Palisades – Red Lodge Mountain, MT

Drive terminal and breakover towers from above.
Garaventa CTEC Stealth terminal.
This lift rarely runs and has fewer than 1,500 hours at age 20.
Top station.
Lift line.
Lower section of the line.
2-part depression tower.
Namesake rock formation behind perhaps the only CTEC high speed quad without safety bars.
Tower 1-4.
Upper lift line.
Return terminal.
Lift overview.
Lift line view.
Side view of the return.

9 thoughts on “Palisades – Red Lodge Mountain, MT

  1. ACA Allertor May 15, 2017 / 4:34 am

    This Lift has since got bars with footrests. In the bottom Station picture, note the one Chair with a bar on the heavy side.


    • ACA Allertor May 15, 2017 / 4:37 am

      The ski page for this Lift also has pictures of it with bars, so I wonder why there aren’t any except for the one in these pictures?


      • tjskiloaf17 May 16, 2017 / 11:07 am

        hmmm maybe these pics are older? Duh


    • Alexander February 17, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Only one chair has a safety bar with footrest. The other ones have no safety bars. Only number 50 has a secret bar, and then a gap were a chair has been taken off. That is the one on the side by the control house.


  2. Walt Schuster May 16, 2017 / 3:35 pm shows that it was last updated in 2011. It could be that the restraint bars were removed. So we know that the pictures are at least 6 years old.

    Look at the content of It shows the High Noon Lift at Vail as a triple chairlift. I know for a fact that chairlift was upgraded several years ago. Their website is out of date.


    • Peter Landsman May 16, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      The pictures were taken in January 2005 and I took mine in June 2016.


  3. Cameron Halmrast May 16, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Yes, is out of date, but with no FTP access to update the site, it’s currently a time capsule.


  4. Erik November 2, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Did the lift rarely ran due to lack of staff?


    • Travis November 29, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      This lift was controversial from the beginning as the new terrain that it accessed generally doesn’t get enough snow. The argument was that the new lift should have been placed as a main lift out of the base lodge area. The terrain that it now serves is classified as bonus terrain, and sometimes doesn’t open for years at a time. I was fortunate enough to ski it several years ago the day it opened and it added another great dimension to Red Lodge. The lift itself did not have restraining devices when I rode it and the resort was operating it below 3m/s.
      Very cool to ride a lift that rarely opens though!


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