Winter Park, CO

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12 thoughts on “Winter Park, CO

  1. John February 28, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Just to be nitpicky, the High Lonesome lift wasn’t removed– it was converted to a detach.

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  2. carson April 16, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    so i have seen a boneyard from google earth at winter park what lift could be in the I do know it is riblet ski lift but witch one would you say it is?
    Apollo,Eskimo,Hughes or prospector

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    • Jackson Nunnally March 13, 2019 / 3:26 pm

      Can you please tell me approximately where this is compared to some of the lifts? Thanks!

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  3. Ryan April 16, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Likely the old Apollo. They probably use parts off of it to keep Looking Glass going, but even that lift’s days are numbered.

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  4. Carson July 9, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    I have a question about old Eskimo the riblet double so about of people have seen it how come the top terminal is different model then the other riblet top terminals

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    • snowbasinlocal12894 July 9, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      It was a tension return terminal. Riblet were one the first chairlift manufactures to introduce hydraulic tensioning. If you look at the destructive testing video with the fire one the top terminal jolts backwards because of the cable snapping at the bottom. The top terminal could be upgraded by someone else like Yan or Poma but I dont know.

      Video: https://youtu.be/u4WPSZojtyE?t=15m16s

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  5. Carson January 10, 2019 / 7:21 am

    Was zypher scrapped or sold

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    • Thunder_Wolfe February 13, 2019 / 3:03 pm

      scrapped. The chairs are now at the bus stops around town.

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  6. Ramcharger_8 March 4, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    high lonesome express has 141 chairs not 147

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  7. Ramcharger_8 March 5, 2019 / 10:02 am

    I’m pretty sure the gondola has 77 cabins.

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  8. John Janecek March 8, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    When Siberia Express (at Squaw Valley) was installed (also in 1985), the majority of the workings were made in France… The pics of Summit Express and my memories of running Siberia Express gives me the impression that the only difference is that the drive/tension systems are flip-flopped so I’m guessing they’re “sister lifts” from Poma’s Grenoble operations… A noisy, chain driven conveyor system made the first generation Pomas interesting, as well as a pain when dealing with chair spacing… One year later, the Grand Junction-built Poma detachables were much quieter…

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