Transfer Tow – Alta, UT

The lift line from Albion base.
Unique Yan carrier with Alta logo.
Drive terminal and unique bullwheel.
Return at Wildcat.
Height-adjustable tower.
Wildcat base area terminal and lift line.
The drive terminal seen from below.
The entire lift seen from the Albion base lodge.



3 thoughts on “Transfer Tow – Alta, UT

  1. AM December 1, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    How do you ride that thing? It seems there is nothing to ride on.


    • snowbasinlocal12894 December 1, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      its like any other rope tow. You just hold on to the rope thats lower to the ground. The cable on top top is on high tension which goes on the sheaves and bullwheels. The carriers suspend the rope you hold onto.


  2. themav May 27, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    Based on what I could dig up, this is the newest un-modified Lift Engineering lift to still operate. Chair 27 at Mammoth was a 1994 installation, but is no longer there. There’s the jigback at Water World in Denver which is Yan, but that was relocated. The rest were all detach systems which have since been heavily retrofitted or replaced.

    Interesting how this lift has mostly 70s-style Yan parts. It’s kind of fun to ride, if boring. This year the sheave assemblies were almost all the way up on the towers.

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