Lift 33: High & Mighty

Model: 4-Passenger
Track: 190' at 43°
Year: 2010

This PLC-controlled lift kept evolving as we were building it. It started out as a 160-foot run with a vertical rise of 100 feet. On the first day, the owner asked us if we could raise the top end by six feet to allow for back filling the upper station. When we did this, we noticed that another two-foot rise would allow the top end to extend to the next ridge, greatly increasing utility. The owner agreed and all of a sudden we were building a 190-foot track with a 130-foot vertical rise and very long legs.