Gun Powder – Powder Ridge, MN

This Riblet-SLI hybrid was built in 1977.
SLI tower with Riblet sheaves.
View down the short lift line.
Upper part of the lift line.
Tower 1.
View up from the base area.
Lift overview.
Riblet drive terminal and loading area.

2 thoughts on “Gun Powder – Powder Ridge, MN

  1. Detroit Skier May 1, 2020 / 11:38 am

    Is it common for a lift to be built by one of the major manufacturers (in this case Riblet) and listed as such in the SAM Lift Installation Survey (as this was in 1977), but be constructed partially with components from another manufacturer? This one seems very odd, as it has a standard late 1970’s overhead drive-tension terminal design from Riblet, standard Riblet return terminal, Riblet sheaves, but has the SLI towers and carriers. I can’t tell if Riblet retro-fitted the grips to be integrated with the haul rope or kept the SLI grips. Also, is that a Doppelmayr upper bullwheel?


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