KBRA – Sugarbush, VT

This Leitner-Poma T-Bar replaced a much older Poma platter is the same alignment.
Bottom terminal by Leitner.
Lower station below the Inverness quad.
There are two official unloading area and this one’s one tower below the top.
Top return bullwheel.
View down from the summit station.
This lift has two stop gates near the top.
Skytrac operator controls.
Summit unloading area.
A T with Mt. Washington in the background.
Towers on this lift were manufactured by Skytrac in Utah.
A hold down tower.
View down the steepest part of the line.
There’s an option unload about half way up.
An angled tower.
Mid unload.
View up the line.
Tower 6.
Tower 5.
View up the track.
Tower 3.
The first tower is a half tower.
Drive station.

11 thoughts on “KBRA – Sugarbush, VT

  1. Alex Kennedy April 28, 2021 / 12:08 pm

    How many Leitner T-Bars are in the US currently?


  2. p4rtridg3 April 20, 2022 / 7:12 pm

    Why do mountains keep replacing platter lifts? First Burke and now this. Platters are faster and more comfortable. They may not have the capacity but does it really matter being next to an HSQ?


    • ne_skier April 20, 2022 / 8:06 pm

      1: The old GMVS Poma was an aging contraption with key parts dating back to a T-Bar installed on Lincoln in the late 50s. I’d be surprised if it ran any faster than this lift, and present/future reliability was likely a key issue
      2: The old Poma started at the halfway point and continued to the summit, unlike the current T-Bar which parallels the Inverness lift for nearly the whole slope. This eliminates the need for two lifts to reach the summit, and its midstation makes the GMVS T-Bar redundant.


  3. pbropetech April 20, 2022 / 9:37 pm

    A clarification- there aren’t two stop gates, there’s one. The other (on the return side) is to stop the lift in the event a T doesn’t retract, so that we can fix or remove it before the T gets tangled in tower machinery or a ladder. We call it the ‘high bar’.


  4. Unknown April 30, 2022 / 6:05 am

    Correction the towers are the only thing Skytrac manufactured, everything else is Leitner and was imported from Europe.


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