Double Jaw – Spirit Mountain, MN

This double chair once ran in a longer alignment but was shortened with the opening of a high speed quad in 1986.
Lift line.
Side view of the top terminal.
View down the line with Wisconsin in the background.
Upper lift line.
Another view of the line.
Lower station with a portal tower.
Counterweight tensioning.
Loading area.

One thought on “Double Jaw – Spirit Mountain, MN

  1. Detroit Skier May 6, 2020 / 11:00 pm

    Regarding the length and alignment, overhead mapping tools show that the length matches spot-on with the original SAM data. Also, a 1981 overhead photo (a bit grainy) from HistoricAerials.com and a 1976 trail map posted on skimap.org show the lift hasn’t been moved or shortened, but that it also had a twin lift that was removed when the original Spirit Express was installed. The “D2” lift was removed in 1986 when the original Spirit Express was installed and sold to a ski area out of state, while the “D1” lift became “Double Jaw”. This is per the University of Minnesota-Duluth research paper entitled “Spirit Mountain: The First Forty Years”.

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