Triple – Cannonsburg, MI

This triple chair services intermediate terrain on the western edge of Cannonsburg.
View from the unloading ramp.
Fixed return station.
Lower half of the lift line.
View up the line.
Loading area at tower 1.
Lift line overview.
Drive station.

4 thoughts on “Triple – Cannonsburg, MI

  1. New England Chairlifts & Skiing February 5, 2020 / 6:18 pm

    This thing looks abandoned!


    • Jack Lake July 23, 2021 / 10:13 am

      In the photos, there is not enough snow cover for it to be running. Yes, it does look like an old Hall chairlift.


  2. Detroit Skier August 4, 2021 / 5:14 pm

    What is up with the stats for this lift, and is it an original install? The bottom drive/tension terminal matches Hall’s pre-1975 non-overhead design for triples (different from the double drive design), and all the other pieces are Hall. However, while the SAM Lift Installation Survey shows a fixed double installation in 1972, there are no fixed triples shown at Cannonsburg before or after 1975. Also, the SAM stats of the 1972 lift make no sense, as Cannonsburg’s total vertical is about 250 ft (the Quad chair is at the base and the peak). Overhead photos do indicate installation of a lift here between 1972 and 1981. There have been about 5 Hall triples with pre-1975 installations removed from other areas (Sun Valley, Sunshine Village, Osler Bluff, possibly Ottawa Ski Club?). Could it have been a Hall double upgraded to a triple with carriers and drive/tension terminal from somewhere else? Anybody have any additional insight?


    • Detroit Skier August 4, 2021 / 5:38 pm

      To further clarify, the 1972 overhead photo from shows that the trail network where the triple chair resides hadn’t even been cut yet, and significant earth-moving needed to happen to build out the peak. Therefore, there is little chance this was installed in 1972 unless the photo is mis-dated. However, it was definitely in place by 1981, ruling out almost all of the relocated options, since they were removed after that. Did SAM miss an original installation?


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