Grafton SkyTour – Aerie’s, IL

This pulse gondola came used from Glenwood Caverns, Colorado.
The bottom terminal is a Leitner-Poma Alpha model.
Drive-tension station.
There are also chairs on the line.
CWA Omega III 6 cabins.
SkyTrans Manufacturing did the relocation and modifications.
The inside of a cabin.
View up from the loading area.
Drive bullwheel and brakes.
Leaving the bottom station.
There are large gaps before and each pulse of cabins.
60 chairs are split into groups of 15.
Tower 11 without catwalks from Glenwood removed.
Passing a pulse of cabins.
The chairs are modified Doppelmayr triple chairs.
Tower 13.
T14.
The top terminal.
Return bullwheel and guidage.
Tower 15.
Cabins passing tower 13.
View from the summit with the Mississippi River in the background.
Unlike at Glenwood the cabins here are not level walk in.
Side view of the Omegas.
View down at T12.
There are no combination assemblies on this lift.
Upper part of the lift line.
Towers 1-3.
Looking up from the parking lot.
Cabins 55-57.
Towers 5 and 6.
Cabins passing a third of the way up.
Upper section of the lift line.
Middle part of the line.
Two different tower configurations.
View down at T10.
Cabins 37 through 39.
Tower 11.
Lift overview.
Because the cabins are no longer level walk-in, casters were added to the bottoms.
Gondolas leaving the top terminal.
Upper station adjacent to a winery and gift shop.
Leitner-Poma hangers and CWA cabins.
T11.
Towers 9 and 10.
Lower half of the lift line.
Side view of a gondola.
T7.
Note the high water line on the tower from the Mississippi flooding.
Tower 1 and the lower station.
Loading area.
View up at T1.
Side view of the drive.
Because these chairs were not originally designed for use with this lift, SkyTrans fabricated new hangers and tacos.

4 thoughts on “Grafton SkyTour – Aerie’s, IL

  1. Kaden K November 23, 2019 / 10:12 pm

    Those are some giant hangers on those chairs!

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  2. reaperskier November 24, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    Where did the chairs come from?

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  3. skiz December 5, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    no offense, but this lift seems like a bit of a disaster

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    • AirbusA380DIA December 5, 2019 / 2:50 pm

      I can see where you’re coming from.

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