Sunway – Gore Mountain, NY

This lift replaced a Riblet triple in a slightly new alignment.
Loading area with moving conveyor.
Lift overview.
Unloading ramp.
Skytrac top terminal.
Leitner-Poma towers.
The final tower – number 12.
Part of the lift line is unskiable.
The first few towers.
Side view of the Skytrac drive terminal.
Lower station in the base area.

One thought on “Sunway – Gore Mountain, NY

  1. Collin Parsons March 18, 2021 / 10:28 pm

    This lift has no mid station, unlike the lift it replaced. The former Cutoff trail was widened, regraded, and received snowmaking, and is now called Pete’s Paradise which is rated green. That eliminated the need for the mid station. The top terminal is further uphill compared to the old lift, which widens the trail under the upper portion of the lift, a major choke point before. The loading carpet also makes loading easier for beginners, so the lift runs faster and has fewer stops and slows than the old lift. It’s been a good upgrade for beginners, but seems to be underutilized. It never has a line, and ski school seems to bypass it and go straight to the Adirondack Express (they’re not allowed on the gondola this year due to covid). I remember the double that this replaced could sometimes have a significant line, mostly due to ski school. In a normal year, there is more ski school, which may result in this lift being used more.

    Also, it only runs Friday-Sunday. Once again, I think that may be due to covid. They are running the Adirondack Express every day this season, while in previous years it often did not run on weekdays. I feel like the beginner lift should be running every day.

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