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.

One thought 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.

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