Lift 7A – Taos, NM

This Stadeli was relocated from the frontside to become a new way out of the East Basin in 1993.
The lift is short with just 6 towers and 37 chairs.
Lattice tower.
The lift line.
Tower 1.
Tower 2.
Inside the lower terminal building.
The portal tower.
There is no skiing allowed under the lift.
Breakover towers.
Arriving at the top bullwheel.
Upper station.
Side view of a tower.
Lift overview.
Another look at the drive terminal.
The top station seen from above.
The entire lift seen from Highline Ridge.

5 thoughts on “Lift 7A – Taos, NM

  1. Phoenix March 8, 2021 / 1:28 pm

    When was this lift first built (not when it was installed in this alignment)?


    • vons3 September 17, 2021 / 11:58 am

      This lift was built out of the original lift 1 so it was install originally in 1961 though it was about 3 times longer then. I believe the spare bullwheel and gearbox seen in the back of the lift terminal came from the original lift 2


  2. KevinW January 5, 2023 / 2:51 pm

    The comment about skiing under the lift is incorrect. It is the upper part of Bob’s Run. It faces due south, and rarely has good coverage. I have skied it when Taos had a huge snow year. It is a short, fun, steep little run. The line on this chair gets long, as it is the best way to lap Highline Ridge.


  3. liftnerd March 15, 2023 / 11:37 am

    That portal tower looks like Stadeli used two regular lattice towers and connected their tops.


    • vons3 March 15, 2023 / 3:17 pm

      Not Sure Stadeli did anything on 7a, I think, they had been consolidated out of existence by the time the lift was built in this location. I’d wager that Toas’ old LM manager Walter Ruegg put the lift together


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s