Sublette – Jackson Hole, WY

Bottom terminal and portal tower 1.
Poma Alpha drive station.
Riding up.
Looking back down the line.
Approaching the top.
Summit bullwheel.
Drive-tension station.
Half towers.
View up the line.
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Towers 18 and 19.
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Top terminal in the summer.

11 thoughts on “Sublette – Jackson Hole, WY

  1. snowbasinlocal12894 December 10, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    Im not a fan of poma fixed grips but this has one impressive light side flyover. Very fun lift to ride!


  2. U December 11, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    “Im not a fan of poma fixed grips” what could you possibly not be a fan of? It’s a chairlift, its designed to safely carry you up a mountain with zero effort on your part. I think a lot of people that read this blog forget the main objective of these lifts, they’re for uphill transportation for skiing, they’re not rollercoasters, and riding them isn’t the sport, skiing is.


    • Max Hart December 11, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      Poma / LP fixed grips haven’t changed very much in 35 years (the first Alpha came out in 1983) is a real testament to their design. All that has really changed are the sheaves, probably the grips, chairs, and lifting frames. The terminals have had some visual changes, but the same basic design is still prevalent. There were even imitations of the Alpha by other lift manufacturers big and small (pre-merger Leitner, Borvig, and VonRoll). Then there’s the fact that most Alphas are still in operation. I can’t think of one that has been scrapped (unless it was part of an Alpha-Evolution detachable, but even Snowmass found a use for some of the components from the old Fanny Hill lift).

      When a 35 year old design not only lasts but is still being built 35 years later, you know you’ve found a good one.

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      • Donald Reif January 20, 2020 / 5:31 pm

        Longevity with Leitner-Poma and with Doppelmayr differs in different departments. Doppelmayr’s EJ chair design has been around since 1985. While the Alpha terminal has been around since the 80s.


    • Paul Manafort December 11, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      LP fanboy over here lol

      Liked by 4 people

    • snowbasinlocal12894 December 12, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Have you even heard of the the term chairlift enthusiast? Not all chairlifts are the exact same thing. A fixed chairlift does require effort to load/unload. If you dont you will either get knocked over at the bottom by a chair and/or go around the top bullwheel. Yes riding a chairlift is not a sport (Obviously). All I am saying the drive terminal design can use some work. On a good note the lift has one heck of a light side flyover.

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  3. Kaden K (nedakalTNT) August 13, 2019 / 10:55 pm

    Imagine downloading this lift!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Donald Reif August 14, 2019 / 4:48 pm

      The light side flyover would be a pretty hairraising experience.

      Liked by 1 person

      • snowbasinlocal12894 August 14, 2019 / 10:16 pm

        I dont really like poma fixed grips but that lightside flyover puts on one hell of a show. Same thing with snowflake at Breckinridge. All of that effort to make a fixed grip chairlift turn very sharp.

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  4. julestheshiba January 20, 2020 / 12:17 pm

    It is also the same on Squaw Valleys Red Dog and Squaw Creek Lifts their light side is incredibly high up. Plus they are both Poma fixed grips.


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