Category: Articles

The 2018 Parts Catalog, Good News for Your Resort

Skytrac fabricates and stocks parts for Skytrac, CTEC and many other lift brands. Click here to check out parts and compare prices in our parts showroom or download your catalog. Meet Alex McCann, your Parts and Customer Service Manager: Alex McCann — Parts & Service (801) 972­-1699 ext: 313 alexm@skytrac.us

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Bill Brett’s View From the Tower

Bill Brett, the now retired mountain manager from Timberline Resort, OR, is the 2017 recipient of the PNSAA Tower of Excellence Award. Here’s his story on lift mechanics in some of the U.S.’s toughest weather. “Here at Timberline, we built the first Palmer lift; a Riblet fixed double in 1977 to 1978. It was the… Read More »

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Dave Riley Isn’t Bored Anymore

Writer’s note for reading this article: If you know Dave, you’ll understand that is written just as he speaks .. loaded with his humble, wry humor. Bill Merk bought a Tucker Snowcat and trailer to carry people up the mountain for skiing. A small building with a center fireplace and a gravel floor served as… Read More »

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Conversations with Ross Stevens

Professional Engineer and life skier on today’s ski lift culture, lift projects, and his take on differing ANSI Standard interpretations. “The mid-eighties was my ten-year career mark in civil, structural, ski lift and tramway engineering — the engineering I loved the most. At this point in time, I decided to venture out on my own… Read More »

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LeRoy Shultz and… Can You Guess Who?

Win a Skytrac hat! Last June, LeRoy Shultz, Engineer and past chairman of the ANSI B77.1 Committee received the Jan W. Leonard award for exceptional contribution to the Committee. We caught up with his wife Dana who sent us this wonderful picture of Leroy accepting his award. Thanks Dana! But WHO’s the rugged ivy-leaguer-looking guy… Read More »

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