Jupiter – Park City, UT

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

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    • 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?

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  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.

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  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!

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

    Will this lift get replaced?

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    • 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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