Wildcat – Alta, UT

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Height-adjustable Yan bottom drive terminal.
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Half towers.
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Lower lift line.
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Upper lift line.
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Top bullwheel.
Last few towers and the top.
Last few towers and the top.
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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.

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    • 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

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

    No safety bars?

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    • 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.

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  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.

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    • 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.

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  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..

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  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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