Dubai Ski indoor télésiège POMA
United Arab Emirates – Dubai – 2005

Souk al Nakheel Chairlift

The Souk Al Nakheel fixed chairlift is the main installation of Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski centre of its kind in the Persian Gulf region, and the most famous in the world.

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Fixed grip chairlift • UNIFIX®
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The project

The world's most famous ski dome is part of the “Mall Emirates” shopping centre along with over 400 shops, restaurants, a cinema, a hypermarket and a 5-star hotel. Ski Dubai's success was immediate.

At the heart of this skiing area, the Souk Al Nakheel fixed chairlift leads to the top of the slopes, and the unique feature is that it has a middle station situated on a tight angle, a first for POMA.




260 m


57 m


2400 pphpd



1,5 m/s

Number of seats


No. of passengers per chair


amplitude horaire

Journey time

3 min

POMA, innovation

for the project

The first angled fixed chairlift

in the world

The POMA teams took on a major challenge: developing a ropeway system that can follow the 30° angle of the slope at mid-run. This ropeway is the first in the world with a middle station at the turning point in the slope to disembark skiers.

Pedestrian chairlift

Ski Dubai offers a pedestrian fare for a trip on the chairlift without descending. An option that has become very popular with a clientele who want to discover the world of snow.

It is also for this reason, and given the large number of inexperienced skiers, that the loading conveyor belt initially installed to facilitate departures was removed.

Surface lifts

The arrival of the chairlift joins the Ski Dubai surface lift, also created by POMA in 2005.

Following the success of the Ski Dome, a second surface lift was installed in 2015, Ski Dubai 2 so that skiers can quickly go to the top of the slopes and quickly go back down again.

Souk al Nakheel Chairlift in pictures


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American Eagle

United States – Copper Mountain, Colorado – 2018

How the west was won: the American Eagle is the first TELEMIX® ropeway installed in the United States by the POMA Group. Passengers settle into one of the six-seater chairs and eight-seater gondolas to reach the top of the slopes or the high-altitude restaurant.



France – Courchevel – 2018

The Les 3 Vallées company entrusted POMA with the construction of the new emblematic gondola lift of Les Grangettes. A true link between Courchevel Village and Courchevel 1850, the gondola lift is operated every day until 11 pm. It is a busy link and has opened the door to peri-urban rope transport in the mountains.



Russia – Arkhyz – 2018

Northern Caucasus Resort is continuing its development project, which began in 2011 in the Caucasus mountains, and has an impressive 10-seat 3.8 km gondola lift with 3 sections on its north slope.



Meihuashan Lift-1 et 2

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Treeline Cirque

United States – Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows (California) – 2019

Leitner Poma of America, a long-standing partner of the Alpine Meadows ski resort, replaced the 1996 Hot Wheels fixed-grip chairlift this year with a new higher-performance 4-seater detachable chairlift, and took the opportunity to improve the route.



France – Loudenvielle Peyragudes – 2019

The “Skyvall” gondola lift is a link between the village of Loudenvielle, with its lake and its recreational spa, and the ski resort of Peyragudes. Since the summer of 2020, it has helped improve the year-round appeal of this beautiful valley in the Pyrenees.



China – Cuiyunshan – 2017

A superb 6/8 Telemix®, combining 6-seater chairs with protective hoods and 8-person Diamond cabins, was deployed in Cuiyunshan, a new station near Chongli, four hours by road from Beijing.


Diablerets Express

Switzerland – Diablerets – 2018

In French-speaking Switzerland, customer and operator comfort was the primary focus of the Diablerets station restructuring project. The eponymous gondola lift therefore replaces a chairlift to enhance skier comfort, and is equipped with a SmartBoard control console to ensure optimum operator comfort.


Vanoise Express

France – La Plagne (Savoie) – 2003

The emblematic ropeway of the Vanoise Massif mountain range gave rise to the vast Paradiski skiing area in 2003. It held the record as the biggest cabin in the world until 2016.


American Flyer

United States – Copper Mountain (Colorado) – 2018

The American Flyer may be the world’s longest bubble chairlift; in any case, it is the longest one manufactured by the POMA Group on American soil.


Arcs Express

France – Bourg Saint-Maurice – 2019

An emblematic feature of the valley for more than 30 years, the funicular railway of Saint Maurice was one of the first elevators in the Alps. It was renovated in 2019. A pioneer in multimodal travel, Bourg Saint Maurice offers thousands of skiers and daily users a direct link between the skiing area of Les…