Loveland's Lift 1 Has A New Name And It's Not 'Lifty McLiftface'

Loveland's Lift 1 Has A New Name And It's Not 'Lifty McLiftface'

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Loveland's Lift 1 Has A New Name And It's Not 'Lifty McLiftface'

Photo (+Cover): Loveland Ski Area

Much the chagrin of the Unofficial Networks’ audience, Lift 1 @Loveland Ski Area will not be renamed “Lifty McLiftface.” The new high speed quad that will replace the workhorse triple will be titled, “Chet’s Dream” after one of the ski area’s founding fathers– Chester R. Upham, Jr. (May 19, 1925 – January 24, 2008).

Related: 3,000 Submit Name Suggestions For New Loveland Lift, May We Add A Few Of Our Own?

Chet was was pivotal in the decision to add a chairlift (Lift 1) to the previously, rope-tow only ski area. With Lift 1 built, Loveland was cemented among the top tier of ski resorts in the country in the 60’s.

“If we’d got a dime, we’d spend it on improvements up there [at Loveland].” – Chester R. Upham

The name suggestion was submitted by ski patroller, Terry Henningson and approved by Loveland Ski Area’s board of directors. When asked why he suggested a a memorial to Chet, Mr Henningson told Loveland, “because he was so passionate and played such a big role in developing Loveland into what it is today.”

Look what got delivered! #lovelandskiarea #colorado

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Find the entire Loveland story here: Chet’s Dream

 

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