East – Snowriver, MI

This old school lift services advanced, natural snow terrain at the east end of the mountain.
Unloading point at tower 7.
All of the towers on this lift are portal style.
A tower.
Everything about this lift is old school. Check out the roller groomer in the background!
Lower part of the line.
The track gets quite steep at the end.
Loading area and lift shack.
Unique angled return terminal.

5 thoughts on “East – Snowriver, MI

  1. Detroit Skier September 23, 2021 / 10:02 pm

    Any idea on manufacturer? This portal tower design matches that of some early-to-mid 1960s Doppelmayr T-Bars at Otis RIdge, MA and Brattleboro Ski Hill, VT, and Doppelmayr also has used the spring box T’s for decades per the old photos I have seen.

    Also, while Hiawatha was originally installed as ‘East’ T-Bar, it appears to have moved alignment by 1980 (no idea on actual year) to more align with the Hiawatha slope. Its original load point was further west, going up the current Crazy Horse slope.


    • Brendan Granger February 1, 2023 / 11:34 am

      I have to agree with you. The bullwheels and lattice work on the bottom return also resemble early Stadeli designs.


  2. bskier23 May 30, 2023 / 10:00 am

    They are currently planning to replace this T-bar with the 10th Mountain Triple from Lutsen as soon as summer of 2024. Have not heard if it will be a new alignment, but would probably make sense to land the unload further uphill in the area of the Ski Patrol shack so it can access the top of Voyagers Highway that was hardly ever utilized unless the quad ran.


    • Jack L May 30, 2023 / 2:57 pm

      That’s an interesting and good use of the former lift from Lutsen.


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