Surface lift

The surface lift is an integral part of POMA's history, and is an emblematic part of ski resorts all over the world. Jean Pomagalski invented the very first detachable grip surface lift in the world, which was installed in 1936 at Alpe d'Huez, France. The surface lift has since become a symbol in ski areas all over the world. For several years these lifts are now installed in indoor ski centers all over the world.

The surface lift : proven technology to serve skiers


Surface lifts with fixed or detachable grips or with retraction devices have several advantages :

  • Reliable, economical and efficient lifts
  • Easy to maintain and operate
  • Adaptable to any terrain
  • High transport capacity of up to 1200 p/h

The range of POMA surface lifts are based on three models :

- the Compact F fixed grip surface lift : a very economical lift with fixed rods that is ideal for beginners who are skiing for the first time

- the Vectris detachable grip surface lift : with detachable rods that can adapt to several configurations and line profiles with angles

- the Solis retraction surface lift : a one or two-seater surface lift for easy slope maintenance

Some installations around the world

  • SnowPark surface lift, Les Arcs (France)
  • Aiguille surface lift, Chamrousse (France)
  • Legettaz surface lift, Val d’Isère (France)
  • Indoor surface lift, Madrid (Spain)

The Surface Lift by POMA

  • Personalized solutions
  • Proven and long-lasting technology
  • Ideal for all skiers
  • Economical and comfortable