Ruby Express – Keystone, CO

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Ruby was the only Poma-family lift at Keystone until 2018.
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Double-stack Omega drive station up top.
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Looking up at the top terminal from below.
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View down an empty lift line.
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Middle part of the line.
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Return station and depression tower 1.
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Bottom station and lift line.
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Leaving the return.
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Tower 5.
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Middle part of the lift line.
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Upper lift line.
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Another view of the top station.

10 thoughts on “Ruby Express – Keystone, CO

  1. oliver March 26, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    update the top caption new montezuma is leitner poma

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    • Michael March 27, 2018 / 5:37 am

      Ruby was built before the completed merger of Leitner and Poma in North America. So it is a Poma.👍

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  2. Donald M. Reif March 17, 2019 / 10:21 am

    The Ruby Express, Santiago Express and Outback Express lifts, when built, all had exactly the same stats as far as tower and chair numbers: 19 towers and 100 chairs each. That’s still true of the Ruby Express and Santiago Express lifts. But the Outback Express received an additional 24 chairs for the 2014-2015 season (which they achieved by moving some chairs off the Dercum Mountain high speed quads).

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  3. Donald Reif September 19, 2019 / 10:25 am

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  4. Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    This lift replaced a Yan triple chairlift built in 1984.

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  5. Donald Reif January 14, 2021 / 10:11 pm

    The original lift was named for the General Teller Mine, located under Independence Mountain, one of many mining claims that Keystone used for chairlift and trail names (Saint’s John, Ida Belle, Wild Irishman, Erickson, the Montezuma Express, etc.)

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  6. Joshua Redman January 8, 2022 / 11:46 am

    The Teller lift broke down when the drive bullwheel at the top station fell from its place.

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  7. Chris January 8, 2022 / 12:52 pm

    Fun fact of the day: Tellerlift is German for platter lift :)

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  8. Bob September 29, 2022 / 10:31 am

    Was this the first 6-place lift Vail Resorts built?

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    • Muni October 30, 2022 / 8:34 pm

      Quicksilver Super6 at Breck is a year older

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