Construction has already begun on the only lift project in the state of Connecticut this year at Mt. Southington. The new Northstar triple, built by Partek Ski Lifts, will replace a Hall double of the same name and improve access to beginner terrain. Partek, based in Pine Island, New York, supplies economical fixed grip chairlifts exclusively to small and mid sized mountains. Mt. Southington already operates two Partek lifts called Avalanche and Thunderbolt. Partek is also building a new chairlift for Trollhaugen, Wisconsin this year.
Mt. Southington’s outgoing Hall double has been sold to another New England ski area and may be re-installed for the 2024-25 ski season. That mountain would be the lift’s third home following stints at Craigmeur, New Jersey from 1976 to 1997 and Mt. Southington from 2001 to 2023.
Nice to hear of the new Partek going in at Mt. Southington. I skied there in March. That area has seen a number of nice improvements over the last several years with a nice, updated, efficient snow making system that proved to be a vital investment this past winter with the lack of snowfall.
Good to know the Hall isn’t going to scrap, those lifts are legendary.
Glad to see Partek is still around and I wish them the best!
Any clue where who purchased the old hall?
According to an industry source, the Northstar Double has been sold to Lost Valley, Maine. Formerly served by a T-Bar, the eastern side of Lost Valley has long been rumored as a future location for a chairlift installation. The former Spruce Triple from Sunday River has also been staged at the Auburn ski area. Lost Valley is currently served by two Hall double chairlifts.
Nice to see Partek actually coming in as a proper manufacture even in a small way. It would be cool to see an actual independent US lift manufacture.
Partek has been installing one or two new lifts each season for years. This is nothing new.
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