Mineral Basin – Snowbird, UT

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Bottom terminal in Mineral Basin.
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View up the line.
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Looking back at the bottom half of the line.
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Upper lift line.
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Bottom return terminal.
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Top drive station.
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Breakover towers.
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Another view of the top.
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6 thoughts on “Mineral Basin – Snowbird, UT

  1. Skiliftguy June 24, 2019 / 1:06 pm

    This lift needs replacement because of capacity. The lines are hidiously long, especially on a powder day as the lift is the only route out of Mineral Basin. The lift has 1,800 capacity versus Gadzoom which has 2,000 per hour. A 6 Pack would definitely be a relief. Or a cheaper option is adding more chairs to make it 2,400 per hour.

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    • skitheeast June 24, 2019 / 2:05 pm

      Rumor is that this lift is supposed to be extended downhill once the Mary Ellen Gulch expansion happens in a couple of years. When that occurs, I wouldn’t be surprised to see more chairs added to take it up to 2400.

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      • themav June 24, 2019 / 2:13 pm

        Besides this lift has 2200 PPH capacity. Little Cloud 2.0 (A long with probably Gad II) is the HSQ with 1800 PPH.

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        • Donald Reif June 24, 2019 / 2:53 pm

          I wonder if there are space constraints caused by the ridge at the top that prevent additional capacity from being added.

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        • themav June 24, 2019 / 9:11 pm

          Doubtful, Peruvian is a full 2400 PPH lift, and Snowbird basically cut out a shelf to unload that lift on to.

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