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.

15 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.


      • Trailboss May 5, 2023 / 6:18 pm

        The answer to question number two is yes. Depending on the condition of the lift, two Brighton employees told me that the lift will be refurbished and potentially installed adjacent to Great Western in the Hidden Canyon area that Brighton has within its permit area. And I was just up there skiing today and Crest is coming down FAST. Haul rope was being removed, chairs off, terminals slowly being disassembled. Doppelmayr was unloading trucks all day–lots of terminal pieces.


        • The Skier May 5, 2023 / 7:39 pm

          This isn’t what Everett said in the thread about Crest 6. His words were:

          “Scrapped, the lift suffers from too many mechanical issues and would not be worth refurbishing.”

          Unless some plans changed this doesn’t sound like it’s happening, although I wish it would


  3. Trailboss May 14, 2023 / 7:33 am

    So as to the lift being reused, I can confirm after skiing up there the last four days, that Crest Express is being scrapped. The base terminal was knocked over last week and they are in the process of demolishing it. The carriers and grips are in the parking lot. I saw the haul rope on a truck heading down the Canyon. They’ve pulled the comm lines. The new Crest 6 is in the parking lot. I did not see the new carriers this week. It is moving right along.


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