Madden – Homewood, CA

Madden is the main out-of-base lift at Homewood and the only access to the mountain’s high speed quad above.
Motor room and loading ramp.
Leaving the bottom terminal.
All the line equipment has been replaced by Doppelmayr.
View back down the first face.
There is a mid-load station.
Loading above Lake Tahoe.
Top bullwheel with a support likely re-used from the previous lift.
Operator house with broken windows and peep holes!
Upper lift line.
The mid-loading station.
Yan drive-tension terminal.
Top station.

5 thoughts on “Madden – Homewood, CA

  1. powderforever21 August 4, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Why not upgrade this to a HSQ if it’s the only out of base lift and it accesses a HSQ. Money?


    • snowbasinlocal12894 August 6, 2019 / 8:48 am

      Probably because of the mid station. Detachable mid stations are not cheap and there huge. One of the advantages over a fixed grip chairlift than a detachable.


    • milanyvr December 14, 2019 / 5:43 pm

      Construing the Lift OPs have to peak through pieces of pli wood, I dont think they could afford a new HSQ. Buying used might be a good option though.


  2. Danny Bryant February 1, 2020 / 5:43 pm

    The Homewood Master Plan has this lift scheduled to be upgraded to an eight passenger gondola (see master plan link on the lift list page for Homewood under “thoughts.”


    • Somebody February 1, 2020 / 6:42 pm

      An 8 passenger gondola replacing a 1982 Yan triple with no safety bars and a peep-hole at the top operator house seems a bit overly-optimistic to me.


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