Grand Summit Express – Mt. Snow, VT

This lift was originally a Yan high speed quad that got new terminals, grips and chairs.
Unloading ramp.
Leitner-Poma added queuing gates and new chairs to the Grand Summit Express, already  Yan-Poma hybrid, in 2008.
This lift is just like the Yan-turned-Pomas at Sunday River, Killington and Pico, which were all sister resorts under American Skiing Company at the time.
Bottom terminal with Yan structure and Poma technology/enclosure.
The top terminal and breakover towers.
Another view of the unload station.
Looking up at the top terminal.
Tower 19.
View down the line.
Middle part of the lift.
View up from near the base terminal.

9 thoughts on “Grand Summit Express – Mt. Snow, VT

  1. New England Chairlifts And Skiing May 24, 2018 / 4:48 am

    Correction: the loading conveyor was added in 2008, but the new chairs didn’t come until 2011 when the Bluebird was installed. Note the post-2010 LPA logos. If they were out on 2008 they would have the Poma spinoff one (whatever it was called)

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    • reaperskier May 24, 2018 / 8:59 am

      The poma logo was the swoosh.

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  2. Sam A. March 25, 2019 / 6:14 am

    As of yesterday, the loading carpet was used with new gates for the first time in a year and a half.


    • Collin Parsons March 25, 2019 / 11:18 am

      When I was there in January, they locked the gates open and disabled the carpet, covering it with snow. I assumed they’d just remove it after the season, but I guess not. It’s the only detachable with a loading carpet in the east.


      • Sam A. March 26, 2019 / 7:23 am

        Yeah, they covered it with plywood and then snow. They removed the gates around last december. I though they were done with it, but they replaced the gates, since that was the problem. People kept sliding right through the gates on the carpet too early.

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  3. Raj Thorp February 17, 2020 / 7:10 pm

    I love the black terminals. Gives it a cool look


  4. ALex April 23, 2020 / 8:55 am

    i just gotta say, lietner-poma’s carrier design is pretty cool!


  5. Connor Shuff November 29, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    The hangars look really long. Maybe has to do with the yan terminal skin clarence? I assume they are custom to fit the yan structure.


    • Donald Reif November 29, 2020 / 9:35 pm

      It does have to do with the clearance. Compare Grand Summit’s…

      …to both of the ground-up Poma high speed quads:

      It’s also very present on the DoppelmaYan conversions. Compare Sun Valley’s converted lifts…

      …to a ground-up high speed quad of the same vintage:

      There are only Yan retrofits where the chairs don’t have longer hangar arms, and those are the ones where the terminals were also entirely replaced, instead of just being retrofitted with a new skin: the Big Red Express, the original Emerald Express (Doppelmayrs), and the Carpenter Express (Garaventa CTEC).


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