Bluebird Express – Mt. Snow, VT

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Riding up during fall foliage season.
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Leitner-Poma tower head at T8.
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Upper lift line.
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Leitner six-pack bubble chairs near the summit.
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LPA terminal
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Unloading area.
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Chair with open bubble.
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Top drive terminal.
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Another view of the drive station.
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Breakover towers.
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View down the line.
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Bottom terminal and chair storage barn.
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Unloading area at the base.
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Return terminal and operator house.
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View inside the chair barn.
In the winter, both loading and unloading are 90-degrees to the lift line.
Winter unload setup.
View down the line.
Looking up the line.
Lower section of the lift.
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6 thoughts on “Bluebird Express – Mt. Snow, VT

  1. Luke H Kirchmayr March 24, 2019 / 9:42 pm

    are those dopplemayr chairs?

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    • Collin Parsons March 24, 2019 / 10:02 pm

      They are Leitner chairs.

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  2. Donald M. Reif March 25, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    This was one of the first Leitner-Pomas with the LPA chairs in the US, and one of the last with the lifting frame design Poma had been using since at least 1994 (they switched over to the current lifting frame design which I liken to a modern retro take on their 1980s lifting frame model, in 2012).

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    • Collin Parsons March 25, 2019 / 1:08 pm

      This was THE first Leitner-Poma to feature the LPA chairs which just so happens to be the bubble variety. In 2013 the non-bubble LPA chairs made their debut at Breckenridge and Blue Mountain, Ontario.

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  3. Kaden K May 22, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    I think 90 degrees unloading is a good idea on bubble chairs. This gives time between the bubble opening and the people unloading.

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  4. Kaden K August 12, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    Is this Leitner-Poma’s first bubble chair?

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