The latest edition of the annual Poma Reference Book is out and features pictures, statistics and diagrams from projects the storied French manufacturer completed last year. Poma has now built more than 8,000 lifts in 80 countries and many of the newest gondolas and detachable chairlifts were built in Asia last year. One of them was among the first gondolas to utilize Sigma’s new Diamond Evo cabins with sliding doors in China. Other projects were realized as far away from France as Inner Mongolia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Another notable installation was a 10-passenger reversible tramway with double LPA grips in Ecuador.
Unfortunately not quite all of Leitner-Poma of America’s U.S. and Canadian projects were included in the book but there are some excellent images of three new six-packs built for Vail Resorts in Colorado as well as the supremely unique quad at Alta, Utah. As you scroll through the pages, note how many of Poma’s detachable lifts built outside North America in 2017 feature Direct Drive. LPOA plans to bring the innovative technology to Colorado for the first time in 2018.