Thunderhead – Blacktail Mountain, MT

Heron-Poma top terminal that came from Steamboat.
Tower 26.
Lower half of the lift below the mid-station.
Yan tri-leg tension-return terminal.
Half towers before the mid-load point.
Upper lift line from the mid-station.
View down the upper half lift line.
Note the Heron tower with Heron sheaves next to a Yan tower with Yan sheaves.

7 thoughts on “Thunderhead – Blacktail Mountain, MT

  1. Cameron Halmrast August 19, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Interesting Heron-POMA / Yan. First one I’ve seen like this. Yan tension, but Heron-POMA vault drive.


    • Max Hart February 9, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      It looks like there are a couple of 1960s era Poma towers mixed in as well. This lift is the definition of a franken-lift.


    • Collin February 9, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      That doesn’t look like a Poma tower. Actually think it’s a Miner Denver. I think there’s maybe one unmodified Miner Denver still out there and obviously this one isn’t it.


      • Collin February 9, 2018 / 4:16 pm

        The lift I was thinking of is Little Beaver at Beaver Mountain, Utah, but it was removed and replaced by a Skytrac triple in 2011.


  2. Frank October 30, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    This is the old Thunderhead from Steamboat…it was originally Miner-Denver with Heron drive and plenty of Yan modifications including tension, some towers, and chairs. At Steamboat, it was the upper section of the lift that had the M-D towers, now it appears that the opposite is true. At any rate, great to see it live on.

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  3. Ryan July 20, 2019 / 10:08 pm

    there does look like a couple of Miner Denver towers and sheaves.. VERY VERY cool. Makes me smile to see some old Miner Denver stuff from Steamboat go on to be used elsewhere.


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