57 thoughts on “Utah

  1. Carson June 20, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Too bad you could not get the Bridal Veil Falls tram it was really cool top terminal burnt down the tram has now been demolished :(


  2. Cooper March 12, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Where is Lagoon’s 3-CLF Sky ride? It was built bu Roebling. The strange thing I can’t find the tensoning. Every time I ride it. I know for a fact that a lift has to have some sort of tensioning. Unless the lift is a v shape where the chair weight tensions it. The sky ride is like Park city’s Flat Iron except with no mid stations. The restraining bars also lock too.

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  3. Isaac Pulley December 24, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    some one should add some pics of blue mountain in southeastern utah. it closed about 1990 but some of the lift towers and controls are still there.


  4. Carson December 24, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Not any more forest service removed the towers and the lodge I believe


  5. Utah Powder December 3, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    I looked on Google Earth and saw something near Mountain Green in Brushy Canyon that looks like a small ski area. Does anyone know about this place?


    • Carson December 3, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      I had no clue the lift looks like a old poma double or a miner Denver idk what the area is called


      • Carson December 3, 2019 / 9:02 pm

        Something that can seem possible is it could be the former wildcat double


        • skier72 December 31, 2019 / 11:13 am

          It’s a good possibility that this lift is the old wildcat double. Here’s a picture of the lift the summer it was removed. If you look at the Mountain Green ski area on Google Earth (41°09’54.0″N 111°43’42.3″W) the bottom terminal and towers look the same.


    • skier72 December 31, 2019 / 11:02 am

      Are you talking about this?

      41°09’54.0″N 111°43’42.3″W


      • Carson December 31, 2019 / 3:14 pm

        Yes that is the area


        • Utah Powder Skier August 28, 2020 / 3:47 pm

          Some of the chairs from the Wildcat double were sold off. There are a few Wildcat chairs at this rental shop in Huntsville, including a Thiokol double chair (could be the old Little Cat from Snowbasin, or Sundown from Powder). There is still a possibility that the chairlift an Mountain Green is the former Wildcat double, considering that the Wildcat double was significantly longer than the chairlift at Mountain Green.


    • Utah Powder Skier December 24, 2020 / 10:53 am

      Mountain Green/Brushy Canyon ski hill appears to be operating. Either that, or dumped a bunch of snow on their hill for no reason. The ski hill can be seen if you look east from where Trapper’s Loop intersects 226.


  6. Utah Powder January 29, 2020 / 4:33 pm

    I asked someone who lives near the ski area and he said that it was private


  7. skiz February 24, 2020 / 8:43 am


    • skitheeast February 24, 2020 / 9:23 am

      I am presuming that is a LCC gondola. I like the idea of it, as the traffic in the area is a mess. However, I think your bottom terminal is unfeasible as it would require crossing numerous private houses. There is an existing LCC parking lot at the intersection of UT-210/UT-209 that could more affordably be expanded, so I think the lift would start there. I also think you are overestimating the number of turns the lift would have. Every turn is an added expense, so I presume those would be kept to an absolute minimum with one probably each at Snowbird and Alta coupled with a load/unload station.


  8. Utah Powder Skier March 11, 2021 / 5:02 pm

    I was looking on Google Earth (again) and found a ski lift near Fairview and Mt. Pleasant. Google listed it as “old ski lift.” Does anyone have any information on this lift? It looks to be either a Hall or Thiokol. Are they operating?

    Here are the coordinates if that helps: 39°34’38.0″N 111°21’43.7″W

    If you type this into the Google Earth search bar, it should come up:

    Old Ski Lift, Aspen Hills Rd, Mount Pleasant, UT


    • Tommy Boy March 17, 2021 / 9:32 pm

      Moab Scenic Skyway


  9. Ryan March 18, 2021 / 2:01 am

    Moab Scenic Skyway was eventually relocated to somewhere else and is in use now. Can’t remember where. Texas?


    • Utah Powder Skier March 18, 2021 / 8:06 am

      Didn’t it go to Whitefish, MT?


      • Phoenix March 19, 2021 / 3:20 pm

        Yup, it’s now Easy Rider #9 there and you can still see the brown paint.


  10. Ryan November 3, 2021 / 11:25 pm

    Was Park City the only mountain in Utah that used Riblets at some point? Very interesting.


    • Utah Lost Ski Area Project November 4, 2021 / 9:01 am

      Other than the mining tram, I don’t think Park City ever had Riblet lifts. Park West had five Riblet doubles.


    • themav November 4, 2021 / 11:48 am

      Brighton and what used to be The Canyons/Park West had Riblet chairlifts.


  11. afski722 November 4, 2021 / 8:51 am

    Brighton had several Riblets, the last of which were replaced in the early/mid 2000s.


    • Carson November 4, 2021 / 7:05 pm

      I don’t know about you guys but I think Utah is the most bland state for lifts the last Riblet was removed in 2010 we have 1 Hall lift left and those days are numbered the last SLI was removed in 2011 there’s just not any older style lifts left in Utah. No high speed Poma lifts no T-bars and just not any lifts left that interest me besides the many Ctec’s/Thiokol’s, Yan’s and the one whole Hall lift we have left. I know I’m going to get ridiculed for this but whatever.


      • themav November 4, 2021 / 9:47 pm

        The Doppelmayr center pole doubles at Snowbird are kind of unique in North America, though, Snowbird has talked about replacing those lifts for a long time now.

        Don’t forget about the Poma double lift at The Beav too.


        • Carson November 6, 2021 / 7:36 pm

          Those are some cool lifts too always forget about those lifts.


      • buzz March 10, 2023 / 5:27 pm

        Snowbasin still has two Stadeli triples. Snowbird with the Dopelmeyer doubles. Park City(canyons side) with their 4 vertical foot Thiokol double(Powderhorn from Solitude). Alta has that odd Yan transfer and two Yan doubles.

        I’m sure there are more interesting chairs in UT. Personally I liked the old Brighton Majestic with it’s early style Riblet towers.


      • julestheshiba March 11, 2023 / 11:14 am

        what about the old eagle express or great western at brighton. lots of historical express chairs on CTECs timeline


        • Carson March 11, 2023 / 10:46 pm

          Well yes there are some awesome lifts according to the CTEC timeline and a couple of others. But what about the Riblets that ruled Park west and Brighton. the SLI’s and the YAN’s that ruled park city too.


        • julestheshiba March 12, 2023 / 4:49 pm

          SLI chairs are becoming rare on their own and Riblets are as common as dirt in the rest of the US. There are more than enough cool lifts on their own here from CTEC. For Yan chairs Deer Valley has Mayflower and Viking, etc. Also Alta which has Wildcat and Albion(for now). There is also Wilbere at Snowbird for cool 1970s Doppelmayer center poles.


  12. Somebody November 6, 2021 / 11:47 pm

    I was bored tonight so I present to you all: The One Wasatch tour (the best existing routes I could find to ski One Wasatch quasi/not legally) (note: this is a hypothetical, I don’t recommend doing this)

    The cottonwoods are actually shockingly easy. From Alta, ride Supreme and hike (1,200 feet, up 120 vertical) to Point Supreme. From there, it’s basically all downhill to Brighton.

    To get back to LCC, ride Summit at Solitude and traverse to the edge of the resort. From there, hike (600 feet, 170 vertical) to the edge of Grizzly Gulch, and drop in and ski back to Alta.

    Park City to Solitude is shockingly nearly all downhill, however you’d have to cross Route 190 twice.

    Brighton to Park City looks impossible and is definitely the worst of these, but it’s only about 350 vertical of hiking all in.

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  13. Matthew February 13, 2022 / 8:36 am

    Peter, are you planning on going to Wasatch Peaks Ranch anytime soon?


    • Peter Landsman February 13, 2022 / 10:43 am

      I would love to if someone invites me. Last I heard chairs were going on the lower lift and rope was still being pulled on the upper. Of all the winters to build a lift in the Wasatch, they picked a good one.


  14. Carson September 26, 2022 / 8:41 pm

    For anyone who’s curious apparently the old poma lift at Blue mountain sold to a small ski area in Colorado.


  15. Ty January 3, 2023 / 12:41 pm

    Love the Twitter responses to false disingenuous garbage being shoved out in public by the “morons of, I mean friends of the little cotton wood canyon” Peter. Didnt think i’d see the day a group dumber than flat earthers would emerge, but the Friends of Little Cottonwood Canyon make flat earthers look like intellectuals in comparison.


    • Mountaineer February 15, 2023 / 8:09 pm

      I think that is the Stearns Roger at Treasure Mountain.

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    • Carson February 15, 2023 / 8:57 pm

      That would have been old prospector double


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