Orange – Nub’s Nob, MI

This is the main lift servicing the back side of Nub’s Nob.
Riblet return terminal.
Leaving the bottom station.
Riding up the line.
Classic Riblet tower head.
View back down the line.
Nearing the summit.
Tower with extra reinforcement.
Bail style triple chair.
Drive terminal without tensioning.
Upper lift line.
Angled tower 11.
The final few towers.

3 thoughts on “Orange – Nub’s Nob, MI

  1. afski722 January 31, 2020 / 10:26 pm

    The Orange lift was originally installed in 1978 when Nubs Nob South opened. The lift was extensively overhauled in 2002 when it received new chairs, new drive controls, drive motor, and a new lower terminal with hydraulic tensioning replacing the older counterweight system.
    In more recent years, several of the sheave assemblies have been replaced.

    I believe T-12 was removed at some point in the early 90s when the Bayview run was added.

    This lift runs daily and at evenings for night skiing.


    • Jack L September 10, 2022 / 9:12 pm

      Where was the counterweight in the previous return terminal design? I cannot recall it, although I’ve been skiing Nubs since the early 1990s.


  2. afski722 September 20, 2022 / 9:03 pm

    Here is a picture that shows the original lower terminal on the Orange lift that was rebuilt/replaced in 2002.
    The lower bullwheel was on a carriage system. The counterweight inside a small enclosure on the right side of return terminal opposite the loading platform. The original lower terminal on the Green lift was of a similar design before it was rebuilt in 1996.


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