I love the old center pole Riblets. We used to have on at Stowe, the Little Spruce Double (or LSD). If you were really old, you called it "the electric lift" because it was the first electric lift in Stowe. This one looks nice in red.
I remember the electric chair. I sometimes parked my 58 Biscayne right next to it. My buddy had a cabin with no indoor plumbing in Waterburt Center. I thnk there are luxury condos there now. The diesel chair may have been the coldest place I've ever been in my life.
Stowe was way better back then,. The best part was I was young.
I just re-read my own post. I'm in the more-money-then-time period of my life, so I should be able to enjoy all the development at Stowe and elsewhere. Still, I'm so cranky I just want everything to go back to the way it was when I was 22 years old. I want an unreliable car with roll up windows and a carbureter, and I want to park it next to a fixed grip double without a safety bar. It's sad, or maybe it's just 2020.
Snow Lake Lodge... I think. we used to stay there and it was very cool.
I used to ride the ultra-slow chairlift that stayed close to the ground and made a clanking sound. And the gondola was fun. Back in the day. I skied Mt Snow in the 50s. Mt Snow had an out door heated pool at the bottom of the hill, and a skating rink inside.
Only picture I had handy.. but does this count? It's the old Silver Star double chair that got installed at Skiland in Fairbanks Alaska.. I can't find the info but I think the lift was new back in either the 50's or 60's at Silver Star and was installed at Skiland sometime in the 90's. She's still functioning and has been more reliable recently than it used to.
I snapped this pic 1985/86 ski season, SkiWelt it is called now in Austria, this is the main lift out off Soll. I ski bummed here for that season, always loved this mountain house, I'm sure it has a story would love to hear it if anyone knows. I bet it is still there, but from what I find on the internet the single chair lift has been replaced with a quad..