Red Buffalo Express – Beaver Creek, CO

This high-speed quad replaced Beaver Creek’s last remaining original lift in 2017.
The drive is at the top station.
The lift tops out next to Cinch Express.
The tower heads and chairs on this lift came from Keystone’s original Montezuma Express.
View down the line in Red Buffalo Park.
Tower 2.
Looking up from the base.
The tension-return terminal.
A support tower and chairs.
Maintenance rail at the bottom station.
View down at tower 7.
Riding up the lift.
Arriving at the summit.
Unloading ramp and operator house.
Tower 15.
Another view of the lift line.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Maze and loading area.

9 thoughts on “Red Buffalo Express – Beaver Creek, CO

  1. Jonathan January 18, 2018 / 9:12 am

    The chairs, Crossarms, and sheave assemblies came form Keystone’s Montezuma Lift. It got new chair pads, new stations and it looks like new tower tubes as well. I think they kept the Operator House from the old Drink Of Water Lift.


  2. Collin January 18, 2018 / 9:17 am

    The original towers from Montezuma probably stayed where they were to be used on the new 6.


    • John January 18, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      No, the new Montezuma 6 is a Poma and did not reuse anything from the original Doppelmayr. The towers on this lift are entirely from ‘zuma.


    • Collin January 18, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Looking at the pictures of the old Montezuma, the entire towers were reused. Not just the tower heads. The connections between the tubes and crossarms looks exactly like on Montezuma and not like the current tower tube design. They may have been galvanized before being reinstalled.


      • Phoenix February 28, 2021 / 4:46 pm

        It looks to me like both Montezuma and this lift got new tower tubes. Dopplemayr likely custom made the tops of the new tubes to fit the old tower heads off Montezuma.


  3. Henry T February 5, 2021 / 9:10 pm

    Does this lift end in a different location than the old drink of water?


    • Donald Reif October 29, 2021 / 9:24 am

      Ends in the same location.


  4. s April 7, 2022 / 5:47 pm

    the tower 13 pic is actually a picture of tower 15


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