Schoolyard Express 17 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

Uni-GS station seen from across the Canyon base area.
Like nearly all lifts at Mammoth, both terminals can be raised for snow clearance.
The top terminal is underneath the Roller Coaster Express.
This lift received two of Doppelmayr CTEC’s very first Uni-GS stations.
View down the lift line.
The old chair 17 followed a different alignment closer to the Canyon Express.
Riding up.
Upper lift line.
Unload ramp.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

8 thoughts on “Schoolyard Express 17 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

  1. alex January 13, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    Does anyone know why this HSQ has HSS terminals? Could it be upgraded later? Perhaps with the Eagle Express chairs if/when that lift is upgraded to a Gondola?

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    • zjroeber February 24, 2019 / 3:43 pm

      Are you referring specifically to the UNI-GS terminals or the line gauge? UNI-GS terminals were compatible with any Doppelmayr detachable lift. I’m pretty sure the line gauge is that of a detachable quad.

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      • Max Hart February 24, 2019 / 4:24 pm

        That’s the six-pack line gauge. Peruvian and Little Cloud at Snowbird are the same way in that they are detachable quads with the line gauge of a six-pack. However judging by the size of the grip, I doubt this lift was designed with six-pack conversion in mind. If that were the case, the lift would have probably been built with larger DT-108 grips rather than the DT-104s seen here, allowing for a very easy conversion. Both Little Cloud and Peruvian also only have the smaller Agamatic 104 grips.

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        • powderforever45 December 17, 2019 / 8:15 pm

          Little could was built with a six pack line gauge for wind reasons.

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  2. iloveribletdoubles April 13, 2021 / 10:37 pm

    Why did they put Garaventa chairs on most of their UNI-GS terminals?

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    • ne_skier April 14, 2021 / 6:34 am

      Basically, Doppelmayr-CTEC was largely based on G-CTEC as a whole upon conception. Don’t quote me on this but I believe the UNI-GS was essentially a replacement for the third-gen Stealth terminal, which had already used the Garaventa carriers on some installations. Their fixed-grip designs were pretty much 100% CTEC. However, these designs fell out of favor towards the late 2000s with many resorts ordering UNI-G terminals from Europe instead of the UNI-GS and Doppelmayr carriers making their way onto fixed grips. G-CTEC designs pretty much completely left Doppelmayr’s portfolio following the departure of Jan Leonard and the dropping of “CTEC” from the name of Doppelmayr’s American division.

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      • pbropetech April 14, 2021 / 2:03 pm

        Pretty sure you can still order the Garaventa carriers but it seems most places are sticking with the EJ and its variants. We had the option but we already had EJ carriers on I-lift so it made sense to keep H and K consistent.

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        • julestheshiba April 15, 2021 / 10:49 am

          Why the EJ chairs are super uncomfortable, almost every resort which I have been to which has had both chair styles the Garaventa one is far superior. I can’t understand why resorts love the EJ which is by far my least favorite chair.

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