The triple chairlift will replace a novice double chairlift.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
The modernization of Mt. Southington's lift fleet continues, as the area's oldest chairlift is being replaced with a new Partek triple.
The novice Northstar Double was installed at the Connecticut ski area in 2001, replacing a novice J-Bar. The Hall double chairlift was originally installed at Craigmeur, New Jersey in 1976.
According to an industry source, the Northstar Double has been sold to Lost Valley, Maine. Formerly served by a T-Bar, the eastern side of Lost Valley has long been rumored as a future location for a chairlift installation. The former Spruce Triple from Sunday River has also been staged at the Auburn ski area. Lost Valley is currently served by two Hall double chairlifts.
With the installation of the new triple, each of Mt. Southington's four chairlifts will have Partek components. The Thunderbolt Triple was installed by Partek in 2009, while the Avalanche Double was replaced in phases, finishing with new chairs, towers, and top terminal in 2021. Meanwhile, the 1978 Stardust Triple, originally manufactured by Partek ancestor Borvig, now has Partek chairs.