Challenger – Winter Park, CO

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Lower station with counterweight.
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Loading area from above.
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View up the line.
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Side view of the return station.
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Riding up in winter.
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Heron-Poma lift line.
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View back down the lift line.
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Tower 22 just below the summit.
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Vault drive.
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View down the lift line.
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Tower 12.
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Lower lift line.

10 thoughts on “Challenger – Winter Park, CO

  1. Donald Reif January 14, 2020 / 9:39 am

    This and/or Iron Horse are overdue for high speed quad upgrades.

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    • Lift Expert November 17, 2020 / 7:57 pm

      No, no, no! These lifts are VERY historic. Well, at least Challenger lift is (iron horse is practically never open).

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      • pbropetech November 18, 2020 / 12:50 pm

        The problem with ‘historic’ lifts is that they become increasingly difficult to find parts for.

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        • Ben Eminger November 21, 2020 / 4:53 pm

          Literally every remaining SLI out there…….49 Degrees North & Telluride feel that one!

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    • Ben Ortiz December 20, 2020 / 8:57 pm

      i am so in love with this lift, replace one of them with a quad if they must but not challenger:(

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      • Donald Reif December 20, 2020 / 9:16 pm

        Challenger getting replaced would siphon more traffic from Super Gauge than replacing Iron Horse would.

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        • Tim Grim January 4, 2021 / 8:46 pm

          Why do you want more traffic on Challenger? It’s the best part of the mountain and it’s best when people who have no business being on it stay away from it

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        • Donald Reif January 4, 2021 / 9:47 pm

          Because it would alleviate crowding at Super Gauge.

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  2. Lift Mapper November 30, 2020 / 5:30 pm

    If you could change anything about this lift, what would it be and why?

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    • BarkeeStone December 21, 2020 / 10:06 am

      I would upgrade it to a quad, because it would help the crowding in super gauge.

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