Baker – Windham Mountain, NY

This Hall double chair was retrofitted with Doppelmayr chairs and a CTEC drive station.
Fixed top terminal and breakover towers.
Unloading ramp.
Towers 18-21.
View down the lift line.
Lift overview.
Enterprise terminal at the base.
Depress sheaves integrated into the bottom terminal.
Another view of the line.

7 thoughts on “Baker – Windham Mountain, NY

  1. Sam A. January 24, 2019 / 7:26 am

    Were the custom-made hanger arms made after the Hall-CTEC merger, or did Hall make them themselves?


    • Collin Parsons January 24, 2019 / 8:22 am

      The hanger arms ARE the original Hall hanger arms. They just cut and re-welded part of it to be at an angle and added the attachment points to the Doppelmayr chairs. I think the modification was done either in-house, by Doppelmayr, or a contractor either could have hired.


  2. Collin Parsons July 13, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    The original base configuration of this lift was really weird. It used to go all the way to the bottom. It actually crossed over the original C-Lift just after the load point. I believe the point where it crossed was the load point for the original C-Lift so it didn’t have to be super high up. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of this on the internet, though you can see where everything was on the historical imagery on Google Earth. When imagining how much of a mess that was, it’s pretty easy to see why it got shortened. This happened sometime between 1999 and 2003 according to


    • Andrew November 15, 2020 / 4:21 pm

      At some point (I think in the 80’s), a mid-station was built (at where the current drive terminal is), and for a number of years, the lift loaded only at mid-station, even though the chairs would go all the way down to the base (and cross over C-lift). After many years of mid-station loading, the lift was shortened to its current configuration. I may be wrong, but I think that the trail map reflected the lift not existing below midstation for some time before it was shortened.


  3. Will January 1, 2021 / 9:56 am

    Wheelchair was a laughably bad lift name. Imagine someone naming a lift “Catheter.”

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    • dubstar January 17, 2022 / 10:32 am

      It runs up Wheelchair, a steep double diamond that almost always is heavily bumped from top to bottom. While riding the double up, it is common to see people fall into extend slides down the trail. Not easy to ski / snowboard, hence the name Wheelchair (you might need one if you attempt to ski it). I always thought it was a great name in keeping with the “W” theme.

      In the mid-nineties, my uncle who is an accomplished skier with many years of experience out West and all of New England, jumped off the lift at one of the low points up top after seeing his son fly off the side of the trail while skiing. True story!


  4. TS April 28, 2021 / 9:25 pm

    This lift has had many chairs removed in the past 5 years and operators now skip chairs (usually 1 in 4) when loading in some weather conditions. I would not be surprised to see it replaced in the next few years, possibly with a new alignment that gets the towers out of the middle of the run which is considerably busier now that the adjacent Wedel has been largely given over to racing.


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