Pride Express #26 – Vail, CO

Garaventa CTEC top station at Adventure Ridge.
View down the line from the summit.
Top station arrival side.
This terminal model was only used at Vail and Beaver Creek.
Lower lift line.
Tower 3.
Depression towers 1 and 2.
Loading area.
Upper part of the lift line.
Side view of the base terminal.

8 thoughts on “Pride Express #26 – Vail, CO

  1. Donald Reif May 22, 2019 / 12:50 pm

    This terminal style isn’t actually unique to Vail and Beaver Creek, seeing as there are a few Garaventa CTEC high speed quads elsewhere that bear this style, such as Great Western at Brighton and the Bear Mountain Express at Bear Mountain.


  2. Donald Reif August 30, 2019 / 9:33 am


  3. powderforever45 December 10, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    Why is this lift not open when all the terrain it services except cheetah gully? Final inspections and running the lift?


    • Donald Reif December 10, 2019 / 5:47 pm

      Schedule purposes, I think.


  4. Joe Traynor July 6, 2020 / 4:27 pm

    This is actually in retrospect a VonRoll CTEC High Speed Quad. The first lift version created by Garaventa CTEC was the Stealth Terminal.


    • pbropetech July 7, 2020 / 12:38 pm

      Nope. This is still a Garaventa/CTEC model, different terminal skins as Vail wanted custom (but very similar to their European lifts). Chairs 3 and 6 are similiar. Check the photos and you’ll see the Garaventa AK grip.


  5. Tyler July 7, 2020 / 7:26 am

    This isn’t the same design as the VonRoll-CTEC hybrid at Solitude. This and the other mid-90s CTEC HSQs at Vail and Beaver Creek (6 and 3 at Vail and Grouse, Bachelor Gulch, and Strawberry Park at Beaver Creek) have this terminal design that I believe was custom built to match the older Doppelmayr CLD-260s at Vail during the same era that CTEC was building the Stealth elsewhere.

    Eagle at Solitude has VonRoll grips and terminal equipment while I believe these CTEC examples are the same under the skin as later Stealths.


    • Donald Reif January 17, 2021 / 8:55 am

      This wasn’t a custom built terminal design. Great Western also uses this terminal design, although the terminal ends are slanted, giving it a strong resemblance to Poma’s Competition terminals. And it was built in 1992, in between the construction of the Grouse Mountain Express (1991) and the Pride Express (1993).


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