Wildwood Express #3 – Vail, CO

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Arriving at the top station.
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Lower terminal and towers 1-3.
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View up the line.
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Top station with drive and parking rail.
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Breakover towers.
Bottom terminal at Mid-Vail.
Looking up from the base.
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Lower station from above.
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View back down the line.

7 thoughts on “Wildwood Express #3 – Vail, CO

  1. Donald M. Reif March 18, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    The old Garaventa-CTEC number stickers on the chairs were replaced with Vail-branded Doppelmayr style number stickers in 2007.


  2. Donald Reif August 14, 2019 / 6:36 am

    Tower 6, the intermediate depression tower just above the bottom, was reused from the old Hunky Dory quad, and I think that also extends to the tower foundations (explaining why the towers are so closely spaced).


    • Somebody April 26, 2020 / 8:45 pm

      Are we really sure that Hunky Dory was even a yan? It’s listed as that everywhere, but upon closer inspection, that looks more like a re-used dopplemayr tower. And besides, why in the same year that the orient dopp HSQ went in would Vail decide to do a one-off installation with yan over 12 years since their last yan installation?


  3. Donald Reif August 30, 2019 / 9:16 am


  4. Tyler April 27, 2020 / 8:11 am

    Take a look at tower 3 in the second picture down, those look like Yan ladder steps to me. CTEC would have replaced a handful of towers


  5. Brandon July 21, 2020 / 4:52 pm

    Does anyone have any pics of the old Hunky Dory quad?


  6. vons3 September 30, 2020 / 8:11 pm

    I rode the old hunky dory it was a Yan quad and painfully slow


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