Orient Express #21 – Vail, CO

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Bottom terminal in the Back Bowls.
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Chain-driven return terminal.
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Leaving the base.
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View up the line.
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Looking back.
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Breakover towers 27 and 28.
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Top drive station with maintenance rail.
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Doppelmayr CLD-260 drive terminal.
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Lower station from above.
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View of the line.
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Side view of the summit.
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Middle portion of the lift line.

4 thoughts on “Orient Express #21 – Vail, CO

  1. Donald M. Reif February 22, 2019 / 9:21 am

    There’s an interesting comment to make about how of the high speed quads off the Front Side, this is the only one that isn’t a Poma or Leitner-Poma.


  2. Donald Reif August 30, 2019 / 9:32 am


  3. powderforever45 December 10, 2019 / 2:58 pm

    Will this be the next 80s high speed quad to be replaced after game creek?


    • Somebody December 10, 2019 / 4:19 pm

      This will almost certainly be the next after Game Creek. I don’t remember much from the last time I went to vail (I was 4 years old), but one of the few things I do remember is this chair having a 15 minute lift line. That was 11 years ago now, so I’d imagine it’s probably gotten worse. This chair could use a 3,000 pph six pack. Besides this chair and Game Creek, the only one left will be born free, which is mostly backup to eagle bahn so it isn’t a top priority for them to replace it.


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