Featured Image Courtesy: A-Basin, Ian Zinner
Arapahoe Basin fired up their new Pallavicini Lift for the first time on Saturday, December 19th, 2020. The fixed-grip Leitner Poma double replaced the original Pallavicini lift that was installed in 1978.
“Saturday morning (Dec. 18) we opened the new Pallavicini double. Leitner Poma built us a beautiful, fine chairlift. The color is a galvanized silver versus a glossy black. While it is a new machine, so much is the same. As I load the machine I know it feels different at first. A new comfort bar sits across my lap. By Tower 3, I am getting into the groove. The ride is smooth. As I near the top, I realize I am riding my favorite chairlift – ANYWHERE! An incredible amount of terrain and vertical for such a short ride. So good to have her open for the season.
– Al Henceroth, COO”
Congrats to A-Basin on successfully completing the project. I love that they decided to forego a high-speed or higher capacity lift. There’s something special about a fixed-grip double lift.
Check out these photos from Ian Zinner of the big day: