As Fate Would Have It

Jim Fletcher; skier, civil engineer, and recipient of the Jan Leonard Award. Jim tells the story of his career spanning 40 years of ski industry ropeways, especially how the thin threads of an eye examination and draft lottery during the Vietnam War era allowed fate to have its way.

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Lift Construction Circa 1961

The use of helicopters to transport lift towers to mountain locations was a great increase in efficiency, and allowed for much less disruption of the hillside since haul roads no longer needed to be built to each tower location. New chairlifts were constructed using helicopters for tower installation at Stratton Mountain, VT in 1961 and… Read More »

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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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