Grouse Mountain Express – Beaver Creek, CO

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View over from Larkspur.
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Loading area with maintenance rail.
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Riding up the line.
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This lift is steep!
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Nearing the top.
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Arriving at the Grouse Mountain summit.
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Unloading ramp and operator house.
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Top terminal from below.
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The breakover.
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Upper part of the lift line.
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Lower section of the line.
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Lift overview.

7 thoughts on “Grouse Mountain Express – Beaver Creek, CO

  1. Mark Vaughan February 11, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    I was an intern at CTEC-Garaventa in 1991 when we built this chairlift. The supervisor was Alan Hepner. There was also a guy named Tim. That was a great summer.

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    • V3 January 20, 2020 / 8:46 pm

      Alan and Tim are both active in the biz still, Alan with SkyTrac and Tim with whomever has an install job he would like.

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  2. carson December 21, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    i only know of one lift that has the same terminals and the other one is great western at Brighton is there any more out there or are these the only two detachables that are like this

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    • Donald M. Reif February 23, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      The three Garaventa CTEC high speed quads at Vail (Pride Express, Wildwood Express, Riva Bahn Express) were also built with this style. Two of the other three Garaventa CTEC high speed quads at Beaver Creek (Bachelor Gulch Express and Strawberry Park Express) have them too.

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      • powderforever45 January 20, 2020 / 8:52 pm

        Was bear mountain express at bear mountain built with an earlier version of this terminal?

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        • Donald Reif January 21, 2020 / 7:30 am

          Let’s look:

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  3. Raj Thorp January 29, 2020 / 9:25 am

    This is at least a better color scheme than the ones at Vail

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