Meadow – Alpine Meadows, CA

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Yan raised bottom drive terminal.
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Height-adjustable loading at tower 2.
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View back to the base station.
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Lift line.
Loading area separate from the drive bullwheel.
Fixed top bullwheel.
Return station with height adjustment option.
Looking down the lift line.
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3 thoughts on “Meadow – Alpine Meadows, CA

  1. Joshua September 15, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    Is it just me or were there no bars on the summer pics but there were bars in the winter pics? Did they add the bars over the summer?

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    • New England Chairlifts & Skiing September 15, 2019 / 5:02 pm

      Yes, there are no bars in the summer pictures and bars in the winter ones. There’s actually a Bit of a history.

      In 2009/2010, when Alpine Meadows was still separate from Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows invested in a technology called Magna-stick, where each chair had a magnet on it that would stick to specially designed metal on the back of children’s lesson vests. This would stick the child into the seat, deactivating at the top via sensors. It would prevent them from slipping for falling. It also prevented kids from needing to reach up to lower a bar, which actually can be dangerous. This technology was applied to the Subway and Meadow chairs. You can see the magnets on the chairs in the summer pictures.

      When Squaw and Alpine Meadows merged and KSL took over, They stopped using the technology and just put bars onto both lifts, probably to reduce costs/maintenance of the system and make it simpler. It also is something everyone can use (not just kids with the lesson vests like the magnetic system).

      P.S. if anyone knows who made the new Yan bars, tell me please! They’re not original.

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  2. Alex September 15, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    They have added safety bars to all of the chairs at Squaw Alpine.

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