White Peaks Express – Waterville Valley, NH

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The bottom terminal and tower 1.
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Riding up at tower 13.
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View back down the line.
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Breakover towers near the top.
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This is one of only three lifts in the world to have this design of Poma terminals.
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The top terminal used to be located on the mountain in the background. The lift was shortened to reduce wind closures.
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Upper section of lift line.
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Another lift line view.
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Shot up the line.
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Return terminal and lift line.
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Another shot of the base station.
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View down the former upper lift line after the top terminal was moved.
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Old top station site.
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Bottom station from above.

9 thoughts on “White Peaks Express – Waterville Valley, NH

  1. Joe Blake October 28, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Is one of the other two to have the terminal design Rex at CM? They look quite similar to my less-than-trained eye and they were both ’88.

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    • Peter Landsman October 28, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      Yes, White Peaks and Rex are sister ships along with Angel Express at Sunshine Village.

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    • Donald Reif October 5, 2019 / 3:48 pm

      Same design. Though White Peaks is the only one of the three to be a top-drive lift, Rex and Angel Express being bottom drive lifts.

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  2. Carson October 29, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Why was it the top moved down?

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    • Max Hart October 29, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      This lift had wind related issues due to excess clearing in the High Country area. This often caused the lift to be closed. The only way to fix the problem was to shorten the lift so that it terminated below the High Country. The shortening of the lift also improved skier flow in and around the High Country.

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  3. Donald Reif December 15, 2019 / 1:32 pm

    How many chairs did this lift have when it ran all the way to the top?

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  4. Raj Thorp February 8, 2020 / 8:18 pm

    The other two lifts with this terminal design are the Rainier Express at Crystal Mountain in Washington, and the Angel Express at Sunshine Village in British Columbia

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  5. Matthew D March 1, 2020 / 1:11 pm

    What manufacturer is most likely to replace this lift? Obviously, it’s been a while since Waterville purchased a new lift (not counting the T-Bar, since LST doesn’t make detachables, at least in the US), so I’m not sure if they prefer a certain manufacturer or not.

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    • Snow Boys March 1, 2020 / 5:57 pm

      LST makes detachable a in Europe

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