Chickadee – Snowbird, UT

The bottom terminal was modified so a zip-line landing platform could be built above.
Shortened bottom drive station.
Unique double chair.
Top bullwheel.
View down the line.
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View up the line.
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Top towers and terminal.
In 2018, a tower was added to accommodate a new bridge.
New tower 1.

23 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.


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

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


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

    So then are they removing chickadee lift?


    • 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.


  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


    • 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


  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.


    • 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.


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

    Is the chickadee lift functional?


    • 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.


  7. Alex April 14, 2020 / 6:37 am

    Chickadee had a downgrade in capacity so now it only has 42 chairs


  8. James January 9, 2021 / 2:34 pm

    Are these chairs custom? I cant seem to find them on any other lift on this website.


    • Utah Powder Skier January 9, 2021 / 2:55 pm

      The chairs on this lift are a rare center pole model Thiokol that didn’t show up on many lifts. I think one and another at Snoqualmie are the last center pole Thiokols.

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      • themav January 14, 2021 / 3:58 pm

        Flat Iron at Park City Mountain Resort is another one. Not sure if there’s any more beyond that though.


      • Alex Kennedy March 1, 2021 / 10:10 pm

        It looks more like a center pole frame with a CTEC seat welded on.


  9. wolf March 2, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    I think it is a Doppelmayr frame with CTEC seat and bar.


  10. 9412vcummins February 1, 2022 / 9:49 pm

    The last of a dying breed, chickadee is the last remaining chairlift to run counter clockwise at snowbird.


  11. Ryan February 1, 2022 / 10:06 pm

    That’s ok. It’s only a direction. At least we still have the lift.


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