Pioneer – Taos, NM

This Yan triple came from Deer Valley and retained its dark green color.
Classic Lift Engineering fixed drive terminal.
View down the lift line.
Upper station seen from below.
Looking up the lift line.
Tower 2 near the bottom station.
Three leg station with hydraulic tensioning and a CTEC operator house.
Lift line overview.
This is one of two beginner chairlifts at Taos.

6 thoughts on “Pioneer – Taos, NM

  1. Skiing stig September 19, 2018 / 10:02 am

    I wonder which lift this was at DeerValley.


    • Skiing Stig September 20, 2018 / 4:14 am

      Thank you, that would make sense. Never knew what happen to that little lift once it left DV. It was in a strange spot to begin with and never really saw any action at Empire like they hoped.


  2. New England Chairlifts & Skiing September 8, 2019 / 10:11 am

    Why did they take off the safety bars? When it was at Deer Valley it had them and footrests. I almost wonder if it was to prevent kids from trying it to lower it by themselves, which can actually be very dangerous.


    • Chairlift world January 16, 2023 / 12:30 pm

      It got new ones with “the teeth” recently (although I will try coming up to Taos once the lift gets removed this summer so I can buy a chair)


  3. Henry T August 30, 2022 / 10:53 pm

    Is this lift being replaced in 2023?


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