United States

37 thoughts on “United States

  1. graham klisares March 26, 2016 / 11:37 am



    • Peter Landsman March 26, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      If I ever have the chance to get there and take pictures I will!


  2. Somebody... May 1, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Can you add Telluride, CO? You wouldn’t necessarily need pictures, and I know basically their whole lift system going back to the 70s (including manufacturers).


  3. John M. November 27, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    In the Vail pictures in Colorado, Gopher Hill is labeled as chair #13 but it is chair #12.


  4. ACA Allertor May 10, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Even after I clear cache, I can only view it once before it shows the error again


    • Peter Landsman May 10, 2017 / 10:57 pm

      Strange. If you feel comfortable sharing who your internet service provider is, that might help me narrow it down. Do you get the same error message when you click “View in Fullscreen?”


      • ACA Allertor May 11, 2017 / 4:30 am

        Never mind, it seems to be working now. I use safari


  5. Lawrence wistinghausen October 12, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    The lift are coming down at suger loaf mi


  6. Carson October 13, 2017 / 8:31 am

    It seems just like yesterday I was just getting on chair 2 back in the winter of 1998-1999 I did not know that they are removing the lifts or even that it was abandoned! I hope the lifts go to a different resort I live in Utah know and ski solitude resort for 17 years.


  7. Charlie February 2, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    You should do Minnesota


  8. Ramcharger_8 February 22, 2019 / 10:40 am

    you should do the lift in texas


      • Ramcharger_8 February 28, 2019 / 9:38 am

        the one at spider hill


  9. Battbann July 23, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    The page for the one resort in iowa is requiring you to open it in drive


  10. Mi_skier November 1, 2021 / 2:33 pm

    this is kinda random but I don’t know where else to ask-are there any operating center pole quads outside of the Midwest? I know Michigan has a few, and there are a couple in MN and WI as well, but I can’t think of any at west coast/rockies or east coast resorts.


    • Utah Lost Ski Area Project November 1, 2021 / 5:45 pm

      If you consider Clear Fork, OH to be operating, then the center pole quad on their “advanced” hill would count. They aren’t open for skiing anymore, but the area is currently used for summer operations.


      • afski722 November 1, 2021 / 10:33 pm

        There are still a few Borvigs in the Mid-Atlantic / Northeast at smaller ski areas that are the center-pole quad design. Many have been replaced over the past decade but a few are still around. Tussey Mountain, PA still has one.
        Ribets were extremely rare in the Mid-Atlantic / Northeast so many of the older lifts were Hall or Borvig.


  11. Munier Salem March 26, 2022 / 7:19 am

    So apparently there are four states without any lifts: Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, and Louisiana.

    Hawaii is quite surprising given all the volcanoes and tourism focus. Arkansas has some topography and tourism too … for instance, the Mount Magazine Lodge sits on the state’s high point 1000 vertical feet above the surrounding valley.

    Delaware and Louisiana make more sense. Flat, coastal states with no skiing.

    There is a relatively new-looking pulse gondola in a forest park in Puerto Rico … though from the ltitle I can find online, it appears to be standing/not-operating.


    • Peter Landsman March 26, 2022 / 6:52 pm

      Doppelmayr CTEC built the Puerto Rico gondola in 2012 and it was open only for five years. Closed ever since Hurricane Maria. If it ever reopens, I will certainly go.

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      • Skier72 March 27, 2022 / 12:12 pm

        There was also another CTEC double at a theme park in Puerto Rico. The chair (as far as I know) closed in the early 1990s, even though the the theme park re-opened a few years later. There’s a good video of it here:


    • Aidan Reilly February 22, 2023 / 8:24 pm

      New Orleans used to have a Poma Gondola that crossed the Mississippi River.


  12. Aaron W January 30, 2023 / 9:43 pm

    There is an old double chair in the Dominican republic just out punta cana on their website they claim it was built by europian experts to boast its safety. The chairs look a bit like the double chairs on heather canyon at mt hood but the bars are curved instead of straight and im not sure what the lifting frames are from. If Someone who knows more than me could tell me that would be cool. It was really cool when I was there a few years ago and it takes you up to a high point to zipline down. I linked it below and also put it in the website portion of the comment


      • Aaron W January 30, 2023 / 10:19 pm

        I seem to remember it being pretty quiet, would it have been electric or diesel?


    • Skier January 30, 2023 / 9:51 pm

      That’s a Poma. Poma lifting frames and Poma chairs similar to Panda Peak at Buttermilk, CO


      • ShangRei Garrett January 30, 2023 / 9:53 pm

        What are the odds all three of us just said the same exact thing at the same exact time?


    • BB17 January 30, 2023 / 10:02 pm

      Based on the images on the website, that’s a Poma double chairlift probably dating to the late ’70s or early ’80s. It uses the European-style Delta terminal for its drive, and given that only a few of that model of terminal were ever built in North America, it was probably fabricated in France (so the website’s claim about it being built by “European experts” has some truth to it). The website says that the park opened in 2016 so the chairlift is likely a relocation from Europe.

      What’s interesting to me is that newenglandskihistory.com states that Mount Snow’s old Carinthia Double (Riblet) was possibly relocated to a “canopy tour in Dominica” yet the current chairlift is definitely not a Riblet. The Carinthia Double must have either ended up elsewhere or been scrapped.


  13. Muni February 22, 2023 / 6:35 pm

    A lift for every birthday (to a point) … based on the number of towers …

    Birth — Lone Peak Tram, Big Sky
    One — Alyeska Tram
    Two — Jay Peak Tram
    Three — Cannon Tram
    Four — Peak2Peak Gondola
    Five — Jackson Hole Tram
    Six — Gatlinburg Tram
    Seven — Monarch Crest Scenic Gondola
    Eight — Seventh Heaven, Stevens Pass
    Nine — Imperial Superchair, Breckenridge
    Ten — Gold Coast Funitel, Palisades
    Eleven — Three Bears, Copper
    Twelve — Pallavicini, A-Basin
    Thirteen — Ramcharger 8, Big Sky
    Fourteen — Castle Rock, Sugarbush
    Fifteen — Mount Rainier Gondola, Crystal WA
    Sixteen — Goat’s Eye Express, Sunshine Village
    Seventeen — Arizona Gondola, AZ Snowbowl
    Eighteen — Champagne Express, Panorama
    Nineteen — KT-22, Palisades
    Twenty — Sunburst Six, Okemo
    Twenty-One — Strawberry Express, Snowbasin
    Twenty-Two — FourRunner, Stowe
    Twenty-Three — Golden Eagle Express, Kicking Horse
    Twenty-Four — K-1, Killington
    Twenty-Five — Cloudsplitter, Whiteface
    Twenty-Six — Steamboat Gondola
    Twenty-Seven — Sheer Bliss, Snowmass
    Twenty-Eight — Challenger, Sun Valley
    Twenty-Nine — Burfield, Sun Peaks
    Thirty — Orange Bubble Express, Park City
    Thirty-One — Duncan Express, Tremblant
    Thirty-Two — Grizzly, Purgatory
    Thirty-Three — River Run Gondola, Keystone
    Thirty-Four — Chile Express, Angel Fire
    Thirty-Five — Gondola, Heavenly
    Thirty-Six — :(
    Thirty-Seven — Madonna I, Smugglers Notch
    Thirty-Eight — Sunshine Express, Telluride
    Thirty-Nine — A-Chair, Breckenridge
    Forty — Slide Brook Express, Sugarbush
    Forty-One — Chair 3, Sandia Peak
    Forty-Two — Whistler Village Gondola II
    42-44 — :(
    Forty-Five — Gondola, Silver Mtn ID

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    • ShangRei Garrett February 22, 2023 / 7:05 pm

      How long did it take you to come up with that list?


      • Muni February 22, 2023 / 9:17 pm

        About an hour with Beautiful Soup and Pandas. It mostly involved statements like this:

        all_lifts[ (all_lifts[‘Status’] == ‘Operating’)
        &(all_lifts[‘Towers’] == 30)].sort_values(‘Vertical Rise’).dropna(subset=[‘Vertical Rise’]).tail(20)


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