Crest Express – Brighton, UT

Return terminal at the base.

Doppelmayr Uni station.

Towers 1-2.

Leaving the base.

Doppelmayr crossarm and lifting frame.

Riding up.

View back down the line.

Arriving at the drive.

Unloading area.

Lift line view.

Looking down the line.

12 thoughts on “Crest Express – Brighton, UT

    • Max Hart December 2, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      True, this is the only DS-104 ever to be installed in Utah. It’s also strange considering the amount of DS-104s that had been in Colorado.

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  1. Myles Svec September 29, 2021 / 5:32 pm

    If Boyne wants to build an 8 pack at Brighton it should be here.

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    • GreatEight December 17, 2021 / 6:52 pm

      what about Great Western or Snake Creek?


  2. Haydenklev5 February 10, 2022 / 6:44 pm

    Think boyne will give brighton some love and upgrade this to a HS6-B? definitely needs a capacity upgrade


    • Boris August 14, 2022 / 11:17 am

      Looks like they are considering so now.


    • The Skier December 14, 2022 / 5:09 pm

      A D-Line 6 pack Crest Express replacement is on Peter’s 2023 newlifts list


      • Helamans Warrior March 20, 2023 / 5:24 pm

        What is D Line? How does a D line 6 pack compare to non D line 6 pack chair lifts? I am confused.


        • The Skier March 20, 2023 / 5:37 pm

          It is Doppelmayr’s newest generation of detatchable chairlifts. They have a newer sleek design and lots of technological innovations. Here is an article about the differences:

          Boyne Resorts has been building them like crazy across all their resorts and has a reputation of decking them out with every bell and whistle possible including bubbles, heated seats, loading conveyors and a ton more luxury features which I assume they would do at Brighton as well. Here is a link to a D-line 6 pack Boyne installed at Big Sky:


    • julestheshiba March 7, 2023 / 10:59 am

      I was wondering do you think this is going to become a HS6B or just an HS6. I would like to see the first bubble lift in the canyons. Also wondering if the old lift will be reused like shedhorn at big sky. Would be cool if they used it in a future expansion.


      • The Skier March 20, 2023 / 5:41 pm

        Knowing Boyne I would assume it is likely to have bubbles along with every other bell and whistle imaginable.

        Also, Boyne has committed to not buying new HSQ’s and instead upgrading their backbone lifts that are HSQ’s to 6 or 8 packs and relocating the HSQ’s elsewhere after totally refurbishing them. This wouldn’t necessarily be at Brighton, but I’d almost guarantee the Crest HSQ would find a new home at one of Boyne’s resorts.


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