Mountaintop Express #4 – Vail, CO

Bottom station with parking rail on the departure side.
View up the line from the bottom terminal.
Chairkit loading carpet.
Contour load with carpet and queuing gates.
Doppelmayr Uni-G return terminal.
Another view of the line.
Bottom station overview.
Tower 5 with combo assembly.
Top station.
View down the line.
Another view of the summit terminal.

11 thoughts on “Mountaintop Express #4 – Vail, CO

  1. Todd Arnold October 31, 2017 / 10:33 am

    Why the kink in the bottom terminal skin?


  2. Kevin November 1, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    To accommodate the 90 degree loading.


  3. Kevin April 10, 2018 / 9:36 am

    For about a week now #4 has been running without the use of the loading carpets. Inline loading, so gates and loading carpet were bypassed. CEO & quite a few others were observing on Saturday to see how everything was running.

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    • Cooper April 24, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Just give it to Wildcat Express at snowbasin! If their not going to use the carpet.

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  4. Kevin November 19, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    loading carpet, gates, and 90 degree loading are all gone, loading is in line now.

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    • Doppelmayr FTW November 19, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      why did they do that?


      • ALT2870 November 19, 2018 / 9:36 pm

        Was just there today, looked like they fined tuned the queue area along with Wildwood for better flow and direction. 90 degree loading probably didn’t make sense in all of that. Carpets on lifts like this seem unnecessary and add another component that can fail. (This lift had a lot of issues opening year that I heard of and I’m sure the carpet didn’t help.) As for the gates, seems Vail had been getting rid of those. Northwood is just bear bones as well. Wouldn’t be surprised if Avanti losses the gates and carpet as well. Then again it is more beginner oriented.


        • Bryan M South January 21, 2019 / 6:22 pm

          I noticed this as well, the carpet is still there however. Avanti is still using the carpet.


        • If the carpet goes, there’s gonna still be evidence of its existence given the widening of the terminal at the end there that was built for the carpet.


        • Donald Reif November 12, 2019 / 10:11 am

          I was right. The carpet is still there:


  5. powderforever45 November 23, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    To confirm that. Yes it is. I skied at Vail today and the lines went all the way to the wooden arches they have in the winter.


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