Poma – Echo Valley, WA

This Poma lift services the more advanced terrain at Echo Valley near Lake Chelan.
There are three half towers along the line.
View up the lift line.
Drive terminal with detachable carriers.
Return terminal with floating bullwheel.
Unloading area at tower 6.
View down the line.
A half tower.
Lower part of the lift line.
The bottom station and tower 1.

4 thoughts on “Poma – Echo Valley, WA

  1. skier72 March 3, 2020 / 8:10 am

    Wow, a detachable pomalift! I didn’t even know one existed here!

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    • pbropetech June 19, 2020 / 10:37 am

      They used to be everywhere. Some of my earliest memories of skiing were on the intermediate one at White Pass, and Snoqualmie Pass /Hyak had quite a few back in the day. I worked on one until recently at Copper as well.


    • Mr Incredible June 19, 2020 / 12:58 pm

      Detachable poma lifts are common in Europe. I’ve ridden pomas in France that are activated by the skier rather than a liftie. A wand is placed across the track and the skier activates the grip by pushing their ski boots against the wand, kind of like the start wand on a race course.


      • oirnoir November 18, 2020 / 2:25 pm

        A detachable Poma exists at Snowmass, CO. I have been on that many times.


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