Scenic – Ober Mountain, TN

The longest chairlift at Ober is not actually for skiing.
Borvig drive terminal.
Loading area.
Departing the station.
Partek chairs are the third set of chairs on this lift through its history.
Lower part of the lift line parallel to the Blue lift.
Riding up.
View back down.
A middle station services the alpine slide.
Upper part of the line.
Partek chair with plastic seats.
Lattice tower.
View down the very long lift line.
Top bullwheel.
There are 15 towers total.
Tower 12.
Middle station.

5 thoughts on “Scenic – Ober Mountain, TN

  1. Collin Parsons September 3, 2020 / 5:44 pm

    Looks like this was a top drive at one point, but was converted to bottom drive with the Borvig terminal. It also looks like there was a trail off the top at one point.


    • skitheeast March 28, 2021 / 6:45 pm

      There was indeed a trail off the top when this lift opened called Long John. If you look to the right when getting off the top of the lift, you can see it. Given the limited snowfall and extensive snowmaking at the mountain, plus the high number of non-skiers at the resort, they deemed it better utilized exclusively for sightseeing and closed the trail in the 70s or early 80s.


  2. Tyler Baroody November 23, 2020 / 3:11 pm

    There appears to be a Borvig sheave at the top.


  3. ne_skier August 19, 2021 / 12:40 pm

    A photo of this lift prior to modifications by Borvig and Partek


    • V12Tommy April 11, 2023 / 8:42 pm

      It also had SLI chairs on it at one point, but I don’t know the timeframe.


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