Coney Glade – Snowmass, CO

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Before the Village Express, Fanny Hill and Coney Glade combined to serve Sam’s Knob.
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Poma Alpha detachable drive station.
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Lift overview.
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Loading area and lift line.
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Chain-driven turnaround.
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The rope deflects a bunch to make it to the Alpha drive behind the Falcon detachable equipment.
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Chain motor.
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The acceleration and deceleration tires are driven by shafts rather than belts.
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Riding up the line.
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Upper lift line with tall towers.
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Towers 16 and 17.
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Unload ramp and operator house.
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Return station overview.
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Upper lift line.
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Middle portion of the line.
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Looking up.
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Lower lift line.
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Side view of the drive setup.

8 thoughts on “Coney Glade – Snowmass, CO

  1. Lucas Tokarski January 24, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    Would you know what the strange slinky/barbwire object is in photo 2 left of the drive?

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    • Michael January 25, 2018 / 8:40 am

      “Cable Art”- made from old ski lift haul ropes!

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      • oirnoir September 30, 2020 / 10:40 am

        As I hear, It’s made from the old Sheer Bliss lift (Couloir)

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  2. Collin January 25, 2018 / 8:48 am

    This lift looks to be in really good shape for its age. There aren’t many Alpha-Falcons still in service.

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    • AmericanMO September 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Especially with Copper replacing the Flyer quad this summer

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  3. Donald M. Reif February 17, 2019 / 11:37 pm

    While this looks like a bit of a “lift to nowhere,” I see this as a nice way for someone traveling from the Big Burn, Sheer Bliss, Alpine Springs, High Alpine or Elk Camp pods to get over to Sam’s Knob without going down to the base area.

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    • afski722 April 20, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      Prior to the installation of Village Express, the Coney Clade Express was part of the main egress onto the mountain. The Fanny Hill Express would only get you access to Coney Glade Express or the now-removed Burlingame chair. It used to take 3 lifts to get to the top of Sam’s Knob back in the day.

      It does serve the purpose like you said to help move skiers across the mountain between terrain pods, services the terrain park & superpipe areas, and also acts as a decent area to ride on windy or low visibility days in more protected terrain when the upper mountain is more exposed.

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    • Fif July 16, 2020 / 4:13 pm

      It’s mainly used for park laps. It goes from bottom of the park to the start.

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