Outpost Gondola – Keystone, CO

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Both terminals are located inside custom buildings.
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Dercum Mountain station.
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The gondola connects two mountains by going down and back up again with little overall change in elevation.
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Breakover towers 1-2.
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View down the line.
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The entire middle section is largely flat.
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Looking towards North Peak.
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Dercum Mountain.
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Spanning the two mountains.
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Tower 13.
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Return station on North Peak.
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North Peak Station.
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Splice tower on North Peak.
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Elevator to cabin parking.
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Drive Station, Dercum Mountain.

10 thoughts on “Outpost Gondola – Keystone, CO

  1. Don Pruitt March 11, 2020 / 10:32 pm

    Although the overall gondola ride is generally flat, the runs provided under the lift are are delight to explore on skis from both ends.

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  2. Joshua Redman January 8, 2022 / 6:22 pm

    Oh Yes, the ride underestimates what is below it. The Upper/Lower Windows are great to ski. Also the ride can get scenic in the middle.

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  3. Someone March 21, 2022 / 12:45 pm

    This gondola seems to be getting long in the tooth. Does Keystone have any plans to replace it?

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    • Myles svec March 21, 2022 / 1:41 pm

      Keystone doesn’t have any plans to replace it anytime soon but I wonder if it will need more capacity with the upcoming Bergman Bowl expansion.

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      • Michael March 21, 2022 / 3:32 pm

        Both River Run and Outpost gondolas have the same capacity- 2400pph. Why would the addition of Bergman Bowl require more capacity for Outpost? I don’t think beginners are going to ride Summit to get there…

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        • Myles Svec March 21, 2022 / 4:06 pm

          I’d think a route for beginners/intermediates would consist of River Run>Outpost>Bergman Bowl. I don’t think most beginners/intermediates would be skiing a run such as Mozart and riding up Santiago to get to Bergman Bowl.

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  4. Michael March 21, 2022 / 10:04 pm

    I guess I don’t see 2400 beginners/intermediates flocking to Bergman Bowl on an hourly basis. I do agree on Mozart- my least favorite trail in Colorado.🥴

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  5. BC Skier Guy June 29, 2022 / 4:48 am

    Not sure about a full replacement, but I could see a systems upgrade on this lift in the next several years. I bet it will see some increased traffic from Bergman Bowl, plus I bet has some high hours from running nights and in the summer for weddings. Maybe an upgrade similar to what Vail did at Northstar… refurbished cabins with new grips, terminal equipment, and controls. Food for thought.

    On a side note, I’ve always really liked this lift. Cool profile through the Windows.

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    • Donald Reif June 29, 2022 / 5:31 am

      I think such a refurb could also entail adding more cabins.

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    • Someone June 29, 2022 / 7:08 am

      Same, it’s like the Peak 2 Peak in Whistler, but on a much smaller scale

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