Alera Group Competition Lift – Sunday River, Maine

Gould Academy partnered with Sunday River to build this T-Bar servicing the Monday Mourning race training slope.
The drive/tension terminal next to the Locke Mountain triple.
Side view of the bottom station.
Tower 1.
Not far from the bottom, the track crosses under the Locke Mountain triple.
Two lifts sharing one tower.
Just above the crossover.
Another view of the shared tower.
Looking down the lower T-Bar line.
Upper T-Bar track.
A Doppelmayr tower head.
View down at tower 5.
Looking up at T5.
A brand new T.
Nearing the summit.
Looking down towards the Barker base area.
The lift line.
Tower 8.
Unloading area.
The top bullwheel well above the unload.
Fixed return bullwheel.
Top station overview.
Another view of the upper bullwheel.
There are eight sheaves integrated into the upper terminal.
Lift line crossing Locke Mountain.

7 thoughts on “Alera Group Competition Lift – Sunday River, Maine

  1. Max Hart October 20, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    Peter could you tell how to the lift interacted with the top section of Crossbow?


    • New England Chairlifts & Skiing October 21, 2019 / 7:14 pm

      If you look in one of the pictures, there’s still a trail sign for crossbow.


  2. milanyvr October 21, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    I love that new Lift operator house Dopp built. I think its also on the new Manning Park chair.


  3. Erik March 22, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    I grew up skiing there in the 80s. At that time, there was a t-bar on the other side of the Locke Mountain triple that ran up the length of Monday Mourning. You can find it on old maps, it was called the Cascades t-bar. It was probably removed in the early 90s when Sunday River was expanding every year. Interesting that some 30 years later, they decide that a t-bar in almost the same location once again makes sense.


    • Max Hart March 22, 2020 / 6:43 pm

      That T was SR’s first lift, a 1959 Hall. It’s alignment was right up the middle of present-day Monday Mourning. It was removed in 1990 so that Monday Mourning could be widened for racing. The real irony is that they removed a T-Bar for racing, then almost 30 years later installed another for racing.

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  4. Tyler Baroody December 17, 2020 / 5:06 pm

    Why does the shared tower have a new-looking embed-type footing? Those haven’t been installed for decades, and neither lift has any other embedded footings.


    • Tyler Baroody December 11, 2022 / 9:22 am

      My bad, embedded footings are still made.


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