Husky – Mont Ripley, MI

This Hall double services the south side of the mountain.
Lower terminal.
The lift sports Michigan Tech colors.
Lower station overview.
Middle part of the lift line.
Upper part of the line.
Lower lift line.
Breakover towers, some with lifting frames and some without.
View down the line.
Top bullwheel.
Looking down towards Houghton, MI.
Unloading area.
Upper part of the lift line.

11 thoughts on “Husky – Mont Ripley, MI

  1. Butterside May 15, 2021 / 10:58 am

    lol at chair 4 1/2 in the second picture


    • Myles Svec May 15, 2021 / 12:14 pm

      I’m confused about that too. What is the reasoning behind it?


  2. Joe Blake May 15, 2021 / 6:26 pm

    Michigan Tech is nerds…maybe there’s something there? They also have a chair Uno and a chair Omega/LXXI.


  3. Donald Reif May 15, 2021 / 9:19 pm

    Hall with LPA lifting frames


  4. Ryan May 15, 2021 / 10:04 pm

    why do they need to add lifting frames on a lift that is not going anywhere and has been installed for 49 years?


    • Michael May 16, 2021 / 7:08 am

      To make it easier to work on would be my guess.


    • pbropetech May 16, 2021 / 8:14 am

      What Michael said. I really dislike having to bring along an A-frame and a bunch of rigging to change a sheave. I’d love to add them on the lifts we have that don’t have them.


      • Ben Eminger May 16, 2021 / 9:24 am

        I 2nd this, after our new lift is completed, 3 out of 7 lifts will have lifting frames. It makes it WAY easier to change them out, not only in the winter (for winter sheave changes we just use a hydraulic porta-power, far lighter, less dangerous to set up & takes less time), but in the summer as well from the work chair. The less crane/lifting gear we have to tote along in the work chair the better, not to mention time saved by not having to set it up and tear it down each tower. To sum it up, lifting frames make the life of the mechanics much better!


        • Ryan May 16, 2021 / 5:38 pm

          Didn’t realize that the lifting frame was used for other purposes other than lifting the tower head on and off. Thanks.


  5. awconrad February 7, 2022 / 3:55 pm

    I’m pretty sure there are 72 chairs on this lift. The highest numbered chair is 71, but there’s a chair 4 1/2 and no numbers are missing.


    • Matt March 3, 2022 / 8:00 pm

      I can confirm as I have skied there a lot. Another interesting fact is that chair one has the opposite color scheme to every other chair and they all have unique type style/formats for each chair number.


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