Molly Hogan – Arapahoe Basin, CO

This lift replaced a Yan double in 2020.
The second of only two towers.
Drive bullwheel at the top terminal.
Leitner-Poma Alpha station, one of five at this ski area.
View down the short lift line.
Loading area.
Both towers.
Lift overview.
Z model return station.

16 thoughts on “Molly Hogan – Arapahoe Basin, CO

  1. Donald Reif December 24, 2020 / 6:31 pm

    Is this the world’s shortest fixed grip quad?

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    • Peter Landsman December 24, 2020 / 6:37 pm

      Not sure about the rest of the world but it is the shortest in North America.

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      • Mason Schade December 31, 2020 / 8:14 am

        The only other shorter fixed grip might be discovery shuttle at Mount Snow

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    • POWder December 24, 2020 / 8:41 pm

      I think there is a SkyTrac Quad at Alta, Snowflake, that is shorter than this.

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      • Utah Powder Skier December 24, 2020 / 8:56 pm

        Snowpine lift at Alta is roughly 90 feet longer than this lift.

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  2. Sam December 30, 2020 / 5:11 pm

    the full alpha terminal on this lift seems like such overkill but makes sense to have it because now every fixed grip at the basin is an alpha.

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  3. Tyler January 3, 2021 / 6:28 pm

    What’s the reason to use the Z terminal instead of the simpler one used on Pali built the same year? Z looks beefier, which seems unnecessary on this tiny lift

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    • ne_skier January 7, 2021 / 2:42 pm

      Poma has been using the Z type return on most lifts with top drives since the 90s, with the other type of return one would need to add a portal tower following the terminal (Look at Gent’s Ridge @ Aspen)

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      • Donald Reif January 7, 2021 / 2:49 pm

        The portal tower still makes appearances on certain lifts, generally ones with bottom drives and/or steep climb-outs (Powder Chair at Big White, Raven Ridge at Cypress, Zuma at A-Basin, etc.)

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        • Chris January 7, 2021 / 3:50 pm

          Beavers has the simpler return station combined with a normal tube tower instead of a portal tower. I don’t understand why many Poma lifts have that odd one portal tower out of the base with all other towers being tube style.

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  4. WhatIsLifeAnyway January 15, 2021 / 10:34 am

    Are there RFID gates on this lift? I know that they added them to BMX, Pali and Lenawee but I almost think it makes more sense for gates to be here than on Lenawee.

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  5. Utah Powder Skier January 15, 2021 / 11:18 am

    I’m sure it’s for the same reason ski resorts don’t put RFID gates on Magic carpets. You might as well let people say they skied the beginner slope without a valid ticket that spend a whole bunch of money on more RFID gates.

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  6. Eric January 15, 2021 / 11:30 am

    Short Haul lift, a Doppelmayr double chair at Montage Mountain in PA is 280ft

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  7. julestheshiba January 27, 2021 / 8:37 pm

    why did they almost half the capacity of this lift when they replaced it?

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    • Utah Powder Skier January 27, 2021 / 8:47 pm

      This lift wasn’t replaced for capacity reasons. It was replaced for beginners to be able to load with an instructor. This lift isn’t an access lift, so it doesn’t need a high capacity.

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