Gondola One #1 – Vail, CO

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View up the line from Vail Village.
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Exptended loading area shown with just half the cabins on line.
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Bottom return station and towers 1-2.
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Return terminal in Vail Village.
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Lower section of the line
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Tower 7.
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Upper lift line section.
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Sigma Diamond 10-passenger cabins.
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Top station with cabin parking and maintenance building on the right.
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Top station turnaround.
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Lower level of the two-level parking facility.
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Rails connecting the arrival side of the top station with the parking bays.
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Riding down.
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Tower 17.
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View back uphill.
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Descending towards Vail Village.
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Cabins with custom ski & snowboard racks.
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5 thoughts on “Gondola One #1 – Vail, CO

  1. V12Tommy October 29, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Nothing says Vail quite like a gondola with heated seats and wi-fi. They have to justify their insane lift ticket prices somehow.

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  2. Max Hart April 2, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Never until now have I noticed that unlike most if not all other L-P lifts in North America, this lift has its sheave assemblies mounted to either the top or bottom of the crossarm (similar to a Doppelmayr) rather than mounted to the inside of it like most Pomas in North America from the mid-1980s to the present day.

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    • Collin April 2, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      I’m pretty sure the support sheaves are a Leitner design. They are larger and have a different look than anything I’ve seen on a Poma or Leitner Poma lift in North America. Look up Leitner Gondola on google images and look at a tower and you should see the similarity.

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  3. Peter Danis August 16, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    Is this the only currently built gondola with LPA terminals?

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    • Peter Landsman August 16, 2018 / 6:57 pm

      Yes. The count will triple here shortly if we count Copper’s Telemix.

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