Sunrise – Stowe, VT

The first six place chairlift at Stowe features full carrier parking at the base terminal.
This lift replaced a Doppelmayr triple but starts lower, necessitating contour loading.
Lower station overview.
View up the widened lift line from the previous triple chair.
Towers 1 and 2 are immediately adjacent to the base station.
Support tower 3.
View leaving the base area.
Tower 10 with a large foundation.
View back down the line.
Another support tower.
View near the summit.
Breakover towers.
Summit station area.
Return terminal in green and orange color scheme.
Unloading area.
Upper station overvier.
Side view of the top terminal.
View from the top.
Tower 16 and the UNI-G top station.
Tower 15.
Lower part of the lift line.
The first few towers.
Tower with large combination assemblies.
Inside the bottom terminal with drive and tensioning equipment.
Lower station seen from the parking lot.

6 thoughts on “Sunrise – Stowe, VT

  1. Henry T March 24, 2023 / 10:37 pm

    Why such a large foundation for a certain tower?


    • Andy March 25, 2023 / 6:06 am

      To answer your question simply,: all tower foundations have to be a certain size as designed by the ski lift engineers. Most of the time it is possible to bury most of the tower foundation underground so people cannot see the foundation. The reason this foundation on Tower ten looks so big is that the lift installers decided they were unable to get enough of the tower foundation underground , out of sight, so some of it sticks up above ground.


  2. EG March 25, 2023 / 5:25 am

    Wish they would’ve went the same color scheme as Fourrunner this kinda sticks out like a sore thumb.

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  3. Muni March 25, 2023 / 10:34 pm

    orange and green are … not complimentary colors. a purple underside would of looked cool though.


    • Joe Blake March 26, 2023 / 9:08 pm

      I lerve me some ornj and green, so this works for me, but yeah, purple would be pretty rad.


      • Muni March 27, 2023 / 11:50 am

        it’s giving ‘Bass Pro Shop’


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