Elkhead Express – Steamboat, CO

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This lift is short but sweet.
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View back down the first steep section.
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Unloading ramp across from Burgess Creek.
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Doppelmayr Uni-G drive station.
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Lift line near the summit.
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Combo tower.
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Top station from below.
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Lower section of the line.
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Looking up from tower 4.
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Return station with 90-degree loading.
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Uni-G return station.
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Lift overview.
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Loading area.
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Middle part of the line.
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Tower 7.
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Arriving up top.
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A grip maintenance garage is located at the return.

4 thoughts on “Elkhead Express – Steamboat, CO

  1. Donald M. Reif February 28, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    This is the only high speed quad at Steamboat to run clockwise instead of anticlockwise.

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  2. Donald M. Reif April 5, 2019 / 11:36 am

    And it does keep the whole thing with each of Steamboat’s high speed chairlift, being unique in grip design (Storm Peak Express and Sundown Express are DS-104s, Thunderhead Express is a DT-104, Pony Express is a Garaventa AK grip, Sunshine Express is Poma TB-41, Christie Peak Express is Poma Omega, Elkhead Express is Agamatic, and I think that’s also used on the Gondola’s new grips).

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  3. Tyler January 24, 2021 / 9:43 pm

    Wonder why they painted this blue and white when just about every other lift on the mountain is red and gray (colors that look great on the Uni-G at Park City)

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    • Donald Reif January 26, 2021 / 6:50 am

      Yeah, not sure. This dark blue paint scheme is more reminiscent of what Steamboat used on their detachables during the ASC era.

      And yes, one wonders why they didn’t use the color scheme of High Meadow here, and instead go with blue, but with a red stripe along the sides:

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