Rendezvous – Copper Mountain, CO

Lift Engineering drive-tension station at the bottom.
Maze and loading area.
Top bullwheel.
Fixed top bullwheel and operator house.
View down the line.
Doppelmayr CTEC provided new chairs for this lift.
Looking up the line.
Lower lift line from above.
Lift overview.
Drive unit from below.

4 thoughts on “Rendezvous – Copper Mountain, CO

  1. Kaden K June 10, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    Why were Rendezvous and Sierra retrofitted?


    • Donald Reif June 10, 2019 / 6:27 pm

      Same reason most of these chair replacements happen: the chairs were getting old.

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  2. Michael June 10, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    The early ’80’s Yans had issues with: 1) Grips- The Type 3 grips had design problems regarding adjustment. They also experienced NDT issues that lead to further testing requirements. 2) The carriers had issues with factory weldments that lead to failures of the pipe bail under the Taco area, which could only be detected by observing displacement (later requirements included Ultra Sonic testing under the Taco OR the addition of a gusset); 3) The Sheave Assemblies of that era, S-2, S-2A and S-2B had cast aluminum flanges that were susceptible to cracking, partially because of the design material and also due to improper assembly during rebuilding (lack of direction from the Manufacturer?)


  3. Donald Reif December 24, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    I feel to an extent that Rendezvous should be upgraded to a high speed quad and extended to start halfway down Coppertone, about where I-Dropper merges with it, making it accessible from Solitude Station.


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