Larkspur Express – Beaver Creek, CO

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Lower section of the lift line across from Birds of Prey.
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Side view of the return station.
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Leaving the bottom station.
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Riding up the line.
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Arriving at the drive.
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Unloading ramp and operator house.
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Side view of the drive.
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Middle part of the lift line.
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Lift line overview.
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Lift overview.
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Maintenance rail and operator house.

7 thoughts on “Larkspur Express – Beaver Creek, CO

  1. Donald M. Reif February 23, 2019 / 6:54 pm

    This is one of those rare lifts that doesn’t start with a depression tower right out of the bottom, due to crossing a creek.

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    • There are only a few other lifts that are like this, such as the Born Free Express lift (crosses a creek, so its first depression tower is after you cross the creek) and the Kensho SuperChair (spans a gully out of the bottom terminal, and the depression towers aren’t until towers 3 and 4).

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      • noahberg April 9, 2021 / 7:50 am

        I know that the barker mountain quad at Sunday River, Maine also does this because it crosses the snowmaking reservoir.

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        • Donald Reif February 8, 2022 / 7:57 am

          Barker Mountain has integrated depression sheaves, not a combi tower.

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    • Bob October 24, 2022 / 2:03 pm

      Beaver creek actually has 2 of these. Riverfront Gondola starts with a compression on Tower 1, due to it crossing the Eagle River.

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  2. Tyler December 28, 2020 / 5:45 pm

    Looks like the top terminal was painted into the Bachelor Gulch brown instead of the Beaver Creek red at some point during its life (see the older pictures at Skilifts.org for the old bright red version). I wonder whether the new McCoy Park lifts will be BC red or Bachelor brown to match the nearby Upper BC and Larkspur lifts.

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    • vons3 December 28, 2020 / 6:15 pm

      It’s hard to tell from the pictures at skilifts.org but the lift was delivered with a reddish brown top terminal it was never the candy apple red like the bottom. I am very positive it was not repainted as I unpacked the skin in 05 and even then it was rare to have a lift delivered with different color terminals.

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