Horizon SkyRide – SkyLand Ranch, TN

This non-ski lift is the fifth lift attraction in the greater Gatlinburg region.
The equipment was manufactured by SkyTrans with some used equipment incorporated.
Tower 1.
The lift crosses over a mountain coaster multiple times.
View back down toward Sevierville.
Tower 5.
Arriving at the ranch.
Unloading area up top.
Fixed return terminal.
View near the summit.
Fixed top station.
Tower 6.
The alignment crosses two deep gullies.
A chair with wood slats.
Poma style tower head.
Approaching the drive terminal.
Inside the base station building.
Side view of the bottom station.
Tower 2.
View up the line.
Lift overview.

8 thoughts on “Horizon SkyRide – SkyLand Ranch, TN

  1. Henry T December 1, 2022 / 3:30 pm

    I wonder where the Poma and Doppelmayr equipment came from


    • Rich Combs December 13, 2022 / 1:42 pm

      The towers, terminals, and sheave assemblies were all designed and manufactured by SkyTrans.


  2. vons3 December 1, 2022 / 5:22 pm

    The grip is interesting it looks like an inhouse design.


  3. Rich Combs December 13, 2022 / 1:46 pm

    The grips on the skyride are designed by SkyTrans and manufactured here in the USA. They are designed to handle triple and quad chairs, as well as 4 passenger cabins, which should be added to the Horizon Skyride before spring 2023


    • liftnerd January 8, 2023 / 6:49 pm

      Hi Rich! You are one to know! The last time I saw the terminals, they were in Hopkinton. Where are you now? Grafton? -Tyler


    • liftnerd April 20, 2023 / 9:19 am

      Rich, are the cabins on the line in late April 2023?


      • liftnerd May 25, 2023 / 11:29 am

        To answer my own question, they aren’t quite ready yet.


  4. Andy Pierce March 30, 2023 / 8:39 am

    Nice Looking Lift.


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