Eagle’s Rest – Jackson Hole, WY

This quad was built along the lift line of a previous Murray-Latta double with a three year gap between the two.
This is the first Skytrac lift in the state of Wyoming.
Monarch drive-tension terminal.
View up from the base terminal.
The lift is sandwich between the Bridger and Sweetwater gondola alignments.
The first few towers.
Upper part of the lift line.
The top terminal labelled as tower 8.
View down the line.
Peak return terminal.
Skytrac tower head with Leitner-Poma sheaves.
View down from the summit.
The top terminal and tower 7.
Unloading area and operator house.
Tower 6.
Middle part of the line.
Skytrac chair with Kidstop from Leitner-Poma.
The top of tower 5.
View up at tower 4.
Uphill end of the bottom terminal.
Lift overview.
Note the bottom shack is on the light side due to space constraints.

9 thoughts on “Eagle’s Rest – Jackson Hole, WY

  1. Collin Parsons October 12, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    This lift has the same ending location as the old one, but does not start in the same place. The old lift started right next to Teewinot. This lift follows a route closer to and parallel to the Bridger Gondola, and does not appear to start at the base. You’d have to ride Sweetwater to mid first and then ski down to this lift and lap it.

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  2. New England Chairlifts & Skiing October 12, 2019 / 5:22 pm

    Honestly I really am not a fan of the Skytrac chair design at all. It just looks ugly. The bail/omega chairs look much better in my opinion.

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    • Donald Reif October 12, 2019 / 6:42 pm

      Me neither. If this lift had Doppelmayr’s EJ chairs, it’d be a different story (since the Skytrac lifting frames are closer in resemblance to Doppelmayr’s design than Leitner-Poma’s).

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    • Kaden K October 17, 2019 / 8:24 pm

      Really? I don’t think they look that bad.

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  3. Max Hart October 18, 2019 / 8:33 am

    Note the L-P sheaves and assemblies.

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  4. gavin November 12, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    Why doesn’t it start at the base? doesn’t that waste a ride on Sweetwater?

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    • Somebody November 12, 2019 / 6:12 pm

      There’s no space down at the base.

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  5. Sam November 12, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    how do you bump a skytrac chair?

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    • Ryan Murphy November 12, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      The small handle on the outside is what I’ve seen lifties use, and it’s what I use when I self bump.

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