Sunbrook – Mt. Snow, VT

This CTEC quad services the entire Sunbrook area on the back side of the mountain.
Top terminal with a tall single mast and unloading ramp.
Drive bullwheel and motor room.
View up at tower 16.
Looking down the lift line.
Towers 1 and 2.
The entire lift line.
Bottom station with tensioning.
Overview of the lift.
Side view of the return.

13 thoughts on “Sunbrook – Mt. Snow, VT

  1. gavin October 9, 2019 / 10:32 pm

    mt snows next investment should be a detch quad or six here


    • skitheeast October 9, 2019 / 11:49 pm

      A low capacity six-pack would be a good idea here. This is an excellent blue pod and should receive more traffic given the lines at the main base. A high-speed lift would definitely draw more people over.


      • Sam Altavilla October 10, 2019 / 6:15 am

        They are working to bring more snowmaking to some trails over here this year in an attempt to open this pod earlier without the need for natural snow. Mount Snow has also stated many times that ‘Sunbrook is our most logical replacement’, signifying that plans for a new lift are in the works. Wether or not they go with a four or six is wtill unkown. I think an HSQ will cut it on Sunbrook, howver I think if any area of the mountain deserves a six-pack, it’s North Face. Both triples, although reliable, are pretty slow and somewhat difficult to load. I think they should take both out and op for a high speed six.


        • Collin Parsons October 10, 2019 / 7:28 am

          It was in the works under Peak Resorts, but Vail will not build a single lift in the Northeast as they want to milk the region. Unfortunately this means Sunbrook will always be underutilized because people don’t want a 10+ minute ride on the quad.

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        • jfoldno7 May 4, 2020 / 7:22 am

          Given the plans for a new six and relocated quad at Okemo, before COVID-19 knocked out all of Vail’s capital improvement plans throughout the country, I think it’s safe to say Vail is not simply going to milk their northeast resorts. They will invest where it makes sense. Hopefully this lift will be on the list in the not-too-distant future.


        • Collin Parsons May 4, 2020 / 9:07 am

          Well Vail cancelled all their lift projects, so I wouldn’t hold my breath on them even happening in 2021


      • Thomas Carroll March 14, 2020 / 1:10 pm

        They should add a 4-person bubble, I think a 6-person is overkill and a waste of money considering how sunbrook usually dosent get crowded, love your ideas though.


    • Rowdy April 29, 2022 / 6:14 pm

      It is currently being replaced with a hi-speed-quad


  2. Sam Altavilla September 28, 2020 / 11:08 am

    Apparently on the Vermont Act 250 database, in 2016 Mount Snow filed for an extension on a permit issued in 2011 giving them the green light to replace this lift with a detachable quad. There is no other info on when this expires, and the only documents provided were some drawings from Dopplemayr showcasing the pre-fab operator shacks, and a topographical map of the area. I suppose that Peak Resorts didnt get to this because of financial reasons, and Vail creaky shows no interest. It’s a real shame that they haven’t done anything, especially with a green lighted permit.


  3. wolf January 27, 2021 / 9:32 am

    Replace Bear Trap with this and turn it into a HSQ. Simple.


    • Utah Powder Skier January 27, 2021 / 10:01 am

      It’s all simple when you’re not working deals with the Forest service and your parent company has higher priorities than this lift.


  4. BB17 November 19, 2022 / 3:55 pm

    Are there any plans for this lift to be relocated?


    • Thomas Carroll December 26, 2022 / 3:51 pm

      Honestly, I don’t think so. While a low-speed quad would be useful in lots of places, Sunbrook was a very slow ride, and had an extremely scary unload ramp, it honestly made no one want to ride this area.


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