Sky Ride – Casino Pier, NJ

This Partek sky ride services the beach in front of Seaside Heights Boardwalk.
Chairs are grouped by color.
Most of the surrounding structures were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy but the chairlift survived.
The beach used to go right up past the chairlift but dunes were built to protect the town from storms.
Tower 10.
View south.
Galvanized return terminal.
Lift line overview.
Tower 11.
The northern end of the lift.
Over the dunes.
The southern end of the lift.
Chairs go over the beach headquarters and restrooms.
The lift starts at Casino Pier, a small amusement park.
Motor room and loading area.
Counterweight tensioning.

8 thoughts on “Sky Ride – Casino Pier, NJ

  1. julestheshiba February 27, 2020 / 10:57 pm

    This lift really seems to look more like a Borvig later modified by Partek, it has counterweight tension ans Borvig chairs.


  2. Brittany July 16, 2021 / 4:11 pm

    Hi how much weight do the chair lifts hold?


    • Michael July 16, 2021 / 5:32 pm

      Each chair is rated for 170lbs per person, times the number of people per chair, times the number of chairs on the uphill side. Complicated by the design of downhill capacity…


      • Jeanne C April 21, 2022 / 6:28 pm

        so each chair holds 340 lbs?


        • Michael April 22, 2022 / 12:40 pm

          From ANSI B77.1-
          “For purposes of design, a passenger shall be considered
          as having a minimum average weight of 170 pounds
          (77.1 kilograms). It is the owners’ responsibility to
          indicate unusual considerations that might affect the
          design passenger weight.”


  3. Bob February 3, 2022 / 6:13 am

    was the chair lift built new for SSH or is it an old one from a ski area


  4. Tticia August 11, 2022 / 3:10 pm

    How high is the sky ride ?


  5. Bonnie Wilson August 28, 2022 / 8:29 am

    Is the Sky Ride open after Labor Day?


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