Strawberry Park Express – Beaver Creek, CO

Road Trip 026
Top terminal unload area.
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Another view of the summit which has the drive and a parking rail.
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Side view of the top.
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View down the line.
Lift line overview.
Lower station loading area.
Early CTEC detachable station.
Leaving Beaver Creek Village.
Tower tubes were re-used from the prior Doppelmayr triple chair, which was moved by CTEC to become Elkhorn.
Breakover x2.
Arriving up top.

6 thoughts on “Strawberry Park Express – Beaver Creek, CO

  1. skitheeast October 28, 2021 / 12:30 pm

    If I had a guess, this will be the next lift replaced at Beaver Creek. Perhaps a 6/10 Chondola like Centennial.


  2. Donald Reif October 29, 2021 / 6:19 am

    There’s certainly more merit in going with a chondola here than a gondola or a six pack. A chondola would provide the best of both worlds. Gondola cabins for ski school and Nordic ski traffic (McCoy Park will provide a nice secondary beginner pod so that not everyone’s using Red Buffalo). Chairs for everyone else.


  3. Bob October 5, 2022 / 5:43 pm

    This lift has a pretty rare tower (to my knowledge). On tower two, there is a 2-sheave train on both sides of the lift, which you don’t see on many lifts, especially detachables like this.


  4. Bluebirdbluesky March 31, 2023 / 9:25 am

    Strawberry gets mentioned as the next lift due for a major upgrade, perhaps another Telemix like Centennial. I don’t know. HSQ is an appropriate capacity lift for this pod, in my opinion, with Centennial acting as the primary out of base workhorse next door. Does the new McCoy expansion truly require gondola downloading to support it?

    I’d rather see Bachelor go 6.

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    • skitheeast March 31, 2023 / 9:48 am

      The reason for gondola transport is not just for beginner skiers going to and from McCoy Park, but also for easier nordic and snowshoe trail access.

      Having a HSS instead of a HSQ makes sense to simply maintain capacity at existing levels, as wider chair spacing for 2800 pph reduces misloads.


      • Bluebirdbluesky March 31, 2023 / 9:51 am

        Sure, I’d just wait until it becomes mechanically necessary to replace. Lift lines here are rare.

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