Southwest Flyer – Angel Fire, NM

The Southwest Flyer improved access on the backside of the mountain with a new alignment and higher top terminal compared with a previous Riblet double known at Chair 6.
The new lift was supposed to be the first of a multi lift expansion on the backside which was never completed.
Upper part of the lift line.
Middle section of the line.
Combo assemblies.
The return terminal.
Maze area.
Large grip maintenance bay.
Lower terminal overview.
Unlike most detachable terminals, there is only one mast.
This was the first lift built by Leitner Lifts USA; only three more were completed before operations were combined into Poma of America.
The grip bay.
A Leitner tower.
View back down near the summit.
The drive terminal, also with just one leg.
Unloading ramp.
Tower 18 and the top terminal.
Lift line overview.
Leitner Report entry.

6 thoughts on “Southwest Flyer – Angel Fire, NM

  1. Lucas January 10, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    On Angel Fire´s trail map, the run nitro on the backside is extremely straight, almost like a lift line, and also reaches a point above lift served terrain. Could that possibly be where one of the other planned lifts was supposed to be?


  2. powderforever45 October 12, 2019 / 11:06 am

    If I made the master plan. I would extend southwest flyer to the bottom of the new terrain. Then add a second detachable to the top of the new terrain (to the left of c-4) and make some more runs and extend some of the southwest runs.


    • Donald Reif October 12, 2019 / 11:16 am

      I’d run a high speed quad directly from the bottom of Southwest Flyer up to the top of the Nitro trail, and a fixed grip quad on the Lift 6 alignment.


      • Raidy (Raidify) March 27, 2022 / 11:40 am

        sounds like money money money!


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