Main Street Express – Blue Mountain, PA

This lift indirectly replaced two Hall doubles for the 2022-23 season.
Bottom drive terminal.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Loading area.
View down at tower 6.
View riding over namesake run Main Street.
Looking back down the lift line.
Tower 12.
Breakover towers 15 and 16.
Unloading area.
LPA station.
Top terminal side view.
View down at tower 13.
Upper part of the lift line.
Tower 12.
Middle part of the line.
Angled tower with combination assemblies.
View up the lift line.
Line passing over a beginner area.
Tower 1 adjacent to the bottom station.

7 thoughts on “Main Street Express – Blue Mountain, PA

  1. Collin Parsons January 20, 2023 / 5:14 pm

    I cannot understand why they extended this lift to start at the base. While it allows for one to access the Summit Lodge directly from the Valley Lodge, it means that all 6 trails on that side now funnel down to a single runout. That’s going to be really bad for trail crowding, particularly with such a high capacity lift. I think it would’ve made more sense to put this lift on the same route as the doubles it replaced.


    • skibumbarnes January 20, 2023 / 9:30 pm

      I’ve skied this lift and it’s a great addition to the base area of blue and the mountain as a whole, great addition!


  2. RandyM January 21, 2023 / 6:00 am

    I like how they landscaped after building this lift. I see lots of newly planted pines around the base and towers. Don’t see that much.


  3. Uranus February 14, 2023 / 3:58 pm

    Don’t worry, the tourists from NY and NJ will destroy this lift and Blue’s lack of experience in managing their equipment will also cause it to fail early (and often!)


    • PASkiBum February 22, 2023 / 1:36 pm

      You should check out Montage (re: lift maintenance, general ops, snow quality). I’m sure your Blue criticisms are valid, but no one beats “The Action Park of Ski Resorts: Montage Mountain” in terms of mismanagement and neglect, IMHO.


    • Rich May 11, 2023 / 11:41 am

      LOL sounds like you should stop sliding at Blue since you hate it so much. FYI, the Comet Quad was installed in 1994, Blue Mountain personnel has maintained it its whole life, and most other HS quads of that age have long since met the scrap yard. Blue Mountain also, FWIW, hosts the annual PSAA lift maintenance conference. The tourist will always be tourists.


      • ShangRei Garrett May 11, 2023 / 10:11 pm

        I’m not really sure about that 1994 comment . . . although I don’t know the exact numbers, I feel like a vast majority of 1994 detachables are still in operation.


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