Oak Street #8 – Telluride, CO

View up the lift line.
Looking towards Telluride.
This lift starts next to the gondola and sees limited operation hours.
Another look up the line.
Drive-tension station in town.
Leaving gondola plaza.
The breakover.
Arriving up top.
Fixed return bullwheel.

8 thoughts on “Oak Street #8 – Telluride, CO

  1. Patrick March 11, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    Is this the original Lift 4 from 1972, relocated back in 1985? It looks very similar to my memory of the other originals, and to the 1972 SLI doubles at 49 Degrees North.


    • Ben Eminger November 4, 2019 / 8:03 pm

      The SLI doubles at 49 may be on their last legs, HSQ’s have been announced as replacements.


      • Will May 11, 2020 / 5:10 pm

        I must ask, are you the son of former 49 Degrees North general manager John Eminger?


        • Ben Eminger August 23, 2020 / 9:28 pm

          Yes I am, I still work lift maintenance there.


    • squawvalleychief January 2, 2021 / 8:38 pm

      Yes. In 1985, I was working for CTEC and we took out two SLI lifts and built Oak Street with the parts, as well as building two new CTEC lifts – the Plunge and a triple called Village, which I guess has been replaced.


      • Somebody January 3, 2021 / 1:25 am

        Part of what is seemingly the village triple still stands as a rope-evac practice area. Lookers right at the top of the now Village Express.


      • Moutaineer January 30, 2021 / 3:12 am

        Which two SLI lifts, Upper Gorrono and … ?


  2. William January 21, 2021 / 3:34 pm

    When will they upgrade this lift?? And what would they make it to?


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