Village – Sugarbush, VT

This Doppelmayr quad chair replaced an older double in 2017.
The line is short and mellow.
Alpen Star top terminal with drive and tension systems.
Doppelmayr control tower.
Unloading area and operator house.
View down the line from the summit.
Top station downhill side.
Fixed return bullwheel at the bottom.
View up from the base.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Lift overview.

7 thoughts on “Village – Sugarbush, VT

  1. Northeast Chairlifts November 20, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    The top terminal is ugly, honestly. That’s my opinion.

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    • Max Hart November 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      I agree. I think the motor room should be a bit wider and a bit longer. I remember when SkyTrac’s Monarch terminal first came out (this terminal’s cousin), I thought it was the ugliest thing. However SkyTrac has changed the motor room a little bit since then. I think Doppelmayr will make similar changes to the Alpin-Star as well.


      • Northeast Chairlifts November 20, 2017 / 6:20 pm

        I’m talking about under the motor room ,that unexposed tension system looks kind of bad. I think some company should start making side load lifts again like Hall doubles because they look the best.


      • Max Hart November 20, 2017 / 6:29 pm

        The problem with that is that it is not nearly as compact. Side loading lifts like the Halls require a lot more space, and you can’t fit them with loading carpets. The fact that this is so compact seems to be the whole point of this terminal. The single mast drive of the Alpin-Star, with integrated tensioning, can fit anywhere you want it to, and if it can’t (if that’s possible), then you would switch around the drive/tension and return terminals.


      • Northeast Chairlifts March 17, 2018 / 10:36 am

        Under the bullwheel unloading with tensioning can cause issues too. Make it overhead unloading “like Halls” or put it at the bottom.


      • Northeast Chairlifts March 17, 2018 / 10:38 am

        They could have just as easily put an Interpred at the bottom because they had a side loading lift here before, so they had plenty of space. I don’t know why Doppelmayr makes the Alpinstar if the Interpred takes up barely any more room as a regular fixed return.


    • Teddy Hubbell March 14, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      What I don’t like about it is the bullwheel sticking out at the top drive. The motor room on the Alpin-Star looks very similar to the uni-star. I like the tri-star the best.


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