Thunderbowl – Aspen Highlands, CO

Fixed return an the Highlands base.
Leaving the bottom.
Middle part of the line.
View down the lift line. It’s steep!
Nearing the summit.
Top station Poma Alpha with drive and tension.
Looking up at the drive.
Lift line overview.
Lower part of the line.

3 thoughts on “Thunderbowl – Aspen Highlands, CO

  1. The Dude January 3, 2023 / 5:57 pm

    Any replacements up for this lift yet?


    • pbropetech January 3, 2023 / 9:18 pm

      Your wording is vague, but I assume you mean ‘does Highlands mean to replace this lift?’


  2. Donald Reif January 4, 2023 / 9:53 am

    The original Thunderbowl lift only ran to about where Five Trees ends. This replacement runs to the top of Golden Horn, making it a replacement for the platter that used to run up Golden Horn, and indirectly a replacement for the Exhibition I lift that had been removed when the Exhibition high speed quad was built.

    For its first year, the Thunderbowl triple and Exhibition II double actually functioned in tandem as a secondary way up to the Merry-Go-Round if Exhibition went down. This obviously didn’t last long as the last of Highlands’ old doubles were removed the year after Thunder Bowl went in, with Cloud Nine being replaced with a high speed quad while Olympic and Exhibition II were removed.

    (Admittedly I’m one to think that Cloud Nine should’ve been made to start at the bottom of Exhibition II, instead of at the Merry-Go-Round, to provide ample overlap in the mid-mountain area and to make it accessible from Thunderbowl.)


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