Peruvian – Snowbird, UT

The bottom terminal during summer operations.
Top terminal with vault drive and 90-degree unloading.
Another view of the top.
Upper lift line.
Lower lift line.
Long version of Doppelmayr CTEC’s Uni-GS terminal.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

9 thoughts on “Peruvian – Snowbird, UT

  1. snowbasinlocal12894 March 15, 2019 / 6:15 pm

    They should build a snowshed at the top if they keep on having to dig the top terminal out every time there is a major snowstorm.


    • Donald M. Reif April 4, 2019 / 11:15 am

      There’s a snow fence right above the terminal.


  2. Donald M. Reif March 15, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    Like Little Cloud, Peruvian is a high speed quad with the line gauge of a high speed six pack.

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      • Donald M. Reif March 26, 2019 / 4:33 pm

        I think it has to do with the wind (the reason Little Cloud has six-pack line gauge is for wind reasons). Because 90 degree loading doesn’t necessitate a six-pack width line (lifts like the Birds of Prey Express and Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Creek Express being proof of this).


        • snowbasinlocal12894 March 26, 2019 / 9:20 pm

          So your are saying snowbird could add six pack chairs if they really wanted too?


        • Somebody March 27, 2019 / 8:37 am

          I’d assume that in theory, yes, but I’m not sure if the towers/terminals are designed to hold that much weight.


        • Max Hart March 27, 2019 / 11:07 am

          Some of the Uni-Gs at Beaver Creek that appear to have the six-pack line gauge were imported from Europe and are anomalies. They, like most if not all European Uni-Gs and North American Uni-Gs prior to 2004, are wider than the Uni-GS and post-2010 Uni-Gs. I’m not sure why this is. The Face Lift at White Face is also a good example. From its introduction until 2004, Uni-Gs were the same world-wide. Now the North American Uni-Gs are noticeably narrower.

          It seems like most if not all European Uni-Gs (with the concrete load bearing mast instead of the steel mast on Uni-GSs and post-2010 Uni-Gs) are wider (i.e. a European six-pack will be wider than an North American six-pack, European quad will be wider than a North American Quad, etc…).

          However Little Cloud and Peruvian have the six-pack line gauge. It’s tough to judge by looking at the towers, but put King Con at PC, Little Cloud and Gad 2’s terminals side-by-side, and do the same for Tombstone at PC and Peruvian, and one of Deer Valley’s Uni-GSs or something like that. It’s easy to tell then. Those are all fairly new lifts and are the “North American” variant of the Uni-G (the steel mast instead of concrete gives it away).


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