Mountain Top #2 – Sundown Mountain, IA

This Borvig double was the first chairlift built here, even though it is now known as Lift 2.
Upper part of the lift line.
Lower part of the lift next to its newer cousin, Chair 1.
Classic Borvig chairs.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Portal tower 1.
Loading area and counterweight pit.
Drive terminal.
1970s Borvig fit the motor, gearbox and brakes into this little package and made it look good too!
Scenic view from the summit.
Tower head.

2 thoughts on “Mountain Top #2 – Sundown Mountain, IA

  1. julestheshiba January 8, 2021 / 5:15 pm

    if you look at it that compact drive terminal was ahead of its time, the return is not really with the counterweight and 4 legs. However, that compact drive seemed much better laid out than other offerings at the time.


  2. ne_skier February 9, 2021 / 3:40 pm

    Hall and Heron had similar drive unit designs, however Borvig’s was arguably the most versatile. Then again, in the long run, Hall and Heron lifts have mostly stood the test of time better than Borvig lifts
    Hall 1405 model drive unit

    Heron vault drive unit


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