Pride Express #26 – Vail, CO

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

7 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.

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

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  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?

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

      Schedule purposes, I think.

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  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.

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    • 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.

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  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.

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