Christmas – Sun Valley, ID

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Bottom terminal with Yan-Doppelmayr conversion.
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Lower station.
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Top terminal.
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Another view of the top.
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Bottom terminal and lift line.
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Riding in the summer.
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Looking back towards the Roundhouse.
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Arriving at the summit.
The entire lift seen from the Roundhouse.
Lower station with small parking rail.
Top station next to sister ship Lookout.
Terminal without underskin.
The lower station next to the Roundhouse Gondola summit.

8 thoughts on “Christmas – Sun Valley, ID

  1. Donald Reif August 20, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    I wonder why this one and Frenchman’s kept their teardrop chairs instead of getting EJ chairs when Doppelmayr refurbished them.

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  2. Mike Landes August 17, 2020 / 10:14 am

    The Doppelmayr hangers are longer, changing chairs would have required excavation work.

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    • pbropetech February 12, 2022 / 8:42 am

      No, these hangers are custom-built. The lifts that did a full carrier swap also had custom hangers to fit into the converted terminals. There should be no need to excavate anything.

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  3. Donald Reif February 18, 2021 / 5:47 am

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  4. pnwrider September 23, 2021 / 11:11 am

    According to Ecosign’s Sun Valley master development plan, this lift will be replaced with an extension of the Roundhouse Gondola, going to the summit. Hopefully when they extend the Roundhouse Gondola, additional capacity will be added, as the current gondola only moves 1,800 people per hour despite the useful location of it.

    Then there will be another gondola connecting the River Run base to the base of Dollar Mountain, which is something I very much look forward to.

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    • skitheeast October 25, 2022 / 9:20 am

      This is a fantastic idea. A gondola connection to Lookout would be useful for non-skier utilization and the existing Christmas layout is awkward, as only the upper portion of the bowl can be lapped without needing to go down to Broadway. Sun Valley’s GM mentioned Christmas as the next replacement post-Challenger/Greyhawk and I really hope they realign the lift to start down by Seattle Ridge, opening up the existing alignment for a future Roundhouse Stage II.

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      • pnwrider December 17, 2022 / 10:10 pm

        I haven’t even thought of that, that’s a great idea, making Christmas go down further towards Seattle Ridge! Would make a lot more terrain lappable as you said!

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  5. Myles Svec September 23, 2021 / 2:03 pm

    How does this lift fair to wind? Much of the liftline looks very exposed.

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