Green Mountain Express – Sugarbush, VT

This long high speed quad serves the lower part of Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush.
View up the lift line.
Towers 1 and 2.
Bottom return terminal.
Poma Omega model station.
Lower terminal.
View down the line.
Depression tower next to the North Ridge and Slide Brook Express lower stations.
View down from the Glen House.
Drive station and last tower.
Poma Omega double stack terminal.
The top terminal seen from North Ridge.
Unloading area and maintenance rail.
Side view of the drive.

4 thoughts on “Green Mountain Express – Sugarbush, VT

  1. Northeast Chairlifts November 20, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Very fast, maybe around 1200 fpm


    • Collin November 20, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Certified for 1100. Find the ride time and divide the length by it to find out for sure.


      • Max Hart November 20, 2017 / 5:39 pm

        Using Northeast Chairlift’s video to find the ride time (~6.6 min or 6:36 including one routine reduction in speed), with LiftBlog’s listed length of 6243 feet, I calculated that the lift was averaging only 945.9 feet per minute during this video.
        HOWEVER… Using LiftBlog’s ride time of 5.7 minutes, I calculated the rope speed to be about 1095 feet per minute.

        In NorthEast Chairlift’s video, the lift may have been running slower due to terrain limitations at the time or because most mountains don’t run their detachable lifts flat out all the time. As Peter said last year, “…the vast majority of detachable lifts built these days have the standard design speed of 1,000 fpm (5.08 m/s) and operate even slower much of the time. In my experience, many ski areas run so-called high speed lifts at 800 or 900 feet a minute on all but the busiest of days. As users on Alpinforum note, ski resort operators care more about reducing stops, wear and tear than shaving thirty seconds off a ride time that the average guest won’t even notice.”



      • Northeast Chairlifts November 20, 2017 / 6:19 pm

        Ride time is about 8:15. I recorded it on my channel. I’ll look at it.


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