Utah’s first detachable chairlift is retired at Solitude
BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — The Eagle chairlift, Utah’s first high speed detachable, took its final flight on Sunday amid a rockin’ retirement party at Solitude Mountain Resort.
Built in 1989, the four-person lift’s 33 years of service was celebrated as a new six-person high speed chairlift will replace it.
A couple hundred people rode the lift, skied, snowboarded, tailgated, played corn hole, danced to the D.J., shared anecdotes, compared costumes, gave gloved high-fives, and enjoyed beverages from the bar at the big bash.
The last lift was shared by Solitude President and COO Amber Broadway, VP of Mountain Ops Nate Lee, and Director of Lift Ops Casey Hall.