Rookie’s Ridge I – Chestnut Mountain, IL

Chestnut’s beginner area has two short fixed grip triples from different manufacturers.
This lift is a Riblet with Heron chairs.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Riding up the line.
Departing the bottom terminal, which sits next to sister lift Rookie’s Ridge II.
View down the line.
Lift overview.

5 thoughts on “Rookie’s Ridge I – Chestnut Mountain, IL

  1. Michael Murphy March 24, 2021 / 1:40 pm

    Originally installed in 1986 at Aspen Highland as a top drive lift.


  2. Michael Murphy March 24, 2021 / 1:50 pm

    Installed at Chestnut in 1998 as bottom drive . Doug Sowder Riblet tramway


    • Detroit Skier August 11, 2021 / 9:19 am

      Were the terminals just flip-flopped (bottom became top and vice versa), or did there need to be modification by Riblet to make that swap happen?


  3. ne_skier March 24, 2021 / 2:05 pm

    Looks to me like Riblet chairs with just Heron hanger arms.


  4. Michael Murphy March 24, 2021 / 7:10 pm

    The chairs were new chairs built by superior tramway in 1986 on the heron poma . We opted to use the triple chair on this loft.
    The double chairs that were on this lift were sold to the BURTON snowboard company . Riblet made a custom grip bushing to accommodate the riblet


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