Sunshine Express – Steamboat, CO

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These tower tubes were re-used from the previous Doppelmayr fixed-grip.
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View down the line.
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This lift was relocated from The Canyons under American Skiing Company ownership.
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Grip maintenance facility.
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Lift overview.
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Riding up the line.
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Arriving at the drive.
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Top station overview.

8 thoughts on “Sunshine Express – Steamboat, CO

  1. Collin Parsons February 28, 2019 / 8:30 am

    At The Canyons, this lift did not have foot rests. When it was moved here it got new safety bars that had foot rests. Also this was part of the last batch of lift projects completed by ASC. The same year they installed the Tombstone 6-pack on this lift’s towers and built an expansion lift Dreamcatcher. The next year’s project, the Christie Peak Express was the first lift project at Steamboat under Intrawest.

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    • Donald Reif October 9, 2019 / 10:01 pm

      Nowadays, the only section of the mountain that isn’t accessible from a detachable is Morningside Park’s trails.

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  2. Donald M. Reif February 28, 2019 / 8:39 pm

    This lift is arguably one where I’d say in-line loading would be preferable to a 90 degree load, so that those coming from runs east of the lift don’t have to shoot past the lift then make a 180 degree turn to backtrack. The parking rail might have to be adjusted a bit…

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    • powderforever45 November 17, 2019 / 12:27 pm

      What is the speed of this lift? 1,100 fpm?

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      • Somebody November 17, 2019 / 12:34 pm

        That’s what it’s listed at on the Park City spreadsheet.

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      • Donald Reif December 8, 2019 / 8:35 am

        It runs at 1,000 fpm in normal operations.

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        • powderforever45 December 8, 2019 / 11:34 am

          That’s what I guess it is always running about that speed. Does anyone know what is Sundown’s normal operation speed?

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