Mt Bachelor has announced that they will be opening a new $6 million Doppelmayr detachable quad for next season. When complete, the new Cloudchaser chairlift will be the first new chairlift installed at Mt. Bachelor in ten years.
The new chairlift will also bring with it the opening of 635 skiable acres of new terrain, the first terrain expansion at the resort in twenty years.
Lift name: Cloudchaser
Lift manufacturer: Doppelmayr
Lift type: High-speed, detachable quad
Horizontal length: 6,576 feet
Vertical rise: 1,448 feet
Uphill capacity: 2,400 people per hour
Number of chairs: 141
Number of towers: 21
Construction start date: Weather/snowpack dependent
Anticipated completion date: December 2016
Additional skiable acres: 635
Additional groomed runs: 6.2 miles/36 acres
Total skiable acres: 4,318
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Official Press Release
BEND, Ore. (April 21, 2016) – Together Mt. Bachelor and Powdr Corp. today announced they have signed a contract with lift manufacturer Doppelmayr to install a new east side chairlift in time for the 2016-17 holiday season. The high-speed detachable quad chairlift, which represents a capital investment of approximately $6 million, was approved by the U.S. Forest Service in 2013 as part of Mt. Bachelor’s 10-year Master Development Plan. The lift’s strategic location on the mountain’s east side will provide greater protection from the elements during storm cycles and inclement weather. “This is an exciting milestone not only for Mt. Bachelor, but for the entire Central Oregon community including our season pass holders, who have been anticipating the new lift and terrain since the
Master Development Plan was approved in 2013,” said John McLeod, interim general manager of Mt. Bachelor. “It represents a significant capital investment and underscores Powdr Corp’s commitment to Mt. Bachelor’s future. The additional terrain pushes us over the 4,000 skiable acres mark to make Mt. Bachelor the fifth largest ski area in the United States.”
Named Cloudchaser based on its location and the unique weather patterns that Mt. Bachelor creates, the chairlift will be installed this summer. The lift will serve 1,448 vertical feet, and opens up an additional 635 acres of lift served terrain between the existing Sunrise getback and the low east catchline. This additional terrain will bring Mt. Bachelor’s total skiable acreage to 4,318 acres.
Keep Reading the official Press Release Here