Chickadee – Snowbird, UT

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The bottom terminal was modified so a zip-line landing platform could be built above.
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Shortened bottom drive station.
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Unique double chair.
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Top bullwheel.
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View down the line.
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View up the line.
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Top towers and terminal.
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14 thoughts on “Chickadee – Snowbird, UT

  1. snowbasinlocal12894 July 30, 2018 / 8:23 am

    They took out the old zip line and now they are going to build bridges over the lift.

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  2. Carson July 30, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    Like a ski bridge or a regular bridge for the hotel or lodge?

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  3. Carson July 30, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    So then are they removing chickadee lift?

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    • snowbasinlocal12894 July 30, 2018 / 5:06 pm

      No, they just shut it down for rest of the summer season. The alpline slide is closed and the zipline got terminated. They are also redoing the snowbird center too.

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  4. Carson July 31, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Yesterday day I was up there at 5:30 and they got one part done and are getting all the supports up

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    • snowbasinlocal12894 July 31, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Hey same. That bridge is barely high enough. I thought they were going to have to add a upside down depression tower from the bridge. Second piece went up today

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  5. snowbasinlocal12894 November 5, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Is the hydraulic tensioning original? A hydro on a 70s lift seems odd to me. Unless the lift had a counterweight before.

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    • Max Hart November 6, 2018 / 2:00 pm

      Looks like a retrofit to me. Hydraulic cylinders on a later Enterprise terminal with hydraulic tensioning would have been housed on either side of the tension carriage.

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  6. Wayne Jones November 7, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Is the chickadee lift functional?

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    • snowbasinlocal12894 November 7, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Yes, Its a workhorse lift in the summer time. The lift is hauling alpine sleds and riders all the time. This lift just got a new tower hanging from a bridge. This lift had a hydraulic tensioning upgrade and a cement roof was built ontop of the terminal for a zip line that is no longer there. Now the platform above is used for a bridge that comes from Prevuain. Chickadee also serves beginner terrain in the winter.

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