Wildhorse Gondola – Steamboat, CO

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This lift is a pulse gondola serving the Wildhorse Meadows development.
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View towers Mt. Werner.
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Leitner-Poma of America Alpha-model drive/tension station.
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Bottom bullwheel.
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View up the line with cabins parked for the summer.
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Another view of the drive.
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Lower section of the line.
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Sigma Diamond cabins in groups of two.
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Upper section of the line in Steamboat Village.
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Breakover towers.
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Fixed return bullwheel.
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Another view of the return.
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4 thoughts on “Wildhorse Gondola – Steamboat, CO

  1. Andrew Weber September 11, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I’m fairly sure there is a few degree turn in this lift somewhere near base area. I could tell when looking at it from head on.

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    • Cooper April 12, 2018 / 7:06 pm

      Yeah one of the compression towers look like its canted. Maybe Supreme at Alta isn’t the first lift with canted tower sheaves

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      • smacpats April 12, 2018 / 7:34 pm

        baldy at snowbird?

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      • Andrew April 13, 2018 / 9:48 am

        There are several lifts that have canted sheaves, Supreme is just the first to make a turn with that particular system. Other systems use 1-2 towers and canted compression sheaves, Supreme uses multiple towers with a combination of depression and compression sheaves.

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