Top Flight – Ski Butternut, MA

A large CTEC drive station.
Loading area at the bottom.
Another look at the bottom station.
View up the lift line with CTEC tower heads on Carlevaro-Savio lattice supports.
Unloading ramp.
Return bullwheel.
A lattice tower and a tube tower.
View down at tower 15.
Middle part of the line.
Lower lift line.
Tower 3.

6 thoughts on “Top Flight – Ski Butternut, MA

  1. carletongebhardt March 6, 2021 / 9:02 am

    I’ve never seen a quad running over old lattice towers designed for a double. I’m surprised that structurally that is okay. Are there others like this?

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  2. Sam Altavilla March 29, 2021 / 2:39 pm

    This lift was the first and only Garaventa CTEC FG that has six-pack line gauge.

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    • BB17 April 13, 2021 / 2:43 pm

      I’m pretty sure this lift actually has Garaventa-CTEC high speed quad line gauge, because it is wider than other fixed grip quads from the same manufacturer but slightly narrower than six-pack gauge.

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    • ne_skier April 13, 2021 / 3:10 pm

      Likely so the bails don’t clip the lattice tower heads. I wouldn’t be surprised if when the lift was built they intended on a high-speed replacement. The fact that they didn’t invest in new tower tubes or footings could be a sign of this, perhaps also the rather large mast on the drive could’ve been used as a support for a detachable terminal

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  3. Jack Hutton April 13, 2021 / 2:28 pm

    this is the slowest lift i have ever been on

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