Hiawatha – Indianhead, MI

This old school lift services advanced, natural snow terrain at the east end of the mountain.
Unloading point at tower 7.
All of the towers on this lift are portal style.
A tower.
Everything about this lift is old school. Check out the roller groomer in the background!
Lower part of the line.
The track gets quite steep at the end.
Loading area and lift shack.
Unique angled return terminal.

One thought on “Hiawatha – Indianhead, MI

  1. Detroit Skier September 23, 2021 / 10:02 pm

    Any idea on manufacturer? This portal tower design matches that of some early-to-mid 1960s Doppelmayr T-Bars at Otis RIdge, MA and Brattleboro Ski Hill, VT, and Doppelmayr also has used the spring box T’s for decades per the old photos I have seen.

    Also, while Hiawatha was originally installed as ‘East’ T-Bar, it appears to have moved alignment by 1980 (no idea on actual year) to more align with the Hiawatha slope. Its original load point was further west, going up the current Crazy Horse slope.

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