Eagle’s Rest – Jackson Hole, WY

Tower 5 and the top bullwheel.
Top shack and bullwheel.
This tower used to be shared with the Crystal Springs double.
Top bullwheel and work chair.
Looking up the line.
Bottom drive-tension bullwheel.

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

  1. Duncan N. January 11, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    How did they attach the work chair?


    • Michael January 11, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Work Carriers generally have their own grip that attaches directly to the cable, just like a chair.


      • Duncan N. January 12, 2018 / 9:03 am

        Thanks. I was under the impression that older fixed grip chairs were woven into the cable. Is this true? If so, is the work carrier attached via a different grip mechanism, or is there an unused grip in the cable, or can a chair be removed from the grip and the carrier attached instead? I’m sorry if I misunderstood your answer.


      • Max Hart January 12, 2018 / 12:28 pm

        Riblets had insert clips instead of conventional fixed grips. I’m not sure if any other lift manufacturers did that, but this lift seems to have conventional fixed grips. As for the work carrier on a lift with insert clips, they probably just mounted it onto a chair that was already on the lift instead of adding a completely separate work carrier. I don’t know too much about Riblets, but I know that there is a complicated procedure involved in inserting or removing the clips from the haul rope.

        I once read in an article on SkyTrac’s website that Riblet made an attempt at entering the detachable lift world at Timberline Lodge, OR. Apparently, “the Palmer Lift was originally going to be Riblet’s first detachable. They never built the grip, and [Timberline employees] used to joke about Riblet not figuring out how to get the clip in and out of the rope fast enough.”

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  2. John January 31, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    This lift was a Murray-Latta, out of Vancouver BC. They only built 17 or 18 lifts in total, almost all of which were in the PNW. It had conventional external grips. Riblet was the only manufacturer, old or new, to utilise the internal clip. Inserting and moving the clips isn’t super complicated, but it is tedious and time-consuming.


  3. maxwellthesnowsurfer8238b2ca78 November 26, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    Did this lift sell or scrap?


      • maxwellthesnowsurfer8238b2ca78 November 26, 2019 / 8:40 pm

        Soon Murray-Latta lifts will go extinct 🙁


  4. milanyvr December 19, 2019 / 7:38 pm

    I find this lift very interesting, since Murray Latta lifts where originally created for BC government ski resorts, such as Cypress, Seymour, Manning, and sun peaks.


  5. Phoenix March 8, 2020 / 12:26 am

    What’s with the funky safety bar? (Good view in second to last pic)


  6. Henry T August 26, 2020 / 7:00 pm

    When and how was this lift shortened? I never known that happend in its history


  7. Ryan November 30, 2020 / 12:34 am

    Was the ride experience on this lift unique vs other manufactures?


    • pbropetech November 30, 2020 / 8:51 am

      Not that I recall.


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