Double – Christie Mountain, WI

This Borvig double services just about the entire mountain.
Lift line overview.
Tower 1 is a portal design.
Riding up the line.
Hold down tower 7.
View back down.
Breakover towers 10 and 11.
Unloading ramp.
Top terminal with snowflake style bullwheel.
Steepest part of the line.
Lower lift line.
View up at tower 4.

4 thoughts on “Double – Christie Mountain, WI

  1. skier72 December 9, 2021 / 10:02 am

    As I’ve been perusing remontees-mecaniques.net, I’ve noticed that many older Leitner double chairlifts built in Europe use, what appears to me, very similar Borvig designs as this Borvig in North America uses. I know Leitner and Borvig had certain partnerships through the years, but it’s interesting for me to see Borvig make its influence in Italy as well as North America.


    https://skiliftblog.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_2362.jpg?w=994&h=746

    https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-tsf2-fedare-forc-nuvolau-leitner-3519.html

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    • Michael December 9, 2021 / 4:04 pm

      Leitner supplied the equipment TO Borvig, not the other way around. The design was created in Italy and exported to the U.S.

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      • skier72 December 9, 2021 / 11:13 pm

        Didn’t know that, thanks for the info. Did Borvig start operations with Leitner designs? If so, when did they start designing their own product? (even though many later model Borvig triple chairs used Leitner carriers).

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        • Michael December 10, 2021 / 12:47 pm

          Leitner provided Borvig with various parts- Sheaves, Assemblies, Grips, Chairs, a few gearboxes. Borvig did their own Engineering, Terminals, Towers, Foundations and Installations. Somewhere in the mid 80’s they started producing their own ‘versions’ of the Leitner equipment.

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