Green – Magic Mountain, VT

This Borvig double came from nearby Stratton and was finished in 2018, over a decade after construction first began.
The bottom terminal with both drive and tensioning.
Uphill end of the lower station.
Loading area.
View up the lift line from the base village.
Tower 2.
Middle part of the lift line.
View down the lower part of the line, which is low angle.
Upper lift line.
The top terminal last few towers.
Newly painted return station.
Breakover towers.
View down from the summit.
Towers 13 and 14.
The bullwheel and motor room are not centered on the terminal frame.
Borvig chair with stained wood slats.
Outdoor operator controls.

9 thoughts on “Green – Magic Mountain, VT

  1. Sam Altavilla May 6, 2019 / 8:15 am

    Looks like they ran out of money to paint the towers. The chairs look really good though, I like how they tried to keep the older theme.


    • Collin Parsons May 6, 2019 / 8:16 am

      They didn’t want to paint the towers until they had finished adjusting the heights. By then it was too cold to paint outdoors. I believe it will get done this summer.

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  2. Teddy's Lift World May 6, 2019 / 11:44 am

    It honestly looks really nice! They did a good job, although the towers need painting. When this lift was Betwixt I wonder if it had the same motor room design or if that is a custom retrofit. This lift has a pretty rare motor room and towers. Does anybody know the details on this motor room?


    • Max Hart May 7, 2019 / 11:00 am

      The motor room is probably mostly original. From the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s, this boxy-style motor room was Borvig’s alternative to building a roof over the entire terminal. These motor rooms were commonly called “Glass Houses” and were discontinued before 1986.

      The last Glass House to be built is on the Snubber Triple at Sugarloaf [1985]. That same year the new motor room style made its debut at Sunday River.

      At one point Sugarloaf operated five lifts with Glass House motor rooms (Timberwind [1981, relocated to Skidway in 1988], Double Runners [West 1973, East 1974], and Spillway Chairs [1975 East, 1983 West]). Sunday River’s Locke Triple [1984] also has a Glass House motor room.

      There are probably more that I don’t know about.


    • Tijsen January 21, 2020 / 2:45 pm

      The motor room is not original. The motor room is from one of the old spillway lifts at sugarloaf.


      • Tijsen January 21, 2020 / 2:58 pm

        Never mind, their Instagram says it’s from Attitash.


  3. Sam Shirley December 9, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    Is there any lift which has taken longer to install than this one?


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