Northwoods – Gore Mountain, NY

The Northwoods Gondola replaced the original VonRoll gondola at Gore but it travels in a completely different alignment and does not make it to the top of the old one.
Bottom terminal and operator house.
This is the return station.
View up the lift line.
Breakover towers.
The last section is very steep.
Elevators to and from the parking rails.
Top turnaround.
This is the drive station.
Omega III cabins.
Loading area at the return.
Tower 1.
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7 thoughts on “Northwoods – Gore Mountain, NY

    • Duncan October 26, 2018 / 10:55 am

      Threes. Omega II and I had only half-height windows. An example of each model of cabin (based off of the images Peter provided me on an article recently): Omega I: Silver Bullet Gondola, Steamboat, CO. Omega II and III: Free Gondola, Telluride, CO. Omega IV: Sweetwater Gondola, Jackson Hole, WY. Omega V: only on promotional renders and a few on a gondola in Grankilbakken, Austria. All but the austrian lift are on this website. You can see X model cabins on the Eagle Bahn gondola in Vail, CO.

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    • Duncan October 26, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      See my comment above. Peter also has a couple of pictures in the comments on his omega V article.

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  1. Collin Parsons October 30, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I believe this is one of the only lifts ever built with Omega 3 cabins that aren’t level walk in. The cabins are not in very good condition and will hopefully be refurbished or replaced soon. The Gangloff cabins at Whiteface have aged much better and the windows are polished occasionally.

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    • zjroeber December 3, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      I believe that the Panorama Gondola at Mammoth Mountain features Omega III’s and was one of the last Doppelmayr gondolas to not have level walk-in, as the gondola built in Heavenly only a year or two later was the first in the US to feature level walk-in.

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  2. Collin Parsons November 12, 2018 / 10:14 am

    I wonder why this lift doesn’t have a double stack drive like most of the bigger lifts that use first generation Omega terminals.

    The Omega had two generations, the first lasting from 1998 to 2002, and the second lasting from 2003 to 2011. From what I’ve heard, the LPA was supposed to debut in 2007 at Vail with the Highline and Sourdough Express but development was delayed and the prototype was built in 2010, also at Vail. This may explain why the 2nd Generation Omega was around for so long and why some LPA features like the plastic foot rests and wood terminal underside skins started toappear on the late model Omega detachables.

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