It's happening! The Blackfoot double from 1974 at Grand Targhee is being replaced by a quad this summer.
As rumored for weeks, Grand Targhee confirmed yesterday on Facebook it will replace the aging Blackfoot double chair with a fixed-grip quad over the summer. The Doppelmayr-built lift will increase capacity by 40 percent and run in an improved alignment, although it will be slightly slower than the old lift. Targhee’s Director of Marketing said in a release, “The entire resort team is excited to replace and upgrade the Blackfoot chairlift. The resort ownership is committed to reinvesting in the resort with ongoing improvements that enhance the guest experience. This is the largest and most visible of many recent capital investments.”
Moving forward, Blackfoot will be replaced by a Doppelmayr fixed grip quad with comfort bar and foot rests that can haul 1,800 guests per hour. The total ride time will decrease to 7 minutes.