Skyride – Lake Placid, NY

This short pulse gondola replaced a Poma double to improve accessibility at the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.
The bottom terminal has a fixed return bullwheel.
There are two pulses of four carriers each.
The only tower not immediately adjacent to a station is tower 2.
Cabins pass just below T2.
Towers 3 and 4.
Side view of the top terminal.
Cabins passing the breakover.
The entire top terminal moves hydraulically.
The upper terminal seen from the ski jump.
Lower station overview.
Lift overview.
Breakover towers.
Loading area up top.
Drive equipment.
CWA Omega IV 8 LWI cabins.
View leaving the top terminal.
Splice tower.
Cabins 4, 5, 6 and a cargo carrier.
Two cargo carriers were adapted to carry jumping skis.
Cabins departing for the summit.
Upper part of the lift line.
View up to the top station.
Lower station side view.
A pulse of carriers.
Return bullwheel structure.
Tower 1.
Closely spaced cabins.
All eight carriers.
The lift line and ski jumps.

4 thoughts on “Skyride – Lake Placid, NY

  1. Nahms August 28, 2020 / 9:43 pm

    It’s somewhat surprising to see a bare base station, without a roof over it


  2. vons3 October 15, 2020 / 7:03 pm

    Counterweight tension hidden by the top lift shack


    • Phoenix February 18, 2021 / 6:25 pm

      This lift has hydraulic tensioning; there is no counterweight.


  3. Ryan January 2, 2022 / 8:56 am

    What a cool looking lift and top terminal as wel


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