Leitner-Poma is busy this summer at Okemo Mountain Resort installing one new lift and turning the Jackson Gore Express into Quantum Four, Vermont’s fourth lift with bubble chairs. The new Sunshine Quad will have 11 towers and provides access to a new real estate development called South Face Village. As of this week, all concrete footings are finished and steel is going up. It will have a bottom drive/tension Alpha terminal with a fixed return up top.
Over on the north side of Okemo, the Jackson Gore Express is getting bubble quad chairs and will be renamed Quantum Four. This follows Leitner-Poma’s successful launch of Sunburst Six with bubbles and heated seats at Okemo two years ago. Southern Vermont seems to be the bubble lift capital of North America with two new bubble six packs in operation and two more under construction (more on the new six pack with bubbles at the Hermitage Club later this week.) The other Poma high speed quad at Okemo’s Jackson Gore, the Coleman Brook Express, is unchanged for now.