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  1. #21
    Great pics. Fist time I skied, at 5years old, was at Split Rock. And of course I'm always curious about double lift towers, being an active Bromley skier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slatham View Post
    Great pics. Fist time I skied, at 5years old, was at Split Rock. And of course I'm always curious about double lift towers, being an active Bromley skier.
    JF/BB has several more of them. I suppose they were a solution to adding more uphill capacity in the 80s before high speed lifts and larger 6 person chairs became a thing? They all seem to have been manufactured by Borvig, at least the JF/BB ones...

    Anyway, here's another mystery for everyone. I had visited the former Blue Marsh/Heidelberg Ski Club some time ago. I know there was a double chair installed there servicing a beginners area, but I can't find any info on this lift, at all. Not on the skilifts list, nowhere, and there's very little left at the ski area today. I have a newsclipping from when the area closed that has a tower in the background, and a few shots of the tower footings, but thats' about it.





    The earliest it could have been installed was the late 60s, although I don't think it was added until the early 70s, but not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsdower View Post
    That's bizarre. So they installed a double-double frame for the bottom terminal, but added a single tower pylon, so they can't actually use that other side of the terminal unless they replace that pylon?



    I definitely want to get to Hahn Mtn, however its private land and the owners live at the bottom next to the lodge. Now is definitely not a good time to go around knocking on strangers' doors and asking to wander around their property! But I would like to get up there at some point if I find a way to get in touch with the owners.

    From what I understand Fernwood is still in operation as a tubing hill. There's a whole bunch of areas up around NE PA that I have on my list. It will take some time to get through them all, but I'll definitely check it out if I'm nearby.
    I remember the chairlift at Hahn quitting all the time . Story goes the owner was on it by himself with no one around and it quit , he tried to climb down on the cable to a tower and fell. I don't know any more details about where the lift ended up It really was a POS . The towers looked similar to split rocks.

    Fernwood had a chairlift but with only 100' vert not sure what happened to it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconebobsquarepants View Post
    I remember the chairlift at Hahn quitting all the time . Story goes the owner was on it by himself with no one around and it quit , he tried to climb down on the cable to a tower and fell. I don't know any more details about where the lift ended up It really was a POS . The towers looked similar to split rocks.

    Fernwood had a chairlift but with only 100' vert not sure what happened to it .
    Pretty sure Hahn had a Hall double installed in the early 70s. Tons of pics here: http://jeff-z.com/hahn/pics/pics.html

    They also had a t-bar. Not sure who the manufacturer was on that.

    I've heard the same story re. the last owner falling off the lift. Although there are some... variations to the story lol. I imagine it didn't get regular maintenance towards the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsdower View Post
    Pretty sure Hahn had a Hall double installed in the early 70s. Tons of pics here: http://jeff-z.com/hahn/pics/pics.html

    They also had a t-bar. Not sure who the manufacturer was on that.

    I've heard the same story re. the last owner falling off the lift. Although there are some... variations to the story lol. I imagine it didn't get regular maintenance towards the end.
    I have a retired friend that worked as a Patroller there when it was Big Valley . Maybe he can answer questions that you might have .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsdower View Post
    Pretty sure Hahn had a Hall double installed in the early 70s. Tons of pics here: http://jeff-z.com/hahn/pics/pics.html

    They also had a t-bar. Not sure who the manufacturer was on that.

    I've heard the same story re. the last owner falling off the lift. Although there are some... variations to the story lol. I imagine it didn't get regular maintenance towards the end.
    Looking at those pictures that is a Hall branded T-Bar. Mt. Whittier in West Ossipee, NH had a couple of those Hall T-Bars. I skied there as a teenager as my Dad was an instructor, so I got a free pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsdower View Post
    That's bizarre. So they installed a double-double frame for the bottom terminal, but added a single tower pylon, so they can't actually use that other side of the terminal unless they replace that pylon?
    I always figured they were going to eventually replace Ol' Pete, an old Hall used when it gets busy on Weekends and holidays, with another lift on the other side. I guess if they did they would need to get 1 single tower for the other side too.

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    I believe you can see Hahn from the pinnacle and pulpit trail along the AT if you are looking for some good shots from afar.


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    Who wants to take a crack at where this Borvig double used to reside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsdower View Post
    Who wants to take a crack at where this Borvig double used to reside?

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