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Iron Mountain Ski Area

A map dedicated to the abandoned Iron Mountain Ski Area in Kit Carson, California, deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Day Parking Lot
5/29/09
The large paved/gravel parking lot is now home to a wide variety of ski area leftovers, mostly lift parts.
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5: Bruin Lift
7/11/09
This Riblet triple (apparently) chair served a small expert trail complex on the ski area's northwest corner.
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Inn Guest Parking Lot
5/29/09
This section of parking lot was reserved for guests staying overnight at Iron Mountain's Inn. Two Riblet chairlifts (possibly from the former nearby Echo Summit Ski Area) now sit uninstalled in this area.
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Iron Mountain Inn
5/29/09
This somewhat sizable two story inn featured two distinct lodging styles: typical hotel rooms with private baths, and several bunk rooms with communal bathrooms at the end of a hallway.
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Cathedral Ceiling Lodge
5/29/09
I'm not exactly sure what this building was used for. Some kind of administrative or real estate office maybe? It did appear to have a small kitchen, so maybe it was a small auxiliary lodge of some kind.
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Main Lodge
5/29/09
Iron Mountain's main lodge had three levels, all with three different environments. The basement/first level was occupied by the rental shop, and also served as a storage facility. The second floor was the cafeteria/bar floor, and had the most open space. The third floor was comprised of a narrow hallway with small bedrooms on either side of it. The third floor of the lodge ties the Inn's bunkhouse bathrooms as the creepiest part of the whole ski area. Sadly, the lodge burned to the ground in 2011.
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2: Little Rabbit Lift
5/29/09
This lift served little vertical and was basically Iron Mountain's beginner lift. It also served as the lift that would enable skiers to get back to the summit facilities from the Eagle's Nest area.
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4: Eagle's Nest Lift
5/29/09
This former Riblet lift served an EXTREMELY steep cliff area far removed from the summit facilities. Most of it has been removed at this point, but the summit drive remains and the base bullwheel may as well.
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Ski School/First Aid Building
5/29/09
This small building housed both the first aid station and served as the meeting place for the ski school.
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Single Family Cabin
6/14/09
This random and out-of-place looking cabin sits amongst the other ski service buildings.
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Maintenance Garage
6/14/09
In addition to being the home of a groomer and machine shop, this building also served as a boiler/facilities room for all the other resort buildings.
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3: Wildcat Lift
6/21/09
The Wildcat lift was Iron Mountain's longest lift, and served a section with dedicated intermediate cruiser trails. Several towers have been removed near the base, but the base and summit bullwheels still remain.
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1: Timber Lift
5/29/09
One of three lifts that led back to the main summit area, this SLI brand lift served terrain more challenging than the Little Rabbit lift, but was still quite short in length comparatively. It is also the most intact lift on the mountain, with all chairs still hanging on the line.