Jupiter – Park City, UT

View up the line with lots of half towers.
Bottom drive terminal.
Riding up.
Looking back on the lower section.
Upper lift line.
Tower 14.
Top bullwheel.
Another view of the top.
Bottom motor room.

10 thoughts on “Jupiter – Park City, UT

  1. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 6:26 pm

    This got new SkyTrac controls a few years ago. Also, chair number 50 on Thaynes, Motherlode, and Jupiter was painted gold for PCMR’s 50th anniversary in 2013. The gold paint, really beat up now, remains.


    • snowbasinlocal12894 March 4, 2019 / 4:40 pm

      One of my favorite lifts at PC. There is so many damn lifts I havent rode all of them yet. I rode all lifts on the caynons side besides Sunrise and High meadow (The old fixed grip). Also does PC have the most lifts in the US?


  2. Donald Reif January 22, 2020 / 10:36 am

    The chairs on Jupiter received safety bars as part of Vail Resorts’ purchase of PCMR, as did all other fixed grips on the mountain that didn’t already have them.


  3. apf4 April 21, 2020 / 11:51 am

    Both this lift and Thaynes down the canyon a bit, got new SkyTrac controls. There is a very low spot on this lift about tower 15 which people then think it is okay to jump off. This area is roped off… but I have seen tracks of where people have jumped off the lift. Even though this lift is pretty old, it still runs pretty great!


  4. Joe Dan May 24, 2020 / 10:19 pm

    Will this lift get replaced?


    • skitheeast May 25, 2020 / 12:33 pm

      Purely from an age perspective, it will probably have to be replaced somewhat soon. It will likely become a fixed-grip triple at that point, as there is no need for a high-speed or massive capacity increase.

      Using the age logic, it probably makes sense to replace Thaynes first, as in addition to being one year older, it serves a more well-rounded pod. A new lift there could incentivize intermediate skiers to move up the ridge from King Con/Silverlode to Thaynes/Motherlode.


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