2020 New Lifts

This is an archived list of new lifts built in North America during the 2020 construction season.

Blue = Doppelmayr
Yellow = Leitner-Poma
Green = Skytrac
Red = MND Ropeways
Purple = Partek
Orange = SkyTrans
Gray = Re-installations (used lifts)
White = To be announced

ATW = Aerial Tramway
CL = Chairlift
G = Gondola
SL = Surface lift
D = Detachable
F = Fixed grip
M = Monocable
P = Pulse
J = Jigback

169 thoughts on “2020 New Lifts

    • Tyler April 21, 2020 / 9:30 am

      Will Molly Hogan also be an Alpha given how short it is? Does Poma (rather than Skytrac) have another terminal design to use for something this short? It looks like there are at least three Alpha front masts for bottom-drive depression sheaves (two per lift). Will Molly be realigned? There is plenty of room between Pali and the HSQ for a longer Molly


  1. powderforever45 April 21, 2020 / 7:16 am

    Where is that beer can tram at Yellowstone Club going in?


  2. skiz April 21, 2020 / 8:46 am

    isn’t pucci express not happening?


  3. Carson June 7, 2020 / 2:51 pm

    6 pack a Nordic valley never would of thought of that!


  4. Meir K. June 7, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Do you have more information on that Gondola at Yellowstone? Also, is it neccecary to specify it’s fixed? Detacheble jigbakcs don’t make a lot of sense to me.


    • Peter Landsman June 7, 2020 / 3:15 pm

      It will be from a ski run on the Eglise side up to some houses along the golf course. Just two 8 passenger cabins. 2x1x8 MGFJ is how Doppelmayr describes it.


      • Meir K. June 7, 2020 / 7:50 pm

        CWA Omega 4 cabins, and a Uni-star terminal, Or something more fancy?


  5. skitheeast June 7, 2020 / 7:17 pm

    Did Bousquet get the winning bid on Hayfever or Witches at Hermitage?


    • Peter Landsman June 7, 2020 / 7:19 pm

      Negative, all the Hermitage lifts were acquired by the homeowner group which bought the club.


      • skitheeast June 8, 2020 / 12:46 am

        So I guess it is the old Barnstormer triple.


        • Peter Landsman June 8, 2020 / 5:41 am

          No, Hayfever. What I’m saying is it was not sold as part of the auction.


  6. Snow Boys June 7, 2020 / 7:45 pm

    What happened to the beer can tram idea at Yellowstone?


  7. ne_skier June 9, 2020 / 4:58 pm

    Where’d you get the info for the Sunbowl replacement at Camelback? I can’t seem to find anything online or on any websites


  8. Doug June 18, 2020 / 9:22 pm

    Is Lake Louise really replacing Summit this year?


  9. Munier Salem July 25, 2020 / 6:21 am

    Glad to see ORDA stepping up this year. But surprised Partek didn’t get one of the bids.


  10. skitheeast October 2, 2020 / 3:00 pm

    With both Mammoth lifts delayed to 2021, this was the first offseason since 2010 where CA/NV had no new lifts.


  11. Andy October 5, 2020 / 1:39 am

    Seeing a new pic on Loch Lomond’s Facebook Page (:Loch Lomond – Thunder Bay Ontario ) . A pic of their Fall 2020 BBQ shows new chairs on what used to be a 1986 BM Quad chair. Did they change anything more more than the chairs? (Change the towerheads too, that one in the Instagram pic does not look like a BM towerhead. Just asking
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF4-DxPBlvZ/


  12. saat24 January 23, 2021 / 8:58 pm

    Wonder if one wasatch will ever come. Highly doubtful the pc/brighton link will ever happen now with vail and alterra, but I wonder if the cottonwoods will link up.


    • skitheeast January 23, 2021 / 10:48 pm

      I would say there is a good chance Grizzly gets built at Alta one day, perhaps in the next 5-10 years. When that happens, I could see Solitude building Honeycomb depending on the relationship between the owners of Alta and Solitude at that point. The Guardsman connection between Brighton and Park City is the unlikeliest connection to happen.


  13. carletongebhardt April 22, 2021 / 1:27 pm

    Magic’s quad needs to move to 2021…


    • ne_skier April 22, 2021 / 2:01 pm

      Can confirm…Pfister’s supposed to return with the new assemblies in early May. Apparently he got some from Okemo’s boneyard among other sources.


    • Myles Svec May 25, 2021 / 1:37 pm

      Cottonwood linkup won’t happen unless the resorts get the environmentalists to shut up.

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      • Utah Powder Skier May 25, 2021 / 3:47 pm

        I’m not seeing the reason for the environmentalists against Grizzly Gulch. Mary Ellen Gulch makes makes more sense for water reasons but Grizzly Gulch doesn’t have a whole lot that can be damaged by making it lift served. I also don’t understand why they don’t like the Little Cottonwood gondola. If anything, less people are using the road and more people are using an energy efficient approach. All the negatives I had heard from environmental groups are mostly due to their lack of understanding of how the lift works and the different available features. Some gondolas even have solar panels on the cabins, but I doubt that would make it in Utah.



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