The Comet – Mt. Peter, NY

This Borvig double was relocated from a ski area in Pennsylvania and upgraded along the way.
The bottom terminal.
Riding up.
Tower 3 is the only tower not designed to carry two lifts.
Tower 5.
The upper terminal.
Hold down tower with an extra support.
The lift was built with a future parallel double in mind.
Fixed top bullwheel.
Lower part of the lift line.
The structure for both motor rooms was built in 2006.

2 thoughts on “The Comet – Mt. Peter, NY

  1. Collin Parsons January 17, 2021 / 4:41 pm

    This lift came from the defunct Split Rock ski area in PA. Here are some pictures of the lift when it was at Split Rock http://www.chairlift.org/splitrock.html

    The drive structure was replaced, and the wood slat chairs were upgraded with plastic seat backs. The tandem towers all came from Split Rock. Tower 3 was new when the lift was relocated because the lift did not have an inline depress at Split Rock, and I guess it was not possible to modify a support tower into one.

    I was able to figure out this lift’s origin by the identical chair, tower, and return design. Also, I rode this the year it opened, and where the green paint chipped, there was blue paint underneath, so that also made it clear. The years also matched up. The lift was still up for sale in 2005, and was relocated in 2006.

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  2. Collin Parsons January 23, 2021 / 7:40 pm

    The design speed of this lift is 400 fpm. For a while, it always ran at 400 fpm, like in this video.

    More recently, they started running the lift at a lower speed, presumably to reduce stops and slows. I believe it is going about 360 fpm in this video.

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