Smugglers’ Notch, VT

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12 thoughts on “Smugglers’ Notch, VT

  1. Collin Parsons October 12, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I find it so amazing how pristine Smuggler’s Notch has kept all their classic Hall lifts, the oldest one being 55 years old. Hopefully they keep them all running for many years to come.


  2. LH November 19, 2020 / 9:51 pm

    Id like to visit Smuggs sometime… it looks like a working Hall chairlift museum hehe


  3. Ryan May 30, 2021 / 6:00 am

    Some of the longest lifts in the east! Very impressive.


  4. BB17 October 3, 2021 / 5:43 pm

    Smuggler’s Notch had three detachable Pomalifts on Sterling Mountain at one point that aren’t listed on the spreadsheet:

    The Lower Poma, installed in 1956 and removed in the mid-1960s, 1960′ long by 472′ vert:

    The Upper Poma, installed in 1956 and removed in 1964, 3500′ long by 890′ vert:

    The Practice Poma, installed in 1961 and removed in the mid-1960s, 840′ long by 180′ vert:


    • LH October 3, 2021 / 6:54 pm

      I wonder why all the Pomas had such short lifespans?


      • pbropetech November 2, 2021 / 2:45 pm

        In the PNW, at least, they were replaced with double chairlifts which had a much higher capacity and were easier to load and unload.


    • ThisSnowyKid November 2, 2021 / 8:18 am

      Is there any detachable poma lifts left in New England?


      • Utah Lost Ski Area Project November 2, 2021 / 8:56 am

        The B50 at Killington is the last operating detachable poma in New England. There is a B12 detachable poma partially standing at Snow Valley VT.


        • Noah November 2, 2021 / 11:07 am

          Bad news, The Snodon poma got converted to a fixed poma when it was relocated to ramshead, leaving no currently operating detachable pomas in NE


        • ne_skier November 2, 2021 / 11:32 am

          Can anyone confirm Noah’s claim? The only recording I’m aware of shows the Snowdon Poma on Ramshead operating as a detachable.


        • Noah March 26, 2022 / 4:36 pm

          @NE_skier guess I’m wrong. The only time I’ve been over there was for the bike park and they had the carriers on the line so I assumed it have been made fixed.


  5. SnowNGR March 26, 2022 / 2:28 pm

    Disagree. It still has a rack, so must be detachable. Part of the Giant Killer poma at Pico still stands as well.


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