Kirkwood, CA

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11 thoughts on “Kirkwood, CA

  1. Maxwell Uguccioni March 2, 2019 / 10:13 pm

    What happened to all the safety bars on the Yan Lifts in google earth?


  2. snowbasinlocal12894 June 14, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    Google earth is discontinued/outdated. The safety bars were added recently if i’m correct.


    • Donald Reif February 9, 2020 / 12:18 pm

      The bars would’ve been added around when Vail added the EpicMix readers.


  3. Greg April 16, 2020 / 8:04 pm

    Why does Snowkirk have the Y-style lifting frame on its towers while both Caples and Iron Horse not have them, even though they were built in the same year?


  4. Kirk April 16, 2020 / 9:00 pm

    Snowkirk was converted to a triple chair in 1994 with new cross arms


    • Greg April 16, 2020 / 9:12 pm

      Ah, that makes sense. But why weren’t lifting frames added to Caples if it underwent a similar conversion?


  5. Kirk April 17, 2020 / 9:44 am

    It was done in 1985, (cheap version) cross arms are original. Line gauge was widened a little and some new sheave assemblies.


  6. Mountaineer May 12, 2020 / 8:16 am

    Solitude and Cornice were installed as double chairs in 1973 (SAM, Yan) and replaced with new triple chairs in 1993. Kirk, can you confirm that?


    • Kirk May 12, 2020 / 12:28 pm

      Yes dates are correct. The triple chair parts came from all over. Neither was a complete lift. Some parts used from old lifts and parts from Copper Mountain, Northstar and Killington. A few new parts. A Sanford and son construction project.


  7. Thomas Jett October 20, 2020 / 3:03 pm

    What happened to Covered Wagon?


    • Kirk October 20, 2020 / 5:31 pm

      Gone forever


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