Chairlift – Rushmore Tramway Adventures, SD

This lift originally operated as a pulse gondola but was heavily modified to become a chairlift.
It has 36 triple chairs and five towers.
Tower 4.
Top tension station with bullwheel unloading.
Tension carriage.
Unload overview.
Return bullwheel.
That namesake mountain.
Tower 3 with Riblet sheaves.
Lower terminal overview.
View up the line from the base.
Towers 1-2.

6 thoughts on “Chairlift – Rushmore Tramway Adventures, SD

  1. Ryan April 16, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Very neat looking Ribbie!


  2. Truckee Local November 15, 2021 / 9:56 pm

    Did Riblet build this as a pulse gondola, or was it originally a fixed-grip lift, then modified into a pulse gondola, and then eventually modified back?


  3. Random Skier June 11, 2022 / 5:11 pm

    Btw, the number of chairs and towers are swapped. It should be 5 towers and 36 chairs, but the page says 36 towers and 5 chairs


  4. skier72 July 1, 2022 / 3:47 pm

    More photos of the pulse gondola:


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