Sunshine Express #10 – Telluride, CO

When Sunshine opened, it was the longest detachable quad in the world. Now surpassed by the Slide Brook Express at Sugarbush and Chile Express at Angel Fire.
Return station up top from below.
Once a lift to nowhere, Sunshine now serves as one of two routes to the Prospect Bowl expansion.
View down the line.
It goes on and on.
Doppelmayr early 80s chairs and towers.
Drive station.
Loading and unloading at the base.
Drive shaft and bullwheel.
Leaving the bottom.
Riding up.
Middle part of the line.
Upper line.
View back down.
Arriving at Ute Park.
Return bullwheel.
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3 thoughts on “Sunshine Express #10 – Telluride, CO

  1. Duncan October 24, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Why was this lift built if it didn’t use to go anywhere?

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  2. UpperDynamo October 24, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    This lift was put in primarily to serve almost 1,000 acres of ski in/ski out properties. It does that quite well. But it also serves one of country’s best beginner terrain pods. Miles of north facing beginner and low intermediate terrain, separated from more advanced environments.

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    • Donald Reif October 8, 2019 / 9:28 am

      Only once Ute Park went in in 2001 did it gain the second purpose of providing a secondary route to Prospect Bowl and Gold Hill.

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