Supreme – Alta, UT

The new Supreme lift replaced two fixed-grip lifts and features an 8.1 degree turn to avoid private property that Alta does not own.
The bend seen from below.
There are 92 sheaves across 20 assemblies on one tower supported by three legs and three braces.
Canted sheave assemblies.
Another view of the bend.
There are only a few towers below the bend, which are along a very flat section of the mountain.
Breakover towers and carriers.
Loading area.
The drive terminal next to Alf’s restaurant.
Unloading ramp.
Arriving at the return terminal.
View down the steep upper section of the line.
Combo tower 10.
Three-section T10.
Flat section before the turn, near where the old Cecret lift ran.
Leaving the bottom terminal.
Upper line overview.
Tower 16, the last one.
Side view of the bottom station.
Tower 11.
The bend seen from T12.
Top station overview.
Side view of the upper station.
A taco, hanger and LPA grip.
Side view of the angle.
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5 thoughts on “Supreme – Alta, UT

  1. Duncan September 5, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Is this the only lift with bars in all of Alta?

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    • C September 5, 2018 / 2:15 pm

      Currently all high speed lifts at Alta have safety bars, they were added around 5 years ago. However there are no lifts with built in foot rests.

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  2. Donald M. Reif March 6, 2019 / 10:06 am

    Here’s a video of the lift in its entirety:

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  3. SteepSkiier June 15, 2019 / 6:26 pm

    Is this the first lift ever with canted sheaves?

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    • Donald Reif June 15, 2019 / 9:17 pm

      Canted sheaves are also on Baldy Express on the Snowbird side of the Altabird connect, Six Shooter at Big Sky, Silver Strike Express at Deer Valley, Lift 5 at Breckenridge, and countless others. (Silver Strike, Six Shooter and Baldy, like Supreme, have to use these turns to avoid private property lines; Lift 5 has canted sheaves right before the Alpine Slide midstation that were a result of the bottom terminal being relocated when the Colorado SuperChair was built in 1986).

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