Far Side – Chestnut Mountain, IL

This Heron triple is the oldest lift at Chestnut.
Breakover towers.
Upper part of the lift line.
Bottom terminal.
Loading and maze areas.
Riding up the line.
Arriving at the vault drive terminal.
Top bullwheel.

6 thoughts on “Far Side – Chestnut Mountain, IL

  1. Patrick Perlman March 4, 2021 / 9:24 am

    This lift was relocated from Apache

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  2. Michael Murphy March 24, 2021 / 1:47 pm

    Originally installed on Apache in 1969. Relocated to the Far Side Terrain Park in 1997. Nil Erickson update.

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  3. Detroit Skier August 11, 2021 / 8:40 am

    The carriers look like the same design as on Rookie’s Ridge I (the Superior Tramway design that looks like a Riblet bail with Heron-style hanger arm). Is that true? Are these replacements from the original 1969 installation?

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    • Michael Murphy March 23, 2022 / 7:26 pm

      Yes.these were superior tramway chairs.built in 1986. We also used these chairs on the Rookies ridge triple. The rookies riblet was a double at Aspen highlands

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  4. Tyler Baroody December 5, 2022 / 6:12 pm

    Interesting lifting frames. Does it have the old-style Heron grips?

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    • Michael Murphy December 5, 2022 / 7:30 pm

      Lifting frame s were added when the lift was reinstalled. Yes original heron grios

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