Chet’s Dream – Loveland, CO

This Leitner-Poma detachable quad became the first high speed lift at Loveland in 2018.
It replaced a Yan triple known as Chair 1.
Tower 2.
A three section tower.
The lift line is short and steep with a ride time under five minutes.
Tower 7 near the summit.
Arriving at the return terminal.
Side view of the top station.
View up the lift line at tower 6.
Lower lift line.
Tower 1 and the drive station.
Loading area and maintenance rail.
Side view of the top terminal.
The entire lift line.
Another view of the bottom station.

10 thoughts on “Chet’s Dream – Loveland, CO

  1. GreatEight January 28, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    What are the black things on the safety bar?
    I’ve seen them on a couple of the new LPA lifts.


    • Peter Landsman January 28, 2019 / 4:10 pm

      They are called KidStop. As the name suggests, they help prevent small children from sliding under the bar. Skytrac sells them now in addition to Leitner-Poma.

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      • Owen March 26, 2019 / 6:00 pm

        I get the idea, but there are better ways to accomplish that purpose. The way the bars have the kid restrained on Black Mountain Express at a basin is much more comfortable for riders, as it doesn’t restrict leg movement.


        • LH July 10, 2020 / 6:16 pm

          Looks like the kid stop stops people from lowering the bar, not too many people using the bar in those pictures. I hope they dont implement them here, i can see them being uncomfortable and our local resorts mandate lowering the bar.


        • pbropetech July 12, 2020 / 2:11 pm

          Looks that way, but no. They’re hinged and spring-loaded so that they adjust to varying leg sizes.


  2. Kaden K March 5, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    I think the chairs on this lift look cool!

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  3. Donald Reif June 1, 2019 / 1:00 am



  4. Phoenix November 29, 2020 / 6:36 pm

    These chairs have a piece of metal webbing where the hangar connects to the chair. What’s it used for?


    • Utah Powder Skier November 29, 2020 / 6:51 pm

      I’m pretty sure that the metal webbing is called the taco. The taco is used as an insulator and makes the ride smoother. Older lifts that don’t have tacos on their chairs vibrate a lot more when going over sheaves and I know from riding lifts that lifts with a tacos on their chairs result in a smoother ride.


    • pbropetech November 30, 2020 / 8:49 am

      The metal webbing is an electrical bonding strip. It’s meant to dissipate any static that builds up in the chair so it doesn’t discharge near sensitive electronics in the terminals. There’s another one bonding the hanger to the grip (or there might be).
      The ‘taco’, as UPS calls it, is the much bulkier steel and rubber section between the bail and hanger.

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