Wildcat Express – Snowbasin, UT

This Doppelmayr six-place chair replaced a triple. A single and double have also previously stood in the same alignment.
There are Chairkit loading gates but no carpet.
Return station operator house.
Tower 1.
Riding up the lift line at tower 7.
View back down the line.
Many of the towers on this lift are splice towers with two tube sections.
Another look back down the lift line.
Tower 9.
Lower section of the lift line.
Line overview.
EJ-model chair at the load point.
View up from the gates.
Gate view.
Looking down the line into Wildcat Bowl.
DT model grip.
Breakover towers.
Unload ramp and operator house.
Side view of the top terminal.
Another look at the drive station.
Tower 1 and the bottom terminal.
Lift line.
Return station overview.
Side view of the Uni-G-M with tensioning.
Lift overview.
Maintenance rail with work carrier.
Side view of the upper terminal.
The bottom station near sister lift Little Cat Express.
Arriving at the top terminal.
Lower station and tower 1.
The drive station seen from above.

9 thoughts on “Wildcat Express – Snowbasin, UT

  1. Aidan November 29, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    Why did Snowbasin make Wildcat a six person? I usually never see six people on this lift


    • Donald Reif November 29, 2019 / 6:30 pm

      They probably wanted heavier chairs for wind related purposes.


    • Max Hart November 29, 2019 / 6:49 pm

      Probably a case of trying to revitalize that area, like what the Casper quad did at Jackson Hole or Snowdon Six did at Killy.


    • Somebody November 29, 2019 / 11:55 pm

      Comfort, wind, marketing, and the possibility that they might need it in the future.


      • Donald Reif December 13, 2020 / 3:37 pm

        If they ever need capacity, that could probably be done by adding additional chairs.


      • Donald Reif January 22, 2021 / 2:23 pm

        I think they could add about 25 or so chairs if they need a quick boost.


        • Utah Powder Skier January 22, 2021 / 2:48 pm

          How much of a boost would 25 chairs do, just curious? Could that increase the capacity to 3000 pph?


        • Myles Svec July 3, 2021 / 8:51 am

          According to my math 25 six pack chairs would be 150 people. It’s a 5 min ride time so it takes a 10 minute loop. 150 times 6 is 900 and 2400+900 equals 3300. So that would boost capacity up to 3300.


    • julestheshiba April 4, 2023 / 3:22 pm

      For wind I feel like this lift could have easily gone with the Peruvian approach and just kept quad chairs but six line gauge, I dont think I ever see crowds here


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