Koda – Belleayre, NY

A new style Doppelmayr control pedestal.
The tower tubes were re-used from a previous double-double.
Upper part of the lift line.
Lower part of the line.
Tower 8 is the only depress tower.
Middle lift line.
The bottom terminal is well uphill of the old loading location.
Doppelmayr Alpen-Star station.
Lower part of the lift.
View up from the old base terminal location.
Return station seen from below.
View from the top terminal.
Unloading area.
Towers 14-15 and the top terminal.
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4 thoughts on “Koda – Belleayre, NY

  1. Collin Parsons October 23, 2019 / 11:57 am

    The towers weren’t reused from the double-double, but the footings were. I think the towers look kind of weird with the super wide base plates relative to the width of the tower.

    To be honest, I don’t like this lift at all, even though I haven’t ridden it yet and there are several reasons. I don’t know why they moved up the bottom terminal. The old location allowed for the gondola and beginner lifts to be separate, and now that area is going to be even more cramped than before with perfectly good and unused space right below. This lift does not increase capacity, or reduce ride time compared to what it replaced, and the old lifts did not have reliability issues (unlike several other ORDA lifts) so it was in no way the most important project for ORDA to do this year. This really should’ve been a detachable for easy loading and unloading. The old lifts were a 10+ minute ride with all the stops and slow downs that were inevitable on a beginner lift. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it get converted like the Superchief was after just 7 years.

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    • Peter Landsman October 23, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      I was thinking the towers were removed, galvanized, and put back up? New Doppelmayr towers don’t normally have spiral tubes.

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      • Collin Parsons October 23, 2019 / 5:43 pm

        But these towers look so much narrower than the old ones.

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        • DoppelYourMayr October 23, 2019 / 8:46 pm

          Do they do this design on fixed grips?

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