Snow Valley Express #1 – Snow Valley, CA

This lift replaced a Yan double in 2017.
View down the lower half of the line.
Another look down line.
Upper section of the lift.
Last tower and the top terminal.
Turnaround up top.
Rear end of the top station.
View down from the summit.
Outside operator countrols.
Six place chair with LPA grip.
View up a tower.
Flat section near the base.
The middle part of the line.
Return terminal and tower 1.
Loading area and maintenance rail.
The bottom terminal.
Lift overview.

7 thoughts on “Snow Valley Express #1 – Snow Valley, CA

  1. New England Chairlifts & Skiing August 18, 2019 / 6:37 am

    How often do lifts 2 and 3 operate now that this is here? I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them is soon removed. 3, though, serves a park, so it should be kept.

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    • Marc Shumaker January 22, 2023 / 1:40 pm

      I don’t think 2&3 ever operate. At least right now near the end of January they haven’t hat their seats cleared of snow and they weren’t operating during the holidays despite massive crowds and long lines. Not to mention it’s rare to see a full chair on the six-pack even when lines are long because there are no loading gates and no employees matching people up and southern Californians don’t know any different.


  2. Gary March 4, 2022 / 2:05 pm

    When i first skied at snow valley ~1973 the only lift out of the parking lot was a single chair lift. I don’t see that in your DB.


    • ShangRei Garrett January 22, 2023 / 6:15 pm

      According to this article:, the first chairlift at Snow Valley was built in 1949, which iirc, was before the first double chair, which would indicate that that lift was a single chair. The DB says the double was built in the summer of ’73, so if you’re recalling correctly, you rode the single chair in its last year of operation.


      • ShangRei Garrett January 22, 2023 / 6:17 pm

        Apparently the first double was ’46, but I can definitely believe that 1949 lift was a single


  3. ski man April 17, 2022 / 3:43 pm

    The drive on this lift is at the top


  4. randomguyu February 6, 2023 / 9:34 pm

    lifts 1 and 3 are usally operational, I have not seen 2 open in a few years


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