North Ridge – Killington, VT

This Leitner-Poma quad replaced a Heron-Poma triple in 2019.
Loading area shortly after the lift was load tested.
View up the first half of the lift line.
Tower 1 and closely-spaced Omega chairs.
View down the line at tower 2.
This lift is typically the first or second to open in the Eastern United States each season.
The first part of the line is the steepest.
Near the top station.
View down near the summit.
The top station is a Leitner-Poma Alpha drive/tension model.
Looking down from the unload point.
A quad chair.
Drive bullwheel and tensioning system.
The top terminal.
Another view of the drive station.
Lift line overview.
Upper station and motor room.
View up at tower 6.
A chair at T4.
Lift overview.
Leitner-Poma Z model station.
Upper part of the line seen from Snowden.
The entire lift line.
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6 thoughts on “North Ridge – Killington, VT

  1. Collin Parsons October 20, 2019 / 4:37 pm

    Well this sure is a huge improvement over the old lift. Nicely padded chairs with foot rests that can actually fit 4 adults (instead of barely squeezing in 3) are just the beginning. With the higher capacity, the early season wait times will be so much shorter. The new lift also eliminates the clearance issues the old one had where patrol had to rope off a section of the trail under it because it was too low when fully loaded.

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  2. Somebody November 1, 2019 / 3:00 pm

    I love the paint scheme with the whole alpha being basically black, makes it look super modern compared to an older Alpha like South Ridge.

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    • Donald Reif November 1, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      It’s reminiscent of the Snow Bowl HSQ’s paint job.

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      • Max Hart November 2, 2019 / 7:04 pm

        Snow Bowl… at what mountain?

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        • GreatEight November 2, 2019 / 8:01 pm

          Stratton

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  3. Collin Parsons November 3, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    I recorded this lift on it’s first day in service. Full speed and no stops or slows which is surprising given the close chair spacing.

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