Headwaters – Big Sky, MT

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Top bullwheel.
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Looking down the line.
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Bottom drive-tension station.
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Riding up.
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Lift line from the base.
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Bottom terminal.
Top station and lift shack.

12 thoughts on “Headwaters – Big Sky, MT

    • Collin Parsons October 2, 2019 / 1:17 pm

      It could have been 10, 11, 19, or 27. I don’t think it was 11 or 27 because this lift is longer, so that narrows it down to 10 or 19.


      • Donald Reif October 2, 2019 / 3:14 pm

        11 was 1,744 feet long, and Headwaters is 1,421 feet long.


  1. GreatEight December 17, 2018 / 8:21 am

    IS it possible to be replaced with a high speed quad?


    • Peter Landsman December 17, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Possible but this lift is only 1,421 feet long. At one point it was slated to be replaced with a longer version starting near Lone Tree. The top terminal area is very tight so I doubt it will ever go detachable.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Ethan January 31, 2019 / 8:35 am

        Is that why challenger didn’t go detachable?


        • GreatEight January 31, 2019 / 9:37 am

          Challenger didn’t go HSQ because of room up at the top terminal and because it was an unscheduled replacement.


        • snowbasinlocal12894 February 21, 2019 / 9:31 am

          After seeing what doppelmayr did with little cloud at snowbird. They should have no problem with a detachable terminal up top

          Liked by 1 person

  2. GreatEight February 21, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    It was also to prevent beginners from using the lift even though a bunch still do.


    • Ryan Murphy February 21, 2019 / 9:51 pm

      As a passholder, I’ve never seen someone up here who shouldn’t be. Usually the “Experts Only” sign and actual hike into HW prevent that.

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      • Teddy's Lift World February 22, 2019 / 4:45 am

        How hard is the terrain off of Headwaters? I know that it’s all double black terrain, but still. I find it kind of cool that Big Sky is a big resort that still doesn’t have safety bars on all of its lifts.


  3. Porter December 4, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    Recently, the entire lift (except the rope or cable), was painted white.


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