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post #1 of 91
Thread Starter 
So who's putting in new lifts for the upcoming year?

I noticed Breck has the big Peak 8 shuttle lot torn up and they're putting in the "Skyway Skitram" from the lot to Peak 8 base. I predict the slopes at Breckenridge will be overly crowded next year. Oh wait.. they already are.
post #2 of 91
Aspen/Snowmass is doing a lot of changes to Highlands Bowl and to the base of Snowmass.
post #3 of 91
To replace its Chair #2, Mission Ridge purchased the Summit Express HSQ from Winter Park, which reportedly is replacing it with a new 6-pack. At the same time, Mission Ridge is also installing an extensive snowmaking system. Lots of good pics on their site.
post #4 of 91
Thread Starter 
Forgot about Winter Park's (Mary Janes) lift.. and I sit in meetings every week where it gets discussed.

With regard to Snowmass, I haven't been over there this summer, but that's an Intrawest development.
post #5 of 91
vinn----What have you heard, if anything about the new lift at the top of Peak 8 at Breck.
post #6 of 91
Snowmass has already removed the Fanny hill quad, and the Wood Run lift. A six pack to Sam's knob is replacing one of them. More is slated for the next summer, which will totally change the bottom of the hill. The new Highlands Bowl lift is also on schedule.
post #7 of 91
Though it won't go in this year, Montana Snowbowl is currently widening the road (which can be truely treacherous: ). This is a condition of the Forrest Service that must be met before the permission to put in a new lift will be granted. If and when the FS approves the new lift, it will go up TV mountain, and will add some very steep terrain (maybe even steeper than what we have already). Bowlheads are drooling at this prospect. I doubt it will benefit anyone but advanced through expert skiers though; gee how terrible!
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post #9 of 91
Ski Santa Fe is putting in a new lift that will provide a little more vertical above the current Tesuque triple. This doesn't replace a lift, it is an additional one. It took years to get the approval.
post #10 of 91
Alpine Meadows is replacing the Sherwood lift with a high speed (why they're replacing this one before replacing the Scott lift confuses me).

Sugar Bowl is replacing the Christmas Tree lift with a high speed (oh boy )

Mt Rose is increasing the number of chairs on their two high speed lifts to increase capacity.
post #11 of 91
The Beav is replacing the Larkspur triple with a new high speed detachable quad! There's some nice blue bowl skiing off that lift and there's 3 short but great blacks off it too (nobody ever skis them). Should be fun!

That's 4 new HS quads for the Beav in 3 years!
post #12 of 91
louie,

this may help your breck question:
http://www.summitdaily.com/article/2...D=732151974921
post #13 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
vinn----What have you heard, if anything about the new lift at the top of Peak 8 at Breck.
I haven't heard anything. I thought I remembered reading somewhere they were going to postpone it for a year, but I could be wrong - they changed their minds a lot last spring. I just ran out on the porch to take a look, but I can't see the flats at the top of 6 chair. I'll ask around this week.
post #14 of 91
This won't excite anyone except novices and their instructors, but Okemo is replacing the F-10 Poma at the base with a magic carpet. All I can say is, Thank Goodness! Adolescent/Adult beginner snowboarders had a hard enough time with the F-10, but the little ones basically couldn't ride the thing...it made for difficult transitions to say the least. Now with the carpet, we'll have more terrain available to those who aren't quite ready for the chairlift, but are done (either physically or emotionally) with hiking the never-ever slope.
post #15 of 91
Burke is replacing the lower double (The Shrerburne Double- aka "the slug")- with a detachable quad- Leitner Poma I beleive. Looks like phase I of a developer coming to town and seeding the project with a couple of $$.
post #16 of 91
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Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
The new Highlands Bowl lift is also on schedule.
Please tell me this is some sort of cruel joke.
post #17 of 91
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Originally Posted by skicougar
louie,

this may help your breck question:
http://www.summitdaily.com/article/2...D=732151974921
Or this one...

http://www.summitdaily.com/article/2...NEWS/107240035
post #18 of 91
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Originally Posted by ski_rick
Sugar Bowl is replacing the Christmas Tree lift with a high speed (oh boy )
Actually this will be nice because when the race team is training moving across the hill can get real slow. For us instructors there, Christmas tree is a great place for the intermediates and when it gets slow because of all the racers combined with the beginners falling because it's currently not a detached chair with the longer time to get out to the chair.

Also in the works (not sure of the time line) Expansion of the Judah Lodge, A short extension chair to allow access to Judah Ridge, and a replacement chair for Crows Nest that will access Crows peak.
post #19 of 91
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Originally Posted by jhstroup
Good news! It will be strange to see moguls in the Lake Chutes, but at least some of those who live at or near sea level (and who don't have exceptional cardio-vascular fitness), when they visit Breck, will get to ski that fantastic terrain without risking heart attacks on the hike up. It may drastically alter the perception of the resort.
post #20 of 91
What's the word on the proposed Kirkwood expansion on the backside?
post #21 of 91
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Originally Posted by Martin Bell
Good news! It will be strange to see moguls in the Lake Chutes, but at least some of the flatlanders (Easterners, Brits) who visit Breck will get to ski that fantastic terrain without risking heart attacks on the hike up. It may drastically alter the perception of the resort.
I am an Easterner and I greatly resent this comment. Just because it is there does not mean you have to put a lift up. I enjoy these areas because they are so rarely used and the views you get and get to share with fewer like minded people. Not particularly because they are great skiing.

That being said, and the fact I don't want to hijack the thread since I've made my feelings known in other threads, the skiing is not that great up there anyways.
post #22 of 91
I wish Vail would replace Lift 5 out of Sundown Bowl with a high speed quad. Usually a 30 min wait on a weekday.
post #23 of 91
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Originally Posted by Mom
Ski Santa Fe is putting in a new lift that will provide a little more vertical above the current Tesuque triple. This doesn't replace a lift, it is an additional one. It took years to get the approval.
Is that coming on line for sure next season? Ski Santa Fe web site didn't have solid info on that - or at least I couldn't find it -- just a note on the trail map saying "Coming Soon -- New Millenium Triple." How much new area will this open up -- what kind of terrain?
post #24 of 91
I have heard that The Canyons Resort is planning to place a new triple or Quad at the top of the Dreamscape lift to access a vast expanse of glade skiing. The proposal is currently before the Summit County board. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!
post #25 of 91
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Originally Posted by jhstroup
I am an Easterner and I greatly resent this comment.
I apologise. I have gone back and edited the comment. It now refers to "anyone who lives at or near sea level".
post #26 of 91

Cut Mr. Bell some slack!!

Martin:
Ya stick your toe in the water, sometimes its cold and sometimes its nice.:
Nice to see you posting here
MTT
Look forward to meeting you @ SnowBird
Unless you get to the Tahoe area before then/ Love to show you the Chutes
and other less traveled areas around Mt. Rose
post #27 of 91
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Originally Posted by Martin Bell
I apologise. I have gone back and edited the comment. It now refers to "anyone who lives at or near sea level".
It wasn't particularly the eastern comment that upset me, just the fact that it implied (to me) that we are lazy. Unfortuantely, there are a lot of lazy people where I live or else this would probably not bother me.

For instance, not many people where I live move with a purpose. They always move at the same speed regardless of whether or not things are busy or slow. I like skiing these areas because it filters out those types of people (not that they are bad people, it's just that after I while I get annoyed). Putting a lift to the top just means I now have to deal with people who otherwise would not be there.

For me, it is not just the skiing experience, but the whole experience of being in the mountains, hiking included. I just don't understand why, if you have 2000 acres of skiable terrain you can't leave 400 of it or so for hiking access.
post #28 of 91
To get back on topic, are they seriously going to put a lift in highlands bowl?

I tried searching the web site, but only found the lift upgrades they are going to do at snowmass.
post #29 of 91
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Originally Posted by Canyons
I have heard that The Canyons Resort is planning to place a new triple or Quad at the top of the Dreamscape lift to access a vast expanse of glade skiing. The proposal is currently before the Summit County board. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!

http://www.parkrecord.com/Stories/0,...earch=fil ter

Here is the story in the Park Record. They are voting on it on the 7/26...Today!!
post #30 of 91
This past winter I was looking up at that terrain with nearly homicidal envy for the locals who had time to hike up to it. I am sure they will be very unhappy when us flatlanders can just ride up. This area has always been on the Canyons planning map but I figured they had no money left for putting up lifts. Glad they are building something other than condos. Although the inevitable ticket increase will hurt (thank (insert your preferred deity here) for Canyon Sports discount tix).

Keep us posted on the outcome!
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