Platter – Nakiska, AB

This lift was built to service the 1988 Olympic downhill start and has never opened to the public. It is still used by ski patrol for avalanche control on the summit.
The line has only three towers and nine carriers.
View up the line with Doppelmayr platters.
There are electric and combustion drives for the lift.
Lift overview.
Another view of the entire lift.
Towers 2/3 and the top tension station.

4 thoughts on “Platter – Nakiska, AB

  1. skier72 December 9, 2019 / 7:49 pm

    This platter was at one time open to the public. Between 1988 and 1993, Nakiska ran the platter to the public, but it was closed due to the rocky conditions, and high winds.


  2. Doug December 9, 2019 / 11:12 pm

    The Platter was never open to the public. I skied Nakiska often between 1986 and 1990. The platter was only open for World Cup races. The North Axe run, the one off to the left above run 2, was open until the early 90’s, but it was accessed off the Gold Chair.


  3. bob June 1, 2020 / 6:07 pm

    The platter lift is rarely used now. As ski patrol I have never seen anyone use this lift for I whole year.


    • skier72 June 1, 2020 / 10:07 pm

      I saw it operational sometime Febuary 2018, but I haven’t seen it operating since them.


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