Thompson – Big Squaw Mountain, ME

The nearly 6,000 foot Thompson double stopped operating after a March 2004 accident.
This lift was built by Stadeli in 1967.
View up the very long lift line.
Bottom terminal building and tower 1.
Unfortunately this bullwheel has turned its final time.
Chair graveyard.
Lift overview.
Another view of the Big Moose Mountain.

12 thoughts on “Thompson – Big Squaw Mountain, ME

  1. Carson May 8, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    Will they ever use this lift and also what went wrong during the accident


      • Tyler Baroody January 27, 2021 / 4:06 pm

        Let’s hope those bullwheels start rotating again. Oh, by the way, the last tower still has sheaves on it. And the short-lived 70’s midstation is still standing…somehow…


        • Ben Eminger January 27, 2021 / 6:43 pm

          Do you have pictures? That would be interesting to see.


  2. Tyler Baroody February 3, 2021 / 4:39 pm

    Google Earth.


  3. Michael Stahler February 12, 2021 / 6:44 pm

    They pulled the sheaves off the lift but left the haul rope up? That is weird. Also looks like they have some lifting frames on the lower towers–at least temporary ones.


  4. skier72 February 17, 2021 / 4:02 pm

    I found some footage of this lift operating in 1989.

    The chair is operating from 4:26 to 4:40 and then again from 5:09 to 6:12.
    In addition, there is also some nice footage of one of the t-bars 0:25


  5. nilsjohnson328 March 3, 2022 / 7:36 pm

    Hey Ben, I have pictures of it from last year. I hiked up under the lift during the winter. If you email me I can send them.


    • boarderdude119 April 26, 2022 / 8:41 pm

      Could I see those pictures as well?


  6. skier72 April 27, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    Found two photos on Instagram (@maine.lift) of the top terminal. Looks in sad shape.


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