747 – Powder Ridge, CT

This very unique lift was the first quad chair in New England.
Borvig drive terminal straight out of the ’70s.
Monster counterweight.
There are three towers just to get to the loading point.
Split tower.
View up the line with closely spaced towers.
Top terminal.
Circa 2001, center pole quad chairs were swapped for triple chairs.
Looking down the line.
Upper station overview.
Upper part of the lift line.
Lower lift line.

7 thoughts on “747 – Powder Ridge, CT

  1. New England Chairlifts & Skiing July 17, 2020 / 10:50 am

    This lift is scheduled to be refurbished and brought back to service in the future.


    • sullivanq July 17, 2020 / 9:11 pm

      I’m glad to see the lift not go to waste but I can’t see how the management could justify the costs of refurbishing this vs. how much it is needed. The terrain on that part of the mountain is rarely open and there aren’t enough skiers there to ever justify running it.

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  2. Myles Svec December 31, 2020 / 10:15 pm

    Anyone have pictures of the center pole chairs on this lift?


  3. SnowNGR February 9, 2021 / 11:33 pm

    Are there other Borvigs with one side portal towers like that anywhere?


    • ne_skier February 10, 2021 / 9:05 am

      Haven’t seen them. I think this is actually Borvig’s first quad, therefore the custom portals, but I could be wrong. All of the others that I know of have overhead drives.


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