Thundercloud 1 – Ski Big Bear, PA

This Partek double-double replaced a solo Borvig model.
These chairs were probably re-used from the previous lift.
Loading area with double terminal.
Hydraulic tensioning.
View up the lift line.
All towers on this lift are shared.
View up at tower 8.
Lower part of the lift line.
View down the line.
The final two towers.
Tower 14.
Side view of the top terminal.

7 thoughts on “Thundercloud 1 – Ski Big Bear, PA

  1. Collin Parsons August 27, 2020 / 9:49 pm

    This lift is similar to the Little Whiteface and Mountain Run lifts because a lift that ran alone was upgraded to a tandem lift, even though it wasn’t originally designed for it.


  2. Butterside August 27, 2020 / 11:14 pm

    Seems weird that they built a double-double as recently as 2009.


    • Nahms October 26, 2020 / 1:35 pm



    • Utah Powder Skier October 27, 2020 / 9:14 am

      It looks like the towers were reused from the previous double. Those towers look to be original with new tower heads, so the previous lift may have had the towers for a double-double, but with a lift on one side.


      • Richard Reif January 17, 2021 / 9:32 pm

        I grew up skiing there. New towers. The old ones were cast right into the concrete footings. No bolts. Green chairs are originals with wood replaced by plastic.


  3. Tyler Baroody November 21, 2022 / 3:19 pm

    Wow. What a nice lift!


  4. Tyler Baroody November 24, 2022 / 11:58 am

    Are the Thundercloud 1 sheaves and grips also from the 1974 lift?


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