Nob Hill – Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA

Counterweight tensioning at the bottom station.
Loading area and motor room.
Portal at the base.
Riding up the line.
Nearing the top.
Concrete return terminal.
Fixed return bullwheel.
Half towers.
Looking down the line.
View up the line.
First few towers.
Drive station side view.

11 thoughts on “Nob Hill – Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA

  1. powderforever45 September 23, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    Since it’s the longest lift on the mountain. Should they replace it with a HSQ Even though there is already grandview express?


    • Donald Reif September 24, 2019 / 6:29 am

      I think they should.


      • Joe Blake November 17, 2019 / 7:15 pm

        That’s just, like, your opinion, man.


    • pbropetech September 8, 2021 / 8:21 pm

      It’s not even the longest, according to Peter’s database. And no. Just because a lift is long doesn’t mean it needs to be replaced. It’s roughly equivalent to our E-lift, which when it was a fixed-grip was still only a five-minute ride.


    • ne_skier January 21, 2021 / 11:18 am

      Stands for High Speed Quad


  2. Rossington February 10, 2021 / 7:13 pm

    The building that the counterweight is behind was the vault drive for the previous Hall double, right? Also why did they need to change out the Hall double for a Yan double?


    • Utah Powder Skier February 10, 2021 / 8:04 pm

      The current lift has a higher capacity than the old one. Making it Yan probably helped for sourcing parts, along with a good resale value.


    • Steven Roebke September 27, 2021 / 6:01 pm

      Yes, it was a Hall double, built in 1968. It had the classic Hall exposed ring and pinion arrangement- noisy as all get out. The exposed motor equipment was on a train track on top of the concrete building. Going to YAN was quite an upgrade believe it or not. Vern and Bobbie Sprock’s newer lifts were YAN as well.It was rebuilt in 1978 when the Tahoe King was installed, and modifications were made to Tahoe Queen.


  3. Greg K February 13, 2021 / 1:34 am

    Is the top terminal mast left over from the previous (Hall?) double? Because I can see the outline of the original terminal still in the concrete…


    • Kirk February 13, 2021 / 8:53 am

      Yes and a few towers.


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