Mongolia #22 – Vail, CO

This surface lift, combined with the Orient Express, serves the outer bowls known as Mongolia.
The bottom terminal has the drive.
View up the line.
Drive bullwheel.
Loading area overview.
View up the line at T3.
Looking down the line.
Top station.
Unloading at tower 6.
Tensioning by counterweight.

2 thoughts on “Mongolia #22 – Vail, CO

  1. skitheeast November 20, 2019 / 8:53 am

    This lift is scheduled to be replaced with a detachable quad. The liftline would begin at Silk Road (east of Orient Express) and have a top terminal northeast of the existing platter, allowing easier access to Outer Mongolia. Simultaneously, new trails would be cut from the top of Pete’s Express down through East Pete’s Bowl that would end at the proposed lift’s base.


    • Donald Reif November 20, 2019 / 7:43 pm

      I think the proposed alignment puts an upper terminal somewhere near the crest of that ridge.

      I presume that if built it will also be the primary lift for the Siberia Bowl, rather than the Orient Express lift.


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