Falcon SuperChair – Breckenridge, CO

This terminal was initially chain-driven but was upgraded with tires.
Return station overview.
Departure contour and lift line.
Portal tower 1.
Early Poma quad tower.
Looking back down the lift line.
Arriving at the drive.
Poma Alpha drive adjacent to the Falcon detachable equipment.
Early Poma detaches used two separate terminals.
Top station overview.
Underside of the drive station.
Upper lift line with tall towers.
View down the line.
Another section of the line.
First few towers.

14 thoughts on “Falcon SuperChair – Breckenridge, CO

  1. Andrew January 22, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Ironic. A chairlift called “Falcon,” but no Falcon Carriers.


    • Collin January 22, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      It originally had them, but they were replaced with Omega style chairs in the early 2000’s. The old Colorado Superchair had them until 2011 and then got the Omega chairs that are now on Beaver Run.


      • Donald M. Reif March 12, 2019 / 10:48 am

        The Arceaux chairs were replaced with the Omega chairs sometime around 2003, I think, shortly after the Peak 8 SuperConnect was built.

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    • Duncan October 21, 2018 / 6:38 am

      On the other hand, it was a falcon terminal.


      • pbropetech December 16, 2019 / 2:41 pm

        Nope. Alpha Evolution or Performmance. There was no Falcon terminal despite what you may have read.

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  2. Jonathan August 11, 2018 / 11:04 am

    What do you think happened to the old chairs form the lift. They say they seem very new and they had replaced the old carriers with the current chairs. Do you think they may have gone to another life at Breck?


    • Donald Reif September 14, 2019 / 6:09 pm

      They might be sitting around in a boneyard somewhere for use on another lift, whether that be another detachable or a fixed grip lift. There are potential plans for a high speed quad to be opened on North Peak 7 that will allow traffic from Peak 6 to directly access Pioneer Crossing and Peak 8 and bypass Peak 7 base, and that could easily reuse the chairs from the old Falcon SuperChair if Breck wants to keep uniformity in the chairs of their quads. Though I think it’s more likely that lift will use the LPA chairs that the Kensho SuperChair, Colorado SuperChair and new Falcon SuperChair use.


  3. SevenBizzos December 13, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Very reliable source told me they scrapped the chairs, with maybe a few going to “charity”.


  4. Donald Reif December 16, 2019 / 11:02 am

    Here’s a picture of the lift with the old chairs, taken circa 1998-1999 (as evidenced by the presence of the Quicksilver Quad in the background, Silverthorne not yet having been widened for Quicksilver Super6, and Ten Mile Station not yet having been built).


    • Tyler Baroody November 30, 2022 / 5:53 pm

      It looks so much better with the Arceaux carriers. Nice photo!


  5. robloxcreeperbyme September 29, 2020 / 5:26 pm

    i call this lift an alpha falcon omega lol.


  6. Donald Reif January 6, 2022 / 7:51 am

    The lift sign on the loading terminal, was, up until its replacement in 2015, one of the last reminders of how the Aspen Skiing Company owned Breck for a period in the 1980s (along with some other scattered trail signs around Peaks 9 and 10).

    The old sign:

    Some Aspen-Snowmass signs for comparison. Notice the same font and the gray background:


    • Tyler Baroody November 30, 2022 / 5:54 pm

      Where are those Riblets located?


      • ShangRei Garrett November 30, 2022 / 6:45 pm

        High Alpine and Sheer Bliss are two old Riblet doubles at Snowmass, now both replaced with detach quads


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