Texas Eagle – Spider Mountain, TX

Advertised as the only chairlift in Texas, this bike park actually built the third chairlift in Texas.
The lift came used from Taos, New Mexico.
Return bullwheel loading.
Z model bottom station.
Every other chair has two bike hooks and no safety bar.
A tower with two different size sheaves.
Breakover at the summit.
View back down the lift line.
Arriving at the drive terminal.
Poma Alpha station reinstalled by Skytrac.
The top station is on one of the highest points in the region.
View down the lift line with very short chair spacing.
Upper part of the lift line.
Lower part of the line.
View up the hill.
Tower 3.
Most of the lift seen from the parking lot.
Lift overview.
Towers 2-9.

4 thoughts on “Texas Eagle – Spider Mountain, TX

  1. reaperskier October 6, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    Why does this lift have extremely tight chair spacing?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Donald Reif October 6, 2019 / 4:59 pm

      Well it’s not built for skiing….


  2. V3 October 8, 2019 / 9:25 am

    To get 2400pph you need a 6sec load interval, the runs at 250fpm due to being a foot passenger lift so the spacing is 25ft. also why the lift has 9 towers.

    IDK why they wanted so much capacity even at an effective cap of 1200 due to loading bikes on every other chair they don’t see the numbers to need it, but hay the project paid my bills

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  3. Porter May 2, 2020 / 9:40 am

    This was originally lift 1 back at Taos.


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