Access Express #6 – Bear Mountain, CA

Thisi rare Poma lift in Southern California replaced a CTEC triple called Clementine.
View up the line from the base area.
Depression tower 1.
Turnaround at the drive station.
Middle part of the line.
Upper lift line.
Short top return terminal.
Unloading area and Poma operator house.
View down from the top.
Upper terminal overview.
Lift line seen from the parking lot.

7 thoughts on “Access Express #6 – Bear Mountain, CA

  1. Tim C July 18, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Oddly enough the High Speed Quad I grew up riding in Southern Wisconsin is of the same type, only ever seen a few of these style Poma High speed Quads


    • Connor Bell March 12, 2020 / 7:05 pm

      It’s 90’s style challenger stations with omega chairs. Neither are rare, but it’s an interesting combo.


    • lifty October 14, 2020 / 1:10 pm

      why is it labeled that this lift has 40 horsepower..


  2. reaperskier July 19, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    I wonder if this lift was originally going to be a Garaventa CTEC HSQ. That would make more sense considering Bear Mountain’s other high speed quad is a ctec. A poma chairlift is really out of place at a mtn with a history of buying lifts from CTEC & Hall.


    • pbropetech July 24, 2021 / 5:30 am

      I doubt it. Poma had the lower bid, most likely. It may be out of place but nothing says a mountain has to stick with one manufacturer.

      This must be one of the last of the TB grips and Competition 900 terminals. We built two Omega lifts this same year, which were among the first of that style.


  3. ski man May 19, 2022 / 4:08 pm

    I Have been here many times this lift is so fast like up to 10 or 11 MPH


    • Kirk May 19, 2022 / 4:55 pm


      1000 FPM = 11.36 mph
      800 FPM = 9.09 mph
      5.0 MPS = 11.18 mph


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