Wildcat – Alta, UT

Height-adjustable Yan bottom drive terminal.
Half towers.
Lower lift line.
Upper lift line.
Top bullwheel.
Last few towers and the top.
Last few towers and the top.
Side view of the base.
Lift overview.
Riding up an empty line.
Top unload ramp and height-adjustable everything.
Upper section of the line.
Steep lower section.
Bottom terminal with drive, tensioning and a CTEC lift shack.

8 thoughts on “Wildcat – Alta, UT

  1. Ryan November 24, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Was there a power outage that day you took photos? Side view of base looks like the back-up motor is running.


    • Lift Expert December 18, 2020 / 6:49 pm

      Lift Mechanics will sometimes test the diesel engine during operating hours to make sure it is working properly


  2. BeyondtheLodge February 7, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    No safety bars?


    • Ryan Murphy February 7, 2019 / 8:03 pm

      Alta didn’t have any bars until around 2010, and they’ve never added them to the doubles.


  3. skitheeast April 4, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    This lift is scheduled to be replaced by a detachable quad sometime within the next 5 years or so. However, given that Sunnyside is also set to be replaced by a higher capacity lift, is a similar length, and is not old enough to be retired, I could see them moving Sunnyside over to replace Wildcat and installing a new lift at Sunnyside. The extra couple hundred feet in length would allow them to move the Wildcat base farther down next to Collins.


    • Donald Reif January 14, 2022 / 10:18 am

      With Alta building a high speed six pack to replace Sunnyside and Albion, that option might be on the table.


  4. Boardski January 9, 2021 / 10:00 am

    Interesting…when the current version of Collins was installed, Wildcat was shortened to move the bottom terminal further up the hill from the bottom of Collins..


  5. V12Tommy April 5, 2022 / 2:19 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Yan with center bar chairs before.


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