Mountain Express – Boyne Mountain, MI

Unlike some other world firsts at Boyne, this was not the first six place in the world. But it was close.
This lift replaced multiple older fixed grip lifts.
Upgraded Doppelmayr controls.
View down the lift line.
Nearing the summit.
Exposed bullwheel.
Drive station.
Side view of the Uni terminal.
Looking down at the village.
Lower lift line.
Return terminal.
Custom red windows.
Arriving at the drive.
Another look at the top terminal.

9 thoughts on “Mountain Express – Boyne Mountain, MI

  1. Skiz January 31, 2020 / 9:33 pm

    What was the first detach six then?


  2. Donald Reif January 31, 2020 / 10:37 pm

    This lift was originally built with DS grips, but was converted to run with AG grips around 2000 or so.


    • Max Hart February 1, 2020 / 6:36 am

      This is actually a grip that is different from the DS and is original to the lift. I’m not sure what it’s called and haven’t seen it on many lifts, but it’s a single position grip like the Agamatic or LPA grip.


      • Philip Keeve July 6, 2020 / 2:16 am

        Looks like the A Chair at Mont Orignal has the same grip. It seems to resemble an Agamatic with an inverted top wheel and the original DS-104 outer guide wheel. (You’ll have to forgive me for not knowing the technical terms.)


  3. afski722 January 31, 2020 / 11:52 pm

    This was North America’s first detachable 6 when installed in 1992.

    Originally the terminals where light gray, but have been repainted to blue sometime in the past 5 years or so. They kept the translucent red panels though.


    • skier72 February 1, 2020 / 6:28 am

      No, this was the first TSD6 in the US. The first TSD6 in North America was at Mont Orignal, Quebec, built in 1991.


  4. Porter February 8, 2021 / 10:48 am

    This grip looks like a modified version of the AK400 grip


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