Village Cabriolet – Winter Park, CO

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Cabriolet parking rail in the summer.
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Drive station up top.
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Another shot of the drive.
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Turnaround and door opener/closers with half cabins.
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Tower 8.
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Middle part of the line.
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Arriving at the Village at Winter Park.
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Return station.
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Village loading area.
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Tower 1.
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View up the line.
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Tower 6.
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View down towards the village from tower 6.
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Flying over parking lots.
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Drive station plaza.

9 thoughts on “Village Cabriolet – Winter Park, CO

  1. Duncan January 6, 2019 / 9:45 am

    Did you get any pics of the new cabin designs while you were there getting pics of the gondola?

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  2. Ryan August 1, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    what are those three pipes comming out of the terminal on the last pic (Drive Station Plaza) Exhaust pipes?

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    • snowbasinlocal12894 August 2, 2019 / 9:00 am

      Tensioning ram? Leitner/Poma detachables normally have the entire terminal on a carriage. Because this is a cabriolet/gondola the bullwheel itself is on a carriage in the terminal. I never seen the tensioning ram stick out of the terminal.

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  3. julestheshiba February 11, 2020 / 11:48 am

    no they have flappers/raincaps on them, so they have to be exhaust pipes.

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    • Joe Blake June 28, 2020 / 9:14 pm

      Straight pipes. It’s a hot rod.

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      • julestheshiba August 6, 2020 / 5:26 pm

        buy an old lift and fit it with a straight pipe Chevy big block for the apu or main drive

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  4. Tom White August 7, 2020 / 6:06 am

    I’ve only ridden the cabriolet at Tremblant. Why do resorts choose to use an open cabin gondola their parking lot and around the resort lifts than regular enclosed cabins?

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  5. Michael August 7, 2020 / 7:21 am

    Mainly because they are short transportation lifts rather than skiing access lifts. People are arriving from their vehicles carrying their equipment and can easily walk on to the cabriolets…plus the carriers are much cheaper than an enclosed cabin. $0.02

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  6. Tom White August 8, 2020 / 5:43 pm

    All good thoughts, especially the last one!

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