Flat Iron – Park City, UT

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Drive-tension terminal.
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Loading area.
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Lift line looking towards Iron Mountain.
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Mid-unload #1.
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Riding up.
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Mid-unload #2.
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Last section of the line.
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Mid-unload #2.
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Return bullwheel.

18 thoughts on “Flat Iron – Park City, UT

  1. RMurphy July 10, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Did this come used from Solitude? If not, I’m just curious as to where it is from.

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  2. Erik June 8, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I figured out the following on this lift
    Length: 1,641 ft
    Vertical Rise: 4 ft
    Horsepower: 175 HP
    Chairs: 102
    Line Speed: 500
    Capacity: 1,200 per hour

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  3. Carson June 16, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    It is apex the way I now this is powderhorn went up on the left and apex you loaded on the right.

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  4. Porter August 25, 2019 / 10:23 am

    You can go either way on that lift!

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  5. themav January 21, 2020 / 9:50 pm

    This lift hasn’t ran at all this season. This means that the only way to Quicksilver Gondola is via Iron Mountain. In previous years, you could ski from the top of dream peak to this lift, and then ride it across to the gondola. PCMR updated the on-mountain signage indicating this change, which likely means that it’s unlikely this lift will be put back into service anytime soon.

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    • Donald Reif January 21, 2020 / 10:15 pm

      The Iron Mountain route is arguably much more direct since from Red Pine Lodge you’re only taking two lifts (Timberline and Iron Mountain) whereas the Flat Iron route involves four lifts (Tombstone, Peak Five, Dreamscape, and Flat Iron), three of which are fixed grip..

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  6. Skiliftguy February 1, 2020 / 7:50 pm

    Well it’s finally operating now a few days ago.

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    • themav February 1, 2020 / 10:20 pm

      Yeah I rode it yesterday for the first time. I wonder if there was some dispute, that then got cleared up….

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      • Donald Reif February 1, 2020 / 10:26 pm

        Wonder what fuss it would be the Colony people were up to?

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        • Ryan Marques May 13, 2020 / 7:35 pm

          Rich people stuff. Ours not to reason why.

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  7. skier6 May 12, 2020 / 11:22 am

    This is an interesting lift. Does not get much use, and has 4 stations. Wow.

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    • skitheeast May 13, 2020 / 8:20 pm

      It was built as a real estate lift. Mid-stations are not terribly expensive for fixed-grip lifts and the houses it serves are worth millions, so it was worth it. It will become more useful if they ever expand up the canyon above the lift towards Scott Hill.

      This lift could be removed with no replacement and all of the houses could retain the same ski trail access. Bugle Ridge Bypass, the trail terminating at the drive station, was originally intended to continue down and merge into Snowonder, and that could still be done with a ski bridge or tunnel spanning White Pine Canyon Rd. Mid-station 1 services Snowonder, but the trailhead was moved uphill to the Quicksilver mid-station when the gondola was installed, so it is now redundant. Mid-station 2 services the trailhead for Golden Spruce, but a skier bridge or tunnel could be built over White Pine Canyon Rd to move the trailhead slightly uphill adjacent to the Quicksilver Gondola base.

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      • Mike B May 14, 2020 / 10:38 am

        How will it become more useful if/when they expand towards Scott Hill? It still will go from nowhere to nowhere. Unless you make the decision to take Quicksilver to the end so you can ride Flat Iron to the Scott Hill terrain, or if you want to save 30 seconds if coming from Iron Mtn by not skiing down to Dreamcatcher. But that’s about it. This will always remain a real-estate lift that has no relevance for the unwashed skiing public who don’t live in The Colony.

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  8. KLM September 23, 2020 / 9:42 am

    Can you onload at mid station #1?

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