Silver Lake Express – Deer Valley, UT

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Top terminal at Silver Lake Lodge.
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Another view of the top.
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Silver Lake terminal from above.
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Upper lift line.
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Offset tower.
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Silver Lake station.
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Another view of the drive station.
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View down the line.
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Tower 12.
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Tower 9.
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Lower lift line.
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Bottom terminal adjacent to Carpenter Express.
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View up the line.

10 thoughts on “Silver Lake Express – Deer Valley, UT

  1. U July 10, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    I’ve always wondered why there is that offset tower at the silver lake terminal. Does anybody know why?

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  2. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    The front half of this lift reuses most of the Yan triple tower tubes, which had numbers attached to the plate between crossarm and tower that are still there, leaving two numbers on most of the lift. The back half has mostly new towers because Clipper (which this replaced) had a mid-unload station on the downhill side where the current breakover is. Clipper didn’t let you ride all the way back down (it hardly ever ran anyway). Silver Lake is more useful in the summer – hardly used in the winter except when Carpenter is backed up in the early morning on holidays. It opens 15 minutes earlier than Carpenter in the morning.

    The power line makes much more sense than the run underneath being the reason for the offset tower – there are other towers on this lift in the middle of the same run, and that area is roped off anyway by the top terminal. Have always wondered about that

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  3. skitheeast November 26, 2019 / 10:58 pm

    This lift would make much more sense as a gondola. It has no pod and is used primarily for multi-directional transport. Also, gondolas make a lot of sense for summertime operations and this lift is used heavily in the summer. The components from this lift should be in good enough condition to then be used for a Mayflower Express lift with a top terminal at the top of Bald Mountain.

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    • Alex Kennedy February 27, 2021 / 8:52 am

      Really? The bottom terminal is compacted into the base. I don’t think they could possibly do that.

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