Six Shooter – Big Sky, MT

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Lift line.
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Garaventa six-passenger chair.
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Tower 22 looking up.
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Bottom terminal and towers.
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Garaventa CTEC Stealth top terminal.
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Arriving up top.
Bottom station and lift line.
Top terminal, lift shack and maintenance rail.
Another view of the bottom return station.
Top terminal from below.
Looking down the very long lift line.
In this photo taken from The Headwaters, the turn is obvious.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

23 thoughts on “Six Shooter – Big Sky, MT

  1. Matt February 7, 2018 / 1:41 am

    I believe this lift is a bottom drive.


    • Eric Drissell February 7, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      It is. All the lifts at Moonlight are bottom drive except for Pony.


  2. Thomas Jett May 31, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    Why did Doppelmayr use Stealth terminals on this?


    • Collin June 1, 2018 / 5:36 am

      Because it’s not a Doppelmayr. It was built during the short period when the two companies were under the same name but operating separately. Doppelmayr and CTEC built their own products at their own facility but both were sold as Doppelmayr-CTEC.


  3. Noah January 4, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    I heard that patrol had to perform a rope evac off of Six Shooter yesterday, over a mechanical issue. Has anyone else heard anything about this?


    • Max Hart January 4, 2019 / 5:24 pm

      Didn’t they rope evac Six Shooter last March too?


      • Noah January 4, 2019 / 5:35 pm

        I believe so


    • Jason Craig January 9, 2019 / 7:39 am

      No. There was no rope evac. They were able to get everyone off of it. I was there.


      • Noah January 11, 2019 / 8:17 pm

        Thank you for clearing that up, and I apologize for the misinformation. Their must have been a communication error between myself and a friend who was there at the time of it.


  4. powderforever45 October 14, 2019 / 12:51 pm

    Are they going to put bubble chairs on this?


    • Donald Reif October 18, 2019 / 1:13 pm

      Not without some major infrastructure overhaul and maybe complete replacement of the terminals and sheaves.


  5. skiz January 9, 2020 / 2:48 pm

    opt 1
    build second lift where moonlight wanted to build before bankruptcy

    opt 2
    replace 6 shooter, bubbles and heated seats, and mid at top of current then extend to the top of lone tree


    • Teddy's Lift World January 9, 2020 / 3:59 pm

      I really like the idea of the second lift. It would really leave Lone Tree to only be a lift to lap the steeps off of. It will be REALLY nice to have a second lift out of that base area. Six Shooter just isn’t enough. I wonder what they’d do about the current 6er though.


    • Donald Reif January 9, 2020 / 3:59 pm

      The midstation route seems impractical. It would be more practical to just build a new lift and keep the others as is.


      • Doppelmayr FTW January 9, 2020 / 8:21 pm

        But if you do that you only get the benefits of a new lift on that side, you still have to ride the freezing and long six shooter to get back to big sky. If you do the mid station you pay more for the one lift but you effectively removed the need for a second lift and all the terrain has bubble coverage. Six shooter right now only does 1800 pph and it never runs full speed so a 3000-3200 six pack bubble would cover that side just fine, plus you could re-align Lone tree and keep it there so you could still lap Obsidian and Dont tell mama.


        • Donald Reif January 9, 2020 / 9:53 pm

          A two lift option would increase flexibility in the event Six Shooter goes down or whatever.


        • Doppelmayr FTW January 10, 2020 / 1:18 pm

          That is true, however it would still leave skiers stranded on that side of the mountain.


    • Benjamin Edwards January 12, 2020 / 3:17 pm

      If they could find a way to get it to the base of the tram, like going over the ridge or multiple midstations.


      • Benjamin Edwards January 12, 2020 / 3:20 pm

        Maybe another lift going to the base of the Horseshoe Bowl.


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