A while back, Zeke from the Ski Channel emailed me, asking about some of my pictures from a hike at Kratka Ridge. Unbeknownst to me, this short, pleasant hike in the upper San Gabriels was holding a piece of skiing history – one of the last remaining single-person chairlifts in the country.
I’m not much of a skier, myself, but I’m a sucker for history, and this week the Ski Channel posted it’s write-up of the history of the single-person chairlift. It’s an interesting read with some great historical photos of early chairlifts, as well as lots of information on the Kratka Ridge lift. Worth a read for skiers and amateur mountain historians of all stripes.
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This post was written by Casey Schreiner on August 6, 2009