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    Ski Lift History Resources

    Hey all,

    I'm looking around for any historical resources on chairlifts. When they were installed, by what manufacturer, etc. Stuff like that for different ski areas.

    I remember an old site called skilifts.org but that appears to be inactive. Is there any kind of resource around with this sort of information that is fairly comprehensive?



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    Liftblog.com is very in depth, Peter has amassed quite a lot of information on there.
    Joe

    2018/19 - 36 days
    2019/20 - 14 days
    Hunter - 11/18
    Mission Ridge - 11/30
    Crystal - 12/14, 1/26, 2/2, 2/15
    Winter Park - 1/5
    Copper - 1/6
    Snoqualmie - 1/22, 3/7
    Sunshine Village - 2/20
    Lake Louise - 2/21, 2/23
    Mt. Norquay - 2/22

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    Newenglandskihistory.com Chairlifts.org and Skilift.org are also good.

    Liftblog is probably the best bet, but chairlifts.org has good vintage photos.


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    Correction: it’s Chairlift.org and Skilifts.org


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    skilifts.org still has the instillation sheets on their site- that's where you'll find much of the information you're looking for.

    http://www.skilifts.org/old/install_na.htm

    Also if you just post any questions you have here I guarantee someone here has the answers you're looking for. Every mountain has their history buff behind it.
    2019-2020 59 days and holding...
    Thunder Ridge: 12/7, 12/8, 12/21, 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/31, 1/4, 1/5, 1/11, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/26, 2/1, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, 2/16, 2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 3/7, 3/8
    Killington: 11/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/23, 1/3, 1/30, 1/31, 2/13, 2/27, 3/12
    Mount Snow: 11/27, 12/2, 12/24 Sunday River: 1/8, 1/9, 1/10 Greek Peak: 1/13, 1/14 Jiminy Peak: 12/6 Catamount: 12/13, 3/5 Pico: 12/19, 2/28 Mohawk: 12/27 Burke: 1/1 Ragged: 1/2 Wildcat: 1/6 Cannon: 1/7 Jay Peak: 1/23 Mad River Glen: 1/24 Magic: 2/14
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    Thanks for the tips!
    Dude.

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    chairlift.org is the first website I ever used and perhaps the oldest, with wayback machine screenshots in the 90s. I actually know the owner and help contribute to him, the Camelback document was entirely written by me and I have docs written up for Belleayre, Bromley, Waterville, Sterling Forest, and Stratton that are awaiting upload.
    Liftblog is a great source of lift news and pics of current lifts, however there are few pics of removed lifts and no vintage pics of lifts as Peter takes all the photos himself.
    NewEnglandSkiHistory also has some good lift info and pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by jg17 View Post
    Liftblog.com is very in depth, Peter has amassed quite a lot of information on there.
    I second this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    I second this site.
    It's a great site and really has most of what you need. I often make realistic models of these lifts on my computer for fun and Peter's pics always turn out to be the most helpful.

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    Liftblog has turned into a must-bookmark for anything ski related. It's been the place where big news breaks in the industry for a year or two now. Lots of rumors with substance behind them backed by links.
    2019-2020 59 days and holding...
    Thunder Ridge: 12/7, 12/8, 12/21, 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/31, 1/4, 1/5, 1/11, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/26, 2/1, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, 2/16, 2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 3/7, 3/8
    Killington: 11/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/23, 1/3, 1/30, 1/31, 2/13, 2/27, 3/12
    Mount Snow: 11/27, 12/2, 12/24 Sunday River: 1/8, 1/9, 1/10 Greek Peak: 1/13, 1/14 Jiminy Peak: 12/6 Catamount: 12/13, 3/5 Pico: 12/19, 2/28 Mohawk: 12/27 Burke: 1/1 Ragged: 1/2 Wildcat: 1/6 Cannon: 1/7 Jay Peak: 1/23 Mad River Glen: 1/24 Magic: 2/14
    "Skiing is the closest you'll get to flying without leaving the ground." -snowmonster

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