Story: Skiing

Poma lift (4th of 6)

Poma lift

The one-person Poma (short for Pomalski) lift drags the skier up the slope by means of a bar and disc that fits between the legs. The first such lift was introduced at Mt Ruapehu in 1961. The Poma lift pictured, at Coronet Peak, is no longer in use.

Image courtesy of Coronet Peak.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-New Zealand Recreation-Skiing-02

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Commercial skifields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007