Thunder – Jackson Hole, WY

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Top motor room.
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Another view of the top.
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View down the line.
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Another view of the line.
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Lower lift line.
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Side view of the tension station.
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Bottom terminal.
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Base and lift line.

25 thoughts on “Thunder – Jackson Hole, WY

  1. John October 22, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    What is that box shaped thing that sits on top of the bullwheel in the return station?

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    • Duncan October 23, 2018 / 11:43 am

      Possibly a backup engine?d

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      • snowbasinlocal12894 October 23, 2018 / 3:25 pm

        I think its something to do with the tensioning ram. I doubt its a evacuation drive as they are usually in the drive terminal but if you look closely it looks like some sort of diesel engine.

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        • vons3 February 6, 2020 / 11:12 pm

          It’s the reservoir, manifold and pump for the tension system.

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  2. Somebody February 20, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    Why has this chair not been replaced with a detachable? I know that wind is an issue on sublette, but is it really a problem for this one too?

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    • vons3 February 6, 2020 / 11:18 pm

      The lift is not that long 6-7min ride and the trail capacity is limited.

      I could see them adding chairs to bring the capacity up to 2400pph but a detach would put too many skiers on the trail system at once whereas the current fixed grip can store more skiers online leaving the trails less crowded.

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      • Thomas Jett February 7, 2020 / 9:56 am

        6-7? It’s at least a 10 minute ride, and you can always restrict capacity on the lift.

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  3. Henry T February 9, 2021 / 12:08 pm

    Maybe doppelmayr could install a D line here, It could be North America’s first D line HSQ

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    • Utah Powder Skier February 9, 2021 / 12:22 pm

      Isn’t D-line quite a bit more expensive than a regular Uni-G with regular DT-104 grips?

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      • Chris February 9, 2021 / 12:43 pm

        More importantly D-Line quads are not actually offered at all as of now. Only 6 and 8 pack chairs, 8 and 10 passenger gondolas as well as chondolas combining two of the above. At some point that might change if and when Dopplmayr plans to retire UNI-G for good, and a market for HSQ still exists at that point.

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        • Donald Reif February 9, 2021 / 12:50 pm

          It’s more likely that if Thunder goes high speed quad, it’ll be a UNI G with Agamatic grips since that’s what Teton uses.

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        • Myles Svec February 9, 2021 / 2:51 pm

          There probably will still be market for HSQs at smaller resorts but at some point I imagine bigger resorts following boyne in what they are doing at big sky.

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        • Henry January 24, 2022 / 7:28 pm

          Why dont just do a 6pack they need that to help with the lines

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  4. skitheeast January 14, 2022 / 8:34 pm

    When this lift is eventually replaced, I think it would be beneficial to have it spin in the opposite direction and have 90-degree unloading at the top. The current setup results in the majority of skiers making u-turns after unloading, and simply rotating the unload would be much more convenient for everyone.

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  5. Thunder Liftie February 25, 2022 / 9:42 am

    Fair warning to anyone buying this lift: These are the heaviest fixed-grip chairs known to man. Prepare your lifties for clockwise scoliosis! Rumor is they are detachable chairs that JHMR got a deal on. They help in heavy winds but if you don’t slide on out to the ‘load here’ sign you are getting slammed.

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    • pbropetech March 18, 2022 / 8:27 am

      These are the same chairs at Doppelmayr puts on its detaches, yes, but they’re also for its fixed-grips. Below the hanger/number plate there is no difference.

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  6. Jackson Skier February 27, 2022 / 7:43 pm

    When is Thunder going to be replaced?

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    • Donald Reif March 17, 2022 / 1:43 pm

      According to Peter’s spreadsheet, this year, and with Leitner-Poma doing it.

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