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Ski Lift History Resources

Rowsdower

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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?

Thanks!
 

Slidebrook87

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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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Slidebrook87

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


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ss20

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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.
 

ne_skier

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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
 

ss20

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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.
 

thetrailboss

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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.

Yeah, I find a lot of good information on there and have noticed that some of you have as well since you then cross-post it here (before I can ;) ).
 
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