Dakota – Big Sky, MT

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Bottom tension station.
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Looking back at the base.
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Lift line with the Yellowstone Club in the background.
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Upper lift line.
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Last few towers.
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Top vault drive.

11 thoughts on “Dakota – Big Sky, MT

  1. V3 April 14, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Third life for this lift. The lift started its life in the early 70s as the double bubble F lift at Copper Mt CO. The Lift then moved to big sky in 1989 to became Southern Comfort triple. It was repurposed again to become Dakota

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    • Collin Parsons November 15, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      This lift has now outlived it’s original successor, the American Eagle high speed quad which has since been removed and scrapped.

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    • pbropetech March 10, 2021 / 9:04 am

      Do you happen to know where the triple chairs came from?

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      • G1 April 11, 2021 / 8:28 pm

        Big Sky made them from scratch to up the capacity from a double to a triple. Almost 280 chairs to be exact. The triple chair in the bowl served as the model.

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  2. MavRat January 1, 2019 / 11:21 am

    Once they replace Explorer with the new Gondola, Dakota will be the only Heron-Poma lift left at Big Sky…

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  3. Noelle Hart February 5, 2021 / 12:32 pm

    Sorry to say Southern Comfort was never a triple,, perhaps some parts were repurposed, but not all of it.

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    • Max Hart February 5, 2021 / 4:47 pm

      Southern Comfort Triple…

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    • MavRat February 6, 2021 / 9:59 pm

      Sorry, but SoCo was in fact a triple before the current HSQ. I rode the old SoCo triple myself, pretty sure I know what I saw with my own 2 eyes

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  4. Sam wendles March 10, 2021 / 1:29 am

    Does anyone know if their thinking about building a new dakota lift considering this one is soooo old and has been donw the past 10 days. Hopefully a high speed quad

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    • Calvin March 20, 2021 / 10:35 am

      No Dakota will be fixed for 21/22 per their status update.

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    • Ryan Murphy March 20, 2021 / 12:03 pm

      There is rarely traffic at Dakota, partly because it’s only really gladed single black terrain, and partly because it’s an absolute pain to get to. You either take the tram, or spend 2 runs just on cat tracks.

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