We Move People

Leitner-Poma of America offers a complete line of cable transport systems, including surface lifts, chairlifts, gondolas, MiniMetro® urban transport, trams, inclined elevators, and industrial trams.

Leitner-Poma in Grand Junction, Colorado

8,000,000 Passengers Per Hour

Our experience and flexibility allow us to design, engineer, manufacture and maintain transportation systems which are precisely adapted to the changing needs of our customers; including electrical and mechanical upgrades, technical support, gearbox inspections and repairs, and installation for systems throughout North America.

Leitner-Poma has installed aerial and surface systems all over the world and has established its position as a market leader. Our worldwide network has installed more than ten thousand transportation systems, in sixty-one countries, and safely transport eight million passengers each hour.

Poma S.A.
Subsidiary of Poma S.A.

Leitner-Poma of America, Inc. is a North American subsidiary of Poma S.A., a corporation with headquarters in Voreppe, France and a sister company of Leitner AG, a corporation with headquarters in Sterzing, Italy. Leitner–Poma of America engineers, manufactures, installs and services all types of ropeway systems for the ski industry, amusement parks, and urban transport.

The first POMA chairlift is installed in the U.S.
Early POMA Chairlifts

POMA came to Colorado in the early 1950′s under the name of Pomalift, Inc., and has maintained a continuous presence in the United States for almost 50 years. From that start, the word “Pomalift” became synonymous with platter type surface lifts.

Early POMA chairlifts were installed at Squaw Valley, California for the 1960 Winter Olympics. POMA also supplied lifts for the Olympic Winter Games at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1984; at Albertville, France in 1992 and at Lillehammer, Norway in 1994.

Leitner-Poma Facility in Grand Junction, Colorado
Factory and Offices in Grand Junction, Colorado

In 1981 Poma of America was established with a factory and offices in Grand Junction, Colorado, in order to have a stronger manufacturing, sales and service base in North America. Grand Junction – which is located in Western Colorado near the Utah border — was selected because its geographic location enables POMA to give first-rate service to ski area markets all across North America.


Strong Labor Force

The qualified labor force and the mild climate make Grand Junction, Colorado, an appropriate home for Leitner-Poma of America.

Made in the USA

Since 1989 all Leitner-Poma detachables have been designed and manufactured in Grand Junction, Colorado.


We grow our labor force to more than 120 during high production times and we are well versed in the area of maintenance and operations.

Decades of Experience

We are part of the High Technology Industries (HTI) group with 80 years of experience as a leader in the ropeway transportation industry.

Finest In Technology and Service

Because our objective is to provide the finest lift systems and service to our customers, our engineering department in Colorado collaborates with the engineers at Pomagalski S.A in Voreppe. We are proud to say that Leitner -Poma's technology and engineering is considered to be the best in the industry.

Proudly Made in the USA

Most of our steel is procured in the United States.
Most of our steel is procured in the United States.


Bull wheels are hand-built and are capable of supporting 100-ton loads.
Bullwheels are hand-built and are capable of supporting 100-ton loads.




Winter sports technologies from one source

North American Office Locations

Leitner-Poma of America Inc. has three sales and service offices in addition to those at its headquarters in Colorado. The Eastern United States is served by Leitner-Poma of America East, a sales office located in Stockbridge, Vermont. Leitner-Poma Canada in Barrie, Ontario and Leitner-Poma Canada West in Kelowna, British Columbia, serve the Canadian market.

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2020 Season Recap

We have very dedicated individuals building the lifts in extreme conditions and they are very good at what they do. Great lifts, incredible value and long-lasting partnerships. Check out our 2020 season recap.

Urban cable transport is a superior sustainable solution for any city

Urban cable transport systems, such as gondolas and cable cars, present a compelling sustainable solution for modern cities grappling with congestion and environmental concerns. Operating above ground level, these systems circumvent the bottlenecks that often plague traditional forms of public transit, offering a more efficient and reliable mode of transportation.

A look into the 2020 replacement of the legendary Pallavicini lift. Pallavicini terrain is the black jewel in the crown of the Basin of the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. When it was time to replace the lift, Leitner-Poma helped preserve the incredible experience of skiing the Pali.

Las Vegas High Roller Cabins

The opening of the Las Vegas High Roller Wheel marks a World Record 550 foot tall Giant Observation Wheel. With the combined efforts of a global network, Leitner-Poma of America pushed the limits of engineering to provide a one of a kind experience for Caesars Entertainment and their guests.