Chairlift – Kendall Mountain, CO

Tiny Kendall Mountain’s “new” double chair came used all the way from Quechee Lakes, Vermont.
Bottom station with fixed drive.
Side view of the bottom bullwheel.
Portal tower #1.
Poma towers.
Top station with hydraulic tensioning.
Top terminal.
View down the lift line.
Another view of the line.

10 thoughts on “Chairlift – Kendall Mountain, CO

  1. Ryan December 22, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Not too often that you see lifts from the east coast get installed in Colorado. But it happens every now and then. Not too sure how I feel about the Leitner Poma decal on a lift that was manufactured by POMA back in the day and Leitner was nowhere to be found. But ah well.


    • noahberg April 12, 2021 / 8:27 am

      i also noticed the leitner-poma decal, why did they do that?


      • ne_skier April 12, 2021 / 10:03 am

        My guess is that LPA did some work on it and just slapped their logo on it to “claim it”. I’ve seen this with some other lifts.


        • pbropetech May 20, 2022 / 4:14 pm

          At a minimum LPOA would have helped out with engineering and possibly installation. Additionally, that return is much more recent- the original install most likely had the classic floating bullwheel- so they provided that. Since they’re the descendant of Poma of America as well, I think they are well within bounds to ‘claim’ the lift by putting a logo on it.


  2. Joshua Redman January 8, 2022 / 12:03 pm

    There is actually two Leitner-Poma decals. Each at the return station. One old logo that has the yellow line that Poma used before LPA and the original LPA logo with the red flag.


  3. Joshua Redman January 8, 2022 / 12:05 pm

    What chairs are those? They look like Yan but Poma. Unusual.


    • pbropetech January 26, 2022 / 2:55 pm

      Those are pre-Arceaux Poma carriers. Not too many around anymore but there were a few.


      • Chairlift World April 13, 2023 / 4:26 pm

        Remember, they are the first type of chair Poma used when they built 60s and 70s lifts. The chairlift at Whaleback in NH and Beaver Face at Beaver Mountain UT are good examples. Beaver Face uses the different backrest design where it has the 5 vertical slats similar to what Telecar and Miner-Denver did. This one uses the 2 horizontal slats.


  4. wolf January 26, 2022 / 9:41 am

    On Remontees-mecaniques there are a lot in Quebec.


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