3 – Sipapu, NM

This lift was relocated from near Chair 1 for a new expansion and terrain park.
Last two towers before the summit.
Unloading at tower 6.
Floating return bullwheel.
Lower part of the lift line.
Poma sheave assembly.
View up the lift line.
This lift does not run off grid power but has a diesel engine.
Powered by Ford Motor Company.
Drive station with detachable carriers.
Lift overview.

7 thoughts on “3 – Sipapu, NM

    • Peter Landsman August 17, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Not many.

      Bigrock, ME
      Echo Valley, WA ?
      Hurricane Ridge, WA
      Killington, VT
      Loup Loup, WA
      Sipapu, NM
      Snowmass, CO
      Wolf Creek, CO


      • D howe August 18, 2018 / 8:02 am

        The echo valley platter lift is a detachable. I’ve ridden it. It demands alertness


      • Teddy's Lift World February 28, 2019 / 10:23 am

        In Pennsylvania there is a hotel called Skytop Lodge that owns a small ski resort. At that ski resort there are 2 detachable platters. I learned to ride them the hard way!

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      • Max Hart February 28, 2019 / 3:59 pm

        The Bigrock Poma hasn’t run in years. It’s still standing, and I don’t know when it last ran. The former lift line is now listed as a Ski Machine Access Trail on the trail map.


  1. D howe August 18, 2018 / 8:07 am

    In France I’ve ridden user activated detachable platter lifts. You activate it by shimmying your ski boots against a wand situated across the tow path which triggers the grip


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