Sterling T-Bar – Smugglers’ Notch, VT

This lift appears to have been relocated to Smuggs in the 1990s but I am not sure the specific year or origin.
Drive unit at the base.
Towers 1 and 2.
There is an unload area at tower 6 and another at 10.
The tension station up top.
Upper part of the lift line.
Lots of split towers and half towers.

4 thoughts on “Sterling T-Bar – Smugglers’ Notch, VT

  1. VTONNY January 25, 2021 / 1:42 pm

    Haven’t seen this in use for many years. Definitely recall riding it in the 90s but it really was only put in to serve the racing training on this slope, so that they could avoid using the very long and oversubscribed main lift.


    • ne_skier January 25, 2021 / 2:08 pm

      They must be operating it more recently now, here’s a vid recorded on it one week ago


      • ne_skier January 25, 2021 / 2:09 pm


      • VTONNY February 18, 2021 / 3:29 pm

        You are correct, I rode it myself this week. I confused this with the old rope tow, since removed, that was on the narrow cut just to the left of the Practice Slope (the cut is still there but closed off). The T-bar generally only runs on holiday weekends or when there is race training. It’s primary purpose seems to be to get day skiers back to the main parking lot.


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