Falcon SuperChair – Breckenridge, CO

The third LPA lift at Breck is on Peak 10 and replaced a much older Poma detachable.
Looking up Peak 10.
Loading area with EpicMix reader.
View down to the lower terminal.
Riding up the line.
Grip, hanger and taco assembly.
View down at T8.
Arriving at the drive.
Leitner-Poma terminal and operator house.
Top station overview.
Side view of the drive.
View down from the summit.
Upper section of the line.
Middle lift line.
Lower part.
View up the line midway up.
The bottom terminal seen from above.
Another look at the line.
Drive terminal.
Looking up at the top underskin.
View down the lower half.

12 thoughts on “Falcon SuperChair – Breckenridge, CO

  1. Jonathan January 19, 2018 / 9:33 am

    I am unclear why they replaced the quad chair


    • Misha Flynn January 19, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Because it was old as fuck.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jonathan February 1, 2018 / 9:35 am



    • Jeffrey March 23, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Also it used the old 4 passenger fix grip terminal (Called the F chair till they upgraded it to a detachable). They just added the detachable parts to the chair. Now they finally replace the whole thing


    • Donald Reif #SaveDaredevil (@DonaldMReif) April 26, 2019 / 10:14 am

      With this lift, Breckenridge has the second-most LPA lifts of any resort in Colorado. In fact, I think Breckenridge and Vail are the only resorts in Colorado with multiple LPA lifts. Breckenridge has three, in their three newest high speed six packs. Vail has four: a gondola (Gondola One), a high speed six pack (the Northwoods Express lift), and two high speed quads (the High Noon Express and Sun Up Express lifts).


    • Donald Reif November 24, 2020 / 6:38 am

      That lift was 31 years old and on its last legs (despite getting its chain contours replaced with tire ones around the end of the 1990s, and getting new chairs around 2003 or so).

      Bringing a six pack in meant having a new reliable lift, one with slightly higher capacity (even though Peak 10 is a black trails only peak) and slightly better wind resistance (there can be pretty strong crosswinds on the ridge above tower 9).


  2. Donald M. Reif February 28, 2019 / 9:34 pm

    This lift ensured that each peak on the mountain has one high speed six pack. The only parts of the mountain that cannot be reached from a six pack are upper Peak 9, and the Peak 8 bowl terrain.


  3. One can see the benefits of evolving lift technology here, as the original quad had a couple of closely spaced towers and a depression tower for the start of the steep section, at tower 8 (which was where tower 7 is now), and now that’s a three compression tower section (towers 6, 7 and 8). The original lift had 20 towers (when the portal tower was counted), and the six pack has only 16 towers, a significant reduction.


  4. Donald Reif November 24, 2020 / 6:40 am


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