Discovery – Keystone, CO

The short lift line.
Looking up from the base.
Loading area with new lift shack.
Leaving the tension station.
Fixed drive up top.
Doppelmayr supplied aftermarket lifting frames.

15 thoughts on “Discovery – Keystone, CO

  1. ACA Allertor May 18, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Where did the riblet Chairs come from on this and A51?


  2. Travis Elmblad January 21, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Those are Doppelmayr chairs and grips. Not Riblet, Not YAN.


    • Misha Flynn January 21, 2018 / 2:03 pm

      The grips are possibly Doppelmayr. I’m sorry but that just isn’t true about the chairs, they are definitely Riblet.

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  3. Max Hart January 21, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Chairs are definitely a Riblet design, and according to what Peter said above, they either came from Breck or were custom made. The grips look like Yans, the wavyness between the grip itself and the hanger gives it away. Here’s another Yan fixed grip (from Chair 13, a Yan Double at Mammoth Mountain, CA) from the same time period for comparison:


  4. Travis Elmblad January 22, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Yes. I was thinking about the tower cross arm and assembly install Pete did on that lift from Doppelmayr. The grip is Yan, the chair may be a Riblet design but they were purchased new from Superior tramway I believe ( Riblet Parts supplier). Sorry for the mis informed reply. I should’ve looked at the picture. Ive known that grip for 18 years now, I should recognize it anywhere.

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  5. Donald M. Reif February 26, 2019 / 2:06 am

    This lift was originally known as Checkerboard until the late 1990s/early 2000s.


  6. Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 4:18 pm

    Here’s a picture of the lift when it was built. In the background you can see the return station for Packsaddle II.


    • Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 4:18 pm

      *Packsaddle I


  7. Joshua Redman January 8, 2022 / 5:30 pm

    When did Doppelmayr put tower heads on the towers? When it was built there were none.


    • Donald Reif January 8, 2022 / 5:49 pm

      The lifting frames on Discovery and A-51 were added in 2013.


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