Tombstone Express – Park City, UT

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Bottom loading area with gates.
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View down the lower part of the line.
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Upper lift line.
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Looking down from the summit.
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Arrival side of the top station.
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Unloading ramp.
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Another view of the bottom station.
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Top drive terminal.
View down the very long lift line.
Upper section of the lift.
Tower 12.
Mellow lower line.
The bottom terminal in a new red paint scheme.

18 thoughts on “Tombstone Express – Park City, UT

    • Peter Landsman June 24, 2017 / 6:23 am

      No. Doppelmayr USA has greatly simplified its offerings in recent years. For detachables, choices are UNI-G or D-Line. There are Standard, Viper and tunnel versions of the Uni-G and two different D-Line enclosure shapes.

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      • Jeff Lynne June 24, 2017 / 10:43 pm

        When is D-Line coming to North America? Also, do you think that LPA will ever design a new fixed grip terminal? The Alpha seems to be getting stale.

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        • Peter Landsman June 25, 2017 / 5:39 am

          D-Line is for sale if someone wants to buy at a premium. It will not replace the current models, at least in the short term.

          I think we are seeing the replacement for the Alpha is the Skytrac Monarch. If you look at Europe, Leitner built only detachables and surface lifts last year. That may be the path Leitner-Poma takes while leaving the fixed-grip business to its subsidiary in Salt Lake. The only Alpha this year appears to be going to Whitewater.

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      • Battbann December 8, 2019 / 11:20 am

        What is viper and tunnel?

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        • Chris December 8, 2019 / 2:38 pm

          The tunnel stations are most common in Italy. We also have some here in Austria, e.g. the Bergeralmbahn has a tunnel vault drive at the top (and a custom housing at the bottom station). But then again it is very close to Italy, the main freeway from Germany to Italy passes over (!) this lift not far from the border.

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        • Sam Altavilla December 8, 2019 / 3:28 pm

          I believe the Tunnel is an Agamatic design, probably why it is most commonly seen in Italy.

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  1. Jonathan January 13, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Why did they replace the old Poma lift? It was in service for 9 years. Was it relocated?

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  2. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    This reuses tower tubes from the Poma HSQ. Now I believe there are only 3 Poma lifts in Utah (Red Pine gondola here, Supreme at Alta, and Eagle Point)

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    • Donald M. Reif March 6, 2019 / 10:09 am

      This results in an interesting irony where the Tombstone Express is a Doppelmayr high speed six pack with the tower tubes of a Poma chairlift, while the Sunshine Express is a Poma high speed quad with the reused tower tubes of a Doppelmayr chairlift.

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    • Donald Reif December 8, 2019 / 8:37 am

      Due to similarities in design, you can hardly even tell that the towers were made by Poma.

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    • Utah Powder Skier April 29, 2020 / 2:05 pm

      There is also the Sunrise platter at Powder Mountain, which was built by Poma. Eagle point has 2 Poma chairlifts and 1 Poma platter. That makes it 6 Poma lifts in Utah.

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  3. Alex April 29, 2020 / 12:28 pm

    why is the UNI-GS’s startup alarm different from all the others? it has this extra zig-zag kinda noise, sorry i didnt know how to explain it.

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    • apf4 April 29, 2020 / 11:16 pm

      I don’t think there is any way to say why it is different than the UNI-G or other Doppelmayr models. I think it is just the way it is designed. On the UNI-G, it is a bell. Hope this helps!

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    • start acknowledge April 29, 2020 / 11:27 pm

      Doppelmayr discontinued UNI-GS. From what I know, on the UNI-G design, it is a bell. D-Line I am not sure yet. Woodward’s hot laps is a Doppelmayr fixed grip. This uses Doppelmayr connect and has different signal and startup sounds than the ordinary Doppelmayr fixed grip. The signal sound is a bell playing through a speaker. All of the sounds are different on hot laps, and in my opinion, much less alarming:)

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