The next step in Sunday Rivers 2030 plan is the construction of the Jordan 8 chairlift. On Thursday, the Maine ski resort released its first construction update on the new bubble chairlift. After its last day on March 27th, crews quickly removed the old Jordan Express lift. Work on the foundation of the bottom terminal is well underway, and after the blasting of the top terminal, work on installing the foundation of the terminal will start next week. Next in the construction process will be more blasting, excavation, and concrete pouring. The new bubble chairlift will have a ride time of 4.54 minutes, sixty chairs that will carry 3200 skiers/riders per hour, individual footrests and headrests, and heated seats. A significant portion of the construction process that has already been completed is the regrading of the Kansas Trail. Before this summer, five portions of the run went uphill, leading to a lot of skating to get through the trail. Crews have mostly completed this part of the project, and the Jordan 8 is expected to open during the 2022-23 season.
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