Short Cut – Park City, UT

Bottom tension terminal and loading area.
Must go down before you go up.
Yan tower with Doppelmayr line gear.
Upper lift line.
View down the line.
Towers 11-12.
Top terminal.
Yan motor room and CTEC operator shack.
The bottom terminal from the gondola.

23 thoughts on “Short Cut – Park City, UT

  1. Carson June 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Shortcut is a very scary lift in the summer!

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  2. Ryan Gardner December 9, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    Great re-use of older equipment from another resort.

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  3. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    Does anyone know where this came from originally in 1997?

    This lift has had a bunch of mid-life modifications, including 3 different sets of chairs. There are a mix of Yan and Doppelmayr sheaves, CTEC and Doppelmayr lifting frames mixed in with no lifting frames, and Yan tower tubes on CTEC footings. This originally had Yan chairs painted with no footrests, then got Yan chairs left over from Daybreak from Deer Valley with footrests (even reusing the Yan plastic chair numbers rearranged), and then had those replaced with new CTEC chairs without footrests around 2010.


    • reaperskier February 23, 2019 / 5:38 pm

      Where did the CTEC chairs come from?


  4. Collin Parsons March 4, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    This was originally the Arrowhead Triple at Steamboat, at that time a sister resort under American Skiing Company. The original chairs did not have foot rests or even safety bars I believe. In 2001, it received surplus Deer Valley chairs with foot rests. I thought it received the CTEC chairs in 2006 when Tombstone and Dreamcatcher were built.


    • New England Chairlifts & Skiing February 25, 2020 / 5:56 pm

      Why did they bother replace all the chairs after only a couple years?


      • pbropetech June 14, 2022 / 9:00 pm

        None of the chairs were new, and all were YAN round-bail carriers that needed to be modified for further operations. Some ski areas decided to replace them rather than spend the time and money on the retrofit kits (trust me, they’re a right pain to install) and get new carriers instead. That has the added benefit of extending the life of the lift as the most labour-intensive system on the thing has been replaced.


  5. themav January 23, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    Also, almost all the sheaves on this lift are now Doppelmayr.


  6. Donald Reif December 22, 2020 / 9:43 pm

    With the lifting frames:


    • themav December 22, 2020 / 10:18 pm

      It should be noted that even though this video shows lifting frames + Yan sheaves, they have all since been replaced with Doppelmayr sheave assemblies.


      • Jeff Miller June 14, 2022 / 7:33 pm

        Wasn’t this a 2-seater originally?


    • Utah Powder Skier December 23, 2020 / 9:03 am

      Why did Canyons remove the lifting frames? They couldn’t have been that old. Does the lifting frame have to be replaced if the sheave assembly is replaced?


      • Tyler December 23, 2020 / 9:10 am

        Lifting frames were added, not removed


  7. Dawn Johnson December 11, 2022 / 3:47 pm

    This my all time favorite lift, i love hugging the mountain on the way up! Soo glad it’s open this year!


  8. Ryan January 3, 2023 / 1:53 am

    sad day. Today a liftie was killed while on the lift when a tree fell onto the haul rope and knocked him off, causing him to fall to his death. Peter did an article about it.

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  9. Erik Sahlin February 23, 2023 / 9:44 am

    It’s been almost 2 months since the accident and the lift has still not been reopened


    • Skier February 23, 2023 / 10:36 am

      From what I’ve heard, it’s going to not run the rest of the season out of respect.


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