West – Snowriver, MI

This lift was likely moved at some point from the Leelinaw trail to its current location.
Small counterweight behind the bottom station.
Bottom station.
Portal tower at the unload point.
Drive terminal building.
A portal tower.
There is an official unload option about half way up.
Upper part of the lift line above the mid-station.
Spring box T.
Lower part of the lift line.

5 thoughts on “West – Snowriver, MI

  1. Detroit Skier September 23, 2021 / 10:12 pm

    Per my comments on Hiawatha, this could also be a Doppelmayr. I found an Indianhead info sheet that showed these T-Bars were originally installed in 1959 when the ski area opened. Doppelmayr installed a few T-Bars that season in New England, so they were active in North America by then. This one would have likely moved by 1964, when the Leelinaw triple chair was installed, but I cannot confirm that. It has been in the Tomahawk location ever since (originally as “West T-Bar”).


    • Detroit Skier September 23, 2021 / 10:36 pm

      I stand corrected – the photo on the main Indianhead page on this site shows it was moved after Leelinaw’s installation. It was still done before 1981, though.


  2. bskier23 April 13, 2023 / 10:05 am

    This lift is also getting removed for summer 2023. It sounds like they plan on making a better grade over to the Cloudfront lift.


    • Raidy (raidify) May 27, 2023 / 5:28 pm

      I went to get my new quad chair today and I checked on this lift and the lift is still there and only the t’s are off currently, everything is still on it so I’m not super sure it’s getting removed.


  3. Raidy (raidify) May 27, 2023 / 5:31 pm

    Photo I took today of the west t bar


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