Golden Peak #16 – Vail, CO

European style Doppelmayr name plate.
View up at tower 1.
Lower station overview.
Tower 3 seen from below.
The middle part of the lift line is also the flattest.
Looking up Golden Peak.
Empty lift line.
View down at tower 5.
Steep upper part of the lift line.
Depression tower.
Looking towards Mid-Vail.
Doppelmayr surface lift tower head.
The track.
Top terminal overview.
Return bullwheel.
Both the drive and tensioning are at the other end.
Breakover towers 10 and 11.
Side view of the top terminal.
Unloading area.
Another view of the summit, just shy of the true Golden Peak summit.
Another view down the line.
Doppelmayr towers and Ts manufactured in Europe.
Lower lift line.
Spring box Ts.
View down at tower 3.
Lower station.
Side view of the drive bullwheel.
Loading area, motor, gearbox and bullwheel.
The line has 74 Ts total.
Lift overview.

7 thoughts on “Golden Peak #16 – Vail, CO

  1. skier72 June 18, 2020 / 3:34 pm

    That’s a beautiful T-Bar!


    • Jonathan June 18, 2020 / 10:15 pm

      Agreed! Tempting to hike up there this summer to look at it. I wish they would open it to the public daily, as that looks like some pretty nice terrain.


  2. Skristiansen June 19, 2020 / 12:54 pm

    They didn’t make a big deal about this construction despite it opened a sizable amount of new terrain.


    • Donald Reif April 7, 2021 / 2:55 pm

      Not many people venture over this way or start out of Golden Peak compared to the base areas with gondolas.


    • Collin Parsons April 7, 2021 / 6:57 pm

      It’s not normally open to the public.


      • peakbenmsa April 8, 2021 / 12:43 pm

        Yeah kinda sad. I really want to ride this beaut


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