Question about a lift (Park City, UT)

joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
edited April 11 in NELSAP Forum Posts: 2,136
What is the name of the ski area in the western US uses an elevator as a lift?

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  • woodcorewoodcore novice
    Posts: 12
    Not sure they still do it but Park City used an old mine train and elevator to access the mountain. Was a another way up on the hill when the gondola line was long.


  • LiftGuyLiftGuy advanced
    Posts: 165
    At Snowmass, CO there is an inclined elevator that services a private residential area.
    The Pines at Owl Creek. Installed by POMA-Otis.
    This one?
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  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
    Posts: 2,136
    woodcore said:

    Not sure they still do it but Park City used an old mine train and elevator to access the mountain. Was a another way up on the hill when the gondola line was long.


    It came up in a conversation yesterday and none of us could remember where it was.  It was associated with an old mine shaft and apparently there is a tunnel thru the mountain, so Park City is likely the answer for which I was looking.  Thanks.
  • JimKJimK advanced
    edited April 10 Posts: 261
    This article may explain more about the Park City skiers subway/elevator operation in its early days around 1964:  http://mountainexpressmagazine.com/skiers-subway/

  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 1,322
    very cool and informative!  thanks for the link

  • skirickskirick intermediate
    Posts: 86
    Not exactly the same but the tunnel over at Snowbird is pretty neat it you get the chance to go through it. Its kind of set up like a mining museum.
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 2,116
    Zermatt has an elevator from the top tram tunnel to the observation deck but I don't recall if u can ski from that point. I think not.
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