Ramcharger 8 – Big Sky, MT

Ramcharger 8 is the third lift to travel in the important alignment from Big Sky’s Mountain Village to the summit of Andesite Mountain.
The rear end of the bottom terminal has a large digital display.
View up the lift line at tower 6.
Tower 6.
Towers 1 and 2 at the bottom terminal.
Another look down the line.
Another view of tower 7.
Tower 9.
Inside the return station.
Bottom bullwheel with hydraulic tensioning.
The other side of the bottom bullwheel.
View down the first pitch of the lift.
Unloading area up top with the parking tunnel.
Chair parking rails.
The drive bullwheel and evac drive.
D-Line grip and chair charging rails.
Doppelmayr Direct Drive.
Outside operator controls.
Breakover towers near the summit.
Eight place chair with bubble.
Another view of the bottom terminal.
Looking down at tower 7.
Top terminal end.
Tower 10
Chairs with a view of Lone Peak.
Drive station overview.
Another look at tower 7.
Side view of the top station.
Downhill end of the top terminal.
Tower 13.
Overview of the lift line.
The bottom terminal with chairs parked inside.
An empty line.
Parked chairs in the turnaround.
Side view of the D-Line station.
Upper part of the line.
Lower station overview.
Tower 13 and the upper terminal.
Inside of a chair.
Riding up the line.
Breakover towers.
Giant 501 sheaves.

4 thoughts on “Ramcharger 8 – Big Sky, MT

  1. ropeway geek December 30, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    one question: are all sheaves (support and hold down) the same size?


  2. GreatEight December 31, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    thanks for adding more pictures Peter!!


    • Max Hart January 1, 2019 / 3:48 pm

      Peter, do you know what the different Doppelmayr sheave sizes are? I’ve only ever taken note of the usual size found on most lifts built in North America in the last 30+ years, and the slightly larger sheaves on Powder Seeker’s larger towers.


      • Peter Landsman January 10, 2019 / 3:09 pm

        Sweetwater has three different sizes just on the towers. Not sure about the specific diameters.

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