Emigrant – Palisades Tahoe, CA

Emigrant is a lone fixed-grip in a sea of six-packs on this part of the mountain.
Bottom terminal with tensioning and drive.
View back leaving the drive.
View up the line.
Looking back part way up.
Tower 12 and the top bullwheel.
Fixed return.
Entire lift line visible.
Re-enforced Yan tower with lifting frame.
Tower 3.
Both the first tower and bottom station are height adjustable.

10 thoughts on “Emigrant – Palisades Tahoe, CA

  1. Somebody November 23, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    This lift is fairly useless. It’s worse than Siberia/Gold Coast in every single way except that it services funnel. In my opinion they should not replace this lift, and if they do have to, it should be with a surface lift (possibly running the last 1,000 feet or so, from the traverse to the summit). There’s no point in installing a 2,700 foot High Speed Quad for one run.

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    • New England Chairlifts & Skiing November 24, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Is Funnel a good run? Also This lift access the Emigrant Ridge and Emigrant Face too.

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    • stmeyer2015 November 24, 2019 / 3:45 pm

      Are there rumors of them upgrading this lift to an HSQ? I agree an upgrade here would be essentially useless, especially due to high winds. Squaw has a long list of lifts that need upgrades before this: red dog, granite chief, KT22, etc. I have always wanted to see a surface lift from the top of Gold Coast to the top of mainline pocket though.

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      • Somebody November 24, 2019 / 4:15 pm

        There’s no rumors quite yet, but considering that this is the third oldest major chairlift on the mountain (and one is already planned to be replaced in the next few years), it wouldn’t surprise me if we start seeing Emigrant replacement rumors in the next few years.

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      • Jimmy March 11, 2021 / 10:17 pm

        Why KT22? that is a high speed chair I’d swap that on the list with Squaw creek. Red dog, granite chief and especially Squaw creek are what are in most need of a replacement.

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        • Ben Eminger June 26, 2021 / 7:20 pm

          Perhaps if KT-22 does get replaced, the Doppelmayr HSQ could be relocated here.

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        • julestheshiba June 27, 2021 / 11:07 am

          Kt 22 definitely needs an upgrade soon, it gets massive nearly hour long lines on peak days. The current lift is not old enough to be scrapped and as Ben said it would work well on granite chief or squaw creek

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    • sunshine April 22, 2020 / 11:53 am

      This lift gives access to the funnel, mainline pocket, the attic, the backside of Granite Chief. Yeah.. its defiantly useless alright! lolol

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  2. Alex November 24, 2019 / 3:59 pm

    It is not just for Funnel. It is also for the Attic, Arete, Break It Out, Magoos, etc. I am not aware of any plans to upgrade it any time soon.

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    • Micah August 10, 2021 / 9:51 pm

      You all forgot Silverado it is the best lift at squaw

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