Bear Trap – Mt. Snow, VT

This lift was originally built by Carlevaro-Savio but was upgraded over time with almost nothing original remaining.
It provides a quick exit from the Sunbrook terrain back to the front side.
Yan motor room and unloading area.
View up the line with Yan ”90s-style towers.
The bottom terminal is a CTEC model with hydraulic tensioning.
Side view of the return.

14 thoughts on “Bear Trap – Mt. Snow, VT

  1. Teddy's Lift World March 14, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    Contrary to popular belief, this lift retains its Carlevaro & Savio drive. It was just retrofitted with a new motor room possibly built in house. So, this means that the only C&S parts left are part of the drive and many of the sheaves.


    • Michael August 25, 2019 / 4:40 pm

      While the concrete column may be original C& S, the drive bullwheel and Motor Room enclosure are definitely Yan. Hard to say what’s inside the MRE.


      • themav August 25, 2019 / 5:51 pm

        There’s something in there that says “LE” in a circle, so I would assume that means Lift Engineering/Yan.


  2. Maxwell July 4, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    The 4th picture says lowering bar required.


  3. Jake May 12, 2020 / 10:46 pm

    Are those carriers Yan?


    • Somebody May 12, 2020 / 11:57 pm



  4. Joe Blake May 20, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    The last tower definitely doesn’t look to be Yan. Kind of an interesting shape.


    • apf4 May 20, 2020 / 9:14 pm

      It does not. I think it is Carlevaro-Savio. But not sure.


      • New England Chairlifts & Skiing May 21, 2020 / 6:15 am

        It is C&S.


  5. Sam Altavilla September 28, 2020 / 11:28 am

    Two facts: The CTEC return terminal on this lift was added roughly the same time that the Sunbrook quad was installed, and its worthy to mention this lift got painted all black (including the towers) last summer to match Mount Snow’s “color scheme”, which might as well be considered a blackout.


  6. Utah Powder Skier September 28, 2020 / 11:49 am

    Is the bullwheel Yan, or Carlevaro Savio?


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