Comstock Express – Northstar, CA

This lift was built as part of the Vail Resorts Epic Lift Upgrade in 2022.
Side view of the Uni-G return station.
Tower 1 adjacent to the loading station.
Doppelmayr Connect controls.
Canadian style tower head.
View back down the lift line.
Arriving at the drive station.
Upper terminal overview.
Breakover towers 17 and 18.
Long top station.
View from the summit.
Looking up at the breakover.
One of many combination towers on this lift.
Tower head with combination assemblies.
View up at tower 16.
Tower 15.
Middle part of the lift line.
Side view of a tower head.
View down the line.
Upper lift line.
Chairs and towers near the bottom station.
The lift line.
Tower 9.
Lower lift line.
Chair 100.
View riding up near the summit of Mt. Pluto.
View back down at T17.
Unloading area and terminal end.
View down at T16.
Tower number 11.
Empty lift line.
Tower 8.
The first few towers.
Lower station overview.
Loading area with queueing gates.
The entire lift line.

7 thoughts on “Comstock Express – Northstar, CA

  1. Erik S December 8, 2022 / 9:47 pm

    The terminals look the same as Park City’s King Con Six! Also, why did it get all Canadian Towers but not the Euro Towers to match the Tahoe Zephyr Chondola?


    • Cameron Halmrast December 8, 2022 / 10:40 pm

      Doppelmayr CTEC was still making the UNI-GS when Tahoe Zephyr was installed.


  2. Donald Reif December 9, 2022 / 7:22 am

    The old lift had a height-adjustable top terminal similar to what Vista and Backside have. The new lift lacks that feature.

    Nevertheless, this was a very essential lift replacement, since Comstock laps the main face of Mount Pluto and is the main way of reaching the Backside.


    • Joshua January 8, 2023 / 1:23 am

      The main way to reach the backside is Zephyr and ski down the trail called Drifter. If you use Comstock, you have to take another lift to get to it.


      • Donald Reif January 8, 2023 / 7:46 am

        Comstock and Backside both end at the top of Mount Pluto. All of Backside’s trails can thus be reached from Comstock.


  3. Joshua December 11, 2022 / 7:28 pm

    No more depression tower right before the end of the lift and why they had to cut down so many trees near the top? Looking at the old lift photos, there were a lot of trees to the left of the lift right before the top station.


    • Donald Reif December 11, 2022 / 8:38 pm

      Looking at these pictures, I’d say that it’s because a six pack requires a wider gauge and thus more distance between trees and the lift line.


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