1996 Poma Six Place Chairlift for Sale

Operating as the Adventure Express at Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Ontario. The lift will be available for removal after April 2, 2023. The current lift hours are 24,358. This lift has had numerous upgrades which include new tension unit and new PanelView 1500 display with multiple Panelview 400 displays in 2015 and in 2018 a new Poma spacing motor. For further information on the lift contact Andre Huter, Director of Operations at a.huter@mountstlouis.com or 705-835-2112 ext 213.

6 thoughts on “1996 Poma Six Place Chairlift for Sale

  1. David December 10, 2022 / 7:23 am

    Any reason why they are selling it? Kinda surprised it looks like it is well maintained.

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    • Donald Reif December 10, 2022 / 2:10 pm

      Maybe they plan to buy an eight pack to replace it.

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  2. Andy December 10, 2022 / 6:32 pm

    The Huter family (the owners of Mount St. Louis Moonstone) are really smart people that think several years – decades! – and several upgrades ahead of what most of us armchair Liftblog commentators are probably capable of – this writer included). For your answer of why throw away a 26 year old lift with only 24,000 hours on it. Take a look at the photos of where the lower terminal for the MSLM Adventure Express sits on their hill. They want to / need to – move the terminal of the Adventure Express downhill towards the Moonstone lodge so that skiers can start their day there. Just in case you non local Liftblog watchers are wondering, for most of the years after the Hutors bought Moonstone and joined it to Mount St Louis, skiers and boarders were all parked on the St Louis side for ticketing, lessons , food and all that, and skied across a cross link trail from one set of ski hilsl to another. So in 1996 the Adventure Express was built in the right place. I suspect that after years of parking All of their guests on the St Louis side ( the Sundance Quad / Summit Six Exp / Josl Huter Exp side ) for ticketing, they probably need the (largely empty) parking space on the Moonstone side (Adventure Exp / Promenade Exp / Outback Quad side ) to be used / filled up. In an age of post Covid RFID ticketing, the light probably went on that rather than asking people to carpool to MSLM, or walk across a very big parking lot on the Mount St Louis side, just open up the second Parking lot on the Moonstone side, let people park closer to the hill, let them walk straight onto the hill without needing services, and take in more daily customers. heck MSLM’s total hourly uphill capacity is 21,600 people per hour. My take would be that the cost of writing down the remaining book value on a 26 year lift became low enough that the Hutor’s could afford to bite the bullet and move the (to be new) lift downhill a bit to attract more customers.. Two cents from a local Ontario skier who knows a little history about MSLM. (I could still be wrong :) )

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  3. Matt December 15, 2022 / 5:47 pm

    Andy is correct. Adventure actually starts 1/3 up the hill from Moonstone Base requiring a long walk up or a short carpet ride on Novice (when it is running). On weekends, the main parking lot at Louis fills up and city folk have to deal with the long walk up to Adventure in order to start their day, not really ideal. A new lift is expected to be built in ’23 and start at the bottom of the Moonstone base.

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    • reaperskier December 15, 2022 / 6:01 pm

      Correct me if i am wrong, but will the replacement lift for adventure follow a similar alignment to the former Venture chair, but starting in front of the lodge at Moonstone?

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      • Matt December 15, 2022 / 6:04 pm

        From what I’ve heard, it will be a cross from the midpoint of Moonstone up to where approx Adventure currently ends as that’s where they rebuilt and filled up the hill after Venture was removed.

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