Ruud Mtn Single Chair

OldManOldMan novice
in NELSAP Forum Posts: 8

I never knew about this lost area with a single chair in Sun Valley.  image

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  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 806
    Are those wooden towers?
  • MrMagicMrMagic advanced
    Posts: 118
    Wow more details please. Those towers sure look wooden to me . Look as the all the old single chairs still hanging on the line.
  • Posts: 1,835
    That's world's oldest standing chairlift and the third ever built.

    https://liftblog.com/2015/09/14/the-worlds-first-chairlift-almost/
    - Sam
  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 806
    Just found that and was about to post it.
  • Posts: 1,835
    That picture posted on this thread is from that blog post.
    - Sam
  • NJSkiNJSki advanced
    Posts: 261
    I wonder when the last time was that they ran that lift?
  • newmannewman advanced
    Posts: 166
    It always got buried. The liftline had to be cleaned of snow for it to run more than not. In the early days of chairlifts, I think this one was a big summer attraction.
  • OldManOldMan novice
    Posts: 8
    Yes, I first saw this on the liftblog site and was really surprised, almost like a holy grail.  To the left of the liftline are the remains of a ski jump which shows up on the Google overhead.  Other than Kratka Ridge in CA, are there any other abandoned singles out there?
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,241
    OldMan said:

    Yes, I first saw this on the liftblog site and was really surprised, almost like a holy grail.  To the left of the liftline are the remains of a ski jump which shows up on the Google overhead.  Other than Kratka Ridge in CA, are there any other abandoned singles out there?

    Iirc there is a single operating in Alaska or Canada somewhere. Don't know of abandoned
  • SnowmasterSnowmaster advanced
    Posts: 158
    TCS had noted one in Wyoming some years back, not sure where or what may have happened to it.
  • jaytremjaytrem intermediate
    Posts: 55
    WY one was at Pine Creek, replaced maybe 10 years ago with a quad.
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