Priest Creek – Steamboat, CO

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Lift line view.
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This Yan lift has Heron-Poma chairs.
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View up the line from the base terminal.
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The top station has a vault drive.
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Looking down from the summit.
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This lift is only used on weekends and holidays as relief for Sundown Express.
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Lower part of the lift line.
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Bottom station from above.

7 thoughts on “Priest Creek – Steamboat, CO

  1. Donald Reif May 26, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    A Yan return station and Yan towers, but Heron Poma chairs and a Heron Poma vault drive.

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    • pbropetech December 11, 2019 / 12:05 pm

      Only one Yan tower. The rest are a different model of Heron, the last before they went bankrupt as far as I know. Steamboat had a few different lifts of different manufacturers that they had replaced the original bottom terminals with Yan for some reason.

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      • Donald Reif December 11, 2019 / 1:23 pm

        Christie II was the same story, I think. It was entirely Heron-Poma except for its bottom terminal, which was a Yan. In that case, I think Yan replaced the Christie II loading area when they built Christie III, as the Christie II and III loading terminals shared a center mast.

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      • Max Hart December 16, 2019 / 3:37 pm

        The Snowdon Triple at Killington (1973) has similar Heron-Poma towers and crossarms. Not the style seen on the old North Ridge Triple, but a reinforced variant of the crossarm seen on this lift.

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        • Donald Reif January 14, 2020 / 9:36 am

          Now I see the similarity.

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  2. powderforever45 November 17, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    I have been going to steamboat for 9 years and I have almost never seen this lift run.

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    • Teddy's Lift World January 14, 2020 / 1:28 pm

      On what occasions did it run? Wind hold? Maintenance issues? Skier traffic?

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