Mount Southington is getting a new chairlift. New England Ski Industry reports that the Northstar chairlift, which serviced beginner terrain at the Connecticut ski area, will be replaced by a Partek fixed-grip triple chairlift. Partek installed the Thunderbolt Triple chairlift in 2009 and has parts on all of the chairlifts at Mt. Southington. The lift, which opened at the now abandoned Craigmeur ski area in New Jersey in 1976, was moved to Mt. Southington, opening back in 2001.
This follows numerous additions before the 2022-23 season, which included a new terrain progression area, snowmaking enhancements, and a new main entrance patio.
In terms of the old Northstar chairlift, an insider source has told New England Ski Industry that it will be heading to Lost Valley in Maine. The Hall double chairlift could follow the old t-bar lift line, but they also have the old Spruce Triple chairlift from Sunday River in storage as well that could go there. After nearly closing in the 2010s, new owners have invested in improving the mountain, which has included adding many new gladed trails.
Image Credits: Mount Southington, Lost Valley