Town – Park City, UT

Lower lift line in the town of Park City.
Top drive-tension station.
Bullwheel loading.
Bottom terminal on Main Street.
Riding up.
Looking back down the line.
Crossing over Payday Express.
Looking back at the upper lift line.
Arriving at the top terminal.
Another view of the drive station.

8 thoughts on “Town – Park City, UT

  1. Tyler February 23, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Town Lift used to have a mid-loading station just across the road from the bottom terminal, which was removed when the Town Bridge opened around 2000


  2. themav June 23, 2019 / 9:36 pm

    In the summer, this lift operates somewhat like a pulse lift. They slow the entire lift down to load/unload passengers, then speed it back up to 500FPM. There is an optical gate at the top and bottom arrival sides that automatically slows the lift down. Prior to Vail installing restraint bars on every chair, Powdr would install restraint bars on ~30% of the chairs during the summer, and they also had bike carry hooks on some other chairs.

    Recently this lift got new drive control electronics. I believe it’s Skytrac, but I’m not entirely sure. The CTEC control pedestals are still there, I didn’t see any Skytrac branded controls, but I didn’t look inside the lift shacks either. A lift maintenance tech said “It’s like a whole new lift, just in time to get replaced!”. From a rider’s perspective, the acceleration from 200FPM to 500FPM is quite a lot faster than it used to be.


  3. skitheeast June 24, 2019 / 9:09 am

    This lift really should go detachable due to its length and year round usage. If they are already operating it like a pulse in the summer, it shows they could really use the slow load/unload speed that comes with a detachable. Also think this lift should end next to Payday so it can better access the Payday area trails while still providing access to Bonanza.


    • Donald Reif June 24, 2019 / 2:57 pm

      A high speed quad would certainly suffice, although to realign it to end at the top of Payday might mean having to worry about getting close to existing private property. (The old lattice towers from the gondola would have to go)


    • SkiPC October 4, 2019 / 11:01 am

      Honestly I would prefer a gondola that goes to a mid station at the very top of that mountain, kind of where Payday lets off, then continues on to Summit House.


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