Three Kings Lift - Park City Resort
The remote location of mountain chairlifts require them to be maintenance free. Due to the fact that the columns were airlifted by helicopter for installation, it was necessary to have a coating that provided durable lasting protection from the weather. Hot-dip galvanizing provided just that. The owner does not have to worry about maintenance of the coating regardless of snow or frigid temperature. The substantial investment of upgrading this lift required no budget for ongoing maintenance.
Besides the arial install using remote lifting hooks of the towers by helicopter, the artwork on the tower columns really make this project stand out. Graffiti artist Brook Seely painted the figures of each of the 14 pro snowboarders and skiers sponsored by the Park City Resort. Each of the riders images were created by the artist by interpreting their personalities and combining them with their appearance. Each of the colorful 14 cartoon images which showcase pro riders, Tora Bright, Kazu and Tanner Hall among others were placed on columns heading up the mountain for passengers to enjoy.
This original double chair lift had been carrying skiers and snowboarders up the mountain since 1971. Park City Resort management decided it was time for a replacement with the installation of the new triple chair lift servicing the park's terrain park and 22' Eagle Superpipe. This project was included as one of the $7 million in improvements made by the park this past summer.