Mt. Mansfield Double – Snow Trails, OH

This is likely the very first chairlift built in the State of Ohio.
What a cool top terminal!
View down the lift line.
Looking up from the bottom terminal.
At some point the drive terminal was replaced by Thiokol/CTEC.
Motor room.
Another view of the base station.

3 thoughts on “Mt. Mansfield Double – Snow Trails, OH

  1. Utah Powder Skier January 30, 2021 / 6:31 pm

    Seems odd that a top drive terminal would be at the base. Why didn’t they do a regular Enterprise drive? Too much tension for a lift under 1500 feet?

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    • Collin Parsons January 30, 2021 / 7:01 pm

      I call this the fixed Enterprise drive. There is already tensioning at the top. The tensioned enterprise drive is the one more typically used, almost always on bottom drive lifts. The fixed version is typically seen on top drive lifts, but it does not have to be. Another example of a drive typically seen on top drive lifts being used in a bottom drive application is the Summit Express Triple at Hunt Hollow, NY. It was a Hall double converted to a triple by CTEC. They reused the original tensioning, so the new bottom drive didn’t need to have tensioning.

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  2. Detroit Skier August 5, 2021 / 12:18 pm

    Any idea when the bottom terminal was replaced? Was it before or after Thiokol designs were bought by CTEC?

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