22 am

    What is the story behind the PLAQUE on the rocks going up 14 ?


    • Marcus March 14, 2021 / 9:55 pm

      A family, including a Mammoth lift maintenance employee, was traveling on highway 395 in 2000 and struck by a drunk driver. Both parents and one of the children were killed. See:

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  4. skiman November 20, 2021 / 8:08 pm


  5. Matt December 21, 2022 / 11:52 pm

    Those breakover towers are at least 20 ft tall. It was just an exceptional snow year when these photos were taken.


  6. liftnerd February 7, 2023 / 2:18 pm

    Now that’s one impressive cliff that this lift scales.


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