Platter – Blizzard Mountain, ID

This lift was manufactured in 1950 for Beaver Mountain, UT and moved to Idaho circa 1962.
The lift is powered by propane.
Lift line view.
Unique platter carriers without traditional spring boxes.
Tower 5 fell over but is not strictly necessary.  Repairs are currently being explored as of 2017.
Lower part of the lift line with the lodge below.  It is a relocated schoolhouse.
Steep upper section of the line.
Top station with wood supports and counterweight.
Tower 12 and top operator house.
Top station overview.
Lift line with Craters of the Moon behind.
Unloading area.
Base area.  The entire operation is run by volunteers from the Arco Lions Club.
Another lift line shot.
Internal combustion engine.
Retired platters.
View from the road.
Upper section of the line.  Note the fallen tower 5.
The breakover seen from Craters of the Moon National Monument.

7 thoughts on “Platter – Blizzard Mountain, ID

  1. Kaden K August 6, 2020 / 11:50 pm

    This lift does not seem safe, like at all.


    • Somebody August 7, 2020 / 1:07 am

      There’s a lot less that can go wrong than with a chair, but it definitely looks a bit spooky. Still probably a lot safer than the old black chair at magic that was in operation through 2017.


    • Mr Incredible August 7, 2020 / 12:19 pm

      That’s what I thought. Does this place even carry insurance? Does anyone inspect the lift? Does it carry any certification? Does this hill even operate anymore? Maybe Idaho regulators have a light touch


  2. AvocadoAndy August 6, 2020 / 11:55 pm

    Everybody gangsta til’ the small block Chevy platter pull up


  3. Ethan W August 7, 2020 / 12:19 am

    No need for tower 5..


  4. ne_skier November 1, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    “Hey Jimmy I need you to pick up a new spark arrestor for the platter”
    “Yeah sure boss no problem”
    *at store*
    “Hey uh… I need a spark something or other, I forgot lol”
    “Yeah sure here’s some spark plugs”
    *at mountain*
    “Jimmy what the hell”


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