Plunge Express #9 – Telluride, CO

This very large detachable quad rises more than 2,000 vertical feet in just over six minutes.
The alignment features a number of large hold down and combo towers due to its profile.
Lower part of the lift line.
Tower 2.
Doppelmayr operator house at the return.
View down at tower 17.
Middle part of the lift line. Note the snow bike.
Snow covered bottom terminal.
View up from the base station.
Loading area.
View riding out of the bottom terminal.
Middle section of the line looking up.
Lift overview.
Doppelmayr Connect controls.
View back at tower 1 and the bottom station.
View back the first steep section.
EJ model chair with puck footrests and Agamatic grip.
A European style tower.
Riding up the line.
Nearing the summit.
View back down near the top.
Breakover towers 20-22.
Arriving at the top drive station.
Upper station overview.
Unloading area.
Large generator to power the lift in a power outage.
Another view of the top terminal.
View from the summit.
The top breakover with two different style tower heads.
Tower 18.
Tower 17 – one of three combo towers in a row.
View down at tower 16.
Looking up from large tower 15.
The steepest part of the lift line.
Tower 11 on top of a cliff.
View up the line near tower 8.
Lift overview.

3 thoughts on “Plunge Express #9 – Telluride, CO

  1. Donald Reif March 31, 2023 / 8:53 pm

    Weird to think that this is the first new high speed lift at Telluride since the batch of Spacejet quads that were built for the 2001 expansion.


    • William April 5, 2023 / 8:19 pm

      Why did Telluride choose to go with the spacejet terminal vs the Uni G since the Uni G came out in the 2000s? The spacejet quads look really antiquated vs the Uni g.


      • julestheshiba April 5, 2023 / 8:34 pm

        I think the early UNI-G lifts were mostly 6 persons and I don’t believe many resorts started going with UNI-G lifts until at least 2006 at the latest. Most Doppelmayer lifts that were not spacejets in that era were pre merger Garaventa CTEC Stealth series.


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