The last it was running I believe was the 87/88 season. After that PacWest went into bankruptcy and the area ran for 4 years under the ownership of the bank. The courts awarded the purchase to go to Ski Lifts Inc. in 1992.
I heard the reason for its stoppage was the tower footings were coming loose. It was a poor design and put a lot of stress on the towers. Also it was very expensive to fix because all parts had to be specially manufactured because Murray Latta who built the thing was not really into the lift building business so there were no spare parts.
Hope this helps.
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