Tanaka – Alyeska, AK

Like some of the other lifts at Alyeska, this double requires avalanche protection at the top.
As of 2020, the lift has been retired but remains standing.
Top bullwheel.
Breakover towers.
This was the last standing of seven Riblet doubles here.
Many years, there is not as much snow down here as in this photo.
Lower lift line.
Looking up the line.
Drive-tension station.
Lift line.
Loading area.
Lift overview.

5 thoughts on “Tanaka – Alyeska, AK

  1. Will March 12, 2020 / 11:35 pm

    Have they considered replacing this with a lift that goes about twice as high up the mountain?


    • Tyler March 16, 2020 / 9:26 pm

      It’s a giant slide zone I don’t think they will


      • Myles Svec March 22, 2021 / 6:24 pm

        Possibly but it would probably have to go to the very top of the mountain and not the middle and it would have to be a tram with no towers to avoid being hit by avalanches.


  2. Vintage Chairlifts April 2, 2020 / 7:17 am

    This lift must have been installed elsewhere before it was here.

    Riblet only produced that tower design from 1957 – 1965.


    • pbropetech April 24, 2020 / 12:14 pm

      Also, they didn’t build that drive terminal until the early 70s. Pieces/parts of two different ones from elsewhere on the hill?


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