Chairlift – Sleepy Hollow, IA

This Borvig quad services a small sports park in Des Moines, Iowa.
View up the lift line.
Lower part of the line.
Top drive terminal.
Unloading area.
View from the summit.
Upper lift line.
Tower 1.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Return bullwheel.

3 thoughts on “Chairlift – Sleepy Hollow, IA

  1. Detroit Skier January 26, 2022 / 4:22 pm

    This may be the other Borvig center-pole quad originally installed at Riverview Highlands, MI (the other is likely at Mount Crescent, IA). The park opened for snowsports in 1994, and the lift was installed soon thereafter, while “Mount Trashmore” was decommissioned in 1995. No other Borvig center-poles were removed near that timeframe that would fit.


    • Connor January 27, 2022 / 8:21 pm

      You are right. I did some research on ‘Mt. Trashmore’ and they did get rid of this and the Mt Cresent chair. They look identical to the ones at Riverview. The center post bend shape even matches, there are 2 variants. I really like these borvig center pole quads, a staple in the midwest.


      • Detroit Skier March 30, 2022 / 3:53 pm

        Do you know which area got the Blue and which got the Black based on your research? Based purely on length, I believe the Sleepy Hollow chair is the Black, as the original length was a bit shorter than both the Blue and the Mount Crescent Quad (which matches almost identically to the Blue length). That is just a guess, though.


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