Rocket – Bristol Mountain, NY

This is a large lift with 175 chairs and 20 towers.
CTEC Enterprise terminal.
Departing the base area.
Despite its name, this lift is not fast.
CTEC tower head.
A galvanized triple chair.
Arriving at the return terminal.
Orion top station.
Upper part of the lift line.
View towards the summit.
Middle part of the lift line.
There are two hold down towers on this lift.
Tower with extra support beam.
View up the line.
Lower part of the line.
Hydraulic tensioning behind the drive terminal.

3 thoughts on “Rocket – Bristol Mountain, NY

  1. Collin Parsons January 16, 2021 / 7:59 pm

    The original summit lifts were the South and North doubles, built by Carlevaro and Savio in 1964. They ran up either side of the Rocket trail. This lift was originally called the Summit Triple. It ran on an alignment between the Comet and Rocket trails that is no longer in use today and replaced the South Double, which ran up looker’s left of the Rocket trail. When the Comet Express was built, it was relocated to looker’s right of the Rocket Trail to replace the North Double.


    • Northeast Chairlifts January 20, 2021 / 7:43 pm

      The old line of this lift above the halfway point can still be seen and was used as a double diamond trail (“Quantum Loop”) up until about 10 years ago when an unfortunate fatality occurred and the trail was closed off for good


  2. wolf January 28, 2021 / 4:04 pm

    This is similar to Centennial Lift at Brundage Mountain, Idaho but Centennial is longer with 175+ chairs and 24 towers. (Believe me, it takes forever to ride.)


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