Glade – Catamount, MA/NY

Much of the equipment for this lift came from a detachable so SkyTrans was hired to fabricate a fixed return terminal.
View from the summit.
Unloading area.
Towers 12 and 13.
View up the middle part of the line.
Looking down the line.
Combination tower.
Middle lift line.
Lower lift line.
Tower 1.
Alpha drive terminal.
Lower station area.
Loading zone.
The entire lift line seen from the parking lot.
Another view of the SkyTrans top station on an otherwise Poma lift.

9 thoughts on “Glade – Catamount, MA/NY

  1. Jimmer Fredette January 28, 2023 / 8:08 pm

    It’s a Borvig! It’s a Hall! It’s a. . .Poma? (Return terminal. Sorry. I blame Covid. Even if that’s not the case.)


  2. Brendan Granger January 28, 2023 / 9:35 pm

    Is it still a mystery where all the Poma components are from? The slatted backrests should help narrow it down.


    • Chairlift World March 9, 2023 / 4:13 pm

      The drive came from Sugarbush on the former Valley House double.


    • ne_skier March 9, 2023 / 8:56 pm

      Most of the parts here were sourced through West Mountain, NY. The chairs are left over from Haystack’s former Barnstormer Triple, which was reinstalled as West’s summit lift in 2015. The drive terminal, also sourced through West, was originally installed on Sugarbush’s Valley House Double and was moved to West to be installed with the leftover Barnstormer components, although West opted to install a new Partek in 2019 instead. The towers were sourced, I believe, from the former Big Burn lift at Snowmass. The return is custom-made by Skytrans


  3. conradmward March 11, 2023 / 7:55 pm

    Surprisingly, I noticed while riding today that all of the unequal sheave assemblies have more wheels on the descending side. Is it possible that they designed the towers for the lift to run clockwise and a mistake was made? If that was the case, perhaps they had to compensate by adding fewer chairs than planned?


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