Einstein’s Express – Oak Mountain, NY

This lift replaced a T-Bar in 2001.
View from the ride.
Towers do not have lifting frames.
Note the T-Bar station still standing behind.
Garaventa CTEC return station.
View down the line.
Middle lift line.
Lower lift line.
Tower 2.
Lift overview.
Simple tower head.
Sprint model drive station.

5 thoughts on “Einstein’s Express – Oak Mountain, NY

  1. Utah Powder Skier February 13, 2021 / 6:30 pm

    Why would a ski area not want lifting frames?


    • Ben Eminger February 13, 2021 / 7:53 pm

      To save $$$$$$$ this mountain used to be served exclusively by T-Bars so this lift was a major upgrade and I’d imagine it’s a low budget operation.


    • Alex Kennedy February 16, 2021 / 9:28 am

      Whats the difference between not having them and having them?


      • pbropetech February 16, 2021 / 12:04 pm

        Towers without lifting frames can be a right pain in the butt when it comes time to do service on the sheave assemblies. The crew needs to bring along a ton of rigging, including an A-frame/gin pole and extra hoists and slings to make the whole setup work. With a lifting frame you only need a hoist and sling (if you’re only lifting the rope) or a longline and block (if you’re lowering the assembly to the ground).


        • Joe Blake July 4, 2021 / 4:56 pm

          Aw, c’mon. There’s nothing sketchy at all about an A-frame on a 30 degree Riblet tower with no fall protection. I never lost days or weeks of life due to hypertension spikes every time we lifted the rope. None days at all.


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