T-Bar – Little Ski Hill, ID

This lift was the third LST T-Bar built in the United States. Near the end of construction, LST rebranded as MND Ropeways.
A T imported from Europe.
View from the unloading point.
Return bullwheel up top.
Tower 8.
The top bullwheel is in the trees above where riders unload.
Tower 7.
Another spring box T.
Upper part of the lift line.
Tower 6.
Lower lift line.
An angled tower with lifting frame and lights.
Side view of a tower.
The drive-tension terminal.
This station is quite a ways below the base lodge.
Loading area and lift line.
Drive equipment.
View of the track.
Lower station overview.

3 thoughts on “T-Bar – Little Ski Hill, ID

  1. Myles Svec December 20, 2020 / 4:11 pm

    What is the point of the angled tower? I am confused


    • Andy December 20, 2020 / 4:30 pm

      An angled tower on a T Bar moves the uphill ski track away from the towers so , a groomer can groom and set the track with less danger of the groomer hitting the tower as well. Also there is less change of uphill travelling T Bar riders colliding with the tower. Probably done for the grooming reason.


  2. Chris December 21, 2020 / 1:04 am

    The angled tower is the Dopplmayr standard setup since it replaced lattice portal tower around 1970. See above for the rationale. North American setups might have been different to avoid importing the towers from Europe or building very special parts of the few new T-Bars in North Americas since then.


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