Double – Frost Fire, ND

This lift is one of two vintage lifts deemed inoperable when Frost Fire reopened circa 2017.
The top bullwheel with concrete mast.
Side view of the bottom station.
A half tower.
Loading area.
Angled towers.
Upper part of the lift line.
View down the line.
The last three towers.

7 thoughts on “Double – Frost Fire, ND

  1. utahpowderskier August 2, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    This lift is definitely a Poma. The towers on this lift closely resemble Snowbasin’s former Wildcat double, which is also a Poma. This lift must have been installed sometime in the 60s, from the model of the carriers and the tower design

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  2. Carson August 2, 2020 / 7:20 pm

    Is this lift now removed?

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    • skier72 August 2, 2020 / 10:02 pm

      No, It’s still there. I believe the correct term is “standing”

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  3. Ryan November 13, 2020 / 2:44 pm

    Doesn’t look in that bad of shape, what was wrong with it?

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    • skier72 November 13, 2020 / 5:25 pm

      The same reason why Saddleback Maine decided to scrap their old Hopkins double instead of re-using it. This lift is very old, redundant with the new Skytrak, and probably extremely hard to find parts for. It’s not like an old Riblet lift, which is extremely easy to find spare parts for. There are not many old Poma doubles of this vintage left out there available for parting. (Plus this lift hasn’t run in a few years, so it would need some major TLC to get it going again.)

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    • Utah Powder Skier November 13, 2020 / 7:45 pm

      This lift isn’t 100% Poma either. Despite what I said in the earlier comment, this lift has American Cableways towers and tension terminal. With a carpet lift on the same slope and a Skytrac quad lower down on the mountain, it wouldn’t make sense to put a lot of money into a redundant lift with questionable reliability.

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      • Carson November 13, 2020 / 9:01 pm

        It’s a telecar lift

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