télésiège LPOA Northwoods Express
United States – Vail resort – 2017

Northwoods express

Leitner POMA has created a new 6-seater chairlift for Vail Resort, one of the major ski resorts in the United States.

product range
Detachable chairlift
Skiing area
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The project

Vail is the largest and perhaps most famous ski resort in the United States, welcoming nearly 4.7 million skiers each year

The 6-seater chairlift replaces a very popular 4-seater installation. On arrival, skiers can access nearly half of the ski area and can travel to other areas, including the well-constructed Keystone area, where a new chairlift was also made by LPOA that same year.





1800 m

Difference in elevation

471 m


3000 pph



5 m/s

Number of people per seat



Journey time

6 min 30

They talk about it

Vail Resort and LPOA

These three new chairlifts are located in the most popular ski areas in the United States. Vail is number 1, Breckenridge number 2 and Keystone number 4. Leitner-Poma is honoured to have been selected by Vail Resorts; this demonstrates our Group’s ability to inspire confidence and provide state-of-the-art ropeways to one of the world’s largest resort operators.

LPOA sales director

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