Superstar Express – Killington, VT

The Superstar lift runs one of the longest winter seasons in the American ski industry, from November through June.
The lift is short but steep and popular.
Lift overview.
Leaving K-1 base.
Yan Y tower.
The top terminal.
Unloading area.
The Yan terminal was upgraded by Poma but kept some design elements like the integrated sheaves.
Top terminal seen from the other side.
Lift line with short towers for wind reasons.
View down the line.
Tall towers 3 and 4.
Bottom terminal and tower 1.
The drive terminal and line.
Superstar Glacier seen from Snowshed.
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3 thoughts on “Superstar Express – Killington, VT

  1. Collin Parsons February 28, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    Towers 1 and 2 are not original. When Poma modified the lift, they replaced two half towers (former numbers 2 and 3) with the one tall tower which is now Tower 2. Tower 1 was also replaced. The rest of the lift’s towers from the current 3 to the top were renumbered one lower than they were before. I think this route is the ideal candidate to become the first bubble 8 pack in the east and first by Leitner-Poma. After the North Ridge replacement this summer, I believe this lift is the next replacement priority. Killington was on Peter’s short list of likely candidates to be the first to build an 8 pack in North America.

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    • Max Hart February 28, 2019 / 7:24 pm

      Maybe when Traversington replaces this, Boyne will take a hint and replace Barker…

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      • Collin Parsons February 28, 2019 / 7:44 pm

        All the Yan detachables in the east except Grand Summit Express (which got a second modification and only runs on weekends) are unofficially up for replacement I’d think. Who knows, maybe Someday Bigger might make the move first. Either way, replacement of those two lifts will most certainly be opportunities for one resort to one-up the other.

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