Cloud Nine Express 9 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

Tower 1.
Doppelmayr CTEC Uni-GS return terminal.
Bottom terminal.
Height-adjustable terminal.
Loading area and lift line.
Riding up the long lift line.
Tower 13.
Garaventa six-place chairs with Doppelmayr grips and hangers.
Lift line from above.
Top drive station and breakover.
Combo tower.
Middle part of the line.
View up toward the top.
Tower 5.
Top station unload area.
Top station from afar.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
Side view of the top.
Impressive breakover.

7 thoughts on “Cloud Nine Express 9 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

  1. AM May 23, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    I think this has one of the scariest breakovers on any lift, as when you get to the top, and the wind: It’s just insanely scary and sometimes it is so windy, they have to slow down the lift all the time.


    • Camnoger August 7, 2018 / 12:36 am

      Whilst true that this lift is scary. Lifts in Australia are much more scary due to the wind. The combination of the old lifts and small sizes mean that they often have to close the lifts on wind hold. The Kosciusko express at Thredbo takes all of these things and amplifies them especially since it’s the oldest lift in the world due to the fact that it runs every day of the year for at least eight hours per day, not including the dinner you can have on it when they swap out the chairs for gondolas. The top runs along a ridge and my god it is always incredibly windy.


  2. Thomas Jett May 27, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Hey Peter, the length on this doesn’t match the length in the worldbook. You copied the length from Eagle Express (15).


    • Peter Landsman May 28, 2018 / 7:15 am

      SAM Lift Survey: 5,354′
      Google Earth: 5,439′
      Worldbook: 5,627′


      • Joe August 8, 2018 / 5:38 pm

        5639′ slope, 5356′ horiz per the ropeline calculations/profile.


  3. Donald Reif November 6, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    That upper terminal is one of only a few detachable terminals on the mountain to not be height adjustable.


    • Chis November 7, 2019 / 5:29 am

      That might be because snow just doesn’t seem to accumulate there very much, but always get blown away. The terrain right under it is always very rocky and without a whole lot of snow cover.


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