Eagle – Park City, UT

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Top motor room.
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Top terminal.
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Mid-unload with half towers.
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Loading area.
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Lift line.
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Mid-unload and towers.
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Bottom tension terminal.

8 thoughts on “Eagle – Park City, UT

  1. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    For the 2002 Olympics, the bottom station was relocated uphill where the depression tower is to make room for the temporary stadium and finish area. A rope tow was built from the current bottom to the relocated one for racers. Then it was relocated back to its current place after the Olympics. It didn’t have safety bars until Vail added them in 2015 along with all other Park City lifts that didn’t have them

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  2. skier72 February 25, 2020 / 4:24 pm

    You can see the old SLI double called “Three Kings” in a few of these photos.

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    • themav February 25, 2020 / 10:04 pm

      It looks like this photo may have been taken while riding Three Kings

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  3. Tyler September 24, 2021 / 11:03 am

    Didn’t see this coming! I wonder if they will put in a new alignment that goes to the top of King Con so you could get straight to the gondola or the new Silverlode 8-pack without having to ride up King Con. Eagle is my favorite way to start the day at PC because it is generally a short enough once-a-day ride.

    Of all the bottlenecks at the combined PCMR/Canyons, I’m surprised getting out of the PCMR base area was a big enough concern to do in 2022. I bet it’s tied to the development plans on the lower parking lots, as guests staying there will use it to start their day and avoid the giant crowd of beginners at First Time or the hike up to ride with terrain park yahoos at Three Kings.

    My money’s on a realignment to start a few hundred feet lower (by the current first aid trailer instead of behind ) and end higher than today’s chair, for a few reasons: (1) ease of access on foot from the new development, (2) ability to host 2030/34 Olympic GS/halfpipe bleachers where they had to remove Eagle for a year in 2002 and (3) keep transit traffic away from beginners on First Time.

    Here’s a picture of a giant pre-pandemic and pre-Epic Pass price drop crowd at Payday from Feb 2019:
    https://www.kpcw.org/post/new-lifts-including-high-speed-8-pack-park-city-mountain#stream/0

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    • Donald Reif September 24, 2021 / 2:00 pm

      Makes sense to extend it up to where King Con offloads, or maybe to the top of Crescent (but that might be a bit much).

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    • Collin Parsons September 29, 2021 / 9:25 pm

      The biggest problem with Park City’s layout is that most of the lifts go diagonally up the ridge, and there’s no way to move up the mountain without going down and up several times. One of my friends went there when it was still owned by Powdr, and swore off ever going there again, partly because of that. To get to Jupiter (the furthest lift) from the base, you have to take either First Time-Crescent-Pioneer or Eagle-King Con-Silverlode-Thaynes. Both routes take minimum half an hour even without crowds when you consider all the traversing that’s needed. Apparently at that time, the parking lot by Eagle was free or cheap, while the one by Payday and Crescent was 25 dollars, which is why most people start at First Time/3 Kings/Eagle.

      I wonder if the announcement of there being a mid station meant a half mid station where the one for the racers currently is, or if it means an angle station at the current unload, and extending to the top of King Con. That would help to speed up the trip to the upper mountain, and would allow access to the Quicksilver Gondola in one lift from the base. I somewhat doubt it’s the latter, because I think the announcement would’ve highlighted that, but you never know.

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      • Donald Reif October 13, 2021 / 7:27 am

        I want to believe they’re extending it up to King Con, given that this is happening in conjunction with the Silverlode 8 pack.

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