Coleman Brook Express – Okemo, VT

Top station with drive.
View down from the summit.
Drive station side view.
View up the line.
This is one of the only lifts in the US that crosses over active railroad tracks.
Lower terminal at Jackson Gore.
Leitner-Poma Omega return station.
Loading area in winter.

5 thoughts on “Coleman Brook Express – Okemo, VT

  1. Donald Reif December 12, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    This would count as one of only two lifts in the US to cross active railroad lines. The other would be Sugar Bowl’s gondola which crosses over the Union Pacific’s Donner Pass tracks.


  2. skitheeast January 3, 2021 / 5:15 pm

    There was originally supposed to be a second lift out of Jackson Gore’s base alongside Coleman Brook. At first, it was supposed to go from the base up to the intersection of Sidewinder and Moonshadow. However, as Solitude Village continued to develop, it was instead planned as a huge gondola going up to the Summit Lodge, crossing Solitude Express around Mountain Road and Green Ridge right below its top station. Even though this was eventually cancelled, likely due to cost, you can still approximate its liftline on Google Maps because no buildings were constructed in the lift’s intended path through Solitude Village.


  3. Lucas Geerts July 28, 2021 / 7:49 am

    Christie peak express and the gondola at steamboat both go over residential roads


    • Myles Svec July 28, 2021 / 4:09 pm

      The Wild horse gondola does but the main gondola and Christie peak don’t. After this summer the main gondola won’t go over a pedestrian walkway.


      • skitheeast July 28, 2021 / 7:34 pm

        The main gondola absolutely goes over a residential road, in fact it goes over the same road twice. Christie Peak does not go over any roads, but it does go over a private driveway.


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