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As The Bullwheel Turns

Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author:

While the Wildcat Lift steals the thunder for the top double chair at Alta, the Cecret Lift has been spinning like a champ since 1981, delivering new skiers to elevated beginner terrain (9,500ft) and offering a quick bump to those on their way to Supreme.

Alta Ski Area Cecret Lift Bullwheel

Cecret Lift Bullwheel

This spring the Alta lift crew descended on the Cecret Lift, removing its bullwheel for maintenance for the first time in its 32 year history. To put this in perspective, it’s suggested that you change your oil every 3-4,000 miles. This bullwheel has been going strong for 32 YEARS!

Alta Ski Area Cecret Lift Bullwheel

Cecret Lift Bullwheel Bolts

While we’re talking about it, here are a few more Cecret Lift stats that you can use the next time you find yourself in a heated game of trivia:

1. The Cecret Lift has 17,600 hours on it

2. The Cecret Lift runs about 145 days every year

3. The Cecret Lift bullwheel weighs about 3-4 TONS

Alta Ski Area Cecret Lift

Cecret Lift Bearings

After transporting the bullwheel from Cecret to the new LEED Certified Lift Maintenance Building, the crew got down to business. An inspection was performed on the the gear box and bullwheel hub. After the inspection, all of the bearings on the bullwheel hub were replaced. By Monday the bullwheel was back in place on Cecret, ready to keep the good times rollin’ for Alta skiers.


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