Eagle Chairlift, Falls Creek

Eagle Chairlift, Falls Creek


Location: Falls Creek, Victoria

Client: Foresight Engineering Services Limited

Scope: Third-party verification of design loads (snow, wind & ice) and primary structural elements on the lift towers for Leitner-Poma, the US-based chairlift supplier. 

Design Considerations: This project required in depth understanding of operational requirements for the resort lift infrastructure and application of local knowledge in assessment of design loads. 

Project Features: A detachable chairlift accessing the top of Falls Creek Resort, the lift infrastructure is exposed to hostile winter weather where 100+ km/hr wind events and severe icing are a regular occurrence.