Eagle Bahn Gondola #19 – Vail, CO

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CWA X-model cabins in the bottom station.
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Cabin parking rails in the bottom station at Lionshead.
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Tower 1 was upgraded by Doppelmayr CTEC more recently.
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Leaving Lionshead and crossing over Gore Creek.
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Garaventa CTEC tower 5.
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This was the largest gondola CTEC ever built.
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The upper part of the line with Pride Express on the right.
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View back towards the Gore Range.
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Arriving at Adventure Ridge.
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Top terminal building on the arrival side.
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Contour turnaround.
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View down from the top at tower 21.
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The top station has a larger parking and maintenance bay to complement the one at the base.
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Riding down in the summer.
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Towers 15 and 16 with the top of Born Free Express on the right.
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T13.
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Descending into Lionshead.
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Arrival side at the Lionshead station.
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Bottom terminal building and lift line.
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View of the line from Lionshead.
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Tensioning system at the return.
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Lower part of the line in winter.
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Cargo carrier on the line.
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There are some really tall towers on this lift.

10 thoughts on “Eagle Bahn Gondola #19 – Vail, CO

  1. Billy B. May 16, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Do you know the name of the grips used on the Eagle Bahn? I know that they are double grips, but I can’t remember what the grips themselves are called.

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  2. Matthew Huerta January 12, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    How come Tower 1’s lifting frame was replaced?

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    • Max Hart January 13, 2019 / 6:43 pm

      I don’t think it was just the lifting frame. It looks to me like it was the entire crossarm. They probably found something about it (e.g. structural issue) that they didn’t like and opted to replace it. It doesn’t look like a CTEC design.

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      • Donald M. Reif March 20, 2019 / 1:44 am

        That’s a Doppelmayr frame.

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      • Donald Reif October 29, 2019 / 9:18 am

        Must’ve been replaced around 2009 or so.

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      • Donald Reif December 6, 2019 / 8:40 pm

        Here’s what tower 1 originally looked like:

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  3. snowbasinlocal12894 January 13, 2019 / 7:55 am

    Why do they even have lifting frames on depression towers? is there a winch point at the bottom of the tower? It really serves no purpose other than something for Lift maintenance to cling on to so they dont accidentally fall off the catwalks.

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    • Michael January 13, 2019 / 11:38 am

      There are usually concrete anchors with metal eyes in them for rigging to pull the haul rope down. And if you then need to lower the assembly to the ground you use the “lifting”frame.😉

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  4. Utah Powder December 6, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    Are you sure this gondola holds 12 people? It looks like a 6 person gondola to me.

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