J7 – June Mountain, CA

J7 replaced the majority of the old J3 lift, which was shortened to run behind where this photo was taken.
The drive station turnaround.
Lift Engineering made a number of changes in the two years that passed between construction of J6 and J7 including teardrop chairs, a new operator house style and new lifting frame design.
View up the line from the first tower.
Portal at the bottom station.
Side view of the bottom drive terminal. The tire equipment was once not under a roof.
Catwalk rocker assemblies.
Doppelmayr replaced not only the grips but also the hangers in 1996.
View down the line. Note J3 which used to continue up this line.
Tall ‘Y’ style towers.
Doppelmayr added whole new tower heads to towers with combo assemblies.
View down the lower two thirds of the line.
Doppelmayr combination assemblies.
View from the top shack.
The unload.
Like all newer terminals at June, the return is height adjustable. Or at least it was before the Doppelmayr retrofit.
Another look at the return.
Steep approach to the summit.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry. The pictures are actually of J6.
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4 thoughts on “J7 – June Mountain, CA

  1. Duncan September 24, 2018 / 11:47 am

    Were all Yan detachables originally without a terminal skin?

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    • Collin September 24, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      These photos were taken immediately after the modification. They were so far behind on all the retrofits that June operated their two Doppelmayr modified Yan detachables without terminal skins for a year.

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      • Duncan September 24, 2018 / 5:52 pm

        So are they using the original Yan skins again?

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      • Collin September 24, 2018 / 6:14 pm

        No they got new ones. At Mammoth and June the skins were custom fabricated.

        All the other Doppelmayr-modified lifts got UNI-Spacejet skins.

        All the Poma-modified lifts got first-gen Challenger skins except the bottom return on Grand Summit Express at Mount Snow. On that terminal, it initially got a custom skin that just covered the tire banks and rails. In 2011, it was upgraded to a first-gen Challenger skin to make it more maintenance friendly.

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