Flying Dutchman – Boreal, CA

Yan top drive and operator house.
Communications equipment on the roof.
Last tower before the top.
View down the lift line.
Lower part of the line.
Looking up the line.
Three leg bottom terminal with counterweight tensioning.
Loading area and buried chairs.
Bottom terminal overview.

7 thoughts on “Flying Dutchman – Boreal, CA

  1. northeastchairlifts May 27, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    This is also labeled Riblet.


  2. Cameron Halmrast September 7, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Boreal has focused on being the beginner mountain for Tahoe and terrain park. Therefore, people don’t venture and explore this side of the mountain that much. It wasn’t open when I was there in February on a Saturday so it may only operate on peak days.


  3. Duncan August 15, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    Isn’t this lift called the Flying Dutchman? It’s labeled that on the map.


      • Brian August 15, 2019 / 6:18 pm

        Seems like they are having difficulty sticking to a name based on the old trail maps..
        Lost dutchman 92-2011
        Flying dutchman 2013
        Dutchman 2015
        Flying dutchman 2018
        Wonder why they don’t move it to the old quicksilver alignment, if they won’t run it in its current config?!


  4. JCG November 11, 2019 / 7:43 am

    The YAN triple was installed new in 1979. IT is 2388′ long (slope length) x 437′ vertical, speed 450 fpm, capacity 1800 pph. I am not sure if it replaced a Riblet at the same location, but it does not use any existing Riblet towers.


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