Lift Database

This section features lift pictures and fleet statistics for resorts across North America.

29 thoughts on “Lift Database

  1. John M. March 21, 2017 / 7:31 am

    You should go to California next since resorts that you have from there on this lift database only have some of the lifts pictures. It would be cool to see a complete set of pictures for resorts like Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Northstar, Mammoth Mountain, etc.


    • Peter Landsman March 21, 2017 / 7:38 am

      I’m thinking a road trip through California is in order after Jackson Hole closes in April. This seems like the year for it.


  2. ACA Allertor May 9, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Since it doesn’t let me comment there, at squaw valley, the old high camp Chair used to be a Double, but recently before it was removed, it was upgraded to a triple. Where did those chairs come from? Also why does the trail map sometimes say lifts like the mountain meadow and papoose triples are doubles? Even the workbook entry says it is a 2-CLF for the papoose triple.


    • Peter Landsman May 9, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      I just updated the settings so you can comment on any page. Papoose Deluxe opened as a double chair but with triple model chairs to give beginners more space. Deluxe is no longer in the name and it is now loaded as a triple.


  3. Carson July 8, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    You should get pictures of Iron Mountain. It’s by Lake Tahoe, it’s abandoned and is really cool.

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    • Ben Eminger December 2, 2020 / 10:54 am

      This is a complete video series exploring the place I made.


  4. Carson August 28, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    You should get Michigan.


  5. Mark October 4, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Places in the midwest would be cool


  6. Jackson April 3, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    I’ve noticed a lot of the northeast isn’t covered. I’ve found a pretty good website that could be used to cover New England. It has details and pictures of, to the best of my knowledge, every lift in New England. Also, I’ve noticed there’s only one resort in New York listed. I can provide info for Hunter. Anything more for NY, I would need another source.


    • Peter Landsman April 3, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      I take all the photos on this site myself. I have already put together the stats on every resort in North America and will add more to the site as I take pictures. I plan to cover more of the northeast in the coming months and years.


  7. Carson August 3, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    I have a question for you people who have been to ski rio in New Mexico I know the 2 pomas are gone is the riblet still there or is it gone to now?


    • Michael February 27, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Some great photos from Chuck Dwyer’s collection. Original lifts at Copper!


  8. kiroro March 29, 2020 / 4:31 pm

    Can you take database of japanese ski lifts


    • Teddy's Lift World March 30, 2020 / 7:34 am has a good portion of the Japanese resorts covered already.


      • Myles Svec July 18, 2020 / 8:39 pm

        True it’s a very good website for Japanese lifts. Do they have a good portion of South American lifts? I have always wondered that.


  9. curtis December 8, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    google earth now has the ski map overlay


  10. Connor February 4, 2021 / 10:18 am

    I’m kind of on a quest to find the stortest lift on the blog. Anyone know? My best guess right now is the Platter at Mt. Plesant of Edinboro, at only aroynd 210 ft..


  11. Alex Kennedy February 18, 2021 / 8:49 pm

    Are you every going to do Rope Tows and carpets or are they not counted as lifts?

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    • Myles Svec February 18, 2021 / 9:30 pm

      Personally I think rope tows should be counted because they have operator houses in some cases. With carpets they are so small and so plain there is not much to photograph. Also, most carpets are used for beginners which is usually ski school so wouldn’t it be weird if some guy started taking pictures of the magic carpet your child and other children on it?


      • Alex Kennedy February 18, 2021 / 9:49 pm

        I think rope tows should be counted. With the carpets, I agree with you. The rope tows at Alta and UOP have operator houses.


        • Alex Kennedy February 18, 2021 / 9:55 pm

          it also does have bullwheels


        • ne_skier February 19, 2021 / 5:54 am

          It really depends on the nature and importance of the lift, for example, a basic magic carpet won’t find its way on the blog but the Transfer Tow at Alta did. I would include rope tows if I was running a similar blog but I highly doubt that Peter is going to revisit every area he documented just to take some pictures of their least interesting lifts


        • Utah Powder Skier February 19, 2021 / 7:52 am

          Atla’s transfer tow is a pretty unique lift. It’s essentially like any other surface lift, but with a rope on the carriers.

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