Burnt Ridge – Gore Mountain, NY

Burnt Ridge was a major expansion undertaken in 2008 and anchored by a Leitner-Poma Omega detachable quad.
The return terminal up top.
Another look at the top station.
The top few towers.
The breakover.
View down the middle part of the line.
Looking up line.
Steep lower section.
Towers 1 and 2.
The drive station seen from above.
Arrival side at the bottom.
Lift overview.
Side view of the drive.

3 thoughts on “Burnt Ridge – Gore Mountain, NY

  1. Duncan October 24, 2018 / 8:18 am

    So do the state owned ski areas in New York all use return tension stations on their detachables? I thought that was quite uncommon.


    • Collin Parsons October 24, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      The state run ski areas use the same drive/tension configurations that other resorts do. This lift is bottom drive and dual tension as is the Adirondack Express 2. From the introduction of the Challenger terminal to now, nearly all Poma detachables have dual tensioning where the entire terminals move. The exceptions are gondolas and some 6 packs with gondola terminals that have an internal tension carriage at the return. Gore’s gondola is of course configured this way. It is top drive. The detachables at Whiteface and Belleayre are all Doppelmayr and they always used an internal tension carriage that is typically at the return. Cloudsplitter at Whiteface is top drive and the other 3 are all bottom drive with tensioning at the return. Doppelmayr could install lifts with dual tensioning, but this was rarely done. I’m surprised Cloudsplitter doesn’t have dual tensioning because of its length.

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  2. skitheeast October 1, 2020 / 1:28 pm

    The Burnt Ridge expansion was such a waste of potential. No matter where you are coming from, it is necessary to traverse to access the lift. Once at the top, there is only one non-glade trail that does not require a traverse at the bottom to return to the lift. I have nothing against the abundance of glades, and they are great when the snow is good, but they still need to have more offerings given the huge space available. To fix all of this (without relocating the bottom terminal of the lift), they need to do two things: cut more trails and add an access lift to the top of Burnt Mountain from either the main base or the bottom of North.


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