Ruthies – Aspen Mountain, CO

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Top station from the gondola.
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Last few towers before the summit.
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Middle portion of the lift line.
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Lower line.
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View of the base from 1A.
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Loading area.
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As of this writing, Ruthies is one of only two remaining detachable triples in North America.
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Riding up.
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Riding through Aspen’s namesake trees.
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Arriving at the drive.
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Unloading ramp and operator house.
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Terminal underskin.
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View down from the top.
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12 thoughts on “Ruthies – Aspen Mountain, CO

  1. V12Tommy October 29, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Aspen considers this chair a “high speed double”. Even though it uses triple carriers, Aspen only allows 2 people to load per chair.

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    • AM May 11, 2018 / 10:55 pm

      Why would they do that if it is a triple chair?

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    • Maxwell July 16, 2019 / 10:36 pm

      There’s three people in the 5th picture

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  2. Camnoger August 11, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    Does anyone know where the other detachable triple is?

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      • Chris July 11, 2019 / 3:18 pm

        The Schindlergrat lift is gone as of this April, which is a pity as it was a nice lift serving awesome terrain. The replacement is a two section gondola. As far as I know it is the last detachable triple in my neck of woods. We still have two detachable doubles, including one with partial bubble chairs in Hochimst, though.

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  3. Collin August 12, 2018 / 6:28 am

    The towers and terminals appear to be quad gauge so this lift could probably be converted to a quad if it were ever relocated. I don’t think Poma ever made a triple gauge detachable terminal so when Aspen wanted one they didn’t change anything but the chairs.

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  4. Elijah February 28, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    Why would people build a detachable triple instead of a detachable quad or six pack?

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    • Teddy's Lift World February 28, 2019 / 5:32 pm

      Most often to keep the skier concentration on trials lower, but to also provide a better experience for the skier (faster lift).

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