Interconnect – The Highlands, MI

This late model Riblet triple connects the main face of Boyne Highlands with the North Face.
Loading area.
Look closely and you’ll see where the counterweight pit is.
Departing the bottom station.
Tower 9.
The lift travels down at one point.
View back at the middle section.
Upper lift line.
Nearing the summit.
Arriving at the drive terminal.
Unloading ramp.
Upper terminal and the lift line.
View down near the summit.
Upper lift line.
Tower 1 and the return terminal.

6 thoughts on “Interconnect – The Highlands, MI

  1. afski722 January 31, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    This was a relocated lift, formerly the Little John chair, that ran up between North & South Challenger.
    It was moved to its current location as a part of the North Peak expansion in either 1992 or 1993.


  2. iloveribletdoubles March 27, 2021 / 1:37 pm

    Did Riblet ever make a center-pole triple chair?


    • Mi_skier December 2, 2021 / 8:18 pm

      did anyone? I don’t think a center pole 3 seater would balance well


      • skier72 December 2, 2021 / 9:55 pm

        Doppelmayr did. A few still survive in Canada (Mont St. Bruno, QC, Harper Mountain, BC, Fortress Mountain, AB)


  3. Randy December 13, 2021 / 12:15 pm

    31 towers? How long is this lift? Must take forever to ride.


  4. afski722 December 13, 2021 / 2:28 pm

    Lift is somewhere around ~4500 ft long, and it ride time is somewhere around 10-11 minutes. With stops due to misloads it can easily be a 14+ minute ride.
    Long fixed grip by Midwest standards, but not unreasonable out east or west.


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