Summit Ventures and Green Mountain Valley School have applied for a Vermont Act 250 permit for the lift project.
Friday, September 6, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
The GMVS Poma (left) to be replaced
The estimated 50 year old GMVS Poma lift is slated for replacement, as Summit Ventures and Green Mountain Valley School have submitted a Vermont Act 250 application for a $1.4 million T-Bar.
According to the application, the new lift would be significantly longer than the Poma, starting parallel to the GMVS T-Bar, following a line between the Inverness Quad and treeline, and terminating near the top of the chairlift.
The new T-Bar would be a Leitner Poma and could operate at 700 feet per minute.
The GMVS Poma was installed in the early 1980s and is used for racing.
T-Bars have become increasingly popular amongst racing programs, as they provide direct access to racing slopes while keeping the athletes on the snow. In recent years T-Bars have been installed at Burke, Cannon Mountain, and Sunday River in conjunction with racing programs.