Quantum Six – Okemo, VT

Vail Resorts built this lift to replace a detachable quad in Jackson Gore.
There is a large parking rail for all chairs.
Lift overview.
Loading area.
The parking area also has space for the maze.
Serpentine parking rail.
Angle loading.
View leaving the bottom terminal.
Looking back at the drive station.
Tower 4.
View back at T7.
Middle part of the lift line.
View back down.
Breakover towers near the summit.
Arriving at the drive terminal.
Top terminal.
Upper station with natural wood.
Lower station with towers 1 and 2.
The lift line.

8 thoughts on “Quantum Six – Okemo, VT

  1. Henry T December 24, 2021 / 2:33 pm

    Why is there 2 panels missing from the terminal underskin?

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    • Joe Blake December 26, 2021 / 5:18 pm

      It’s considered bad luck in certain circles to achieve perfection. Le meglio è l’inimico del bene.

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  2. Donald Reif December 27, 2021 / 2:34 pm

    I want to think that once they get all the terrain open, those who hung out here because Quantum Four was a bubble chair are more likely to be congregating over on the central mountain since Evergreen Summit and Sunburst Six are right next to one another.

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    • skitheeast December 27, 2021 / 3:39 pm

      I doubt it. Evergreen Summit will help alleviate the lines at Sunburst because it allows those trails to be lapped by a detachable lift without having to ski all the way down. The fact that it is a bubble will only help further move people uphill and away from Sunburst. Jackson Gore will continue to attract the same crowds as it did before because it will continue to be the best advanced area at Okemo but it will now just have shorter lines.

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  3. Matthew January 1, 2022 / 4:44 pm

    Evergreen Summit is a massive bottleneck, because there were lines longer than Sunburst yesterday, because people thought that the line on the 6 would be longer than the 4, but went to Evergreen instead.

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  4. meirk January 3, 2022 / 6:49 am

    Is it just me or is this lift on a fairly windy alignment?

    Also, why is 90 degree loading used here? I know it is typically done with bubbles, but this is not a bubble…

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    • Donald Reif January 3, 2022 / 9:24 am

      Maybe they thought if they did in-line loading, the maze might cut into the path of those coming in from Coleman Brook.

      Or they just wanted the canopies over the parking rail to act as a shelter for those waiting in line.

      It is a little puzzling since Jackson Gore was originally built with inline loading, then got converted to 90 degree loading when it became a bubble lift.

      Before:

      After:

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  5. Stewart Walker January 10, 2022 / 10:49 am

    Agree with earlier comment above that this Q6 is a windier alignment, which doesn’t make sense, since Climate Change winds are becoming more of a problem at the mountains. In addition, the towers look taller then the Q4, which makes it more vulnerable to winds.

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