Exhibition – Palisades Tahoe, CA

Midstation and upper lift line.
Drive terminal with RFID gates.
View up the line.
Doppelmayr drive station.
Lift line view.
Top station from the tramway.
View of the top towers and terminal from KT-22.
Unload ramp and operator house.
View down the line with a mix of Yan and Doppelmayr equipment.
Mid-station side view.
Lower part of the line parallel with KT-22.

13 thoughts on “Exhibition – Palisades Tahoe, CA

  1. New England Chairlifts And Skiing May 3, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    What is that drive terminal design? I think it’s a Doppelmayr design but I’m not sure what it is. This is one of those cool Franken-Lifts.


    • reaperskier May 30, 2018 / 10:03 am

      It’s a yan drive.


      • Maxwell July 11, 2019 / 7:32 pm

        It’s a Doppelmayr drive that they tried to make it look like yan so it can fit on the yan terminal mast.


  2. julestheshiba January 30, 2020 / 6:30 pm

    What confuses me is the top terminal, It is counterweight tensioned and I am pretty sure Doppelmayr was not making terminals like that in the 90s. It makes me wonder if it came from another lift from somewhere else?


    • Donald Reif January 30, 2020 / 7:33 pm

      That’s a Yan. Silverado’s is just like that (just with a top drive as well), as is Belmont’s.


      • Tyler Baroody April 12, 2021 / 5:29 pm

        There’s a tower – turned – lightpole in that picture! Where did it come from?


    • Somebody January 30, 2020 / 7:41 pm

      Both terminals and the towers are yan. Some of the sheaves might also be but I’m not 100% on that.


    • Donald Reif January 30, 2020 / 7:41 pm

      Highlander has this same top terminal design.


      • julestheshiba February 7, 2021 / 1:00 pm

        The implication though is that the parts for this lift came from elsewhere, I don’t know what lift they would be from but I doubt they were built new by yan.


  3. Jimmy April 28, 2021 / 11:26 pm

    This lift doesn’t run much, does it just run on crowded days is it a reliever lift for KT22 or why?


  4. PalisadesTahoeSkiingIsAmazing April 29, 2022 / 5:57 pm

    A bit short of a lift in my opinion, KT-22 is way too crowded so this may be a relief.


  5. julestheshiba March 7, 2023 / 1:46 pm

    I wonder where the parts for this lift came from. It is clearly made from parts of some lifts replaced before 1993


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