Valley – The Highlands, MI

This early model triple chair services the southern edge of Boyne Highlands.
View up from the base area.
Loading at tower 1.
Tension terminal.
Riding up.
Rare triple chair with two hangers and clips.
Vault drive.
This lift was probably relocated from its original location.
View down.
Lower lift line.
Middle part of the line near the top of Camelot.

4 thoughts on “Valley – The Highlands, MI

  1. Rowdy May 6, 2022 / 9:08 am

    This was the worlds first triple lift. It was in the spot that is now The Heather Express and was relocated in 1990

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  2. Jack L July 21, 2022 / 1:51 pm

    The two clips might seem extreme (to us) for a triple chair today, but probably not in the 1960s.

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  3. Tyler Baroody September 26, 2022 / 4:42 pm

    Here’s hoping this will be relocated again when the sixpack is installed!

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  4. SpartySki November 3, 2022 / 6:51 am

    The timeline of this lift when installed at Heather doesn’t make sense to me. Boyne claims this chair had bubbles on it in 63. I have seen pictures of it from 63 and it did not have bubbles.

    Next, I have seen pictures of this lift with 2 different looking types of bubbles on it with 2 different sets on hanger arms.

    The original hanger arms were singles like all the other Riblet triples at Highlands. Then it was single hangers with bubbles. Then it was double hangers with different bubbles. I first skied here in 89. The lift at that time had the double hangers and no bubbles.

    Does anybody know the story here?

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