Jordan Bowl Express – Sunday River, ME

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Bottom terminal with loading gates.
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Leaving the base.
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View up the line.
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Lower lift line.
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Looking back down the line.
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Towers 15-16 just below the top.
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Top drive terminal.
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Side view of the bottom.
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Another view of the base and lift line.
Worldbook
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

6 thoughts on “Jordan Bowl Express – Sunday River, ME

  1. Max Hart February 24, 2020 / 3:36 pm

    This lift’s initial capacity upon opening was 2100 riders/hr. Over the next few years 22 more chairs were added bringing capacity up to ~2667 riders/hr (though not all at once). 15 chairs were added the first time, bringing capacity up to ~2375 riders/hr . Another 6 chairs were added a few years later, bringing the total to 113 chairs with a capacity of ~2667 riders/hr. The first increase took place in 1995, the next was a few years later. The first increase was a no-brainer given the massive area serviced by this lift, but the second increase may have taken place more so that ASC could justify the low hours that the Oz Quad got in the late 1990s (I don’t think it ran at all for a few years in the late 1990s). Design capacity is 3000 riders/hr and would have required a total of 130 chairs.

    As use of the Oz quad has increased over the last few years (thanks to improved snowmaking), JBX is often turned down to ~800 fpm with a capacity of ~2150 riders/hr, which is ironically very close to its initial capacity.

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  2. skitheeast February 14, 2021 / 11:48 pm

    Sunday River seems pretty determined to replace Jordan Bowl faster than I would think due to the wind at the top, likely with a six-pack. When that happens in a couple of years, I would not be surprised to see the existing Jordan Bowl lift be relocated to either replace Aurora or White Cap. Boyne hinted they are now reluctant to purchase new detachable quads and would prefer to upgrade “backbone” lifts that are detachable quads to either six or eight and relocate those quads elsewhere.

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    • skibumbarnes February 15, 2021 / 5:43 am

      Boyne is definitely helping Sunday River out here a lot. I think upgrading their “backbone” lifts is a great idea with the increase in popularity at Sunday River, and will make Sunday Rivers peaks be a lot more accessible than before.

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