Rip’s Ride – Breckenridge, CO

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View down the lift line.
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Riblet towers.
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Looking up the line.
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Towers 1-4.
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Drive-tension station.
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Top return bullwheel.
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This bullwheel is fixed.

9 thoughts on “Rip’s Ride – Breckenridge, CO

  1. Donald Reif #SaveDaredevil (@DonaldMReif) April 23, 2019 / 12:04 pm

    I still like to refer to this lift as Lift 7, its original name.

    The bottom drive station underwent some slight relocation in 2008 when One Ski Hill Place was constructed, and they added a few extra towers at that time. (Eventually the rest of the towers were repainted so they could be renumbered)

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  2. Donald Reif December 20, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    Loading area during the pre-2008 days:

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    • V12Tommy December 21, 2019 / 11:32 am

      Ahh, the good old days before the name change, and installation of the treadmill.

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      • Donald Reif February 1, 2020 / 11:11 am

        I believe the extra towers that came in when Lift 7’s bottom terminal was moved were old tubes that were recycled from Lift 4 (the Riblet double that was replaced by the Peak 8 SuperConnect in 2002).

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  3. Donald Reif September 25, 2021 / 11:31 am

    Given the lift line is only 1,800 feet long, this will I think be the shortest high speed quad in Summit County as of next year, as it’ll be even shorter than Imperial.

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    • Myles Svec September 25, 2021 / 12:04 pm

      Won’t it also be Breck’s second HSQ under a mile long?

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      • Donald Reif November 13, 2021 / 6:30 pm

        Yeah it will, the other being Imperial.

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      • Donald Reif November 13, 2021 / 6:32 pm

        Imperial’s only 2,714 feet long and the next-shortest is the Rocky Mountain SuperChair at 5,455 feet long.

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  4. jcpierce05 November 13, 2021 / 8:30 pm

    I know there was some talk on here about the new high speed quad and how it will feel disconnected from from the rest of the Peak 8 lifts. I was wondering if it would make much sense to build the new quad in a new alignment that started right next the base of Lift 5 and ending at the top of the current lift? It would prevent the uphill hike to the base of the lift and it would be easier to access, having a larger effect on pulling traffic off the Colorado SuperChair. The only potential problem I see is the lift crosses over the mountain coaster. The area near the base of Lift 5 seems relatively flat and there would still be enough room for the lift maze. Any thoughts on this?

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