Crystal Mountain, MI

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6 thoughts on “Crystal Mountain, MI

  1. SpartySki February 18, 2020 / 10:16 pm

    Ridge Triple was the Main Street Triple. Main Street was removed when the High Speed Poma was installed.

    The Cheers double was not a Brandle. The Brandle ran the same path as the current High Speed Poma. It was removed in the 80’s. Not sure what Cheers was. It had a Hall like overhead drive and Riblet style center pole chairs. The towers were not Riblet, may have been hall but they were cut to height which is not common on the Halls I have seen.

    Loki double had CTEC carriers on it in it’s final days. The Loki Triple and Double ran alongside each other. The Hall was the original lift with the CTEC coming later. The Hall only ran at peak times from that point. The Hall was the faster lift.

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    • Mountaineer June 13, 2020 / 10:24 am

      According to the maps, Cheers was installed between 1977 (https://skimap.org/data/429/2200/1446407404.jpeg) and 1982 (https://skimap.org/data/429/2200/1453831619.jpeg) and Ridge was not there in 1991 (https://skimap.org/data/429/2200/1446928809.jpeg).

      So is the following correct?

      Main Street Double (Brandle?), 1963 – 198?
      Main Street Triple (CTEC), 198? – 1998 (replaced by the Poma, became the Ridge Triple)
      Cheers Double (brand unknown, picture: https://goo.gl/maps/dVgv8gSYwQnF9iAU6), 1977/1982 – 2016

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      • Snow Boys June 13, 2020 / 10:30 am

        Main street triple was replaced by crystal clipper.

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      • reaperskier June 13, 2020 / 10:55 am

        If i remember correctly, Cheers was a St Lawrence

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        • Spartyski August 4, 2020 / 11:40 pm

          You are probably right about it being St Lawrence. The chairs looked exactly like the chairs on the Blue lift at Mt Holiday. I have never seen a ST Lawrence with an overhead drive. Towers could have been St Lawrence but with the lifting frames on them they always looked more modern to me.

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      • Spartyski August 4, 2020 / 11:35 pm

        Yes, I believe this to be correct. I did not ever see the Brandon in person but I have seen it in pictures and it was totally different looking than the Cheers lift.

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