Challenger – Sun Valley, ID

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Top terminal, lift shack, maintenance rail with work chair.
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Another view of the top.
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Parking rail.
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Bottom terminal at Warm Springs.
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A very long lift line.
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Lower lift line.
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Bottom terminal from above.
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Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
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Tower 12.
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Challenger ascends more than 3,100′ in 9 minutes.
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Loading area.
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Yan Y tower.
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8 thoughts on “Challenger – Sun Valley, ID

  1. Carson June 22, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    What happened to the teardrop chairs?

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      • ACA Allertor August 28, 2017 / 4:46 am

        Where is that?

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  2. Cameron Halmrast June 22, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    They were retired to the boneyard. The ones in use today at Sun Valley and Mammoth Mountain were the last design produced by Lift Engineering. However, I’m not sure why Christmas and Broadway (Mammoth) received them after having the second generation carrier design. I wish I could remember the name of the new carrier design. LE did a full page ad in one of the old SAM Magazines showcasing them. Of course, the company was no longer 3 months later.

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    • Will September 3, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Why did Yan not build any new lifts in 1995 if they had a new carrier design? Any more info/pics of that yan advertisement or any other doppelmayr/yan/other chairlift manufacturer advertisements?

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      • Max Hart September 5, 2017 / 11:49 am

        The carrier design wasn’t the problem. Personally I like Yan’s chairs. However, the girps were the problem, which put them out of business before the could design a new one.

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  3. Russ Fox July 16, 2017 / 12:00 am

    This lift appears to be the tallest (most vertical) chairlift in the world. 2nd place appears to go to Sun Peak’s Burfeild quad (although that one gets first place for the most painfully long ride at 20 minutes).

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  4. Will Robertson September 9, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    LMAO “With a great deal of skill and personal initiative.” It’s not like they had a choice, Dopppelmayr. Whichever marketing employee wrote that obviously didn’t speak English as a first language.

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