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Hint: This Was One Of the First Chairlifts in America

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Skiing has a long and storied history here in North America, and any die-hard skier can tell you all about the history of their local hill. We're putting your skills to the test with a new series called Skispotter. Each week we'll bring you an old-timey photo of a ski lift, ski area, or lodge building and you- dedicated ski buffs- will guess where it's from. Have an old photo you'd like us to use? Drop us an email, we'd be ever so grateful.

Alright, this should be an easy one. Can you name which chairlift this chair belonged to? We're starting way back in the 1940s, when building this lift only cost $250,000 (about $3.02 million now). The lift was erected by American Steel and Wire, which should narrow the answers down considerably. There were 124 single chairs in total, and it ran from 1946 until it closed in 1971.

So tell us, Curbediverse, what's the name of this lift and where was it installed? Make your guesses in the comments, and don't forget to send us a tip if you have a photo to contribute.

· Honoring Colorado's 10th Mountain Division [Curbed Ski]
· All Skispotter Coverage [Curbed Ski Archives]