American Express – Stratton, VT

American Express was the first of four six-packs built at Stratton in the 1990s and early 2000s.
It is a bottom drive lift with queuing gates.
Leaving the base terminal.
All of Stratton’s detachable lifts feature 100 percent parking.
View down at tower 4.
Side view of the base station.
Top unloading area and parking rail.
Side view of the early model UNI “Spacejet” design.
Tower 13.
Upper part of the lift line with the gondola in the background.
Middle lift line section.
Lift overview.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

2 thoughts on “American Express – Stratton, VT

  1. smacpats April 4, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Interesting how stratton can’t seem to decide on a tower color. On opening day in 1961 (from pics I’ve seen online) they were red, at some point they were blue, In the 90s (also from what I’ve seen online), they were red, somewhere along the way Kidderbrook and Snowbowl ended up a different shade of blue than before, and then they finally decided to just settle with a normal gray with this lift apparently (first time I’ve seen this worldbook entry), but then in the early 2000s (or late 90s??) they decided to paint all the lifts except kidderbrook and snowbowl the current “ugly green” (as I like to call it). Really curious how many different colors the towers on Tamarack have been over the years. Hoping Stratton can take a hint from almost every other resort and just chose a normal tower color on their new lift. The green gets ugly and boring fast.


    • BeyondtheLodge January 22, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      I actually like the color, it gives it a unique “Stratton” feel.


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