Sunnyside – Alta, UT

The bottom terminal at Albion base.
Tower with sub protection.
Looking back down the line.
Upper lift line.
Getting to the top.
Top terminal.
View up the line at tower 8.
The bottom terminal shares an operator house with Albion next door.
Underside view from the transfer tow.
View back down the lift line.
Unloading area and operator house.
Lift line midway up.
Another look up the line.

9 thoughts on “Sunnyside – Alta, UT

  1. Cooper October 16, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    High speed triple????? Never heard of that.


    • Cameron Halmrast October 16, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      There have only been four ski areas in North America who bought or have high-speed triples. Summit Express @ Mt. Bachelor (Doppelmayr / Replaced in 97), Gore Mountain (VonRoll / Removed), Ruthies @ Aspen (POMA) & Alta (Garaventa CTEC).


      • Teddy Hubbell April 19, 2018 / 4:47 am

        In Europe, there are a lot. My favorite lift is the Kumme-Rothorn detachable triple. I believe it is a Garaventa built in 1983. It is very noisy and uncomfortable but that’s what makes it fun!


  2. New England Chairlifts & Skiing July 17, 2019 / 12:50 pm

    When this is replaced with a Chondola, where could is be relocated to? It’s way to new to scrap. Maybe to replace Wildcat?* Unfortunately, Albion will probably be scrapped because of its age, but we’ll have to wait and see…

    *not that I want to see an old rare center pole Yan Removed!


  3. skitheeast July 17, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    I don’t know why Alta wants a chondola here instead of a detachable quad. They want the new lift to have a capacity of 2400 pph and the current lift isn’t extremely cold, windy, lengthly, or used in the summer where gondola cabins would be useful. Even for a beginner lift, a detachable quad should be sufficient. If they wanted the ability to expand capacity, a detachable six-pack would make sense. Maybe I am missing some reason to spend all that extra money…


    • Ryan Murphy July 18, 2019 / 11:00 am

      It is used in the Summer. As part of a long term plan to reduce crowding in Albion Basin, the FS and Alta have an agreement to run Sunnyside during the Summer and charge a fee for vehicles entering the basin. It’s relatively new, and not in effect this year due to base construction. Plus, Alta doesn’t mind spending extra for a better experience, and cabins are certainly nice on cold days.

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  4. Joshua October 30, 2019 / 9:05 pm

    Why aren’t there bars on the first few picture and then bars came?


    • Ryan Murphy October 30, 2019 / 11:20 pm

      Alta didn’t have bars on any lifts for a long time.The pictures without the bars are just older. His Collins pictures are pre-2007 at least. A kid fell off Sunnyside circa 2010, so they added the one’s with the teeth to everything but they YAN doubles. The teeth are vicious, but they work.


  5. Joshua October 30, 2019 / 9:07 pm

    same w/ sugarloaf @ Alta as well.
    And I thought all Garaventa CTEC detachables came w/ bars(at least the ones i have ridden on)


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