Sky Safari – Milwaukee County Zoo, WI

This SkyTrans skyride is one of three similar lifts in the City of Milwaukee.
The lift is a round trip ride with an elevated return terminal.
Return labelled as tower 8.
Middle part of the lift line.
Tower 4.
Poma portal tower.
Drive-tension station.
Riding south.
The work carrier stays on line full time.
Arriving at the return.
Poma tower with added lifting frame.
The carriers may be of Stadeli origin.
Riding north.
Tower head.
Drive bullwheel.
Tower 1.

2 thoughts on “Sky Safari – Milwaukee County Zoo, WI

  1. BB17 May 15, 2021 / 12:38 pm

    This lift has quite the history and is a rare example of a lift that has been relocated three times. It was originally installed in 1970 at Diamond Hill, RI (https://newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=410). In 1980 it became the Snowfields Double at Mt. Watatic, MA (https://newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=859). Then it was relocated a second time to Temple Mountain, NH circa 1992 (https://newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=676). It came to Milwaukee County Zoo in 2005, receiving various SkyTrans upgrades and what appear to be Stadeli chairs in the process.

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  2. ne_skier August 12, 2021 / 2:31 pm

    I believe the only things left from the Temple lift are the towers and the return (Although the return appears to be heavily modified). The chairs appear to be Stadelis and the drive appears to be some SkyTrans Frankenstein creation using a Hall return mast.

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