Ninety Nine 90 Express – Park City, UT

Leaving the bottom terminal.
Tower 2 looking up.
The lift line.
Another view up the line.
Looking back near the top.
Arriving at the summit.
Top terminal.
Breakover towers.
Chair parking rail behind the bottom shack.
Loading area.
View down at T17.
Because of the profile, there are a number of big breakovers on this lift.
Towers 13 and 14.
View up the steep part of the line.
Lower lift line.
New paint job in 2018.
Lift overview.
Another look up the line.

20 thoughts on “Ninety Nine 90 Express – Park City, UT

    • U July 18, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Most lifts at PCMR/Canyons have been repainted in a grey/red theme after the Vail acquisition.


  1. Cameron Halmrast July 19, 2018 / 9:54 am

    It’s interesting to see the carrier parking rail has been cut by more than half than when this lift was installed.


    • CJ Gaunce April 16, 2019 / 8:59 am

      If you look at the carrier parking with orange paint its been cut. In the newer 2018 photos it shows that the parking rail has been rebuilt and has a grip cover on the first 1/2 of the parking rail


  2. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    This never got creamsicle towers. The original gray paint is now back in style again. It was originally painted as “Ninety-Nine 90 Express”, which is how it still appears on the map, but now “9990” in a slightly different paint job than PCMR’s Stealth six-packs got (bottom panel is gray instead of red here)

    Also, thanks for posting that last picture Cameron. I believe all CTEC HSQs built in 1998 and 1999 had that black paint around the windows. Deer Valley had it on Empire and Silver Lake, both since repainted


  3. Skiliftguy August 12, 2019 / 11:30 am

    This lift is like extremely fast at just a little over 1,200 fpm which is crazy as one of the fastest lifts in Utah! Super Condor is a similarity to the speed at like 1,015 fpm


    • Teddy's Lift World December 30, 2019 / 5:55 pm

      None of the lifts at Park City have a design speed of 1,200 ft/min. This has a design speed of 1,070 ft/min and I doubt it runs that fast.


    • Collin Parsons December 30, 2019 / 6:14 pm

      The length statistic is likely wrong. From the video it looks like the lift is running very fast, so probably 1070 fpm, but CTEC Stealth systems can’t reach 1200.


    • Raj Thorp January 27, 2020 / 10:51 am

      This lift only runs at 1070, but they could technically run it at 1200. This is the only Garaventa CTEC chair I’ve seen that can run this fast


      • Donald Reif January 27, 2020 / 4:33 pm

        Ninety-Nine 90 can get away with running that fast because it’s an experts only lift.


        • Ryan Murphy April 1, 2023 / 8:32 pm

          Check the date on that post.


        • Faery April 2, 2023 / 6:47 am

          Watch the video at the bottom. It is from yesterday.


        • Faery April 2, 2023 / 6:49 am

          oh wait… not April 1st… I may have been tricked…


  4. Raj Thorp January 27, 2020 / 10:49 am

    Does anyone have a close up of the grip on these Garaventa CTEC chairs? I’m quite curious on how it works


    • Max Hart January 27, 2020 / 1:11 pm

      I might, I know a few other people do, specifically in videos of the recently relocated Wonderama Express at Windham, NY. That lift doesn’t have its underskins as of now, leaving a pretty good view of the Garaventa-CTEC detachable equipment.

      The grips are Garaventa’s AK-4. They’re double position grips like the DT-104. The grip lever is somewhat hidden, but on this lift it’s given away by the fact that it’s the only tan colored roller, whereas the others are black. The grip lever is somewhat protected, but that also makes it very susceptible to icing problems.


    • Max Hart January 27, 2020 / 1:13 pm


  5. wolf March 11, 2021 / 12:37 pm

    It works like this: there is a spring inside the grip box that gets squeezed when the tan roller inside gets pushed down and that opens the grip. Once it is pushed down, it is locked down so you need to push hard to get it closed.


    • pbropetech March 14, 2022 / 12:30 pm

      Pretty much. The grip works the same both opening and closing, so that when it hits its over-centre position the spring is a maximum compression and the grip lever continues to move as the spring extends again. Inside the terminals both sides have an upper and lower compression ramp, so that when the grip opening lever passes that over-centre position it doesn’t just slam against the stop, but opens or closes in a controlled manner. It’s actually a pretty simple, straightforward designed grip.


  6. Anders April 6, 2023 / 1:16 pm

    I wish that ASC would have built this lift all the way up to the true peak. Sure, it would risk more wind closures, but many of the days that this lift would be closed for wind it would be closed for avalanche control anyways, and the top of the ridge is some great terrain.


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