First Venture – Palisades Tahoe, CA

Because of its location on a golf course, tower 2 is dismantled every summer.
Sprint bottom station.
Top station with the haul rope stored for summer on tower 3.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
Winter setup.
Top return bullwheel.
Lift line.
Sprint drive station and lift line.
Elevated top station and unload ramp.

4 thoughts on “First Venture – Palisades Tahoe, CA

  1. nvskier March 5, 2021 / 7:01 pm

    This lift was originally a “deluxe double” that used a triple chair with the center seat being converted to an armrest. You can see in the worldbook entry that it was listed as a 2-CLF with only 2 people being loaded in the picture. I think when it was renamed from Papoose to First Venture (c. 2010?) they converted the seats from a deluxe double to a normal triple.


  2. ski man June 12, 2022 / 11:39 am

    Why are these chairs CTEC


  3. kirk June 12, 2022 / 12:35 pm

    It’s a standard CTEC Triple Chair Lift. The center seat was basically blocked for some kind of political capacity debacle.


  4. buzz March 29, 2023 / 8:06 pm

    This lift no longer operates with Tower 2.


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