Sunburst Six – Okemo, VT

This monster lift replaced a 22 year old high-speed quad in 2014.
The bottom terminal with 90 degree loading.
A massive parking barn houses all 100+ chairs when not in use.
Loading area with gates.
Riding up the line.
Breakover towers.
Arriving at the LPA model drive terminal.
Unloading ramp.
When these photos were taken, only half the chairs were on line.
Top terminal and last tower.
View down the lift line, most of which is closed to skiing.
Another view of the line.
Lower lift line.
Leaving the return station.
Six place chair with closed bubble.
Heated seats.
View down the very lower line.
Looking down at T12.
Tower 17. Some old foundations were reused.
Another angle on the top station.
Rear of a Leitner bubble chair.
Side view of the drive.
Lift overview.
Riding up at T3.
Lift line with double the normal chair spacing.

7 thoughts on “Sunburst Six – Okemo, VT

  1. BarkeeStone March 14, 2020 / 10:25 am

    Whats the difference between having 1 opening lever versus having 2 levers for a Bubble chairs?


    • pbropetech November 17, 2021 / 8:50 am

      Are you talking about on the carriers themselves? If so, Leitner offers an automatic footrest in addition to the bubble. Sunburst and the Flyer here at Copper have spring-tensioned footrests that the bubble can push down on its own, so no need for a second teleflex cable and lever.


  2. will November 16, 2021 / 11:56 am

    automatically closes bubble when returning down to keep chairs clean


  3. Donald Reif November 17, 2021 / 10:57 am

    Hopefully Peter can get some pictures of the lift with a full line of chairs this coming winter.


  4. Tijsen February 11, 2022 / 7:27 pm

    Why didn’t they go a little further to get 3600pph? There was a 20 min line today, yes on a FRIDAY, and the extra capacity would have definitely helped a lot


    • Donald Reif February 11, 2022 / 8:18 pm

      You’re arguably getting more up the hill with 3,000 pph vs 3,600 pph because of slightly bigger chair spacing (and thus fewer theoretical misloads).

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      • Tijsen February 12, 2022 / 8:55 am

        There were an unbelievable amount of misloads anyway. It would stop about once every 2 minutes running and then stop for a minute each because people would keep falling going down the ramp into the loading platform because their skis would get stuck on the gate poles or they would just fall because the loading ramp is very steep. If they were trying to get less misloads they should have put more thought into the loading platform and gates…


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