North Bowl – Heavenly, NV

View up the lift line.
Lower lift line view.
Drive station with Yan operator house.
Top bullwheel.
Another view down line.
Riblet towers and chairs.
Lower station.
Hydraulic tensioning.
Tower 2 looking up.
Another view of the bottom terminal.

2 thoughts on “North Bowl – Heavenly, NV

  1. RT January 25, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    This lift was actually retrofitted in 1994 from a Riblet double to a triple. The top motorhouse was originally a vault drive. In 1994 much of the old Dipper Riblet triple was moved over to North Bowl, original towers were retained and they used Dippers’ chairs, crossarms and motor house.

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    • JP2E October 2, 2021 / 7:42 pm

      I can’t believe this lift is being replaced and vail is going to spend some money in California! RT were you around when Olympic HSQ was constructed. I recall it was originally set to be a replacement for both Northbowl and Olympic with an angle mid station at the bottom of the current Olympic Chair, but the realigned lower portion (replacing Northbowl) would have required removal of old growth trees and TRPA nixed the idea after initially approving it (or something like that) I recall the former president of heavenly, Blaise, and was pretty pissed.


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