South Ridge – Killington, VT

The new South Ridge quad is the old Snowdon quad which was re-engineered and upgraded in 2018.
An Alpha drive terminal with tensioning.
Side view of the top terminal.
View down from the summit, which is just below Killington Peak.
The towers were modified to become quad towers back when they were at Snowdon.
The new lift follows the alignment of the old Yan’s downhill line. That lift ran in a triangle alignment.
Old tower with a new base plate welded on by Leitner-Poma.
View up the line at tower 10.
Middle part of the line.
Tower 4.
Looking up from T4.
Another view up the lift line.
Tower 1 just above the bottom station.
This terminal is similar to the previous triple chair one that stood in this location but it came from Snowdon.
Although this look like a tension terminal, the bottom bullwheel is welded into place.
Tri leg terminal with Yan and Poma components.
This is labelled tower 1 but so is the standalone tower above it.
New Skytrac controls.
Return bullwheel and loading area.

7 thoughts on “South Ridge – Killington, VT

  1. Collin Parsons May 5, 2019 / 4:28 pm

    Though the Yan bottom returns are typically tensioned, this one is not. The tension carriage has been welded in place and the Alpha drive up top is where the tensioning is. Same configuration as on Snowdon.

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  2. The original South Ridge operated in a triangle format (sorta like on the Horseshoe Bowl T-Bar), with the downhill line traveling straight while the uphill line made a pair of turns via a pair of bullwheels. The current quad uses what was the downhill line.

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  3. Noah May 12, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    How did this lift even end up with a Yan tension terminal that has been welded in place?

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    • A. G. May 13, 2019 / 10:00 am

      Its got the Yan return because its the definition of a “frankenlift”. The towers date from when the original 1960s Poma double. Yan upgraded it at some point with the return and new chairs. Then Poma upgraded it to a quad with the alpha drive and new chairs, oddly with Yan hangers. Its an strange lift for sure.

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  4. Somebody April 20, 2020 / 11:39 am

    This lift shows perfectly how an old fixed grip can be re-installed and well utilized if ride time stays under 8 minutes and the terrain is fun.

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  5. Somebody May 14, 2020 / 11:44 am

    I skied past this lift in December 2018 while it was still being installed and the bottom terminal still had the “Snowdon Quad” nameplate on it. That must have confused a few people.

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  6. Somebody June 6, 2020 / 1:53 pm

    I’m really surprised they kept the 60s poma tower tubes on this lift. Those towers could are already 60 years old and will probably be 80-100 years old by the time this lift gets replaced.

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