John Pierson – Northeast Slopes, VT

This T-Bar opened in 2009 to supplement a rope tow along the same alignment.
The lift is Hall and came used from Ski Bradford, Massachusetts.
Tower 1.
View down the lift line.
Wooden telescoping T.
The track has a very consistent pitch.
Split tower near the summit.
Unloading area.
The top terminal.
Tower 9.
There’s a counterweight for tensioning.
Steel T-Bar towers next to wooden rope tow ones.
View down.
The lower station next to the lodge.
Tower 1.
Looking up the line.

7 thoughts on “John Pierson – Northeast Slopes, VT

  1. conradmward October 21, 2019 / 12:12 am

    I visited last winter and the rope tow is still operational. I believe they run it once a year on the Saturday of President’s Day weekend for a competition, and maybe run it the Wednesday before.
    February 13, 2019:
    “We will be running the BIG TOW tomorrow between 2:00 and 3:00 for practice and course inspection before this Saturday’s “Great Up-N-Downhill Race”.So bring you leather mitts and perfect your high speed detachable rope tow riding etiquette and sign for the races.”

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  2. Michael October 21, 2019 / 8:14 am

    I think it’s supposed to be funny- since you attach and detach with your leather mitts.🤪

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    • Teddy's Lift World October 23, 2019 / 9:30 am

      It’s a good thing they’re replacing the rope and not the whole tow itself. I learned about how wicked it was from Glen Plake’s instagram video of it.


  3. ne_skier June 8, 2021 / 4:15 pm

    This lift has quite the history. Originally installed at Stratton VT in 1963 as the Upper T-Bar. It ran up the Duck Soup run from the top of Tyrolienne and was replaced along with the Lower T-Bar in 1976 by the then-Tamarack Double (Upgraded to a triple 1 year later). It was relocated to Bradford, MA in 1978 as the Wasp T-Bar, supplemented by a triple 10 years later and removed in 2008 without any direct replacement. Now, it operates here. With speculation concerning a new Tamarack detachable lift at Stratton, there’s a chance this lift can outlive the lift that replaced it. Hall T-Bars are tough machines.


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