Wildcat Express – Wildcat, NH

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Towers 1-2 at the base.
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View down the lower portion of the line.
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Another look back down the line.
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Side view of the bottom station in the Wildcat base area.
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The cuts in the side of the terminal are for a gondola door closer. This lift operates as a 4-passenger chairlift in the winter and a 4-passenger gondola in the summer.
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Doppelmayr Spacejet top terminal with some panels removed.
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Tower 17.
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Depression tower #11.
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Looking up from tower 7.
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Lower portion of the line.
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Bottom maze area.
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View down from tower 21.
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Breakover towers 23-24 and the top station.
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Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

9 thoughts on “Wildcat Express – Wildcat, NH

  1. Utah Powder December 1, 2019 / 9:35 am

    Why don’t they run the gondola cabins in the winter?

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    • Donald Reif December 1, 2019 / 11:37 am

      With those terminal lengths, they’d have to run the lift at a slower speed.

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    • Robert Sanders March 31, 2020 / 5:16 pm

      Also, this mountain can get some gnarly wind.

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    • Joe Blake December 24, 2020 / 6:40 pm

      My question is why run cabins in the summer? I like being outside, not in a smelly box.

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      • carletongebhardt June 14, 2021 / 4:27 pm

        I think non-skiers feel a bit more secure in a box (speaking from experience – of non-skiing family members)….

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        • Chris June 15, 2021 / 2:51 am

          They are way easier to load for non-skiing passengers. Also much more accessible to people in wheelchairs, with strollers or that have problems walking, sitting down and getting up. This means a lift having chairs has to run very slow and stop often unlike a gondola that can run full speed. There are a lot of lifts that operate as chondolas in winter, but only with cabins in summer.

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  2. carletongebhardt June 14, 2021 / 4:19 pm

    The summer gondola rides may be a casualty of the Vail ownership. They are not advertising them this year, only scenic ‘chairlift’ rides. On the website, the picture shows people riding the triple, although the text say it’s the ‘high speed quad’…..

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    • carletongebhardt July 12, 2021 / 4:18 pm

      In a reply to an Instagram comment today, Wildcat did say that they plan to run the summer gondola cabins “in future seasons”…

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