Snow Ghost – Schweitzer, ID

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Bottom tension terminal.
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Looking up the line from tower 13.
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Tower 17 looking up.
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Mid-unload station.
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Looking down the line.
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Lift line.
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Upper lift line.
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Top drive bullwheel.

10 thoughts on “Snow Ghost – Schweitzer, ID

  1. Donald Reif January 1, 2020 / 6:41 pm

    Cedar Park Express ends rather close to where the mid-unload station used to be.

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  2. julestheshiba January 19, 2020 / 4:20 pm

    I it just me or is the drive on this lift strange like it is a hydraulic drive instead of an electric motor? kind of a cool looking drive sad to see it go.

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    • pbropetech January 5, 2021 / 1:42 pm

      Yes, that was a hydrostatic drive.

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  3. Ryan February 2, 2022 / 1:54 pm

    I know that hydrostatic is popular for skyrides at amusement parks and fairs, but how many fixed grip on mountain skilifts utilized it? RIP Ghost.


    • Nathan February 4, 2022 / 2:32 pm

      I’m also curious if there was a reason for it in this situation vs. an electric drive


    • pbropetech January 23, 2023 / 9:17 am

      This is one of the few I’ve seen. Hydrostatic systems have enormous torque but aren’t known for high speeds. Typically you’d see a hydrostatic system as a tertiary or evacuation drive, not a main drive.


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