Gent’s Ridge – Aspen Mountain, CO

img_7963 Top station Poma Alpha terminal.
img_7966 Note it’s built on top of an old Riblet vault drive.
img_7970 View down the lift line.
img_7974 Another view of the line.
img_7975 Lower part of the line.
img_7976 Looking up from near the base.
img_7981 Fixed bullwheel at the base.
img_7983 Portal tower 1.
img_7985 Riding up the line.
img_7996 Arriving up top next to the Silver Queen Gondola.
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4 thoughts on “Gent’s Ridge – Aspen Mountain, CO

  1. Boardski May 14, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    Agreed! I have always wondered why this lift was not made high speed initially. The terrain it serves is actually really fun but the long slow lift ride is not.

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    • Teddy Hubbell May 15, 2018 / 4:44 am

      Back in the mid-80s detachables were very big investments. Aspen built the original Ajax Express and the Silver Queen Gondola (which cost them a fortune).
      Gents ridge would’ve been too much of an investment for Aspen. I personally like fixed grips as long as they run them at a reasonable speed 400-500 FPM.

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      • Max Hart May 15, 2018 / 9:10 am

        The Alpha drive is at the top, so perhaps they had planned a Falcon Superchair style conversion from an Alpha quad to an Alpha-Evolution detachable??

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