Discovery – Winter Park, CO

Yan bottom station with Heron-Poma chairs.
Loading area.
View up the line.
Lower lift line.
Top bullwheel with vault drive below.
Side view of the top station.

9 thoughts on “Discovery – Winter Park, CO

  1. Donald M. Reif March 12, 2019 / 4:22 pm

    Which lift at Copper did this use to be?


  2. Ryan Gardner April 1, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    E from Copper.


    • pbropetech April 22, 2020 / 8:35 am

      I’ve heard that as well. I have my doubts, though. Double-E was a bottom drive/tension with the entire terminal on tracks, rather than a fixed vault like this one. The return, obviously, would have been fixed, so they would have to have found a Heron carriage for this install. Lastly, these aren’t the towers that were on old E- they were the same as the ones over on the Jane side like Challenger. I get that Yan added the lifting gantries but the crossarms still aren’t the same. Maybe they got the chairs from us.


      • Donald Reif March 5, 2021 / 7:20 pm

        I think someone on the “relocated lifts” thread confirmed this was Elkhead. Steamboat replaced the Elkhead double with a fixed grip quad the same year Discovery was built.


  3. Mountaineer May 11, 2020 / 6:44 am

    Isn’t this Elkhead from Steamboat?


    • pbropetech December 2, 2020 / 3:40 pm

      I’d believe that sooner than it being our old E. The towers appear to be the same as their Priest Creek lift, which went in the same year.


      • Donald Reif December 2, 2020 / 7:25 pm

        They definitely look like Heron-Poma towers with Yan lifting frames added on later.


  4. Lift Mapper November 30, 2020 / 5:34 pm

    If you could change anything about this lift, what would it be and why?


  5. Donald Reif December 7, 2020 / 6:04 am

    They’ve added bars to the chairs as of this year.


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