Eskimo Express – Winter Park, CO

IMG_2064
Poma Omega return station.
IMG_2066
Side view of the return.
IMG_2069
View up the lift line.
IMG_2071
Uphill arrival side at the bottom.
IMG_2078
Another view of the line.
img_5362
Riding up an empty line.
img_5364
Lower lift line.
img_5365
Nearing the summit.
img_5369
Top drive station.
img_5372
Top terminal overview.
img_5373
View down the entire lift line.
img_5375
This was the site of the Eskimo Lift destruction test on the former Riblet double.
img_5376
Middle part of the line.
img_5377
View up.
img_5378
Lower lift line near Sunspot.
Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Eskimo Express – Winter Park, CO

  1. Donald M. Reif March 24, 2019 / 10:24 am

    This is the third lift to travel up this alignment. The first was the Riblet double chairlift that underwent the destruction testing in 1990. It was replaced with the original Zephyr triple chairlift displaced by the Zephyr Express. That was a Yan triple chairlift (and I think it was modified with Poma Competition chairs around that time). In 1999, the current Eskimo Express came in and the Eskimo triple became the Sweetwater lift at Jackson Hole, where it ran until the Sweetwater Gondola was built in 2016.

    This is one of only two high speed quads at Winter Park that theoretically can run 1,000 fpm (the other being the Pioneer Express, but I don’t think that runs full speed much these days). The other high speed quads have the shortened model of Challenger terminal, which caps their maximum speed at 900 fpm.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kaden K June 24, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      The Gondola goes really fast, probably 1100, and I think Sunnyside express will go at least 1000

      Like

      • Donald Reif June 24, 2019 / 8:55 pm

        The high speed six packs has the benefits of having no beginner terrain that can be lapped from them and also having longer terminals.

        Like

  2. Carson March 24, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    The old riblet that was here was more on the run to the right (at the top) the triple came in and started going through the middle of the run(at the top)

    Like

  3. Colorado_Local April 15, 2019 / 9:22 am

    When were these pictures taken because I noticed some sort of support going up the line on towers 1 & 2

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s