Garaventa/Ctec was formed in 1992 when CTEC lifts of America merged with Garaventa lifts of Switzerland. Garaventa
was founded in 1928. CTEC was formed in 1975 by former employess of Hall and other lift companies. CTEC began when
Thiokol, a manufacturer of ski area equiptment formed in 1971 decided to sell of its lifts division. CTEC purchased the Thiokol
designs and parts stock. In 2002 Doppelmayr of Austrial merged with Garaventa/CTEC of America to form Doppelmayr/CTEC.