Skyfari – Henry Doorly Zoo, NE

This 14 tower lift is one of the longer zoo chairlifts in the United States.
This lift opened in 2009 as part of a zoo expansion.
Riders can load and unload at either end.
The Hall ski lift has been modified with a new compact drive setup.
Tower 1.
Riding over the rhinoceros exhibit.
The lift goes down in elevation before heading back up another small hill.
A Hall portal tower.
Many of the towers have non-Hall components.
This project was fabricated and installed by SkyTrans Manufacturing.
Descending into an African themed section of the zoo.
Return bullwheel.
Middle section of the lift line crossing over water.
Towers 10-12.
The portal.
View north.
North station.
View up the lift line.
Leaving the lower terminal.
Riding south.
A modified Hall chair with the zoo’s desert dome in the background.
Lift line.
Tower 6.
Arriving at the drive station.
Tower 2.
Drive bullwheel.
Route overview.
Side view of the top terminal.
Tower 3.

3 thoughts on “Skyfari – Henry Doorly Zoo, NE

  1. reaperskier July 14, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    Where was this relocated from?


    • Collin Parsons July 14, 2019 / 6:26 pm

      Skytrans buys old lifts from various manufacturers. Hall is one of the ones they apparently seek out. They seem to like Heron-Poma and Stadeli as well. The lifts are broken up for parts which are sold along with some new parts to build a complete lift. I think pretty much every Skytrans installation has parts from multiple removed lifts.


  2. Ryan July 20, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    VERY cool!!


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