Colter – Grand Targhee, WY

Twenty years after Sacajawea opened skiing on the lower part of Peaked Mountain, Colter opened to service the upper half.
This lift is a Doppelmayr D-Line six place with standard chairs.
Lower pitch of the lift line.
European tower head.
Riding up the middle part of the line.
Upper lift line.
Arriving at the top which is just below the true summit of Peaked Mountain.
D-Line station in green over green.
Unloading area and operator house.
Upper station with views of Teton Valley.
View down from the summit.
Tower 11.
Name plate printed before the lift was named Colter.
Tower 10.
Side view of the short top terminal.
Upper station area.
Side view of a tower.
Three section splice tower.
Six place chair with footrests.
Side view of the top station.
Breakover towers.
Tall tower over Idaho.
Middle segment of the lift line.
View up at tower 9.
Chairs passing an angled tower.
Tower 8.
Middle part of the line.
Chair in the bottom station.
Chair back.
Top terminal under cover.
Tower 10.
Support assemblies.
View up from the bottom terminal.
Lift overview.
The only combo assemblies on this lift.
Tower 10.
Another view of a basic European six passenger chair.
Chair front with center footrests.
A tower head.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Return terminal and tower 1.
Parking rail toward future indoor facility.
Loading area.
View leaving the base.
Tower 2.
Peaked Mountain seen from Sacajawea.

11 thoughts on “Colter – Grand Targhee, WY

  1. Logan November 25, 2022 / 8:14 pm

    A stunning lift. Tbh I thought it was gonna be longer.


    • Donald Reif November 26, 2022 / 5:03 pm

      It’s still 4,774 feet long.


  2. Calvin November 26, 2022 / 1:55 pm

    Why non-DLine chair and non-DLine towers?


    • pbropetech November 26, 2022 / 5:20 pm

      D-line refers to the grips and terminals, nothing else that I’m aware of (unless things have changed lately). There are differences between the North American towers and European models, and between the EJ (taco) and suspension carriers, but those can be had with a standard Uni terminal as well.


    • Porter December 31, 2022 / 10:45 pm

      It has the “D-Line” chairs which are just the European chairs it just doesn’t have the bubbles and heated seats.


  3. Carson November 26, 2022 / 9:20 pm

    The paint scheme is kind of ugly the green with green isn’t the best… I feel like if they went with a darker green it would look better. Though the one thing I do like is all the glass it keeps it modern but also kind of makes it blend into its surroundings too.


    • Jeff Lynne December 2, 2022 / 7:59 pm

      Dude don’t kid yourself it looks terrific.


  4. vons3 November 27, 2022 / 6:26 pm

    Need to add some chair numbers soon.


  5. Randy November 28, 2022 / 2:55 pm

    Where are the other D-Lines except for Big Sky and Kan8


    • Muni November 29, 2022 / 4:20 pm

      Existing lifts:
      – The whole Skyliner system at Disney World

      New ones coming online this year:
      – The two other Boyne 8-packs coming online this year (Disciples and Jordan Bowl)
      – A new six-pack in Pennsylvania at Camelback
      – Wild Blue Gondola at Steamboat

      I might have missed a few. There are a bunch of Poma DirectDrive lifts at this point too.


  6. Bob November 29, 2022 / 9:20 am

    Wow… what a beautiful lift! I may be hated for saying this, but I really love that green color.

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