D. Boyce – Wolf Creek, CO D. Boyce runs parallel to the Treasure Stoke high speed quad and very rarely operates for historic purposes. Note how high the light side of the rope is above the rest of the lift. Floating top bullwheel with a view. Top tension station. Unloading area and Poma tower with giant sheaves. Upper part of the lift line with half towers. The last steep pitch. View down the line. Lift line under the moon! Drive station with detachable platters. View up from the base. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
the coolest lift at wolf creek by far
This Poma is updated over the 3 Poma lifts I rode when learning to ski at Table Mtn, later Ski Sunrise, now Mountain High North, Southern California. Table Mtn.’s Pomas were circa 1955-56, and didn’t have the sheaves that D. Boyce has.
Started riding the Pomas about 1963, all three had the same floating bullwheel at the top. I never saw any problems with the detachable platter technology. Poma #3 ran at warp speed and would lift us kids up a bit when the grip latched on!
Yup, had that same experience at White Pass, WA. Good times!
Much later, having helped maintain a detachable platter, I’ve learned that they’re maintenance hogs. A good crew will take care of it and the public will never know, but for a one-person surface lift it seems to take almost as much attention as a detach quad!
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Ah, the good old European Pomalift!
these are hard to find let alone one that operates regularly