Silverlode Express – Park City, UT

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Top terminal in new paint.
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View down the line.
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Lower lift line and the new Miner’s Camp lodge.
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View up the line.
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Leaving the bottom station.
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Arriving up top.
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Loading area.
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Side view of the top terminal.
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Upper lift line.
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Lower lift line.
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Side view of the bottom station.
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12 thoughts on “Silverlode Express – Park City, UT

  1. Charlie January 27, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    Could this end up being a 8 pack?

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      • somebody January 27, 2019 / 4:57 pm

        Better option would be to put more chairs on. Most 8packs only have a capacity between 3000-4000 PPH, similar to what can be reached by a six pack.

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        • skitheeast April 10, 2019 / 11:36 am

          Six packs really can only get up to 3600 pph. While many eight packs are installed below capacity, they can theoretically go up to 4800 pph if they need to be a monster people mover, which would be the purpose of the lift.

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  2. mzg January 27, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    Does anyone have any pictures of the previous Yan HSQ?

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  3. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 6:01 pm

    My idea would be to take one of the many fixed quads Vail should replace here, and run it from the bottom of Silverlode to the top of Crescent, which would provide a way out of this area and a way for beginners to do laps. Call it “Claimjumper” and run it right up to the Viking yurt.

    Replacing Motherlode with a HSQ helped with the lines here a bunch, but they still need more capacity, especially now that the gondola ends here.

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      • themav April 10, 2019 / 12:47 pm

        Many people, including myself, actively avoided the Motherlode lift area because it meant you were locked into a 13 minute ride up to the top. Now that we have the HSQ there, we can ski that area without feeling like the return trip takes too long. Thaynes double farther up never bothered me, perhaps because it ‘s a shorter lift with a faster (525FPM) speed.

        Vail should add more chairs to this lift. Doppelmayr could fabricate more of them. The biggest set back I see is that this lift may already be at maximum capacity, as the towers are fairly far apart, and there aren’t tons of sheaves on each tower, reducing the amount of weight the line can safely carry. It’s too bad that the terrain is such that it leads to this choke point.

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        • themav April 10, 2019 / 6:28 pm

          Good idea, except it would add more obstacles to what is already a busy ski run.

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    • “My idea would be to take one of the many fixed quads Vail should replace here, and run it from the bottom of Silverlode to the top of Crescent, which would provide a way out of this area and a way for beginners to do laps. Call it “Claimjumper” and run it right up to the Viking yurt. ”

      Come to think of it, the way I’d do it would be to relocate Pioneer to your proposed alignment, and put a high speed quad on the Pioneer lift line.

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